The highest cultivated vegetable crop on the planet, Maca is a root vegetable that is grown at altitudes of over 10,000 feet above sea level in the harsh terrain of the upper Peruvian Andes.
In traditional Andean culture, Maca has long been used as a source of energy and to help maintain optimum stamina levels - hence its nickname of ‘Peruvian ginseng.' It may also contribute to a healthy male sexual function.
Maca has a high nutritional content. Proteins make up around 11% of dry Maca root. Calcium makes up 10% of Maca’s mineral count - which also includes potassium, magnesium, iron, silica, and traces of iodine. Vitamins found in Maca comprise thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C. Maca is also a source of two alkaloids (Lepidiline A and B), plant sterols (?-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol) and some other actives.
3-6 capsules per day before food.
500mg Pure powdered Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) root. Capsule shell: vegetable cellulose.
Common names: Maca, Peruvian Ginseng, Ayak cichira, Ayuk willku, Maca-maca, Mace, Maino, Maka, Peppergrass.