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Purely: Learn - Maca

 The Peruvian Andes.

Maca

Grown high in the Peruvian Andes, Maca is a plant held in high regard by people living in its native territory. For centuries it has been part of the diet and culture of local people.

Maca is garnering a worldwide reputation thanks to the huge array of nutrients it provides. The young root of the plant contains a large number of naturally-occurring phytochemicals. It also contains the Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, Linolenic and Oleic acid, and its protein is composed of 19 amino acids.

These include 7 of the 8 essential amino acids – those we require in our diets yet cannot make for ourselves and have to acquire from our food.

Maca Root from Peru.


The Production

Maca is cultivated in Peru, at high altitude (over 4000m). The growing season is eight months long, which gives time for the nutritional profile to develop fully. A further three months is given to a natural, open-air drying process.
 
The dried roots are cleaned and broken into small pieces. These are then processed to reduce the starch content to make the nutrients more easily absorbed by the human body and more concentrated. This finished Maca powder contains the full array of nutrients that Maca offers with just the levels of starch being reduced.

Health Benefits:

Purely Superfoods Maca Powder contributes to the following health benefits:

Energy and Fatigue

✔ reduction of tiredness and fatigue

 ✔ energy-yielding metabolism

Brain Function and Nervous System

✔ normal psychological function

✔ nervous system support

Bones, Teeth and Muscles

✔ maintenance of bones and teeth

✔ normal muscle function

Hair, Blood, Heart and Cardiovascular Health

✔ formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin

✔ maintenance of normal blood pressure

 

 

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