Maca is a root native to the Andean plateaus of Peru that’s part of the cruciferous family (think broccoli or cabbage). Today it’s used nutritionally and as a supplement in powder or capsule form, often as an adaptogen (something that helps the body adapt to and manage stress) and an overall energy and vitality booster
The rarest type, Black maca, is now quickly gaining popularity because of its many health-boosting properties, as well as the fact that it’s hardest to come by.
Black maca, it’s easy to do: You can pop the maca powder into a smoothie, sprinkle it on your yogurt, or add a few teaspoons to your favorite baked good recipe.
Black maca is chock-full of the good stuff. It’s got essential nutrients, including amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc,
Maca may improve your mental well-being and mood by reducing depression and anxiety, especially in women. It has been help to increase strength, boost energy and improve exercise performance