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Maca is the root of a plant that grows in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. It is extremely resistant, maca being able to withstand high altitudes and very low temperatures, conditions in which few plants can survive. This is the plant cultivated at the highest altitude in the world, growing at 4100 meters. The root stores a lot of nutrients, and when it is pulled out of the ground, it comes in a wide variety of colors. Root colors vary from creamy yellow or light pink, to purple or black. Maca root can be compared in appearance to a larger radish, and its taste is spicy, sweet and with an aroma similar to molasses.


Maca has many properties, which is why it is so appreciated. Among its properties we list: fungistatic, bacteriostatic, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant properties, improves general energy level, resistance to stress, memory and learning, helps maintain healthy teeth and ensures bone strength.

The benefits of maca root are:

Reduces menopausal symptoms
Maca root is widely used for its effect of balancing the hormonal level in the body, and studies show that the multitude of nutrients and phytochemical content of maca root contribute to the improvement of symptoms during menopause. The scientists noticed that women who took maca supplements experienced an improvement in some of the common symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats or depression.

Improves sexual functions
Sexual dysfunctions among women depend on several factors, such as age, lifestyle, health, which are the main factors causing such dysfunctions. Although conventional medicine has created many drugs or dietary supplements designed to increase sexual desire and satisfaction in women, they can also have side effects, which can sometimes create problems. A study conducted to analyze the effectiveness of maca supplements regarding sexual dysfunctions in women, showed an improvement in the condition of the people involved in this study, after taking the maximum dose of maca per day.

It normalizes the level of hormones in the body
Maca balances the hormonal level in the body and stimulates the pituitary gland, which makes it act as a tonic for the hormonal system. The pituitary gland controls and supports the activity of all endocrine glands, so that when it functions normally, the entire endocrine system is in balance. This gland is also responsible for the secretion of testosterone in men and estrogen and progesterone in women.

Maca has a centuries-old reputation for its effect on libido. Loaded with minerals such as zinc, iodine and essential fatty acids, maca balances sexual hormones and improves the general condition. Maca is also famous for its ability to improve male erectile function, which is why it is also known as "natural viagra".

Increases bone density
Maintaining bone density is a common problem among women as they age. The studies conducted regarding the improvement of symptoms during menopause, it was discovered that maca root is also associated with the increase of bone density. Maca also favors the assimilation of calcium in the bones, thus preventing the occurrence of osteoporosis.

Increases physical resistance
Maca is recognized for its ability to strengthen physical resistance and create energy, because the multitude of nutrients it contains helps the functioning of a normal energy metabolism. This is also the reason why the ancient Inca warriors used the magical plant before going to the battlefield. , because the consumption of maca gave them more strength. It is the same reason why messengers consumed it in their pilgrimages and mountain crossings: they needed energy and vigor.

Reduces cholesterol
The composition of this root includes numerous minerals, vitamins, 18 amino acids (including 8 of the 9 essential amino acids) and sterols, known for their ability to reduce the intestinal absorption of cholesterol. It is also rich in potassium, which acts as a catalyst in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates and which, together with sodium, regulates the heartbeat and muscle contractions. Moreover, maca improves blood circulation in the body and accelerates the healing process of wounds.

It helps with fertility
As infertility is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, both among men and among women, it is no wonder that more and more people are turning to natural alternatives to improve fertility. Studies support the use of the root as a fertility enhancer, especially among women, because it increases the activity of the pituitary glandre.

Improves general well-being
Nutritional research shows that the essential fatty acids in maca are important for maintaining a state of well-being and general brain health. Fatty acids help the proper functioning of brain functions, and their consumption is seen as a first step towards reducing depression, anxiety and stress.

It strengthens the memory
Maca can also be used as a medicine to improve memory. The consumption of this plant increases the resistance to physical and mental problems.

Improves metabolic functions
Maca root also has an important role in improving the body's metabolic functions, contributing to the release of the energy needed for the body's activity and accelerating the process of growth and development.



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