Maca

Maca also known as ‘Peruvian Ginseng’ is a cruciferous plant, part of the Brassicaceae family, and has been used for centuries as an energiser or ‘tonic’ food. More recently Maca has been recognised as being a powerful nutritious ‘adaptogen’ known to be helpful in improving the body’s resistance at times of stress and fatigue, helping to balance mood. Demanding lifestyles and training regimes can benefit from a diverse range of antioxidant phytochemicals (plant nutrients). Health benefits attributed to Maca are thought to be due to the content of phytonutrients including macamides, glucosinolates, and plant sterols. We have selected Organic Maca from South America as a pivotal ingredient in our blends for its rich tradition as a therapeutic and nutritional powerhouse. Ongoing phytochemical research continues to highlight Maca’s health giving properties.

For more information:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12236688“, “http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12236688