Maca – is a dietary supplement containing maca root extract. Do you know that… Maca (Lepidium Meyenii), derives from Peruvian part of Andes. It grows in zone called “suni” and “puna”, in which low temperatures and strong winds prevent majority of other plants from growing. Powdered maca tubers are used, since they contain an abundant amount of essential amino acids, fatty acids including linolenic and oleic, vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and minerals: Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, K, Na.
Beside from all these components in tubers were also found glucosinolates, mustard oil, tannins, saponins and steroids. Maca is a plant with adaptogenic activities, in other words its functioning adjusts to individual need of one’s organism depending on age and sex.
Maca root up till today constitutes a very important element of Peru inhabitants’ diet. Maca has supportive activity for the whole organism so including it in one’s diet fosters mental work and impacts positively the ability of the assimilation of information. It is especially recommended to those who lead an active lifestyle which requires intensive physical effort. According to folk tales maca is also an amazing aphrodisiac.