Avoiding the afternoon slump: Maca, the caffeine-free alternative
Erin Stokes, Naturopathic Doctor, MegaFood Medical Director | April 2019
The mid-afternoon slump, ugh. It often sets in when you still have a long way to go on your work and home “to do” lists for the day. In those moments, it’s so tempting to reach for that second (or third) cup of coffee to give you the energy you crave.
What if you could find a caffeine-free alternative to increase vitality and optimize your natural energy levels?*
Look no further than the high Andes mountains of Peru, where you’ll find the nourishing superfood Maca growing more than 12,000 feet above sea level. Fortunately, you don’t have to actually travel to South America to be able to enjoy the benefits of the highest altitude crop in the world!
Maca has been consumed for 3,000 years, and is an adaptable plant that demonstrates an amazing ability to adjust to extreme climates. Interestingly, when Maca root is ingested by humans, we actually refer to it as an “adaptogen”, meaning it helps with our adaptability to the demands of stress.* In the world of botanical medicine, we often see this direct parallel between a plant’s growing strategies in nature, and its beneficial qualities in humans.
MegaFood has created two unique energy-boosting products where Maca plays a starring role. And the best part? They are in powder form, so just add to a delicious drink of your choice. Scoop, stir and sip!
Our Daily Maca Plus for Women Nutrient Booster Powder is designed to promote overall health and vitality in women.* It combines maca, a nourishing superfood found in the mountains of Peru, with Chaste Tree berry, a time-honored botanical shown to help maintain hormonal health and ease symptoms associated with menstruation.* Motherwort, also included, is traditionally used to calm occasional nervousness.*
Daily Maca Plus for Men Nutrient Booster Powder is designed to promote overall health and vitality in men.* It combines maca, a nourishing superfood found in the mountains of Peru, with herbs traditionally used to support male physiological function.* Mix with your favorite juice or smoothie, sip, and enjoy!
We hope you’ll give these boosters a try. Each one offers a caffeine-free daily boost, and just might help you wave good-bye to the afternoon slump.*
Try these amazing smoothie recipes with Maca!
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