Benefits of Maca Root
- Increased energy and vitality
- Enhanced libido and mood
- Reduced stress, anxiety and depression
- ‘Superfood’ high in protein, fibre, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, other minerals, anti-oxidants
Native to the high Andes Mountains of Peru, Maca Root has been used to enhance energy and stamina since the time of the Inca. Sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng, due to its natural stimulant properties, maca root is high in protein, fibre, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals, plus anti-oxidants. In addition to being packed with nutritionally rich substances important to a balanced diet, this powerful ‘superfood’ is increasingly being recognised for its ability to boost energy levels and improve vitality, and to enhance libido and sexual health (not only sexual virility but also fertility) for both men and women.
Maca root raises energy and strengthens endurance in a balanced and sustained manner. It is anabolic (i.e. it builds muscle) and is an excellent source of quality protein. The ‘adaptogen’ properties of maca root mean that both men and women can enjoy the benefits of increased athletic performance – this is because maca root ‘adapts’ to the body’s specific needs based on health condition and gender. As such, maca root stimulates the production of balanced levels of appropriate hormones (testosterone for men, estrogen for women). Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for women suffering from hormonal problems including PMS and the symptoms of menopause (including hot flashes and night sweats). Maca root works to elevate emotional mood, reduce anxiety and stress, and relieve mild depression. Maca root has been shown to increase mental clarity and focus, with beneficial effects on memory and learning. The ingestion of maca root can improve bone density and relieve conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. It also stimulates thyroid function, and has shown positive results for reducing the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome. Studies have shown that maca root reduces the size of the prostate gland in men.