WHAT IS THE BEST MACA POWDER? Another adaptogenic herb? YES, maca is on the long list of adaptogenic herbs which helps the body naturally return balance and build resilience during times of stress. The three types of stress it can help with are emotional, physical and mental. The maca plant, known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii, is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng.
According to www.themacaexperts.com, Maca works in the endocannabinoid system of the brain and body. The main medicinal properties can be attributed to bio-active chemicals called macamides and macaenes. These metabolites are completely unique to maca and are responsible for most of its adaptogenic activity.