Maca or Lepidium meyenii is an important food in the mountainous areas of Peru. It grows around 4000 m above sea level. m. and it is extremely adapted to the harsh conditions there. It stores valuable substances in the root and some being completely unique.
Historically, Maca belongs to the diet of Peruvians due to its many vitamins, high protein content (almost 30%) and fibre content (almost 30%). Carbohydrates are also present in the Maca. The Indians have consumed Maca since ancient times and it helped them survive in the areas poor in fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins.
However, the best-known benefits of Maca currently concern human sexuality.
This also corresponds to the designation of Maca as sexual herb of the Incas; or the modern nickname natural Viagra. It is also popular with women who are going through menopause. As an adaptogen, it can balance hormonal changes in the body during a sometimes difficult period of transition and alleviate the associated psychological symptoms.
This is the benefit of adaptogens: they help the body adapt to stressful situations. Maca is one of the most important of them. The Maca contains vitamins that support immunity (vitamin C), but also, for example, the important antioxidant vitamin E and vitamins B necessary for metabolism. Among the minerals we can mention copper and iron.
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Maca from Harmony is Life®
Maca’s impressive history, its unique composition and richness of active ingredients are a strong reason for the inclusion of Maca in the Harmony is Life® offer.