What is Black Maca?
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an edible plant native to Peru (also known as Peruvian ginseng) which is grown and freshly cooked as a root vegetable. If it’s dried, it can be consumed in a powder form, liquid or pill. It is a cruciferous vegetable and thus related to cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli and more.
Lots of history with this plant as it was used as traditional medicine and processed into flour for baking for culinary cuisine. Aside from its cuisine and traditional uses, maca also has some health benefits. If you are looking for a dash of energy, improved mood and an increased performance Renew Actives capsules is perfect for you because the Maca powder is in a safe vegetarian capsule for ease of taking, unlike maca powder or liquid which, can have a robust taste, when digested by itself.Balance your mind, mood and body, and boost your libido, too. It is all a winning combination. Click To Tweet
Did I get your attention with the last sentence? Good. Let’s highlight and get into the nutrition and benefits.
Nutrition (what’s in it?)
- Gelatinized Peruvian Black Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) Root 1000mg
- Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)
- Rice Flour
Maca Root Benefits
There is a range of potential benefits of maca root, including:
Increases libido and stamina
Many claims and speculation that question maca root power. Just a quick search through Twitter and Youtube and you’ll see a plethora of reviews stating that this plant supports stamina and libido. Now the big question is did I feel or notice a difference? The answer to that question is a profound yes! Why does Maca help boost stamina and libido? The probable reason behind this is Maca’s ability to stabilize blood sugar levels, which determines our energy levels. An older study in 2002 found that men who took 1.5 or 3 grams (g) of maca per day experienced increased libido compared to those who received a placebo. Maca plays an important role in maintaining adrenal health which further impacts your energy and mood positively.
Boosts energy and mood
A few studies have shown that maca can enhance your mood. It’s been associated with reduced anxiety and symptoms of depression, particularly in menopausal women. A pilot study in 2009 discovered that using maca extract for 14 days improved performance for male cyclists in a 40-kilometre time trial. Some athletes and bodybuilders use maca root as a supplement to increase energy and performance.
Maca contains plant compounds called flavonoids, which have been suggested to be at least partially responsible for these psychological benefits. I can attest to the findings that it improves your mood as I could tell the difference a few hours after taking the Maca and I believe it greatly improved my workouts at the gym (currently working out from home) because beyond improving my mood my energy levels were much better after taking the Maca.
It claims to help in building muscle, increasing strength, boost energy and improve exercise performance. I feel that these claims are precise after taking the Maca for myself.
I would highly recommend taking Black Maca as something to enhance your mood. An excellent boost of energy during your days, workouts in the gym and performance for the bedroom.