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Alternative Names

Ayuk Willku, Ayak Chichira, Ginseng Péruvien, Ginseng Andin, Maca Péruvien, Maca Maca, Maka, Maino, Peruvian Maca, Peruvian Ginseng

Scientific Name

Lepidium Meyenii

Why Do People Use Maca?

The oral preparations of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), like maca powder, are used for female menstrual irregularities and hormone imbalance, menopause symptoms, enhancing fertility, depression, osteoporosis, leukemia, stomach cancer, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, as an aphrodisiac, impotence and also as an immunostimulant. In Food Items - In various food items, maca is roasted or baked, eaten, is used for making a fermented drink and is prepared as a soup.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Oral consumption of maca in food items is considered safe. However, appropriate and short term consumption of maca is also thought to be safe. Maca powder appears to be safe when utilized in a dosage of up to 3 grams every day for consecutively 12 weeks. Avoid in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - The medicinal use of maca powder should be avoided by breastfeeding and pregnant females as there is lack of authentic information available in this regard.

How Effective Is Maca?

Maca powder is consider safe for following condition(s): Sexual desire - Orally consumed maca powder, in an amount of 1.5 - 3 grams every day, may increase libido in males. However, there is less authentic and unreliable information available to rate the effectiveness of maca herb powder for other purposes.

How Maca Works?

The most effective part of Lepidium meyenii is its root. Dried roots of maca consist of 10.2% protein, 59% carbohydrates, 2.2% lipids and also there is sufficient amout of fiber in a quantity of 8.5% fiber. In addition, it also contains oleic acids, palmitic and linolenic acids. It also consists of sterols such as stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol and campesterol. It also contains large quantity of minerals such as calcium, iron and copper. Two types of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as macamide and macaene are utilized as marker compounds for maca. Lipid extracts of macamide and macaene appear to correct erectile dysfunction and increase sexual activity according to experiments conducted on animals. However, it’s still unknown how these works in human body. Maca does not seems to majorly affect serum levels of reproductive hormones such as 17-hydroxyprogesterone, estradioln and testosterone in healthy men. Maca powder also consists of glucosinolates, which may have central nervous system stimulating effects and cancer-protecting properties.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Maca?

There is no side effect reported due to the use of maca.

How Maca Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no result found by the interaction of maca and various supplements & herbs.

How Maca Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction between maca powder and different drugs.

How Maca Interacts With Foods?

Different food items don’t seem to interact with Lepidium meyenii.

How Maca Interacts With Lab Tests?

The use of maca powder doesn’t seem to derange the results of different lab tests.

How Maca Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Maca powder doesn’t seem to interact with any known disease or condition.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Maca?

ORAL There is no typical dosage of maca. But, generally people use maca powder in a quantity of 1500 -3000 mg every day in three divided doses. These doses have been utilized in order to enhance the sexual desire in men. Use of maca powder seems to be safe if consumed in a quantity of 1500 mg on daily basis.


Maca is a native of Central Peru in the Andes Mountains. For 3000 years, it has been refined as a vegetable crop in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Maca is more closely related to radish and has a similar odor to butterscotch. It has been utilized to increase the fertility of livestock and humans.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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