Maca: Superfood for Energy, Stamina and Libido

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Maca: Superfood for Energy, Stamina and Libido

Thanks to the efforts of a single Peruvian researcher, a neglected and little known ancient plant was saved from certain extinction about 50 years ago.  Today that resurrected root is considered a superfood that improves energy, stamina and libido, and can help menopausal women balance their hormones naturally.

Maca is a root vegetable (belonging to the Brassica family) that has been cultivated in the Peruvian Andes for over 2,600 years.  Growing at about 10,000 feet above sea level, it is the highest altitude crop in the world.

Back from the brink, maca is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as a result of the research ofGloria Chacon de Popovici, Ph.D., a Peruvian biologist, who conducted studies beginning in the 1960’s showing that maca increases fertility in rats, dogs, guinea pigs, rams, cows and humans.

Among traditional peoples in Peru, maca has long been treasured for it aphrodisiac qualities.  Modern…

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