Maca's first recorded use was by Spaniards in the 16th century and but was used by indigenous healers of the Andes mountains long before this time.
Maca is a true adaptogen (enables the body to enhance its power of resistance and adapt to external conditions). Mava works with the body's natural rhythm to rebuild weak immune systems and to increase endurance. Maca has been known to increase energy and stamina, improve sexual function in men and women (often called "herbal viagra"), reduce hormonal dysfunction during menopause, regulate hormonal imbalance, and enhance mental ability. It's anticarcinogenic, contains potent antioxidants, and even helps build muscle.
Maca makes a great nutrient-packed add-in for smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, and many other recipes.