If you're new to the world of superfoods, it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the information out there to say the least. There is so much to choose from, and there always seems to be that one superfood that's in vogue one moment only to be forgotten one month later. Maca is not one of those superfoods. Maca root has stood the test of time (we're talking some odd 2,000 years of use) and is truly one of the most beneficial and potent superfoods with tangible, proven health benefits. You may know about maca's energy, hormone, and libido-boosting properties, but there are several others that deserve some attention! Today we aim to shed some light on 5 health benefits you may not already know about maca root, aka "Peruvian Ginseng". 

1. Potent Nutrition

Aside from being medicinal, maca is a highly nutritious food awash with B vitamins, as well as Vitamins C and E. It also provides plenty of calcium and phosphorous for strong bones, zinc for immunity, iron for healthy blood cell formation, magnesium for smooth digestion and healthy muscles, and amino acids to build protein.

2. Brain Booster 

Maca is known to energize the body in a sustainable and holistic way, but when we think body we don't always think of the brain. Maca has been shown to help increase brain energy too - which means more mental clarity and a heightened ability to focus.

3. Adaptogenic  Power 

Maca is classified as an adaptogen, meaning it works within the body to help bring strength and vitality to all systems and organs, and aids in the body's ability to maintain balance during times of stress. Adaptogens support the immune system by building the body's defenses. While we might not have to endure the same level of external stress as our ancestors, most of us certainly deal with a great deal of stress related to life's numerous responsibilities and pressures. Adaptogens help with that too!

4. Beautiful Skin

Maca helps to bring balance to the hormonal system, which means great things for the appearance of the skin. Anyone with cyclical and/or stubborn skin flare ups can attest to how annoying and frustrating (even downright devastating!) those can be. Maca helps to regulate the body's endocrine system so that levels of hormones (we're lookign at you estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) can stay more balanced. This is great for the skin, and also literally everything else. 

5. Strong Bones and Teeth

Maca is a great source of plant-based, non-acidifying calcium, which makes it a great bone building superfood as well. Adding a dose to your superfood smoothie in the morning is a great way to show those bones a little extra love! 

Looking for the best maca product? Our Maca Matrix by Veggimins is an incredible combination of not just 1, but 4 different varieties of maca, so you can be assured you're getting a very well-rounded array of nutrition and medicinal benefits. We've combined beige maca with red maca, black maca, and starch-free gelatinized maca (even more bioavailable) for a uniquely powerful maca supplement with a delightfully fresh, malty-sweet taste.