Maca: Energy, Libido, Mood Stabilizer

By Dr. Bob McCauley

  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Stamina and Athletic Endurancemaca
  • Increased Libido, Fertility
  • Lessens Apprehensions and Uneasiness
  • Helps with Acne
  • Helps with Menopause
  • Mental Clarity And Focus
  • Enhances Memory And Learning
  • MACA is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E
  • Contains calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
  • Promotes Mood Stability
  • Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair 

MACA, a root that belongs to the mustard family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru above 16,000 ft, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.”  MACA is 60% carbohydrates, 10.2% protein, 8.5% dietary fiber and 2.2% fats. MACA root contains 20 Amino acids. MACA contains five times more protein and four times more fiber than a potato. MACA Root contains minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3 and vitamin B1, B2, B12.

Aromatic glucosinolates are the active ingredient found in maca, including glucotropaeolin, benzyl glucosinolates and p-methoxybenzyl glucosinolates and related substances, such as the isothiocyanates.   These organic chemicals are what make MACA such an amazing food. 

The environment which is deemed ideal for its growth is in uncongenial locations which are located high in the mountains. Maca flourishes in such climates due to its ability to thrive in spite of harsh temperatures andmaca-1 frost.  The flowers of the maca resemble those of the mustard plant.

MACA is a plant that originates in the Peruvian Andes and grows at altitudes of 13,000 feet, making it the highest growing food crop in the world.   The Maca plant grows in rocky soils inhospitable to most other Maca 8 Ounce - Dr Bob Labelvegetation.  And it thrives in extreme climactic conditions such as freezing cold, intense sunlight and strong winds.    The MACA plant produces leaves as well as a small root, about
the size of a radish.   MACA root has been used for thousands of years due to its ability to increase energy, stamina and fertility.


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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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