Andean Maca – Nuggela & Sulé
Andean Maca or Lepidium Meyenii is an herbaceous plant that is grown in the inhospitable soil of the high Peruvian and Bolivian Andes. At that height, the soil is poor, rough and exposed to strong winds and sunlight with sub-zero temperatures. However, this plant has learned over time to survive and thrive in these extreme conditions. Furthermore, Maca is known to be the plant that grows at the highest altitudes in the world (between 3,800 and 4,800 meters).
The Peruvian natives have used Maca since pre-Incan times, both for food and medicinal purposes. Inca warriors ate Maca before battles because they believed it gave them strength and power. It is an important staple in the diet of these people, since it has the highest nutritional value of the crops that are grown there. It is rich in sugars, proteins, starches and essential nutrients (especially iodine and iron). In addition, recent research has shown that maca contains more calcium than milk.
ANDEAN MACA AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
At Nuggela & Sulé, we are committed to giving top priority to indigenous botanical ingredients in order to support the development of local communities and fair trade policies.
Nuggela & Sulé’s suppliers guarantee that the gathering of natural resources is done in a sustainable way by supporting the education and development of local communities:
- Ethical treatment with people
- Ethical products
- Ethical treatment with the environment
ANDEAN MACA AND ITS HAIR PROPERTIES
The Maca root extract is very rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and necessary nutrients for a healthy hair.
- Proteins: With higher quantity than any other vegetable
- Amino Acids: Including 18 essential amino acids
- Minerals: Such as Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium
- Group B Vitamins: Like Niacin
- Active ingredients: Flavonoids, Terpenoids, Alkaloids, Saponins and Glucosinolates
Andean Maca triggers the mitosis as well as the protection of keratinocytes in the stratum basale. It is also a brilliant active ingredient to combat hair loss, increase its density and thickness as well as strengthening it from the root.
The Hair Regenerator by Nuggela & Sulé is a powerful combination of active ingredients, vitamins and micro-nutrients fortified with Andean Maca root, one of nature’s best revitalizers. It stimulates hair growth while increasing its thickness and density up to 30%.