Maca is a plant that’s native to Peru. It’s part of the radish family and, perhaps surprisingly, smells like butterscotch. It has potent medicinal properties. Typically, the root of the plant is ground into a fine powder and then used as a supplement in health products. This compound can also be added to create fermented drinks.
Why Maca Root?
Maca root offers diverse purported health benefits, both for humans and for livestock. For instance, the root shows promise in treating conditions such as anemia, CFS, osteoporosis, depression, stomach cancer, leukemia, sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressants, and HIV/AIDs. More research is needed, of course. However, both anecdotes and short term trials suggest that maca root may be a powerful and underused resource.
In addition, maca seems to be able to enhance energy, stamina, athletic performance, and memory; improve fertility (at least in livestock); increase sexual arousal; and lessen erectile dysfunction. It may also have positive effects on the immune system, although the biochemistry underlying all of these changes needs to be clarified and documented in clinical trials.
How Do You Obtain Maca Root?
Maca root can be made into a powder, cooked in a soup, baked, roasted, or made into a fermented drink. You can also obtain an adequate amount through Xjus supplementation. Taken in conjunction with the other ingredients in Xjus, maca root may play a key role in wellness and vitality.