Maca is a herbaceous plant native to the Andes of Peru and Bolivia, where it is much cultivated for its nutritional qualities as its fame Holding its roots have properties that enhance fertility and improve libido.
The Andean maca it’s recommended for women before and during the menopause because of its hormones balancing effect. Hormonal disorders cause unpleasant symptoms for women and can be improved or reversed by using regulary this Andean maca. Thus, its conssumption may set us free from intaking harmful or risky hormonal chemicals.
The Andean maca has also demonstrated its efficiency in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This disease that can affect both genders, is especially harmful for women who have to face pregnancy and lactation.
Osteoporosis usually appears in women during menopause stage: the lower production of estrogen slows down the absorption of calcium by the bone marrow. The high content of calcium in the Andean maca, one of the plants
with highest content of this mineral in the world, it’s used to prevent and to fight this decalcification of the bones.
Troubled fertility is another problem that maca can help us to avoid. In the adverse weather conditions of the Andes and its altitude. A decrease fertility in both men and women.
The Incas already offered the Andean maca to their cattle to facilitate their reproduction, while they fed themselves with it.