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Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract

Also Known As: Lepidium meyenii, Peruvian ginseng

Maca is a perennial plant native to the Andes of Peru.  Indigenous people have used the plant’s root for thousands of years to help with building the blood and preventing fatigue.  It has also been thought to enhance sexual performance and fertility.

Maca is used in health supplements today for sexual and reproductive health.


In the meantimes see the MedlinePlus entry for maca, the entry for maca, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for maca, this WebMD article on maca, or the entry for maca for more information.