It’s an herbaceous biennial plant grown high in the mountains of South America, mainly in high altitude regions of Peru. It is very rich in nutrients (has a higher calcium level than milk) and is very nutrient dense; it also contains many chemicals, including fatty acids and amino acids.
Maca root is a good source of carbs and protein, is low in fat and contains a fair amount of fiber. It’s also high in some essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, copper and iron.
The health benefits of maca root include relief from problems related to menstruation and menopause, while also balancing hormones and boosting fertility in women. It helps in increasing energy levels, improving sexual health, and boosting bone health. It helps in building stamina, maintaining a healthy immune system, and improving healthy skin. It has antidepressant properties and under stressful conditions, it also promotes homeostasis (balance within the body).