As you can see by the attached picture, this superfood looks a bit like a cross between a turnip and a beet – its appearance belies its reputation, though!
Maca is an important staple of the indigenous peoples of the Andes. It has been cultivated as a starch crop since pre-Incan times and has an extremely high nutritional value, being especially rich in essential minerals including iron and iodine.
Considered an ‘adaptogen,’ a category of herbs and nutrients that strengthen our stamina and improve overall endurance and health,
Maca root is renowned for its ability to enhance libido and sexual vitality in both men and women.
Also called “Peruvian Ginseng,” Maca increases energy, sex drive and stamina by its tonifying (strengthening) effect upon the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, a major hormonal communication system within the body.
In addition to enhancing sexual vitality, Maca is also traditionally used to support a positive mood and sense of wellbeing. This may very well be due to its exceptional nutritional profile.