Maca root powder is very nutritious, and is a great source of several important vitamins and minerals. The powder comes from a plant native to Peru, and is a cruciferous vegetable and therefore related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru. Maca root has traditionally been used to enhance fertility and sex drive. It's also very effective in improving energy and stamina, making it an invaluable supplement for sports and bodybuilding.