Maca is a herb from the cruciferous family of plants (of the species lepidium meyenii). It’s a distant relative to the radish, but contains significantly more benefits than its relative. Maca root has been used for thousands of years to as a natural stimulant for long lasting energy, improved mood, and to treat illnesses. It’s also well-known for its libido-enhancing properties for both men and women as it improves blood flow and overall well-being. It balances the body’s muscular, lymphatic, nervous, and cardiovascular systems, and gives the user internal balance and strength known to those familiar with a superfood rich diet.
The beautiful part about this natural stimulant is that you don’t feel like you are taking a stimulant. Maca is a very perfect balance of well-being, energy, and superfood nutrition that leaves you feeling young and refreshed.
The nutritional benefits of maca root are many. Maca is rich in carbohydrates, fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, 20 different amino acids (with seven essential amino acids), sterols, and more. It also has trace elements such as zinc and selenium. You can easily see why it is such the superfood that it is.
Maca root is commonly used in homeopathic medicine to ease symptoms of menstruation and menopause, clear skin, decrease anxiety & stress, improve mood, energy and focus. Maca has shown to be a great natural remedy for acne and other hormone imbalances due to its adaptogen properties.
You’ve likely already heard of the nutritional benefits of more popular superfoods such as hempseed oil, goji berries, spirulina, coconut, dark cacao, flaxseed and others, but this is because maca root isn’t as easily produced as other superfoods—it simply doesn’t grow in most environments.
The roasted maca root in Macaccino’s natural energy drinks comes from the mountains of Peru, where we traveled to find our own hand-picked supply. Once we bring our maca root back to Los Angeles, we hand-roast it to perfection. If maca was more abundant in the world, we’re pretty sure it’d be a staple in everyone’s diet. Maca root may very well be one of the best-kept secrets in mainstream superfoods today, but that’s exactly what makes us so happy to share it with you.
Our hand-roasted maca drink blends are designed to provide a perfect balance to your day. We draw upon the incredible nutritional benefits of the ancient natural stimulant, maca and blend it with other superfood ingredients to create a natural energy drink that nourishes the body, mind and soul.
The not-so-surprising thing is that when we rely less on caffeine and more on healthy vitamins and minerals, the energy and well-being you feel can also be described as “organic and natural.” There are no jitters or crashes. You will feel awake, alert, and enjoy a clear mind. Our Macaccino blends have been known to help those balancing hormones and for women going through menopause. Simply put, we bring you the clean energy that mother nature intends.
Our blends have a delicious taste that is compared to the deep, earthy tones of dark chocolate and other superfoods. If you are a fan of the taste of coffee and hot chocolate, you’ll love changing up your coffee habit for our completely organic and natural hand-roasted maca blends.