Know Your Glo: Maca and Cacao

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Maca Root and Cacao:

Maca is a root vegetable is native to the Andes Mountains in Peru. It has been coveted by native peoples for thousands of years for its ability to improve physical endurance and stamina. It was often eaten before going on a hunt or going into battle. However, more recently it has become popular among athletes for its ability to boost energy and improve athletic performance. 

Cacao beans are seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree, a small evergreen tree grown in Mexico and South America. Cacao beans are roasted and ground to produce cocoa and, after further processing, are the basis of chocolate. 

Maca Root and Cacao Benefits

  • They are natural aphrodisiacs! Both boost libido and balances hormone levels.
  • Cacao contains high antioxidant levels which combat inflammation and free radicals 
  • Maca is an adaptogen; helping the body to manage stress and mental well being (great for your relationship!)