Maca is a Peruvian root vegetable touted for its hormone balancing effects, particularly for women. Maca has traditionally been used to boost fertility, as well as aid in menopause discomfort. In addition, maca is known to help boost energy and provide physical improvement while exercising, and its ability to improve production and distribution of glutathione (the body's master antioxidant) can help with delaying onset of fatigue.
Particularly relevant to New Zealand, maca root can also prevent damage to the skin caused by UV rays and may aid in healing damage already done. With its delicious caramelly taste alongside these many health benefits, there's not much not to love about maca!