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Super-Food Spotlight: MACA
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Date Created: 07/19/13

Written By: Markus Boesch

SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT: MACA

This superfood is a radish-like root native to Peru.

Maca root is a highly nutrient-dense whole food, rich in vitamins, plant sterols and essential minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Maca has long been used to increase stamina, boost libido, and combat fatigue. The root is a superb adaptogen, enabling the body to more easily adapt to and regulate the effects of stress.

Maca is a particularly powerful and balanced food for athletes and those who are looking to combat stress or increase stamina.

It contains vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C to ensure proper functioning of the heart, the conversion of carbohydrates into energy, cell growth and adequate production of red blood cells.

Benefits:

Increased energy and endurance

Increased fertility

Relief of menstrual symptoms

Reduced hormonal disorders during menopause

Regulation of hormonal balance in the body

Improvement of the overall health

Treatment of anemia

Help with wound healing

Improvement of memory, mental and academic abilities

Providing the skin a youthful look

Contributing to healthy bones and teeth

Acting as an antioxidant and anticancerogenic, thus reducing the risk of cancer tissues and the development of cardiovascular disease

A positive effect on increasing muscle mass

Just add a teaspoon to your favorite smoothie & enjoy!

EAT HEALTHY AND THRIVE. Sound Nutritional is a power tool and your Competitive Edge. Enhance Performance & Recover Faster!

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