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
- Improving memory
- Improving libido
- 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