Maca Root (lepidium meyenii) is known as an adaptogen, part of the cruciferous vegetable family, due to it’s supernatural properties it is considered one of the world’s natural “superfoods”.
Maca Root, like the Chinese herb ginseng, is also an adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that raise the physical body’s state of resistance to diseases through physiological and emotional health improvements. This makes Maca a broad-based healer with many benefits able to support and rejuvenate overwhelmed, tired adrenal glands eventually resulting in much greater energy, stamina, clarity of mind and spirit, and the ability to handle stress. One other important note is that scientists have also discovered that due to Maca’s nutritional value, the food has the ability to regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women for optimal function.
One of the very great things about Peruvian Maca root is that it is not “gender specific” and works equally well for both men and women. Maca Root benefits include increased fertility in both men and women, hormone health, immune system boost, with increased energy, stamina, sexual function, memory, and focus. Maca is an important root vegetable in the mustard family. It is one of a very few crops that can be grown in very inhospitable regions and at extremely high altitudes (up to 15,000ft / 4500 meters). Natives of Peru eat up to 20 grams of dried Maca for health improvements. Maca is a very nutritionally dense plant and extremely important to overall health in a region where little else grows.