Longevity Maca brings equilibrium to the body, reducing stress, normalizing blood pressure and restoring energy levels.
For thousands of years, the Indians of South America thought of Maca (lepidium peruvianum chacon) as a sacred plant. Full of nutrients from mineral rich soil, this turnip shaped tuber is found high in the Andes where no other plant food can grow.
Though the Incas used Maca chiefly for its nutritional value, its dried roots are rich in essential amino acids and proteins, the Conquistadors discovered "more valuable" uses for it and demanded their tribute from the Indians in the form of tonnes of Maca rather than gold. For though the word wasn't in their vocabulary, they discovered that Maca was a powerful Adaptogen.
Adaptogens are plant substances capable of balancing and normalizing many of the body's systems, thus they can reduce stress, harmonize vitality and enhance resistance to disease. They can quiet the hyperactive and boost the energy levels of the chronically fatigued. They also balance blood sugar and balance hormones in both men and women, to virtually eliminate the unpleasant symptoms of PMS, menopause, post-menopause and other related conditions.
A powerful Adaptogen like Maca can raise low blood pressure or lower high blood pressure, and can help to: