Maca root contains all the most important nutrients, essential for our organism, making it practically a complete food. For this reason, is has been considered for thousands of years as a powerful supplement with remarkable medicinal virtues.
It has the ability to improve resistance to stress and tiredness. This reinvigorating and energising property is attributable to its action on the production of glucose, starting from the reserves of energy; it makes this energy available in the event of physical or intellectual activity. For this reason it’s defined as an “adaptogen” food, because it’s able to provide more energy to the body when this is necessary, making it a previous ally for improving the adaptability of the body to stressful situations.
While lacking in caffeine, the Maca root has a similar effect as coffee, stimulating and re-equilibrating the nervous system and assisting concentration, mental clarity and memory. Thanks to its toning and energising action, which recalls the properties of ginseng, Maca is a natural help for those suffering from chronic tiredness and for those who perform challenging intellectual activities.
Maca has anabolic properties because, thanks to the presence of amino-acids, it helps to increase the muscular mass in athletes; it can, therefore, be used as a food supplement in high energy consumption activities.
Rich in vitamins A, C and the group B, calcium, iron and zinc, it acts beneficially on the nervous system, improving concentration. It’s recommended for reinforcing the immune system in combatting all flu symptoms such as fever, cough and colds.
Thanks to its alkaloids and sterols, Maca also has an extraordinary equilibrating effect on the hormonal system, able to promote both male and female fertility. It’s also known as “Peruvian Viagra” for its ability to stimulate the sexual libido.