The Benefits of Maca Root (Lepidium Meyenii)

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a nutritious plant that grows in the high altitudes of the Andes mountains of central Peru, whose root is harvested for its beneficial properties. Maca root is known for having a number of beneficial properties such as boosting mood, mental focus, energy, and libido. The roots are highly nutritious, with a strong earthy flavor.

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May 04, 2021
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What is Maca Root Powder?

Maca Root, otherwise known as Lepidium Meyenii, and sometimes referred to as Peruvian Ginseng grows mainly in the Andes of Central Peru in harsh conditions and very high altitudes (13,000+ ft to be exact) is considered to be a very valuable vegetable.

Did you say… vegetable?

Yes - Maca is related to cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and kale.

The most edible part of the plant is the root, which is generally dried and crushed into powder, where it's consumed as Maca tea, or as a capsule or liquid Maca extract.

Some benefits of using Maca Root Powder may include:

  • Boosting energy and endurance
  • Mood improvement
  • Increase in libido
  • Helps aid in learning & memory
  • Aiding with hormone balance

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How to use Maca Powder?

Because the taste is described as ‘nutty’, earthy, or even ‘butterscotch like’, this makes it easy to experiment with.

Some common ways to consume Maca powder is to add it to smoothies, oatmeal, or other sweet treats

Serving size is usually around 5 grams (1 tablespoon) or less - and should be taken once a day on a consistent basis.

Like any other supplement - it could take up to 30 days to feel a difference in libido, mood, or overall energy levels.

Maca Root and Kratom

Maca Powder should not affect your Kratom serving - so they can be taken together, if desired.

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