Vegetable Capsules - 500mg
Scientific name: Lepidium Meyenii
Maca root has many benefits, it used to promote sexual and reproductive health, increase endurance and energy levels, and help to treat diseases ranging from depression to many more. Maca root is also often used instead of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women, as maca root helps to balance hormones without damaging a woman's body.
Women can use maca root supplements to help combat infertility as well. Maca is also considered effective in relieving menstrual symptoms. Since many of these symptoms seem to be directly related to the body's inability to fully absorb the vitamins and minerals it needs, maca root's antioxidant properties and hormone-balancing qualities are a good way to counteract that. Maca could be effective with eliminating hot flashes and depression and in increasing energy level.
History often called "Peruvian Ginseng", Maca is a unique root tuber with usage dating back to the mid 15th century. Natives of this area ate it raw, cooked or boiled and it became a staple in their everyday diet. Contrary to some literature citing its use some 2000 years ago to tout sexual stamina, this is hardly correct. Truth is, the rough terrain of this region made it difficult to cultivate food so most of the communities diet was dependent on wild gathered material, hence the Maca was incorporated into their daily food consumption. It resembles a radish and is actually a close relative as well. The growing conditions are very specific and it will only thrive in the glaciated slopes of the Andes with a prime elevation of 12,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level.