Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenii
Components: Maca powder is made from the ground rectangular/pear shaped roots of the maca plant, a Peruvian botanical that thrives high in the mountains.
Overview: This root is known for its energy-boosting qualities and reproductive health benefits. Additionally, it contains essential vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy. Maca may also help improve mood, lower blood pressure, improve mental processes, and even boost the antioxidant count in your body, helping you fight off free radicals.
Uses: This versatile powder is often used in baking, smoothies, syrups and even liquor to add a health boost to your diet. If supplements are more your style, simply encapsulate the powder and take with water.