Have you heard of Maca powder? It is a mixture of carbs, minerals, and fiber and it is considered to be a “superfood” because of its capacity to increase the libido, stamina, energy, and strength and it is therefore well-known among athletes.
It is derived from a plant native to the Andes and it is rich in minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids and some refer to it as “the aphrodisiac of the Andes”.
The Nutritional Value of Maca Powder
- Vitamins B1, B2, C, and E
- Fatty acids
- Complex alkaloids
The Health Benefits of Maca Powder
- Beneficial against infertility
Lab studies performed on mice showed that there was an increase in the sperm count after being fed with Maca powder whereas in the females there was an elevation in the egg follicle development.
- Boosts the energy levels
The compounds in this powder known as macamides and macaenes contribute to a higher level of energy by averting fatigue.
- Balances the hormones
This powder has an excellent effect on the endocrine system and it can trigger the production of hormones and thus improve a variety of processes in the body.
- Alleviates PMS symptoms
It will supply the body with the necessary nutrients for the natural production of hormones and reduction in the pain and discomfort associated with PMS.
- Increases the libido
Maca powder has a proven ability to enhance the sex drive in a natural way both in men and women.