Maca is domiciled in the Andes in Peru and is similar to our garden cress. Because of its high nutrients and vital substances, the bulbous root gets highly valued for more than 2000 years by the Incas. Maca seems to be another miracle plant, because it is exposed to extreme climatic conditions: extreme temperature fluctuations, strong winds and intensive UV-radiation. So its obvious that the maca-plant is particularly robust and resistant. In its tubers are precious and rich vital substances.
Maca has 60 different vital substances, much more than other plants. The dried roots contain 13 to 16% proteins and have a high proportion of essential amino acids and omega 3-fatty acids. On top of that maca is especially rich in antioxidants, these reduce the oxidative stress in the organism and therefore prevents the ageing process and the development of several illnesses. Furthermore maca is rich in calcium, zinc, iodine, iron, copper and manganese. Its vitamins B2, B5, C and Niacin make maca to a real power-plant.
DID YOU ALREADY KNOW?
It is now accepted as a scientific fact, that maca acts as an aphrodisiac. Chinese researchers fed a group of mouses with maca. The result was impressive, the mouses were three times as much sexually active as the mouses, that got fed normally. Exciting, right?