Maca is a superfood believed to increase strength, energy, and stamina in athletes and increase fertility and enhance the libido. All the more reason to want to incorporate maca into your diet.
Maca is the only root vegetable that is grown from the highest point on Earth – the mountains of the Peruvian Andes. Also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” maca is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
This plant has been credited with many health benefits:
increasing energy and endurance
stimulating fertility in men and women
supporting the immune system
supporting adrenal function
Maca is a powerful adaptogen that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms and is now being prescribed by many health practitioners as a safe, effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy.
If you decide to use maca as a supplement, it is recommended to start slow and in small amounts. I only started using maca powder two weeks ago and do not use it everyday. I put a teaspoon in my smoothie, in my tea, and have also sprinkled it in my cooking.
It is always good to buy raw and organic. Maca also comes in pill form but I like to use the powder so that I can control the amounts that I use. Maca powder also has a wonderful, fruity aroma that goes great with teas.