Our Certified Organic Maca Powder (Lepidium meyenii) is made from the root and lower stem only of the maca plant; this part contains the highest concentration of active compounds. Grown at high altitude - over 3,800m - in the Peruvian Andes, our Maca Powder is of the highest quality. Organic certified by the Soil Association this is the finest quality maca powder available.
Maca is a similar size to the turnip, to which it is related, we only use the root and lower stem in our Maca powder, this part contains the highest concentration of nutrients.
One of the most common questions we receive regarding Maca powder is about the amount that should be consumed. There are several variables that can affect the amount of Maca Root Powder you should take.
It's important to remember that Maca Powder is a raw food, and not a supplement, extract or concentrate, we have never known anyone, nor are there any documented cases of anyone overdosing on Maca, but that said, like anything in life it should be consumed in moderation.
Some people may experience an elevated heart rate after consuming excessive amounts of Maca Root Powder, start with a small amount and increase until you find the right amount for your body.
We recommend consuming 3g - 9g of Maca per day, this equates roughly to 1 - 3 teaspoons. This dosage is based on a healthy person 40-year-old weighing approximately 75kg.
You should adjust the amount you consume based on your weight, overall health and age.
As with all health foods we recommend starting off small and building up the amount consumed.
Maca powder is versatile and has an inoffensive taste. Therefore, it is easily combined with a broad range of food and drink. Although it can be quickly baked into bars and cakes, we recommend using it in smoothies.
Mixed into smoothies Maca Powder can be taken quickly, and it's easier to consume the exact amount required.
The fastest and debatably the simplest way to take Maca Root Powder is to mix the necessary dose with milk; we find a nut or rice milk works best.
Our favourite maca recipe is the following:
Into a blender add:-
Being rich in a wide range of vitamins and minerals maca root powder is a nutritious addition to any diet; it has a long history of use since ancient Aztec times for providing sustained energy and helping the body overcome sickness.
In modern times, the plant can help the body cope with hormone imbalances, provide vital nutrition to the skin helping improve acne, dryness, skin imperfections and reducing sensitivity.
The high levels of iron can restore red blood cells which in itself has many benefits for health, especially for cardiovascular disorders and anaemia.