Maca root, information, benefits and properties


Maca root

Maca is the root of a Peruvian plant - Lepidium meyenii - growing in the Central Andean Region of Peru between 4000 and 4500 meters of altitude, mainly in the Peruvian regions of: "Junin" and "Cerro de Pasco". Maca has been used and venerated by native Peruvians for being an excellent natural source of vitamins and minerals for more about maca root

Maca - Nutrient Profile

andean maca

The researches made on Maca have demonstrated its huge amounts of nutritive elements. Maca contains a rich supply of amino acids, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and zinc. It not only nourishes the body but also helps to balance and regulate the hormonal system.... see nutrient profile

Main maca benefits

Scientific researches have proved that maca does really boost libido, sexual function and overall energy in humans and animals. (Dr. Gonzalez 2001, 2002, Dra. Chacon, etc..)...

Maca and Infertility

The knowledge of maca about the improvement of fertility in humans has been well known by native Andean population for centuries; but it was not until the 60�s that scientists has been interested in this root. There has been made some successful scientific researches, like the one made in a Peruvian University: 

Lepidium meyenii (Maca) improved semen parameters in adult men 

METHODS Nine men received tablets of Maca (1500 or 3000 mg/day) for 4 months. Seminal analysis was studied according to guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO). Serum luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin (PRL), testosterone (T) and estradiol (E2) were measured before and after treatment. 

RESULTS Treatment with Maca resulted in an increased seminal volume, sperm count per ejaculation, motile sperm count, and sperm motility. Serum hormone levels were not modified with Maca treatment. Increase of sperm count was not related to dose of Maca

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Maca and Impotence

Maca and impotenceMACA, known as the “Peruvian ginseng” or “natural Viagra”, is capable of regulating organs responsible of the creation of hormones (activation of hypothalamus, pituitaries and glands), bringing the body to a right hormone’s balance. Therefore, maca can be used as preventive way for hormonal changes and also for giving the body: nutritive support, increasing in sexual desire and improving sexual activity ( Dr. West). Its action has been identified in the blood flow so sexual potency is increased directly on pelvis area of men and women.


Lepidium Meyenii (MACA) effect on sexual desire 

METHOD: The study was made in 12 weeks with placebo effect controlled, randomized and with parallel trial in which it was compared active treatment of different doses of MACA gelatinized with placebo. The aim was to demonstrate whether the effect of MACA on subjective report on sexual desire was due to an effect caused on mood or on serum testosterone levels. 21-56 aged men received MACA in one of two doses: 1500 mg, 3000 mg of placebo. Self - perception on sexual desire and score on Hamilton test for depression and anxiety were measured at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of treatment. 

RESULTS After 4 weeks of treatment, two men treated in placebo group reported an increase on sexual desire (16.6%) meanwhile no men in this group had an increase on sexual desire at week 8 or 12 (0,0%). At 4 week, 24,4 % of men treated with MACA reported a several increase on sexual desire. At week 8 and 12, this increase was notified respectively by 40,0% and 42,2% of men in the same group. The main difference between the group of MACA and the one treated with placebo was remarked at week 8. Serum testosterone and oestradiol levels were neither different in the group treated with MACA nor in the one treated with placebo (P :NS). Logistic regression analysis showed that MACA has an independent effect on sexual desire at week 8 and 12 of treatment. In conclusion, treatment with MACA improves sexual desire.

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Maca and Menopause

Maca and menopauseMaca works directly to the menopausal problem, it does not represent any risk for body, it is not toxic and is considered an adaptive plant : raise the non-specific resistance to disease, is capable of normalizing the hormonal functions in the body, it is non-toxic and harmless to any organ of the body, and safe for ingestion for long periods  Dr. Hugo Malaspina, one of the most important physicians in Peru, treats menopausal problems with maca, he assures that the treatment with MACA on menopausal states is successful in about 95% of cases. He has been working with maca treatments for around 12 years and even in hysterectomized women, where MACA has played a powerful role improving menopausal symptoms and restoring the absent hormonal balance in body. The effects on human are not limited only to ovaries and testes but it also works on the adrenal glands, rejuvenating and regulating other glands like thyroid... see more Maca and menopause

Maca Vitae: the purest maca

Maca Vitae logoMaca vitae® is an Inkanatura trademark that guarantees the authentic Andean maca, imported directly from the Peruvian highlands (departments of Junin 4500 meters of altitude) where maca’s reputation was born. There grows the best and authentic maca even though maca is being introduced in other regions and countries (due to its outstanding commercial success).. see more at Maca Vitae.

Buy Maca

You can buy maca products from our online store, we have the widest variety of maca products (powder and capsules)  and the best quality of maca on the market; imported directly from Junin - Peru to Europe and America. We receive orders from all around the world and send them fast. You can find in our store: 


  1. Hi I´ve been taking Macs root for1week, I immediately noticed the effect on my libido although i didn´t take it for that.I´m using it to increase my energy as i have low energy, and out has improved that also. My skin looks better already and i do believe it is improving my memory and concentration..I started to take it because my vegan diet which i started to see if it helped my energy problems lacked protein and I was getting symptoms which i associated with withdrawal from consuming animal produce which may have steroids and antibiotics in it to produce healthier?meat.. Anyway the Macs seems good but i will use the advice given and use for three out of four weeks..I take two teaspoons of gelatinous organic maca a day

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