Famous for its medicinal properties, maca root is one of the newest remedies in the natural health community and its newfound superfood status is well-deserved. There are so many health benefits associated with this powerful root vegetable. Diet Angel – the organic raw red maca powder supplier in Malaysia supplies the maca powder in selected outlets. They are certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, cold-processed and raw.
WHAT IS MACA – Lepidium meyenii is the scientific name of Maca. It is a type of cruciferous vegetable which can be found in the Andes of Peru. Just as radishes or turnips have green tops and roots, the maca also has a similar appearance and size. The color of maca skin ranges from red to yellow and black. The organic raw maca powder supplier in Malaysia provides them in powder form after being harvested and grounded down.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MACA
ITS HIGH NUTRITION CONTENT – Maca root powder is highly nutritious and is a great source of important vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of proteins and carbs, has the low content of fat and contains a fair amount of fibre. It is also a rich source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, copper and iron. Furthermore, it contains many bioactive plant compounds including glucosinolates and polyphenols.
ITS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS – From the studies, it has been revealed that polysaccharides which are derived from maca has high antioxidant activity and are effective in fighting against free radical damage. It is also helpful in significantly reducing the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the liver. It also reduces blood sugar, thereby preventing the development of chronic disease. The antioxidant content of maca can also protect against neurological damage.
As per the Aqueous Extract of Black Maca (Lepidium meyenii) on Memory Impairment Induced by Ovariectomy conducted by Gonzales GF and his fellow mates, black maca improved experimental memory impairment by its antioxidant and ache inhibitory activities.
BOOST THE LEVEL OF ENERGY & MEMORY – Those who on regular basis use maca powder has revealed that it makes them feel more energized and keeps their memory sharp. If the body maintains positive energy levels, it ultimately helps in improving mood and from the earlier studies it has been found that maca may reduce the symptoms of depression. Although it’s still not clear, how maca increases energy levels, it is still believed that it prevents spikes and crashes in blood sugar and maintain adrenal health. 2 studies from China in 2006 and 2011 found Black Maca to be superior for increasing memory, concentration and learning skills.
As per the pilot study in postmenopausal women “Maca reduces blood pressure and depression” published in 2006, black maca helps in improving cognitive function while all other color maca helps in getting rid of depression.
IT PROTECTS YOUR SKIN FROM SUN – Ultraviolet rays from the sun are responsible for burning and damaging the unprotected, exposed skin. Over time, UV radiation can cause wrinkles and increase the chances of skin cancer. Apply maca extract to your skin as it provides protection from UV radiation. The protective effect can be attributed to the polyphenol antioxidants and glucosinolates found in maca. It only protects the skin when applied to the skin, not when eaten.
In a study conducted by Gonzales-Castañeda C, Gonzales GF published in February 2008 in Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed Journal Maca extracts protect the skin against UV irradiations and can be suggested as an alternative means of solar protection.
How To Use Maca? Maca is easy to incorporate into your diet. It can be taken as a supplement or added to smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, energy bars and more.
Where to Find? Diet Angel is a renowned organic raw red and black maca powder supplier in Malaysia. Their raw, vegan products can be found in the selected outlets in Kuala Lumpur.