Perfect for: Finding energy and improving intellectual & physical performance
Botanical name: Lepidium Meyenii
Botanical family: Brassicaceae
Part of the plant used: Tuber
Active substances: Alkaloids, flavonoids, macaridine, proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements
Maca is renowned for its energizing effect on the body. Its stimulating and invigorating properties improve sports performance. Maca also acts on the hormonal system: it boosts libido, stimulates fertility and relieves the symptoms of menopause. Finally, it has positive effects on mood and concentration.
Maca is a yellow or purple tuber grown in the Peruvian Andes for thousands of years. In Peru's official language, Quechua, "MA" means "grown at high altitude", and "CA" means "food that strengthens". This energizing plant is actually grown at very high altitudes, and it is the harsh climate in which it evolved that explains all its benefits.
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Study #1 on the beneficial effects of Maca to relieve the symptoms of menopause
Study #2 on the structural characteristics of Maca and its anti-fatigue activity
Study #3 on the benefits of Maca on sexual function