Maca contains a lot of minerals that have a positive effect on the human body - vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, sodium and iodine. It is rich in amino acids, tannins, proteins and fibre.
They handle a wide range of ailments and diseases - from infertility to support in the treatment of cancer.
There are 3 types of Maca, each with slightly different effects:
Red maca strengthens bones, has a positive effect on fertility and sexual performance and counteracts tumour growth.
Black maca improves memory and concentration, enhances fertility and libido, improves sperm quality and makes you sleep better.
Yellow maca is a natural aphrodisiac for both men and women, combats the symptoms of menopause, supplies energy and acts as an antidepressant.
Maca requires specific conditions to grow, so it is not suitable for cultivation in Europe.
Maca can be taken raw, baked or as a Maca ‘chicha’ drink.
In Europe, we most often get Maca in the form of powder, which can be stored for up to 7 years. The powder can be mixed in water or added to juices and smoothies.
Capsules are also a popular and convenient way to get your Maca fix!