Maca Root is a nutritional supplement from the Andes in Peru, that has been called a “Superfood”; “Peruvian Ginseng”, and “Nature’s Viagra”.
Maca starts life as a root which is dried and turned into powder. The powder is approximately 10% protein & contains 20 amino acids, 8 essential amino acids, is 60% carbohydrate & 8.5% fibre.
The maca root is not a stimulant. It does not contain caffeine like coffee, so it doesn’t affect the central nervous system. It is a food, and is classed as a nutritional supplement in the same manner as spirulina, wheat grass and green barley.
Maca is abundant in amino acids, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, vitamins (B1, B2, C & E) & minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur, sodium & iron). It has the ability to increase energy & stamina, oxygenate the blood, support neurotransmitter production & increase libido.
Some of the many benefits of Maca include:
Overall stress protection
Aids in sleep, cures insomnia
Quicker injury recovery
Increases metabolism, may help with weight loss / obesity
Improvea sex drive & cures erectile dysfunction
Reduces the risk of developing diabetes
Eases symptoms of arthritis & joint pain
Improves physical performance, endurance, stamina, strength & muscle mass
Raises testosterone in men
Alleviates menopausal and menstrual symptoms such as cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, sleep disruptions, night sweats and depression.
Reduces allergies to dogs, cats, seasonal pollens
Slows progression of Alzheimer’s when combined with Rhodiola Rosea
Reduces the regularity & severity of asthma attacks
Increases brain function leading to better mental clarity & perception
Causes cellulite reduction, eases symptoms of crohn’s & IBS , eliminates constipation
Aids in chronic fatigue, relieves depression, aids in detoxification
Lowers high blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, increases energy levels Restores red blood cells
Benefits macular degeneration & night vision loss
Psoriasis relief, may reduce scars, relieves thyroid & hashimoto’s disease
Increases bone density and osteoporosis
Skin benefits are decreased sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.
The Native Peruvians fed Maca to their livestock to promote endurance, strength and fertility.
It is known that the use of Maca in their domesticated animals greatly enhanced their health.
It may be of particular interest to breeders to know that maca absolutely increases fertility, and to further its appeal, maca also builds strong offspring.
Reduces allergies to dogs, cats, ie: seasonal pollens.