The Maca plant grows high up (above 4000m altitude) in the mountains of Peruvian Central Andes. It is traditionally consumed for its presumed medicinal properties for centuries. There are different colours of maca root that produce different biological responses. Research has shown red and black maca to be nutritional supplements that possess the following health secrets.
Helps Improve Mood
While acute (a.k.a. short term) stress boosts our cognitive functions and strengthens our mental strength in coping with future stress, the exposure to chronic stress may be harmful. It takes a negative toll on our behaviour, physical health, as well as our emotions. The body releases high amounts of cortisol (stress hormones), while suppressing the production of dopamine and serotonin (feel good hormones) in its reaction to stress.
A number of studies have revealed that red maca may be associated with the modulation of both dopamine and serotonin, to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression- improving one's overall mental well-being.
It is normal for you to experience occasional anxiety. In fact, anxiety disorders are highly common among all people of different ages and genders.
It was found that maca is able to reduce anxiety and boost one's mood. A study has identified the presence of GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter) in maca which is vital for the control of stress, which subsequently elevates your mood. As such, maca promotes relaxation in addition to its mood-boosting actions.
Directions For Use
Take 1 to 2 capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not take if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive or under 18 years of age
Gelatin Capsule, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate.
Active Ingredients Per Capsule
Maca Red Extract 10:1 (as Lepidium Meyenii) 120mg
Maca Black Extract 10:1 (as Lepidium Meyenii) 30mg