Maca (LepidiumMeyenii) has tonic effects on Biochemical functioning of the human body. Its main effects will improve all of the glands and hormones that are secreted and that control important processes such as fertility, sexual function, digestion and physiological processes in the nervous system and energy levels.
Maca is also adaptogen, meaning it increases the body’s ability to defend against physical and mental weakening, and potential diseases.
Maka contains phytochemicals, flavonoids, glycosides and isothiocyanate showing antioxidant effect. It also contains large amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates, minerals, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E.
This plant increases resistance to stress and fatigue and does not show any toxic effects. It is great for athletes seeking muscle hypertrophy. Unlike many other substances to increase muscle, Maca contains no chemicals. It also helps in the process of recovery from muscle fatigue after strenuous physical activity.
Due to its excellent health benefits, maca effects can enhance fertility. Initial analysis indicated that the effects on fertility are a result of glucosinolates.
Maca, with its daily usage, helps woman relieve the symptoms of PMS and menopause, reduce hot flashes and night sweats, normalizes sleeping time and reduces stress.
Maca has positive effects on menopausal symptoms showed a 2008 study conducted in Australia and published in the journal “Menopause”. Fourteen postmenopausal women felt free from anxiety, mental confusion, reduced the function memory, depression and sexual dysfunction when they used maca.
Maca also act as anti-stress. Maca extract showed a reduction in stress in experiment done on rats. It also eliminates free fatty acids in plasma produced by stress.
Also isothiocyanate extract have antioxidant effects.