Maca is a rain forest herb and has long been used in the Peruvian diet. The root can be dried and made into a powder, which is the way it tends to be most commonly used in New Zealand. Maca is good for improving energy, performance, and libido in both males and females. It can also help support healthy immunity, and can be useful for anaemia, fatigue, impotence, and menstrual or menopausal issues. Maca is a good source of plant-based protein, B vitamins, including some B12, vitamins C and E, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc.
Power of Nature has a vegan-friendly, plant-based protein shake mix that includes not only maca but also turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties, and chai for natural flavour. You can use it on it's own by just adding water or plant-based milk, or add it to your smoothies, to help support muscle and tissue growth and repair, and nutritional support, particularly for vegans, as it is a good source of iron-rich plant-based protein containing all nine essential amino acids.