Maca is a plant native to Peru. The most important part of maca is the root, also called Peruvian ginseng, with important healthy properties and used also by Incas. The properties of this plant are probably due to the fact that maca lives in the high Andes with important temperature range, this forces the plant to develop a mechanism of auto-protection. First of all, maca is rich in iron, zinc, calcium and vitamins A, C and of group B. Maca is also energetic and can be very helpful in case of stress and mental and physical work. The root of maca strengthens the immune system and helps in case of fever or flu. Maca improves also male and female fertility and has an aphrodisiac action. For women it can also be useful for premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps. You can find maca in the herbalist’s and chemists’ shops as capsules or powder.
You can take 800-1000 mg capsules at lunch and dinner .
Take from 500 to 2000 mg maca powder divided in three portions. You can add it to fruit juices or yogurt or you can dissolve it in a glass of warm water. If you want to take maca for a long period it is better not to exceed 500 mg a day and, after one month, stop for a week.