Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is grown in the Junin Plateau in the Andes mountains where the altitude is between 3800 and 4400 metres and the environment is extremely rigid. Maca root is very nutritionally rich and complete. It has been used as a super food for thousands of years in Peru. It has become famous across the world as it is known as "Peruvian Ginseng" and recently has gained the label of "Peruvian Viagra".
Dried Maca contains about 10% protein, 8.5% dietary fibers, 7 vitamins, 16 minerals, 19 amino acids. It contains a number of sterols, including sitosterol, campestrol, ergosterol, brassicasterol and ergostadienol. Maca is also a good source of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, and iodine. It is a source of healthy fatty acids, including linolenic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acids. It also contains 4 unique alkaloids (Macaina 1, 2, 3, and 4). In addition, it contains tannins, saponins, as well as isothiocyanates and glucosinolates.
Maca is mostly known for its outstanding stamina enhancing properties. It aids energy and endurance, helps to maintain a healthy immune system, and re-mineralizes poorly nourished bodies. Maca is also well-known as a natural hormone balancer used traditionally to enhance sexual function in both men and women, to increase fertility, and to help alleviate menopause symptoms. Maca has also traditionally been used to help support koint and respiratory health and improve mood and support memory functions.
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