Maca root powder

The maca plant, known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii,is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng.It mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru,in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes — above 13,000 feet (4,000 meters).Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and therefore related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru (1Trusted Source).The main edible part of the plant is the root, which grows underground. It exists in several colors, ranging from white to black.Maca root is generally dried and consumed in powder form, but it’s also available in capsules and as a liquid extract.
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The maca plant, known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii,is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng.It mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru,in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes — above 13,000 feet (4,000 meters).Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and therefore related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru (1Trusted Source).The main edible part of the plant is the root, which grows underground. It exists in several colors, ranging from white to black.Maca root is generally dried and consumed in powder form, but it’s also available in capsules and as a liquid extract.

The taste of maca root powder, which some people dislike, has been described as earthy and nutty. Many people add it to their smoothies, oatmeal and sweet treats.It’s worth noting that research on maca is still in its early stages.Many of the studies are small, done in animals and/or sponsored by companies that produce or sell maca.

1. It’s Highly Nutritious

Maca root powder is very nutritious, and is a great source of several important vitamins and minerals.

One ounce (28 grams) of maca root powder contains:

    Calories: 91

    Carbs: 20 grams

    Protein: 4 grams

    Fiber: 2 grams

    Fat: 1 gram

    Vitamin C: 133% of the RDI

    Copper: 85% of the RDI

    Iron: 23% of the RDI

    Potassium: 16% of the RDI

    Vitamin B6: 15% of the RDI

    Manganese: 10% of the RDI

2. It Increases Libido in Men and Women

Reduced sexual desire is a common problem among adults.

Consequently, interest in herbs and plants that naturally boost libido is great.

Maca has been heavily marketed as being effective at improving sexual desire, and this claim is backed by research (5Trusted Source).

A review from 2010 that included four randomized clinical studies with a total of 131 participants found evidence that maca improves sexual desire after at least six weeks of ingestion

Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
CAS NO519-02-8
SynonymsLepidium meyenii Walp, Maca root powder, Maca root extract, extract of maca root
FormulaC15H24N2O
Molecular Weight248.36
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