Zokiva is thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our line of natural superfoods: Maca Powder. This amazing Peruvian root provides many nutrients that are often hard to come by in our daily diet, making it a phenomenal supplement for overall health. It also has specific benefits including heart health, better moods, sexual function and energy and stamina for intense physical activity.
Often referred to as the “Peruvian ginseng,” Maca is found high in the Andes Mountains and was originally discovered by the Inca Indians. It looks similar to a radish but smells like butterscotch. It has been cultivated and used for medicinal purposes for many years.
Maca is a terrific daily superfood supplement because it is high in protein, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iodine, zinc, fiber, amino acids and Vitamins B, C and E. This combination of nutrients offers the body tremendous energy. It is especially helpful in supporting performance, stamina and endurance for athletes or those who live very active lifestyles.
On top of heightened physical energy, Maca may also support improved mental energy and focus. Translation: more productivity, being present and gaining a sense of accomplishment and boosted confidence. Maca has therefore been hailed a natural mood enhancer. Additionally, people who consume Maca regularly show higher levels of the natural mood-stimulant chemical serotonin. And the best part is that Maca does not cause many of the damaging side-effects like many pharmaceuticals that treat anxiety and depression, such as weigh gain and lethargy.
Another incredible benefit of Maca comes from its iron content. Iron supports healthy blood, which helps maintain normal blood pressure and cardiovascular function. Anecdotally, Maca has supplemented treatment for anemia, leukemia, HIV/AIDS and other blood-related diseases and disorders. The nutrients in Maca also aid in preserving strong teeth, bones and muscles, and help the body heal and recover faster from injury and illnesses.
Last, but certainly not least, Maca is known to support sexual and reproductive health in men and women. It may stimulate sexual desire and performance, as well as improve fertility. For women, Maca is especially helpful in relieving some side-effects of the menstrual cycle and menopause including cramps, mood shifts due to hormonal changes, hot flashes and body aches.
Maca powder has been used for centuries in its native South America to support general good health. Zokiva is now able to bring this tropical root to your daily health regimen, and we think you’re going to love it!
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.