If you have heard about Maca, probably the first thing you read was how it enhances the male libido, improves sexual performance and sperm quality which is all good (obviously) but it does have other benefits.
Maca is a peruvian root which is rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, b vitamins and vitamin c. It has been used in Peru for many years but only recently became more widely used around the world.
It is unique as it is also an adaptogen, which means it can help the body in regulating stress which is always a good thing in this fast paced world.
Some More Benefits of Maca for Men
Natural Muscle Building
Improved Energy and Stamina
Increased Sperm Count
Improved Mental Focus and Memory
I prefer to buy maca in the powder form personally as it is easier to digest. People generally use this in smoothies, drinks, desserts and so on. It is said to have a nutty/malt taste so dependent on your preference can be a good thing!
Let's see a simple post workout/protein drink.
Maca Protein Shake
1 scoop of protein powder (I prefer the vegan protein powder without whey/additives for my fellow lactose intolerant people)
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (can use regular milk if you prefer)
One teaspoon of powdered maca
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.
I buy my protein powder and maca on amazon and where possible try to buy the organic ones.