About our organic, four-root maca powder
Country of Origin: Peru
Botanical Name: Lepidium Peruvianum,
Other Names: Peruvian Ginseng
Maca powder boasts many beneficial nutrients including vitamins B1, B2, C and E and contains a wealth of minerals including calcium, copper, iron and zinc. Not only this but maca also contains over 2o amino acids including all 8 essential amino acids, alkaloids, plant sterols and the beneficial plant compounds glucosinolates and polyphenols.
Maca is also one of the most well know and popular adaptogens; it is believed adaptogens can adapt to your bodies physiology to help you deal with external stressors. Maca is known for its potential for boosting mood and energy levels and is thought to be particularly helpful for balancing hormones.
Dubbed the ‘superfood of the Andes’ maca root is part of the Brassicaceae family which grows widely across the Andes at various altitudes between 4,000 and 4,500 meters above sea level. The plant has been used medicinally by the native Incans for about 2,000 years and has gained huge popularity across the world over the last 10 years.
Our organic, four-root maca powder is made up of 70% yellow maca and 30% mixed red, black and purple maca. Produced to the highest standards, following the same farming practices that have been used locally in Peru for generations, our four-root maca is a highly nutritious and tasty superfood.
We also stock red, black and gelatinised maca. Click here to check them out.
Approved health benefits of maca powder*
Fertility and reproduction
Improvement of skin health
Maintenance of bones
Maintenance of normal hair & nails
Nervous system support
Normal DNA synthesis
Normal muscle function
Process of cell division
Acid-base & carbohydrate metabolism
Formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
Immune system support
Iron transport in the body
Maintenance of connective tissues
Maintenance of normal blood pressure
Metabolism of vitamin A & fatty acids
Normal cognitive function
Normal hair & skin pigmentation
Oxygen transport in the body
Protection of cells from oxidative stress
Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
* These approved health benefits are based on the detailed nutritional composition of the product we supply. These health benefits may not be applicable to similar products from other suppliers
Take between 1-8 teaspoons per day, start with a small amount and work up to what feels a good amount for you and your body.
Maca is a great one to have in the morning to help with energy, so try adding to any breakfast meal such as porridge, granola, smoothies or smoothie bowls. We also recommend making a ‘Macachino’ with hot water, nut milk, cinnamon and your choice of natural sweetener.
Nutritional info Per 100g
Energy KJ – 1380KJ
Energy Kcal – 327Kcal
Fat – 0.8g of which saturates – 0.2g
Carbohydrate – 60.9g of which sugars – 38.3g
Protein – 10.0g
Salt – <0.1
Fat of which mono-saturates – <0.1g
Fat of which poly-unsaturates – 0.4g
Dietary Fibre – 18.0g
Thiamin (B1) – 0.21mg
Riboflavin/ Vitamin B2 – 1.95mg
Vitamin B6 – 0.3mg
Calcium – 350.00mg
Iron – 13.00mg
Zinc – 4.10mg
This product is free from the following allergens:
Peanut, Peanut Oil
Milk & Derivatives
Wheat & Gluten
Other Known Allergens
It is also free from any GMO
Due to UK regulation surrounding nutrition and health – we are very limited with any claims regarding this product. This doesn’t mean you can’t do your own research on this product.