What is Maca?
Peruvian maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a very interesting root vegetable from the Crucifle family, a relative of well-known turnips, radishes, mustard and broccoli.
Maca root can be used for the treatment of many diseases from depression to oncology. This is a real adaptogen that increases the body's performance, stress resistance and infections due to the effects on the body's endocrine system.
Biologically active substances of this vegetable regulate cortisol reproduction (stress hormone) in the hypothalamus and also tone up the activity of the adrenal glands.
Maca root can be used as an analogue of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women in menopause time. Classical HRT leads to ovarian atrophy and can disrupt the production of hormones, and our root doesn’t have such side effects.
Unpleasant symptoms during menstruation are associated not only with hormonal surges, but also with deficiency of vitamins and minerals that the female body needs. Maca root supports hormonal balance and saturates cells with antioxidants. Thus, it reduces menstrual and headaches, minimizes the risk of bleeding, relieves bouts of irritability.
The glory to the Peruvian aphrodisiac came from the foothills of the Andes, the motherland of the Peruvian maca. The root of this plant is effective for erectile dysfunction provoked by severe stress. Reception of it according to experts can strengthen the human libido by 180%.
This story begins in Peru. Local farmers were the first to notice the effect of this plant on livestock. The animals that grazed in the places where maca spread were stronger, healthier, and more resilient than their fellows and copulated more often.
This is how one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs and adaptogens on our planet was discovered. It’s rich in vitamins (B2, B6, B12, C and niacin), minerals (iron, calcium, iodine, manganese, potassium and zinc), amino acids and other substances that are especially beneficial to women's health.
Biologically active food supplements of maca root are used by many women in the fight against infertility. Despite the obvious lack of scientific data in this area, Australian scientists have already conducted a number of studies on rats. While taking the plant extract, laboratory animals showed an increase in fertility.
Maca root and similar adaptogenic herbs are responsible for energy flow, give strength, regulate the activity of the thyroid gland and most naturally accelerate the metabolism. This allows you to burn more calories and fight excess weight. But using only Maca for weight loss you need to understand that there will be no quick results.