Maca, the peruvian superfood

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    Origin of Maca root

    Maca(Lepidium meyenii walp) is a cruciferous vegetable that grows in the Peruvian Andes mainly on the heights of Junín (plateau bombom) between 13,000 and 15,000 feet (4100-4500 m), these extreme growing conditions favor the composition rich in nutrients and phytochemicals that make a super food.

    The part used is hipocolito that lies between the root and the stem and is therefore concentrating the best of the plant, its millennial long  consumption demonstrates its unparalleled health benefits and general welfare of its consumers.

    The maca root powder is an extraordinary food, an unequaled source of amino acids and it contains a complex of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Also contains an impressive collection of bio-active compounds, many of which, if not all, count for its numerous benefits such as glucosinolates, alkaloids and sterols. It has high nutritional value due to its proteins e.g. polypeptids that make 11% of the dry root. It also contains 10% calcium, and significative amounts of Magnesium and Potassium and other minerals such as iron, silicium, iodine, manganese, zinc, Sodium, Copper.

    The main vitamins found  are thiamin, riboflavin and ascorbic acid. Its carbohydrates come from the cellulose and the lignin (polyholosids).

    The quality of our products reflect  the complete organic process of maca root cultivation ; beginning with our growers in the highlands of Peru’s Valleys.


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    Traditional use of maca

    Traditionally, maca has been used to improve physical and mental endurance of the people of Andes, besides promoting fertility and overall health of those who consume the balancing the body positively from these traditional properties attributed to maca . The best scientific studies conducted to date, and our ancestral knowledge of their benefits make this safe for use.

    • It is suggested it restores mental and physical balance,
    • As an adjuvant to reduce stress 

    • Increases the body's own immunity,
    • Gives vitality and improves endurance in physical work and sports.

    Benefits of Maca

    The main benefit of maca is that of  an adaptogen , food that is going to balance our body according to the needs of each part, it acts mainly on the endocrine system,  balancing our hormonal levels and promoting our comprehensive health naturally by means of their main phytochemicals, an alkaloid called macaina 1,2,3 and 4, its other benefits studied and tested by the ancestral knowledge are due to the presence of sterols, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals in large quantities.

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    Many sexual problems are reported to decrease the sexual desire in both men and women. A systematic investigation, in which four clinical trials were compared, indicated that Maca has some positive effects, although more studies are needed. Animal studies with rats and mice indicate that Maca increases libido and moreover, it has been observed that after taking Maca androgens increase in rats. It is possible that the macamides and macaenos also influence sexual behavior, although this has not been scientifically proven.
    Animal studies suggest that Maca may increase fertility. The fertility-enhancing properties of maca are probably due to the phytosterols and phytoestrogens. Maca alkaloids would go against sterility and glucosinolates in Maca have antioxidant eliminating free radicals. In men, Maca increases sperm production and mobility of mature sperm in testicular tubes. Both the quality and quantity of sperm are important for male fertility. A clinical study with nine healthy men, orally administering Maca appeared to increase the volume of seminal fluid. In addition, the number of sperm count and motility, hormone levels (sex hormone) in blood serum were unchanged after taking Maca.

    Side effects and contraindications of maca

    It would seem that maca is perfectly safe when used orally, properly.

    Using when processed as gelatin, maca has been shown to be safe in apparently healthy adult males when administered orally up to 3 grams per day for 12 weeks of treatment, also after treatment for up to 4 months.

    The experimental animal study has shown that the use of maca during pregnancy does not adversely affect the products functions, and conversely prevents embryonic loss.

    It is speculated; popularly maca could have adverse effects on blood pressure.

    In a study performed (not indicate the sample size) blood pressure at 4 and 12 weeks of treatment with maca was evaluated, it was observed that both systolic and diastolic pressures decreased significantly with treatment compared with placebo. However, these results do not necessarily indicate that maca possesses an anti-hypertensive effect; it needs additional studies in this area.

    Moreover, to date there have been no reports that indicate that the use of maca as a food product has adverse reactions in healthy people. However, it has been found that in patients with metabolic syndrome, using maca rises diastolic blood pressure.

    Still, it is recommended that any consumption is previously naturally dried .

    In the literature i have found no reports about contraindications with the use of maca, and or possible drug interactions, however we need more clinical studies at different doses and at different treatment times to assert their safety, but their safe use is established by the traditional consumption spanning hundreds of years by the people of Junín.

           Instructions for use of maca          


    Ethno medical Use

    Traditionally, maca hypocotyl was not used fresh, they were naturally dried for consumption. For this,  fresh hypocotyls are exposed to sunlight for 4-6 days until dry, then they are stored in cold and dark room  until use.

    Dried hypocotyls 108.  can be stored for years for food purposes, hypocotyls are hydrated and boiled until they reach a smooth texture 109, the natives of the central Andes do not use fresh maca because it is considered harmful.

    It is characteristic of macas distinctive strong flavor that makes it unacceptable for many people, this is an important aspect in the diet. It is rich in sugars, proteins, starch and minerals. In many cases this peculiar flavor can be disguised by other components used in the preparation of juices during cooking or mixed

    The popular use of maca in the central Andes is more than 100 grams per day, equivalent to 1.4 g / kg 43.

    This is an important factor to consider in future studies.

    Recommended Use

    It is recommended to consume an average of 5 g per day of gelatinized maca powder capsules or tablets or 3 x 800 mg.

    The products on the market contain 500 mg of maca in a tablet or capsule, the dose ranges between 1500-3000 mg / day. It is important to note the type of  processing and type of maca extract, which could generate a difference from intestinal absorption and biological effect , expected at a certain concentration.

    However, maca, being considered a nutraceutical, does not require a prescription, and the demonstrated safety of maca is easy to use.

    It’s Still to be developed, and clinical studies to better standardize the extraction technique, the preparation of the final product, and the optimum dose to achieve the desired effect.

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    1. fernando says:

      Gracias por la informacion, muy completa sobre la maca

    2. mbang says:

      So many nutrients in one plant Its a good source of amino acids and it contains a complex of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Also contains an impressive collection of bio-active compounds, This is needed by the body

    3. Wilson Jake says:

      Wow, so perked with lots of benefits. The prices range isnt too much ,I just fear the shipping costs 🤔. Dont mind me, I am an economist

    4. Andres Caviedes says:

      It is a very detailed description of maca, which is worth having in our homes, it gives us multiple benefits and maca root is a multivitamin source, thanks for sharing this information.

    5. King says:

      I hope people with fertility problem get to read about this wonderful powder. It really beneficial for impotency and fertility problems.

    6. Janine Bocateja says:

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    8. Oyeyipo Oladele says:

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    9. Janelli S says:

      This is a good read. Do you know where I can buy Maca Seeds? I was hoping to plant them in my garden. Do they grow everywhere?

    10. Alex says:

      It is good that both Pros and cons are in the article. I helps a potential user like me know what I am in for if I am gonna buy this. It is perfect in a tropical country. Where do I find the seeds?

    11. Mark Janeo says:

      Maca is really a big help to men that lost their sexual libido. It’s organic and safe.

    12. Vanessa says:

      Maca sounds very impressive, not only like food but to help with sexual problems in men. I’d like to give some of that to my husband.

    13. Amanda Putri says:

      Sounds good for fertility issues. I think more people should read this article.

    14. Kendi says:

      I hope to get one in my local stores. The benefits are incredible.

    15. Maury Cheskes says:

      Thanks for distinguishing between processed maca, oral maca, and all the raw and gelatinized properties. This is a good guide for how to capitalize on the health benefits of maca rather than the side effects. Thanks for sharing.

    16. Fridah says:

      So many people suffering from sexual disorders. This is a great relief to know that there is a natural remedy available.

    17. Roy says:

      Maca has a plethora of benefits. My well being has improved since I started using it.

    18. Meg W says:

      Traditionally maca has been used for a lot of things. I had no idea it was so all-encompassing.

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    23. Teddy says:

      I always prefer natural products like maca. You can never go wrong with mother nature.

    24. Louis says:

      Maca sure is the Peruvian superfood. The health benefits associated with it are too many to list.

    25. Shantel says:

      I wish maca grew natively in my country. Thanks for making it available for purchase though.

    26. Anderson says:

      The good news is that maca has no known side effects. It is fit for everyone!!

    27. Storm says:

      I hope maca doesn’t cause any allergic reactions. I would very much like to try it.

    28. Sylvia says:

      I have heard so much about maca and its benefits. Thanks for the detailed look into its benefits to us 🙂

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