Maca, or Peruvian ginseng, is called so due to its affects being similar to traditional ginseng. Being native to the Andes of Peru and Bolivia, the plant thrives in the harsh conditions of the mountains. Maca is, in fact, so revered for its medicinal qualities that it is considered to be a national treasure, and is thus protected from exports by the Peruvian government.
The root of the maca plant contains the most active nutrients, and is therefore the portion best utilized for medicinal and nutritional purposes. Imagine obtaining your daily protein and nutrients simply from an herbal supplement- you can with maca root, being high in protein, natural sugars, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and fibers. Because of its great nutritional value, the maca root is also considered a superfood. The powdered version of the root, either in a capsule or mixed into food and/or drinks, is the most popular form in which to get your daily dose.
In terms of holistic healing, what can maca do for you?
Our overall long term goal, in reference to health, is to find a balance between mind and body- a balance between all systems of the body. If one part of the body is not working properly, other parts will be negatively affected. Maca root can promote improvement of your physical, emotional, and hormonal states, thus leading to better bodily balance.
Some of the benefits experienced by individuals, both men and women, who have taken maca roots include:
- Increased energy, stamina and endurance
- Increased libido and improved sexual function
- Increased fertility
- Better hormonal balance
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- Reduced anxiety and stress
So many times, our ailments are just symptoms of our body’s overall health deficiencies. Supplying your body with the correct nutrients, while also balancing your hormones, will lead to reduced stress and help to bring you to a healthy equilibrium. When you’re healthy and full of energy, you’re happy! Isn’t that a better way to live? Maca roots can easily be a part of your daily diet to support your health holistically.
When choosing which maca to buy, go for raw, because maca in the raw retains all the enzymes and nutrients for which the plant is coveted. In terms of practicality, the powdered version, ounce for ounce, gives you the best value. Why not give it try today?