Maca, sometimes called Peruvian ginseng, is a plant of the brassicaceae family (the turnip family...) that grows at altitude (around 4000 meters in the Peruvian Andes.
Very rich in calcium and potassium but quite low in sodium, it contains many essential trace elements: iron, iodine, copper, manganese, zinc as well as fatty acids and 19 important amino acids.
This plant, considered sacred by the Incas, was used in ancient times to strengthen virility and facilitate fertility. This powerful aphrodisiac for both men and women greatly increases libido and sexual desire. In association with tribulus terrestris, it promotes fertility. With ginseng, it effectively fights against lack of desire and frigidity.
It is recommended by many specialists, associated with spirulina to soothe painful periods and menstrual disorders in general as well as to decrease the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes...)
Associated with guarana, it promotes concentration, helps maintain memory...
It is a general tonic, which restores energy and vitality especially in periods of great fatigue (intensive sport, examinations, convalescence ...) and thus helps the body to withstand stress.
Practitioners, naturopaths or herbalists have very mixed opinions on the doses to use! The average dosage of 1 to 1.5 grams per day in two or three intakes, do not practice cures too long or uninterrupted. It is strongly advised to suspend consumption at least one week out of four.
There does not appear to be a known contraindication to this product, but it seems preferable not to use it in case of heart weakness or high blood pressure.