So what is the deal with maca?
Maca root is becoming quite popular as a dietary supplement. It is classified as a “superfood” and boasts many health properties.
Maca, or Peruvian ginseng, is a plant that’s native to the Andes. It’s a root vegetable that’s oftentimes used as a medicinal herb. The root of the plant is what’s used.
Most maca is dried and oftentimes, pulverized into a powder for consumption.
It is rich in some essential vitamins like B6, C, and E. It also provides calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and amino acids, and is high in fibre.
Maca is also very high in protein, making it a great plant protein source for those who may not eat meat or just need an extra boost.
Women can use maca to combat the effects of menopause. According to research, taking maca while one is going through menopause can decrease such symptoms as hot flashes and night sweats. It is also particularly good for women because it helps to increase bone density, making it beneficial to those who have a family history of osteoporosis.
Maca may also help to balance one’s hormones, through which will also help improve acne and balance mood.
At Georgian Health Foods, we carry several brands of maca. Come in and talk to our staff to determine if maca is right for you.