Maca is not a medicine, neither a supplement, it is just a food loaded with vital nutrients in their natural form. The synergy of maca nutrients (naturally provided in the right proportion), assist the body to recover from different problems, overall providing balance and well being.
Its action focuses mainly in the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, assisting the body in the production of hormones, thus providing hormonal balance and all the benefits derived from it.
Which maca is the best?
Look always for Maca that is traditionally grown in the highlands of Peru; maca does not grow anywhere else in the world. High quality maca will have a higher content of darker roots (black and red-purple), its colour will be darker and its flavour and aroma nutty, pleasant but strong. We suggest choosing certified organic maca products to which no heat or radiation has been applied to (within the drying process or production itself). Always look for high concentration whole food products as these trend to be the best.
What is the best form of maca?
Maca is presented in different forms, upon availability these may be, fresh, powder (flour or gelatinized) or liquid extracts - sometimes maca is added as an ingredient to other foods too. All presentations of maca are good and will deliver the same benefits; depending on the selected presentation, results may vary and some may be faster than others.
What is the recommended intake of maca?
It all depends on the presentation of the product but as a general rule, 1 tsp (3g) a day should be sufficient. Being maca a food, a person may take more if required, always follow the product directions and/or recommendations or until reaching desired results.
How long should I take maca?
Maca is highly effective but much depends on the individual's health situation and the form of maca used. Good quality maca has no side effects, toxicity or interaction with anything at all; and being a food, it may be taken every day for as long as is required... but it won't be so long before seeing astonishing results!
* These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.