All Bullet & Bone products contain high quality Maca Root Extract, but what is Maca and why can it help deliver better results for sportsmen?
Maca root grows in the mountains of Peru at high altitudes of 7,000 to 11,000 feet, making it the highest altitude growing plant in the world. Maca is a radish-like root vegetable that is related to the potato family, and is tuberous and spherical in form. The root itself is about three to six centimeters across and 4.7 centimeters in length. There are four recognized types of Maca Root based on the color of the root. Root color varies from creamy yellow or light pink to dark purple or black.
Chemically Maca root contains significant amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates, and minerals including calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E. Peruvian Maca also includes a number of glycosides.
Traditionally, Maca has been used for a variety purposes, which can differ for men and women. Men have used it to enhance fertility and sexual function finding that it significantly boosts libido and sex drive, but (possibly?) more importantly for sportsmen, it has been found to increase energy, stamina and the feeling of general well-being. In fact, recently Maca has been used as an excellent alternative to anabolic steroids among athletes seeking muscle hypertrophy. Unlike many other energy – and muscle – boosting substances, such as anabolic steroids, Maca contains no chemicals that interfere with or over-activate normal endocrine function.