Vitamins B1, B2, C and E. Rich in minerals. It contains nearly 20 amino acids and seven essential amino acids. It is power-packed with life enhancing enzymes. Increased energy, endurance and strength. Immune system support. Increased oxygen levels in the blood which improves brain function.
Maca is packed with vitamins especially vitamins B1, B2, C and E. It is rich in minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and contains trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese and silica. In fact, it has about 10% bio-available calcium and about 12-14% bio-available protein.
It contains nearly 20 amino acids and seven essential amino acids.
It is power-packed with life enhancing enzymes.
Maca also contains nearly 60 phytochemicals.
Dried maca powder contains 60% carbohydrates, 9% fiber, and slightly more than 10% protein. It has a higher lipid (fat) content than other root crops (2.2%).
But most importantly – it is an adaptogen so it “adapts” to your body’s metabolism, working with your body for optimum results. It has the ability to balance and stabilize the body’s systems (cardiovascular system, nervous system, musculature, lymphatic system, etc.). As an adaptogen, Maca can provide more energy if it is needed, but if it is not, it will not overstimulate. Adaptogens also boost immunity and increase the body’s overall vitality by 10-15% according to most studies. Rather than addressing a specific symptom, adaptogens are used to improve the overall adaptability of the whole body to diverse and challenging situations and stress.
Benefits of consuming Maca regularly:
Increased energy, endurance and strength
Enhanced libido – it is billed as a natural aphrodisiac
Balanced hormones – Maca stimulates hormone levels by working on the pituitary gland – the gland responsible for secreting sex hormones.
According to Dr Northrup, Maca can also help impotent men, because it stimulates the pituitary gland into secreting more testosterone.
Immune system support
Increased oxygen levels in the blood which improves brain function
Relief from menopausal symptoms – women who take Maca report LESS fatigue, greater energy and relief from hot flushes and night sweats.
Regulation of menstruation and period pain relief
Reduction of chronic fatigue
A youthful radiance – thanks to increased blood circulation in your skin