If you have heard about Maca, probably the first thing you read was how it enhances male libido, improves sexual performance and sperm quality which is all good (obviously) but it does have a few other benefits.
What is Maca?
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.
More Benefits of Maca for Men
- Healthy Testosterone
- Natural Muscle Building
- Improved Energy and Stamina
- Stronger Bones
- Increased Sperm Count
- Improved Mental Focus and Memory
I prefer to buy Maca in powder form personally, as it is easier to digest. People generally use the powder in smoothies, drinks, desserts and so on. It is said to have a nutty/malty, taste so dependent on your preference, it can be a good thing!
Here’s a simple post-workout/protein drink.
Maca Protein Shake Recipe
- Take 1 scoop of protein powder (I prefer the vegan protein powder without whey/additives for fellow lactose-intolerant people)
- Mix with 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (can use regular milk if you prefer)
- Put in 2 chopped dates
- And add 1 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, where possible try to buy the organic varieties. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DCB88QJ/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&aaxitk=NT7j.JUx0GPcp3xITC3mZQ&hsa_cr_id=4585566270702&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_mcd_asin_0