According to archeologic evidence, maca has been cultivated and grown in the Peruvian Andes of South America for approximately 2,600 years.
Maca is a member of cruciferous family of plants that includes cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, turnips, kale and radishes.
Maca is a powerful adaptogen, which means it has the ability to balance and stabilize the body’s glandular hormonal system, nervous system, cardiovascular system and musculature.
According to research, maca as am adaptogenic superfood increases energy, endurance, oxygen in the blood, neurotransmitter production and libido. It supports the endocrine system the adrenals, and the thyroid, typically improves one’s mood, and helps support healthy hormone production.
Maca has high content of B vitamins and minerals. It has phytochemicals that help reduce cholesterol; increase LH hormone production; improve fertility; and reduce PMS symptoms
Maca is easily found in powdered form in natural products stores.
I always use a spoonful of that powder in my yogurt when feeling anxious. It modulates genes involved in anxiety in addition to the above mentioned benefits.
A tablespoon a day can help a lot. But remember that maca alone doesn’t make miracles. It should be part of a routine of healthy habits.