Today, more than ever before we can find a great variety of foodstuffs from all corners of the world in our shops. Even though we must not overlook locally-grown produce which has been feeding generations of our ancestors, it is worth trying something new brought to us from a far-flung place, such as this super food from Peru.
Golden maca is a root plant that has been grown in the Andes for over 3,000 years. The root is harvested, dried and ground.
What does maca contain? Over 20 amino acids, of which 8 are essential; 20 fatty acids, including lauric, oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids, vitamins B1, B2, C and E minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sulfur, sodium and iron. Maca balances the hormones, promotes fertility and improves male and female reproductive health. It helps reduce the unpleasant symptoms of PMS and polycystic ovary syndrome since it balances the levels of oestrogen. Maca accelerates regeneration and helps us quickly recover from fatigue and illness. It is indispensable during menopause as well as in under-active thyroid as it raises our energy levels and reduces depression. Studies have shown that maca successfully resolves sexual dysfunction and increases libido in both men and women.
This plant is in the following products: