Looking to support your energy levels plus get a bit of a libido boost for both women and men? Then Maca could be just what you’re after. Maca originated in South America and is now popular worldwide as a daily energy tonic. Plus, Maca root is used to support balance of sexual hormones for both men and women, which in turn assists with healthy sexual interest.
Maca root is from the South American plant Lepidium meyenii, also known as Peruvian ginseng. Traditionally Maca was used for general health and energy. It is believed that ancient Incan warriors used Maca to boost their endurance and strength in preparation for long journeys and battles.
In modern times, we’re thankfully not engaging in battle, but Maca remains a popular supplement, thanks to its abundance of amino acids, complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.
Maca powder supports the regulation of natural hormone levels in the body for both men and women. Research suggests that Maca supports healthy libido and sexual function and has been used through menopause to support the natural changes in women’s hormones.
Maca root powder also supports the adrenal glands. It assists the body’s ability to cope with stressors – whether they’re from external or internal sources.
To ensure that you’re making a better choice, we stock Maca which has been gelatinised, meaning that it’s heated to enhance its digestibility and the bioavailability of nutrients. Maca is available in both powder form (added to smoothies or hot drinks for an energy boost and an all-round superfood nutrient hit) or in capsules for convenience.