Updated: Jul 24, 2020
One of the seven wonder foods of Peru, Maca has been traditionally consumed as a root vegetable in the Andean region. Its energising, sexual function and fertility benefits suit both men and women. You will find easily this marvellous food as a supplement in capsules or powder. It is cultivated exclusively at an altitude of 4000-4500 meters in the Peruvian Central Andes around the Lake Junin. There's been a large research done on lab supporting the traditional use by humans living in the Andes. Overall, scientific evidence shows that Maca has nutritional, energising and fertility-enhancing properties. It improves sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, memory and learning and protects skin against ultraviolet radiation. Something not to be missed heading the summer. Is also the perfect allied to fight Asthenia or Spring fatigue.
Maca also showed a beneficial effect on libido generally improving sexual desire, energy, mood and may low anxiety. A study on 20 depressed women and men has showed that Maca may alleviate sexual dysfunction related to depression and antidepressant medication as well.
An interesting Australian study has showed that Maca reduce psychological symptoms (including anxiety or depression) and might lower sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women independent of estrogenic and androgenic activity. Black Maca is considered the strongest in energy and stamina and reduces blood pressure. And on top of that is a good protector against viruses!
Maca sounds like a "happiness-maker" super food we all should be including in our diet! From today don't forget to add a couple of spoon to your meal daily to enjoy all these benefits!