Maca is a nutritionally dense super-food that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Maca root is rich in B-vitamins, which are the energy vitamins.
Maca root helps balance our hormones. Maca stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are the “master glands” of the body. These glands actually regulate the other glands, so when in balance they can bring balance to the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands.
Instead of providing hormones to the body, maca works as an adaptogen which means that it responds to different bodies’ needs individually. It’s sometimes called “Peruvian ginseng”.
Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of hormonal problems including PMS, menopause, and hot flushes. Maca is also a fertility enhancer and is best known for improving libido.