Maca, commonly known as Peruvian ginseng, is known as a potent superfood for its rich source of nutrients. It has been cultivated as a vegetable for thousands of years. Maca has been consumed for centuries in the Andes region for nutritional benefit and also to enhance fertility. Maca generally grows in a cold habitat, extremely intense sunlight and strong winds. Because of its ability to grow in harsh climates at high-altitude, maca is an important staple food for native populations in the Peruvian highlands. Peruvians believe maca enhances fertility in humans and animals. Due to its nutrition density, Maca root has also been used as an adaptogen, immunostimulant, and for influence on hormonal balance. Recently, Maca has gained its popularity worldwide as an energy booster and fertility enhancer.
Maca root is mainly composed of primary and secondary metabolites. Its primary metabolites are mainly r carbohydrates, zinc, magnesium, iron, and glycosides. The secondary metabolites are macaridine, macaene, macamides, maca alkaloids and glucosinolates. Glucosinolates are water-soluble anions derived from glucose and amino acids.
- Supports healthy fertility
- Supports healthy energy.
- Supports hormonal balance.
- Supports healthy memory and cognition.
- As gummies.
- As capsules, soft gels and tablets.
- In confectionery.
- Recommended dosage is between 3000-5000 mg per day depending on specific health needs.
- Store at room temperature, away from light. Keep in a cool, dry place.