Power Of Raw Mac-o-Power Plus Mountain Purple Maca and Purple Corn by North American Herb & Spice
North American Herb & Spice - Power Of Raw Mac-o-Power Plus Mountain Purple Maca and Purple Corn - 2 oz.
North American Herb & Spice - Power Of Raw Mac-o-Power Plus Mountain Purple Maca and Purple Corn is the only fresh raw mountain maca extract available. This is the rare purple maca, which is the most powerful type, along with purple corn, and yacon root, all from the Andes Mountains. These powerful plants and vegetables are kept in a raw state to preserve their valuable enzymes and other nutrients. Because of this, Mac-o-Power •Plus is far more effective than the chemically or heat extracted extracts. When choosing a Maca supplement it is essential that only the true raw variety be used for maximum benefit. This is raw liquid power.
Parts used and where grown
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable in the mustard family, related to radishes and turnips. Used as food and medicine in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it is not known to occur naturally anywhere else in the world. The four major cultivars of maca are red, black, cream, and purple; none has been definitely proven to be medicinally superior to any other.
Historical or Traditional Use
Maca root has been an important food for the native people in the Andes of Peru, including the Incas, for at least 2,000 years. It is eaten baked, dried, mixed with milk, or in a variety of other forms and dishes. It is also traditionally believed to enhance strength, endurance, libido, and fertility.
Maca contains substantial quantities of protein, fat, fiber, and minerals including iron, which also contribute to its nutritional value. It also contains glucosinolates, the strong-smelling compounds that are responsible for the pungent smell and taste of mustard family plants. Neither these nor any other constituents in maca have definitively been shown to contribute to its actions.
Preliminary studies have shown that maca can increase libido in healthy men. It does this without influencing levels of testosterone or any other sex hormones. Healthy men who take maca have also been shown to have increased semen volume, increased sperm counts, and enhanced sperm motility.
Numerous animal studies show that maca extracts can increase sex drive and improve fertility. Other studies support that it can relieve the negative effects of stress reactions. The red cultivar, though not the black or cream, also reduced enlarged prostates in rats.
How much is usually taken?
The amount used successfully in studies so far has been 500 to 1,000 mg three times per day of dried root powder in capsules.
Are there any side effects or interactions?
Glucosinolates can cause goiter (swollen thyroid gland with decreased activity) if taken in excess combined with a low-iodine diet. Though this is documented to occur with other glucosinolate-rich foods, it is not known if maca causes goiter.
North American Herb and Spice Mission
North American Herb and Spice is not only to educate the public on the powers of raw whole foods, but to create a morale standard for the way we nourish our bodies. Our beliefs intertwine with movements across the globe that advocate the conservation of our natural resources and maintain the delicate balance of nature. For this we align ourselves and support causes that set a high morale standard for the respect of nature and our health. We are opposed to the use of genetically modified organisms in our food. We believe in the power of raw foods, and the power that uncooked vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and enzymes posses. We believe that nature intended for our bodies to depend on natural-source vitamins and minerals, not synthetics. It is these among other ideals that have fueled our pursuit for a happier and healthier human race.
Wild handpicked spices such as the oregano we use in Oreganol P73 are the cornerstone of our product line. The phenolic compounds found in these spices have been revered since antiquity for their powerful effects. These whole, raw spices are steam distilled using the same processes used for generations, capturing the concentrated essential oil at often astounding ratios. These concentrated spice oils are then emulsified in extra virgin olive oil at the perfect ratio for power and palatability. Through this proprietary process invented by our founder Ms. Gray, the spice extract market in the United States was revived after problems with adulteration hindered its growth in the early 1950s. The end result was the purest, most powerful spice extracts made from the purest ingredients free from pesticides, chemicals, and solvents.
Wild oregano is handpicked by villagers in the most remote mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. This ensures the impeccable purity and quality of the essential oils we provide. When the wild spice and herbs are steam distilled to extract the powerful essential oils, it is done with pure, underground spring waters. This is a technique used by the indigenous peoples of the region for centuries. After the steam distillation process is complete, the essential oils are then tested to ensure the phytochemical markers are within our expectations. When the essential oils are emulsified, it is in organic extra virgin olive oil, which by itself possesses powerful nutritive properties. We never adulterate our products with fillers, chemicals, or solvents. North American Herb and Spice’s early challenges have led to the development of not only the most unique variety of products in the world, but also a standard for quality second to none.
North American Herb and Spice History
North American Herb and Spice was founded in 1999 by Judy Kay Gray, MS with the idea that nourishment from raw whole foods is the key to maintaining optimal health. Today those founding ideals serve as the foundation for more than 130 unique products, formulations that are highly nourishing and naturally powerful. Throughout the years North American Herb and Spice has exemplified quality in all the ingredients used to formulate its products. From the remote mountains of the Mediterranean to the valleys of the Amazon rainforest, North American Herb and Spice has sourced the finest fruits, herbs, and spices in the world. Wild handpicked spices such as the oregano we use in Oreganol P73 are the cornerstone of our product line. The phenolic compounds found in these spices have been revered since antiquity for their powerful effects. These whole, raw spices are steam distilled using the same processes used for generations, capturing the concentrated essential oil at often astounding ratios. These concentrated spice oils are then emulsified in extra virgin olive oil at the perfect ratio for power and palatability. Through this proprietary process invented by our founder Ms. Gray, the spice extract market in the United States was revived after problems with adulteration hindered its growth in the early 1950s. The end result was the purest, most powerful spice extracts made from the purest ingredients free from pesticides, chemicals, and solvents.
As a natural food take 10 or more drops under the tongue twice daily. Add to milk, yogurt, or juice.
About North American Herb & Spice
NORTH AMERICAN HERB & SPICE MAKES PEOPLE’S LIVES BETTER WITH REAL FOOD, WILD SPICES, AND WILD HERBS. THEIR NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS ARE THE FINEST IN THE WORLD. ECOLOGY IS IMPORTANT TO THEM, AND THEY HAVE A CONSERVATION PROGRAM IN PLACE, WHICH PREVENTS OVERHARVESTING. THIS COMPANY IS DEDICATED TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INCLUDING HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS, SETTING THE HIGHEST STANDARD IN THE INDUSTRY. NORTH AMERICAN HERB & SPICE’S RESEARCH IS PUBLISHED IN MAJOR MEDICAL JOURNALS, INCLUDING MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY; TOXICOLOGY, MECHANISMS, AND METHODS; ANTIVIRAL RESEARCH; AND DIABETES, OBESITY, AND METABOLISM.
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