Maca

Our Maca or “Peruvian ginseng” is a standardised extract that contains 0.6% glucosinolate, a molecule largely responsible for the plant’s stimulating properties. Maca is primarily recognised for its revitalising properties on the body. Dose: 100mg

Scientific evidence

Maca is a good source of vitamin C, plant-based iron and powerful antioxidants such as flavonoids and isothiocyanates. Many studies have shown great promise with regards its stimulating properties on the entire body. It has even been credited with aphrodisiac properties.

Good for

Combating anxiety, stress and improving overall health.

Found in

Maca is a plant that has been cultivated for centuries in Peru. It only grows in the high mountains at altitudes of over 3,500 metres which give it special properties. The Incas used it for its nutritional value in their food. In the Peruvian language, the name Maca means: cultivated at altitude (MA) and (CA) food that strengthens.

Maca also has a delicious taste of nuts and caramel and is widely used in cooking.

Benefits

Maca is what is called an adaptogenic plant. This a plant which is able to survive in extreme climate conditions. It is stimulating for the entire body.

Science in numbers

Alternative name

Peruvian Ginseng

Number of studies

113

Discovered in

1600