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Maca root is a South American vegetable in the same family as the common radish. The curative properties of the plant have been valued for centuries, and today its benefits are being noticed in North America and Western Europe. Maca root comes in a range of colors including gold, blue, and green and is usually found on health store shelves as a powder.

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1. Vital Vitamins and Minerals

Maca root is high in vitamin B1 and provides valuable B6 and B2 as well. It is also a welcome source of vitamins C and E. Furthermore, one ounce of maca contains four grams of protein and can top up the body's stores of zinc, iron, and magnesium. It can help relieve fatigue and reenergize the body.

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