Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru, in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains, and that has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in this area for at least 3000 years. Maca root is used to make medicine because it contains many chemicals, including fatty acids, amino acids, B-vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and iron.
People take Maca root supplements for many use cases:
Enhancing energy, stamina and athletic performance
To boost the immune system
For female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems and symptoms of menopause (it can improve blood pressure and some aspects of mood, including depression and anxiety, in postmenopausal women)
For women, it can also improve fertility