Vitaminfood & Maca

Vitaminfood & Maca


Maca is a unique ingredient in Vitaminfood shakes that has also been a recent buzz for its health benefits.

What does maca look like? Like radishes- red, black and yellow radishes with an earthy taste.  The black maca however seems to have the most beneficial value of the three.

Origin and characteristics of Maca.

Maca root is extensively nutritious with 12g protein (five times more than potatoes) and a variety of minerals. The minerals in abundance are iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, iodine and calcium. In addition to the minerals, maca contains Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3 and B6.

Originating in the cold Andes Mountains at heights of 4 000m / 13 000ft, this secret ingredient boasts up to 3 000 years of medical relief for the native Andeans of the Peruvian region. It has been used as a staple for the communities there.

In the Peruvian region and all over the world, the vegetable is widely known and used for its benefits in sexual rejuvenation and general energy increase. These two are just the tip of the iceberg, there is much more on the benefits of maca including the following:


  1. Boosts Energy Levels

Maca is a known adaptogenic vegetable. 

Meaning that it helps in dealing with stress and anxiety. Like other adaptogens, Maca has the unique ability to create special effects depending on your bodies’ chemical, physical or biological needs. 

Maca deals with whatever stressors and stress symptoms you may be having and effectively keeps them away. 

Do you need a diet to ensure your mood is good and that it remains good every day? Vitaminfood is here for you.

Need something to chase off your anxiety, that argument you had or work pressure? Vitaminfood is here for you.

  1. Rejuvenation of sex drive and improved fertility.

Ancient spices have always been famed for sexual health and fertility, but with Maca, the magic is yet to be unraveled. With no recorded increase in hormones testosterone and estrogen, Maca still heightens the sexual desire, erections and stamina.

Studies with Maca supplements have also reported an increase in sperm count and sperm motility in men qualifying it as an aphrodisiac.


  1. Ease of menstrual complaints

Decline in estrogen as a result of menstrual periods permanently ceasing can bring about great discomfort.

Symptoms of menopause include mood swings, chills, night sweats, vaginal dryness, irritability and reduced libido. 

Maca reduces the effects of the decrease in estrogen. This reduces the manifestation of the symptoms and gives more comfort in the transition.

  1. Increase appetite and weight gain.

Bodybuilders and sportsmen might be more familiar with Maca root powder in this respect. Maca promotes muscle gain and increases appetite.

Maca has also been linked to increased exercise performance because of its energy-boosting properties. Some athletes even claim that it can increase ones effectiveness in endurance training especially for those not on placebo.

A very helpful diet with extra protein, energy boost and muscle gain supplement.


  1. Good for the skin

This only applies if applied to the skin and not when eaten.

Maca applied on the skin prevents damage by ultra-violet radiation and sunburns. Though it cannot be compared to sunscreen, Maca can help take care of your skin.


  1. Strengthens fragile bones and teeth

Scientist Yong-zhong Zhang established that Maca is an effective treatment for osteoporosis; bone thinning, which also affects many post-menopause women. 

Maca is a cheaper and better alternative to certain traditional treatments. It makes the bones stronger and reduces risks for bone ailments with its high mineral and calcium content.

  1. Improved learning ability and memory

Maca boosts focus and reduces stress. These are both brain stimulating traits that aid in learning and improve memory. 

In Peru, Maca has been linked with better learning among the children

  1. Reduces prostate size.

Enlarged prostate is a common problem among aging men. This condition, medically referred to as prostatic hyperplasia, is believed to be caused by hormonal imbalance with aging.

Maca is claimed to act on the androgen receptors thereby controlling the hormonal perception. Taking maca can help one regulate the growth of the prostate and maintain a normal sex life.


  1. Hormonal balance.

Maca nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in the brain. These are the control centers for glands, the endocrine glands- adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands.

Maintaining the master gland and the hypothalamus in check ensures that all the other glands remain in check. Maca controls hormonal balance by stimulating the functioning of the “masters”.


  1. Powerful antioxidant.

Maca is a natural antioxidant helping the body to detoxify free radicals.

Free radicals are linked to several chronic human diseases. Maca root powder prevents the body against such effects of bad cholesterol and improves the body’s tolerance to glucose.


 Why we chose Maca:

Maca yet again proves to be an ingredient whose worth matches the efforts of obtaining it. Vitaminfood delivers the benefits of this hand-picked gem in all its shakes.

While many sources disregard it for its taste and smell, at Vitaminfood, we can not overlook its benefits. Therefore we have provided a great way to claim the benefits of Maca with no aesthetic hindrance in terms of taste or smell.

With our maca ingredient, we help you boost your mood and energy, improve your bedroom experience, detoxify and improve learning capacity.

Grab a package for youself and rip the health benefits of Maca.