Maca into the category of dietary supplements and natural 100% vegetable, rich in nutrients.
They use the tuber (the root), dried, and closes it contains 11% protein.
In maca we discover various minerals and to be more precise, 31 kinds of minerals, cite only the most famous, such as magnesium and potassium, calcium and silicon in quantity, iron, iodine, manganese, zinc and copper. This shows that maca is a complement of more nutritious and essential for the proper functioning of our body.
Maca also contains amino acids, carbohydrates and fiber.
Maca also contains vitamin C, vitamin E and especially vitamin B complex, Vitamin B1 (or thiamine) that helps the body to perform the transformation of carbohydrates into energy to power the system nerve and muscle. This vitamin also promotes the degradation of pyruvic acid, toxic to the nervous system. It was also demonstrated that a deficiency of vitamin B1 in our body triggers beriberi (causing heart failure and neurological disorders). It also contains vitamin B2, B6, B12.
Medicinally, maca contains tannins, saponins and alkaloids (macamides, and macaenes). Maca also contains glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, which give it its aphrodisiac and tonic, improving overall body functions. Its beneficial properties are found only in the root.
Vitamin B1 (functioning of the heart, muscles, nervous system)
Vitamin B2 (growth, production of red blood cells, transformation of carbohydrates into energy)
Vitamin C (Antioxidant, redox against the aging phenomena)
calcium, bismuth, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, iron, manganese, selenium, magnesium
Amino Acids :
Serine, Histidine, Glycine, Threonine, Alanine, Arginine, Tyronsine, Phenylalanine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, OH-proline, Phyto-Sterols, brassicasterol, ergosterol, campesterol, Ergostadienol, Sitosterol