Latin name: Lepidium meyenii
Also know as: Peruvian ginseng, maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, and ayak willku.
Maca root contains numerous amino acids and essential minerals, including potassium, selenium, magnesium, iron and calcium.
Maca root has been touted as Peruvian ginseng, although it is in no way related to ginseng. The comparison comes because maca plant and its root powder has a reputation for boosting strength and energy. It has been used in traditional medicine – which often uses natural herbs and nutrients to support health – in efforts to increase sexual desire and address sexual dysfunction.
For more than two thousand years, native Peruvians have used maca as food and medicine, to promote endurance and to improve energy, vitality, sexual virility and fertility. Inca warriors consumed maca before going into battle as they believed it rendered them fiercely strong by increasing their vitality and stamina.
Our Maca Root Extract 4:1 is all extract, so 1000mg is equal to 4000mg Maca Root Powder, taken 3 times a day is equivalent to 12,000mg. Our Maca Root Extract is not cooked, and it is not gelatinized. The gelatinized form of Maca is heated and all of the starch is removed.