This makes Maca a powerful healer with many benefits able to support and rejuvenate, tired adrenal glands eventually resulting in much greater energy, stamina, clarity of mind and spirit, greater intellectual energy, and the ability to handle stress easier.
Helps the body adapt to a variety of physiological, biochemical and psychological stress. Since stress can lead to fatigue and impaired mental and physical function, consuming Maca can improve the body's response to stress.
Research has revealed that Maca works to boost the overall physical functioning of the body, such as immune system, as well as to lift mood. Being the perfect food to take in autumn when many people start to feel depressed and with lack of energy, losing lots of hair, reduced concentration, etc…
Maca is considered to be very beneficial for hormone balancing, endocrine and thyroid function enhancement. These benefits are most likely related to its high content of amino acids. Important to remember that hormones are constructed of amino acids and cholesterol.
Doctor in Traditional Chinese Medicine by Southwest Medical University, China. Licensed Acupuncturist (N.0500096) and Phytotherapist (N.0400028) by the Portuguese Health Ministry. Post-Graduated in Health Sciences at Oporto University, Portugal
According to an article published in 2012 in "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” how maca is prepared may determine the benefits derived from it. Traditionally, maca is dried and boiled before being consumed.
Shiitake, whose scientific name is Lentinula edodes, is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, being the second most consumed edible mushroom in the world. Its name have Japanese origins, the tree similar to oak is called Shii and take means mushroom in Japanese.
One other important note is that scientists have also discovered that due to Maca’s nutritional value, the food has the ability to regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women for optimal function. One of the very great things about Maca root is that it is not "gender specific” and works equally well for both men and women.