Maca is a highly nutritious herbaceous plant native to South America. Maca grows exclusively in the central highlands of Peru and was used during the Inca empire by warriors for stamina and endurance. With our demanding lifestyles and challenging environments, today, more than ever, we need to be warriors in our effort to achieve health and wellness. The minerals in LaTeva’s Energy Maca formula acts as co-factors for enzymes in metabolic functions that can increase energy and performance. The magical root of the Maca plant is incredibly rich in vitamins and minerals such as, calcium, iron, potassium, silica, magnesium, copper as well as alkaloids, tannins and anthocyanins that can boost stamina, vitality and mood.
Lateva’s Energy Maca contains potent phytonutrients called indoles and glucosinolates which stimulate cells in the immune system. Energy Maca may help the body’s ability to fight pain by delivering analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These nutritional properties are also found in cruciferous plants such as, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts. What makes Energy Maca distinctive is a class of secondary metabolites found only in Maca. These bio-active compounds are macamides and macaenes, and act on FAAH (short chains of fatty amino acids) activating peptides and pheromones. When released by brain cells these metabolites act as an inter-cellular messenger to stimulate pheromones that transmit serotonin and dopamine that may help control moods, reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, and help you gain a general sense of well-being.
The adaptogen’s in Energy Maca could be effective in helping the body’s vast intercellular network made up of the endocrine and nervous systems, by strengthening the immune system, nervous system, and glandular system. Energy Maca may potentially increase libido, and vigor, and may also help erectile dysfunction. Energy Maca may help balance hormone levels that fluctuate in pre-menstrual cycles and menopause causing a variety of health symptoms.