It mainly grows in the Andes of Peru, in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes about 13,000 feet. It is traditionally believed to enhance strength, endurance, libido, and fertility.
Maca is known as an adaptogen - which means it increases the body's capacity to defend itself from weakness, both physical and emotional.
A primary benefit of maca root is its ability to enhance and strengthen the function of the endocrine system.
Maca contains glucosinolates. When chewed, blended, or chopped, a chemical reaction converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates (ITCs), which are known for their anticancer effects.
- Increase libido
- Balance hormone levels
- Increase fertility, primarily in men
- Erectile dysfunction
- Help balance levels of the hormone estrogen
- Reduces menopause symptoms
- Reduces PMS symptoms
- Brain & Mood
- Boosts energy
- Improves mood
- Reduces anxiety
- Improves memory
- Improves endurance
- Other Health Benefits
- Reduces blood pressure
- Promotes healthy skin
- Promotes antioxidants in the body