Maca Root is rich in essential minerals, especiallyselenium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. and includes fatty acids including linolenic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acids, and 19 amino acids, as well as polysaccharides.
Lepidium meyenii, known commonly as maca, is a plant and root vegetable native to the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia. It is the root which is used in Food Supplements.
The rich soil located at these high plateaus of Peru where it is very cold and oxygen poor may account for the high levels of trace minerals found in maca root. The healing qualities of maca have helped the local native population thrive in this oxygen-poor plateau where they live.
The nutritional value of dried maca root is high, similar to cereal grains such as rice and wheat. The average composition is 60%carbohydrates, 10% protein, 8.5% dietary fiber, and 2.2% fats.
Maca’s high concentration of proteins and vital nutrients,including a chemical called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, may help to maintain healthy sexual function.
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans.
- May help to maintain healthy sexual function.
- Supports brain and mood health.
- May help maintain normal healthy hormone balance
- May provide support for menopausal women
- Support healthy menstrual function
- Supports healthy energy levels
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Adults, take 1 capsule daily with water & food. Do not exceed recommended daily dose.
1 capsule typically provides:
Maca 5000mg whole root equivalent
from root extract 556mg
Zinc 1.5mg (15% NRV*)
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value
Ingredients: Maca Root Extract, Bulking Agent: Brown Rice Flour (Soya), Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Maltodextrin, Anti-Caking Agent: Nu-Mag (Rice Extract, Rice Hulls, Gum Arabic, Sunflower Oil), Zinc Citrate.
Allergy Advice: For allergens see ‘Ingredients’ in bold. Brown rice is grown in the same field as soya. Although rigorous precautions are taken to prevent any cross-contamination, this product is manufactured in a facility that handles allergy-based materials.
If on medication or under medical supervision always consult your GP before taking health supplements.
If pregnant or nursing consult your GP before taking health supplements.
You should not take supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet.
Side-effects from this supplement are rare but please discontinue use and contact your GP immediately in the event of an adverse reaction.