Maca is a nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” that grows in the mountain plateaus of the Peruvian Andes. It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas.

This plant has been credited with many healthful effects, including:

  • Increasing energy, stamina and endurance
  • Enhancing libido and treating impotence
  • Stimulating fertility in both sexes
  • Supporting the immune system and adrenal function
  • Reducing chronic fatigue
  • Regulating and supporting the endocrine system

Maca is a powerful adaptogen that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms and is now being prescribed by many health practitioners as a safe, effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Maca's reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength and stamina and as a libido-fertility herb goes back more than 500 years, and today it is gaining worldwide attention for its effectiveness.

From a nutritional standpoint, maca is rich in sugar, proteins, starches, and important minerals, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. It also contains numerous trace minerals (including iodine), B vitamins, linoleic and oleic oils (essential fatty acids), and 18 amino acids, including 7 of the 9 essential amino acids.


Try this in our SUPERFOOD ENERGY BITES; GREEN MACHINE, FREE BIRD and AROUND THE WORLD SMOOTHIES or you can add it to any smoothie. See our full menu here.


References: Livesuperfoods.com