What is Innova Health Maca?
Native to the Andes Mountains, Maca is the Super Food of one of the oldest and once most advanced civilizations on earth – the Incas and Peruvians. Over the centuries Maca has been called “Magic”, “The food of the Gods”, “A natural Viagra” and “A miracle drug” for a reason.
There are different types of Maca, including yellow, red and black. Maca it's taken as a nutritional supplement in powder form and traditionally has been used for medical purposes. Research shows that Maca powder has many health benefits both for healthy people and for those living with various conditions, ailments and diseases.
- Maca contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, all the essential amino acids and it contains nearly 60 phytochemicals.
- Maca includes 55 phyto-chemicals, including vitamins B1, B2, B12, and Vitamin C and D, zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur, sodium, and iron and contains trace minerals including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese, tin and silicon. It is also rich in vitamins B1, B2, C and E and contains antioxidants, such as catechins which are found in green tea, and sterols found in Echinacea.
- It balances your hormones and increases fertility. Maca is widely used to promote sexual function and fertility for both men and women. It serves as a boost to the libido and increases energy and endurance.
- Maca helps your overall health in a number of ways. It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anaemia and cardiovascular diseases.
- It promotes optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands, which improves and regulates the overall functioning of the endocrine system.
- Revered for centuries for assisting in increased strength.
- Described as a powerful aphrodisiac for men
- It helps to clear acne and blemishes.
- Revitalize seniors, both mentally and physically can support reduction of anxiety, malnutrition, poor memory, stomach cancer and tuberculosis. Some have reported an increase in mental energy and focus.
- It also helps with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depression and as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Assists with reduction of menstrual discomfort and disorders.
- Maca helps to ameliorate the discomforts of the ageing process, including osteoporosis/anemia and support a healthy sex life.
- Maca is considered an anti-aging and anti-stress product. Its sterol components offer benefits, in particular strengthening the immune system. In the Andes Maca is considered the Fountain of the Youth.
- If you suffer from migraine headaches you should consider trying Maca. Because most migraines are related to an imbalance in hormone levels, or fluctuating hormone levels, Maca works by levelling out those levels. Maca doesn’t create any hormones in the body it just helps the body produce them more consistently and effectively. It helps balance the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone.
Note: Maca is not recommended if you suffer from breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer or any other hormone-related cancers.
Chocolate Maca Protein SmoothieIngredients
- 1 1/2 cups almond, coconut
- 1-2 tablespoons Innova Health Maca powder
- 1 serving of your favourite protein powder
- 2 tablespoons chia or flax seeds
- 1 banana (optionally frozen)
- a little honey or stevia (optional)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder
Maca /Banana Super snacksIngredients
- 150g rolled oats
- 200g oat flour (grind rolled oats until like flour) or kojac
- 16 minutes can be a long wait!
- 1 yogurt
- 50g brown sugar or stevia
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 25ml milk
- 2 large really ripe bananas
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp Innova Health Maca powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 handful almonds
- 1 handful dried apricots
Combine in a bowl the rolled oats with yogurt, stir well and leave for 10 minutes to soak the oats. With a food processor grind the 200g oats into flour and pour into a second bowl. In the bowl with the dry oat flour, brown sugar, spices, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and Maca powder.
Blend the banana and add this to the bowl of dry ingredients. Lightly beat the egg and add this to the bowl along with the milk and coconut oil.
Grind the apricots and almonds with the same blender into small chunks and add them to the bowl.
After 10 minutes mix both bowls with a spoon so all the ingredients blends together.
Pour the mixture into muffin holders and put in the oven for 16 to 20 minutes at 180°C until lightly browned.
Then leave to cool and serve.
These muffins can be serve with yogurt some fresh honey. Can be add blueberries, raspberries or any other type of fruits/ seeds/ nuts to the mix for different flavours; these muffins are delicious and super-nutritious!
There are no known side effects of Maca but like any other supplement it should not be taken in large amounts. High doses are considered to have a relaxing effect on the heart, rather than a tension creating effect like caffeine.
Maca is non-toxic, has no dangerous side effects and no withdrawal symptoms
Maca has distinctive malt-like flavour. Some people like eating it straight as it is by the spoonful.
As Maca dissolves easily it is perfect to mix it into my daily juice and smoothies.