Whether you know it as Peruvian Ginseng or by its botanical name of Lepidium meyenii, there is no denying that Maca has exploded in popularity in recent years. First discovered in the late 1980's at the foothills of the Andes mountains of Peru, this edible herbaceous biennial plants root is now commonly available in powder form or as a dietary supplement.
Maca is often referred to as an excellent “Vitality Tonic”, and while there is little or no scientific evidence to back it up, it has a reputation as an aid for sexual desire and reproductive activities.
Some studies suggest that Maca may help to alleviate hot flushes and disrupted Sleep patterns in menopausal women.
It might do! Maca is fast becoming the popular natural supplement choice of athletes and bodybuilders, who claim it increases their strength and improves their overall performance. At the time of writing, there was no scientific evidence to support these claims.
You may wish to use maca root powder in your home-baked recipes, Hot Beverages, smoothies, or sprinkled over your morning breakfast with yoghurt.
Maca is considered safe for most people to consume daily but those with existing thyroid issues should seek appropriate medical consultation before considering Maca supplementation.