Maca Root is a root grown in Peru and is similar to a radish. It is also known as Lepidium Meyenil. You can buy it in either as a pill or a powder, it can be easily added to your morning smoothie for an extra boost. So why Maca Root? Traditionally Maca Root is for medicine with so many possible benefits. Since it is not regulated by the FDA all claims are possible but not verified but so are fish oil pills. My theory if it doesn't hurt you and it is natural why not try it. I have been using Maca Root for a few years and I went off my "diet" for a bit and did find my energy levels drop so I believe it is helping me.
Helps with tired blood/Anemia
Fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Enhance Energy and Stamina
Balance Hormones in women during Mensuration and Menopause
Support bone health for those suffering Osteoporosis
Helps with Depression
May prevent Stomach Cancer
Help with Leukemia
Boost Immune System
May even help with ED or other Sexual Dysfunctions
You can find maca at superorganicfoods.com, Whole Foods, Luckys Market even GNC.