Maca is a superfood-food-herb with an outstanding ability to increase energy, endurance and strength. Maca is a favorite of raw-foodists, vegetarians, adventurers, extreme athletes, dessert chefs and food alchemists. Said to improve memory, oxygen in the blood, neurotransmitter function and libido, studies have also shown that the adaptogens in maca can boost your immunity and increase your body's overall vitality by 10-15%.
Containing 60% carbohydrates, 9% fiber and almost 10% protein, dried maca powder is high in lipid content, including linoleic, palmitic and oleic acid.
Maca is mineral-rich with calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and contains trace minerals, such as zinc, copper, selenium, manganese and silica. Additionally, as a good source of vitamins and sterols, Maca contains nearly 20 different amino acids and seven essential amino acids, giving you a wide variety of benefits for your on-the-go lifestyle.
Maca's reputation as a powerful strength and stamina enhancer as well as libido-enhancing food-herb stretches back into prehistory. Maca, like goji berries and ginseng, is a powerful adaptogen, which means it has the ability to balance and stabilize the body's systems (cardiovascular system, nervous system, musculature, lymphatic system, etc.). As an adaptogen, maca can provide more energy if it is needed, but if it is not, it will not overstimulate. Adaptogens also boost immunity and increase the body's overall vitality by 10-15% according to most studies. Rather than addressing a specific symptom, adaptogens are used to improve the overall adaptability of the whole body to diverse and challenging situations and stress.