What is Maca?
Maca is a herbaceous plant native to the Andes of Peru, where it is cultivated both for its nutritional qualities and for its reputation that its roots have properties that increase fertility and improve libido.
It is grown at an altitude of 2700 to 4300 meters above sea level, and has been cultivated in the Peruvian Andes for almost 2,600 years.
Benefits of Maca
- Increases strength and libido, endurance, sports performance and general sense of well-being. Maca is an adaptogen, helps our body to adapt to stress situations, increases the body’s ability to defend against physical and mental weakening.
- It regulates and increases the function of the endocrine system, the glands that produce the hormones necessary for essential bodily and metabolic functions such as fertility, sexual function, digestion, the brain and physiology of the nervous system, and energy levels. Hormones regulate many things, including mood, growth, sexual development and tissue function. Hormones also play a role in many diseases, such as cancer and depression.
- Support to the adrenal glands, maintaining the general health of the body in stress situations.
- It has an analgesic effect thanks to the terpenoids and saponins that gives it the power to relieve pain and act as an expectorant and sedative.
- Women have found that it helps relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause.
- Men have used it to increase fertility and sexual function. For this reason he has earned the nickname “Viagra of nature”.