Maca is a root vegetable rich in nutrients and known as a superfood powerhouse with a potent natural energetic boost. The Incas associated energising and aphrodisiac properties to Maca and are rumoured to have eaten it both before a battle and before bed.
Other potential health benefits include reducing free radical damage by increasing glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD), decreases cholesterol and triglycerides and balances blood sugar, positively impacts energy and stamina, improves memory and focus, boosts sex drive (particularly in post menopausal women), balances hormones such as estrogen, which can be beneficial for those with PCOS, endometriosis, and gynecomastia, and increases sexual desire, and sperm quality and motility in men.
Maca root powder is an excellent source of protein, fiber and several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, copper and iron. It also contains over 20 amino acids — including all eight essential amino acids — and plenty of health-promoting phytonutrients. It also contains many beneficial plant compounds, including glucosinolates and polyphenols,