By Dr. Bob McCauley
- Increased Energy
- Increased Stamina and Athletic Endurance
- Increased Libido, Fertility
- Lessens Apprehensions and Uneasiness
- Helps with Acne
- Helps with Menopause
- Mental Clarity And Focus
- Enhances Memory And Learning
- MACA is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E
- Contains calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
- Promotes Mood Stability
- Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair
MACA, a root that belongs to the mustard family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru above 16,000 ft, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” MACA is 60% carbohydrates, 10.2% protein, 8.5% dietary fiber and 2.2% fats. MACA root contains 20 Amino acids. MACA contains five times more protein and four times more fiber than a potato. MACA Root contains minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3 and vitamin B1, B2, B12.
Aromatic glucosinolates are the active ingredient found in maca, including glucotropaeolin, benzyl glucosinolates and p-methoxybenzyl glucosinolates and related substances, such as the isothiocyanates. These organic chemicals are what make MACA such an amazing food.
The environment which is deemed ideal for its growth is in uncongenial locations which are located high in the mountains. Maca flourishes in such climates due to its ability to thrive in spite of harsh temperatures and frost. The flowers of the maca resemble those of the mustard plant.
MACA is a plant that originates in the Peruvian Andes and grows at altitudes of 13,000 feet, making it the highest growing food crop in the world. The Maca plant grows in rocky soils inhospitable to most other vegetation. And it thrives in extreme climactic conditions such as freezing cold, intense sunlight and strong winds. The MACA plant produces leaves as well as a small root, about
the size of a radish. MACA root has been used for thousands of years due to its ability to increase energy, stamina and fertility.