Packaging: 100 op. - 450 mg / op .
Lepidium meyenii dry extract 450 mg to 0.5 B-ecodysone.
The Maca, Lepidium meyenii scientific name, is a perennial plant, belonging to the family Brassicaceae. It grows wild in Peru, at 3000-4000m above sea level to withstand the extreme climatic conditions of the Andean region, where it is cultivated since 1600 a. C. That portion of the plant used is the root tuberiforme, which because of its high nutritional value has always played a fundamental role in indigenous peoples and their animals. The extraordinary nutritional and medicinal virtues of Maca were known to the Incas, who considered him a gift of the gods, reserved for warriors and priests. With the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the Maca was also known in Europe, where he was appreciated for the positive effect on fertility and for its aphrodisiac properties. From the years 1960-'70 the root of the Maca began to be used in medicine with a more rigorous scientific rationale, and is currently valued for its ability to determine a general state of mental well-being, which makes it an ideal supplement in the modern diet, deserving the name of Peruvian Ginseng.
. By virtue of its excellent nutritional qualities, very similar to those of cereals, the root of Maca is still a key component of the diet of populations andine.1 Scientific studies confirm that Maca is really a complete food, and dried can years to maintain its nutritional characteristics. The dried root, in fact, is rich in carbohydrates (59%) and protein (10.2%), but has a low lipid content (2.2%) and a discrete fiber content (8.5%), particularly relevant is the content of amino acids and essential fatty acids and vitamins (A, B1, B2, B12, C, D, E), minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc).
The Maca increases energy reserves, endurance and physical strength, promoting a state of general well-being, his recruitment as a supplement, then it is advisable in the event of food shortages, in a diet controlled, but especially for Athletes and sports in general.
Supports the physiological functions of the nervous system tonic.
STRENGTHS OF USE
The dose of Maca taken daily has not yet been standardized so strict, and may vary depending on personal needs. On average, we recommend 5 to 20g of dried root per day or 400-1000 mg of dry extract.
Although no toxicity was observed true, there is always the possibility of rare allergic reactions in hypersensitive individuals. The use of Maca also requires careful medical evaluation in male subjects with high levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen) or with a history of prostate cancer, and in women who have had or are at risk of breast cancer. E 'instead not recommended, due to the high iodine content, in case of hyperthyroidism. Its use should be done under strict medical supervision during pregnancy and lactation.