Has anyone taken MACA for parkinsons ..
. If any food deserves the label ‘superfood’ then it is Maca. This nutritional powerhouse contains high levels of amino acids – including L’arginine, Calcium makes up 10% of maca’s mineral count -which also includes magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphates, silica, and traces of iodine. Vitamins found in Maca include thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C.
Maca is also a source of two alkaloids (Lepidiline A and B), plant sterols (β-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol) and some important novel compounds which require further analysis –
Ongoing research will undoubtedly confirm many more of the historical uses of this incredible vegetable crop – proof if any were needed that food is medicine. Until then, the good news is that Maca is completely safe, and to many people around the world who have used it to help to resolve many personal but highly important problems - it is already worth more than gold.
As an additional benefit to both men and women, Maca can also help to combat fatigue and improve mood – probably due to the fact that it contains Monoamineoxidase inhibitors , which are already used in psychiatry for the treatment of depressive disorders and in neurology in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Maca has also been shown to contain nine types of glucosinolates, important antioxidants that are also present in other cruciferous crops – but staggeringly the levels found in fresh Maca are approximately 100 x those of other crops such as cabbage and broccoli!