Maca root is an adaptogen and belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli and cabbage. Thanks to its unique properties of maca root is considered one of the superfoods. The root can usually be found in powder form and provides benefits in terms of hormonal balance, energy levels in the body, improve overall health and. The root of maca is not only a natural source of valuable substances, but its use as a safe superfood consumed with curative intent, has a long history.
The benefits of consumption include support fertility among women and men, as well as hormonal balance. It improves function of the immune system and increases the energy levels in the body, the durability, it is useful for sexual function, memory and concentration. Maca root is considered an adaptogen. These are certain plants, herbs and natural ingredients that help the body naturally adapt to stressors such as heavy schedule, difficulties at work or illness. Another curious fact about Maca root is that in the past was considered a powerful aphrodisiac.
The root of maca is composed of approximately 18% protein, 70% carbohydrate, 5% fat and 8.5% fiber, including carbohydrates. It is a rich source of important nutrients, including more than 20 amino acids, including essential. At the root of maca can be detected more vitamins B1, B2, C and E, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, selenium, sulfur, sodium, iron. Maca root is a rich source of phytonutrients. As it helps to increase energy and stamina, many people consumed before exercise.