A nutrient-rich root vegetable that supplies the body with essential vitamins and minerals such as: calcium, magnesium and iron, plus vitamin C and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12.
The powder is approximately 10% protein and contains 20 amino acids, 8 essential amino acids, is 60% carbohydrate and 8.5% fibre.
Maca powder works by helping your endocrine system, namely the adrenals: the pancreatic, pituitary and thyroid glands. This is done through hormone stimulation, whereby hormones are released into your blood stream, promoting up-regulation of the endocrine system.
Since it’s a hormone regulator, Maca powder is found to be beneficial for both males and females. In men, it has been shown to raise testosterone levels and increase your sperm count. It’s also been shown to boost your libido and can help with erectile dysfunction.
It has the ability to increase energy and stamina and aids in faster recovery from injury. It supports neurotransmitter production and raises your metabolism, which can help with weight loss. It also improves workout performance, endurance, stamina, strength and muscle gain.
Additionally, Maca powder can also increase brain function, leading to better mental clarity.
It helps with gut digestion and aids in detoxification, lowers high blood pressure and even lowers cholesterol.
For those of us who overtrain, it can help reduce the onset of chronic and adrenal fatigue.