Giddy Yoyo Maca Powder originates from the Junin Plateau high in the Peruvian Andes Mountains of South America where it has been growing wild for approximately 2,600 years.
Today, the Quechua people continue to grow this superfood
at its natural altitude as high as 14,000 feet, making Maca the highest altitude crop on Earth.
Maca is a member of the cruciferous family of plants that includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and turnips. It's grown for its root, which resembles that of the radish. The character and properties of Maca have been developed by the extreme conditions under which it grows (thriving in the intense sunlight and thin atmospheric conditions), which makes Maca a powerful adaptogen. This means it has the ability to balance and stabilize the body's glandular-hormonal system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, and musculature. Adaptogens produce an adaptive response in the body to stress that improves homeostasis. According to most studies, adaptogens improve the body's overall vitality by 10-15%. Rather than addressing a specific symptom, adaptogens improve the overall adaptability of the whole body to challenging situations and stress.
Maca as an adaptogenic superfood increases energy, endurance, oxygen in the blood, physical strength, neurotransmitter production, fertility and libido. It contains biologically active aromatic isothiocyanates, especially p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which have reputed aphrodisiac properties.
Maca supports the endocrine system, the adrenals, and the thyroid. It typically improves one's mood and also helps to support healthy hormone production. It can provide more energy if it is needed, but if not, Maca will not overstimulate you. It has a longstanding reptutation as a powerful strength and stamina enhancer.
Maca is a rich source of immune-enhancing sterols, including sitosterol, campesterol, ergosterol, brassicasterol, and ergostadienol. Maca is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, sodium, and iron. It contains trace minerals including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth,
manganese, tin, and silicon. It is high in vitamins B1, B2, C, and E.
- Adaptogenic herb used for centuries around the world.
- Natural aphrodisiac, energy enhancer & libido booster and also helps balance hormone levels in both men and women.
- Don't be fooled by all the marketing gimmicks such as 'red', 'black' or 'purple' Maca is best - raw, organic Maca is best.
Start with 1-2 tsp. in water, juice, milks, smoothies and creative chocolate concoctions or mixed into flour for dessert recipes, working your way up to 1-2 TBS daily. With an earthy taste that is slightly nutty with a hint of butterscotch, a little Maca goes a long way. Our Maca Powder is a great emulsifier. It can be used to draw fats/oils together with starches/sugars in any recipe.
It is recommended that you take a week off during every month of consistent Maca use to enhance its efficiency.
Recipe Idea: Chocolate Maca Mojo Smoothie
- 3 cups water
- 2 tsp. - 2 TBS GY Maca powder
- 3 TBS GY Cacao powder (or more if you prefer)
- 2 TBS Chia seeds
- 1-2 TBS Coconut oil
- 1-2 GY Banana Spears
- GY Cane Crystals and/or
- Banana Sugar/Flakes to taste
- Add ice and blend on high.
- Sprinkle 1-2 TBS freshly frozen
- Bee Pollen
Eat this one ASAP as if it sits too long it won't taste as good!
Ingredients: 100% Organic Raw Maca Powder, Certified Organic, Certified Kosher, certified vegan,
gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free.