This is a powerful superfood traditionally used to enhance fertility and sex drive, but honestly it’s so much more.
It’s a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale and has a long history of medicinal use in Peru. It is the root that is the edible part and the fact that it is able to grow at high altitude gives it its strength and power when ingested by humans!
I use it for people who are under intense stress, or those enduring hardcore activites such as marathons or ironman competitions because it gives robust and lasting energy. It helps you to feel strong, grounded, and calm, and much more in control of life.
The plant itself has a very high frost tolerance, so it helps to maintain body temperature. This beautiful natural herb helps reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma, and fatigue and dissolves the patterns that are creating disease.
It contains a high level of anti- oxidants, relieving chronic fatigue syndrome by balancing the adrenal glands, which results in better energy levels. It is a fabulous hormone supporter too, and is known for improving fertility, in both men and women, as it contains so many minerals, including magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorous, selenium, and manganese. It also alleviates symptoms of the menopause due to the natural decline in oestrogen such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep issues, and irritability.
It contains omega 3 and plant extracts that can boost physical performance and helps the body to fight issues such as eczema and other skin complaints. It contains glucosinates which have anti-cancer properties and inhibit tumour growth and can be very helpful in the reduc- tion of an enlarged prostate.
Maca Root (Organic)
How much should you take?
Take with caution as maca can sometimes wipe people out if they are already exhausted. I would suggest half a teaspoon to begin with for one week, then increase to a maintenance dose of 1–2 teaspoons in smoothies. It is best not to take directly off the spoon as it can stick to the roof of your mouth and this isn’t too pleasant!
The Yummy Factor
Quite an earthy flavour, but palatable.
Do not take if you have thyroid issues because it contains goitrogens, substances that may interfere with the thyroid’s normal function.