Maca Root Powder

(Peruvian Ginseng) Libido / Fertility Adaptogenic / Skin / Circulation
350g (12.34 oz.) Powder

Maca Root (lepidium meyenii) is known as an adaptogen, part of the cruciferous vegetable family, due to its supernatural properties it is considered one of the world’s natural “Super-Foods” or should I say “Super-Roots.” The most well-known benefit of Maca Root is its potential to increase libido. There is decent scientific evidence to support this claim. Another widespread use of this Peruvian root is to increase fertility, particularly in men. In addition, this well-researched ancient root provides a great Superfood Boost! This Peruvian root vegetable has been cultivated for centuries by the indigenous population of the Andes. Maca is rich is potassium an iron, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, whilst supporting physical and mental performance. Gelatinised Maca is Maca Root Powder which has been processed to remove most of the starch content. This concentrates the active ingredients and makes it more water soluble as well as easier for the body to assimilate. Our Maca Root Powder is never heated above 105F / 40C. This is important because research has shown that enzymes and other vital nutrients begin to break down at temperatures above 118F / 48C. Add Maca to smoothies, mixes great with Cacao and Camu Camu. Sourced from it indigenous country... Peru, you have to experience it!

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Maca Root, like the Chinese herb ginseng, is also an adaptogen.  Adaptogens are substances that raise the physical body’s state of resistance to diseases through physiological and emotional health improvements. This makes Maca a broad-based healer with many benefits able to support and rejuvenate overwhelmed, tired adrenal glands eventually resulting in much greater energy, stamina, clarity of mind and spirit, and the ability to handle stress. One other important note is that scientists have also discovered that due to Maca’s nutritional value, the food has the ability to regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women for optimal function.

One of the very great things about Peruvian Maca root is that it is not “gender specific” and works equally well for both men and women. Maca Root benefits include: increased fertility in both men and women, promote hormone health, immune system boosting, with increased energy, stamina, enhanced sexual function, memory, and focus. Maca Root is an important root vegetable in the mustard family. It is one of a very few crops that can be grown in very inhospitable regions and at extremely high altitudes (up to 15,000ft / 4500 meters). Natives of Peru eat up to 20 grams of dried Maca for health improvements. Maca is a very nutritionally dense plant and extremely important to overall health in a region (Andes Mountains) where little else grows.

Maca Root Powder – Information & Points

  • Clean, Safe & Effective
  • Adaptogenic Herb (Root Vegetable).
  • Indigenous Peru Origin. 
  • Natural Libido Increase, reducing Tiredness & Fatigue.
  • Amino Acids & Protein.
  • Vitamins & Minerals.
  • Ancient Superfood - Rich Potassium & Iron
  • Healthy Skin Tone.
  • Circulation and Energy Boost.
  • Might Help Reducing Erectile Dysfunction.
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Sexual Health, Circulation & Energy

Traditionally, Maca Root has been regarded as a potent aphrodisiac among the native Peruvian population. More recently Maca Root has been very successful in increasing the libido of both men and women. One study also has shown that Maca can help men overcome erectile dysfunction. Among the top reasons men choose to take Maca Root Powder is to restore their libido. Ancient Purity’s Maca Root Powder works on various levels to support a healthy sex drive. First, its high nutrient content revitalises the entire body. Second, Maca Root works to support healthy testosterone levels thereby increasing energy, stamina and vitality.

Finally, Maca Root Powder contains unique nutrients called macaenes and macamides that are associated with supporting a healthy libido. Fertility for both men and women is the longest and most common use of Maca Root. We know that people indigenous to the high Andes of Peru have used Maca Root to boost both human and livestock fertility for 2000 years. Maca does not contain testosterone or any other hormones. Instead, it stimulates the body to produce and regulate hormones in order to achieve a healthy hormone balance.  In research, Maca Root Extract has NOT been shown to boost overall serum testosterone levels. But its energising effects noted by men taking Maca suggest that it is otherwise having a positive effect on the endocrine system. Researchers speculate that Maca affects the levels of free testosterone, rather than serum levels.

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Potent Super Powers

One of the most interesting properties of Maca Root is that it has been seen to improve blood circulation, thereby reducing anaemia and improving wound healing time. People on blood pressure medication should monitor themselves carefully when starting to take Maca Root Powder as their blood pressure may decrease from taking it. We know that Maca Root has been used to boost energy for several thousand years. Although the first written reference to the simple root comes from 1553 in a chronicle of the Spanish conquest of the Andes, oral traditions confirm that the root has long been valued as a nutritional supplement, a fertility enhancer for both animals and humans and an energiser.

Maca Root’s potency was so valued to the inhabitants of high altitudes in the Andes that it was often used as a currency for trade. In addition, warriors, both Incan and Spanish consumed large amounts of Maca Root before going into battle in order to increase their energy, prowess and recovery time. In more recent times, Maca’s energy boosting properties are one of the major reasons it’s become one of Peru’s top agricultural exports. Maca Root is very different from other types of energisers on the market. It contains no caffeine, no processed sugar and no pharmaceutical energy enhancers. What that means is that Maca Root boosts your energy in a balanced and sustained manner and that it never stresses your adrenal glands like the aforementioned energy enhancers.

What makes up Maca Root

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  • 10.5% protein.
  • 8.5% fibre. 
  • 19 Essential Amino acids & 20 free fatty acids. 
  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C & D.
  • Iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium. 
  • Several glucosinolates. 
  • Unique compounds Macaenes & Macamides. 
  • Some Magic Elements Beyond Our Perception.

Maca Root packs high levels of iron and iodine to promote healthy cells and to help keep your metabolism on track. Its big doses of potassium help digestion and make muscles happy. Maca is also rich in calcium, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Maca Root Researched

Since the late 1990s many studies have been done on Maca. A good number of them have been focused on Maca’s ability to increase fertility and libido. There have just been a few that have focused on Maca and energy and the results have been impressive. In 2009 5 researchers from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne published a study performed on athletes. One group of athletes was given Maca Root Powder for 14 days while another group was given a placebo. At the end of the two weeks, they all completed a 40 km cycling course. When times were compared to previous bests on the same course, researchers discovered that the group taking Maca Root significantly reduced their times while the placebo group remained the same. The researchers concluded that the promising results suggest the need for longer and more clinical studies on Maca Root for energy.

Another study in 2001 found that Maca Root Powder increased the energy and the sexual performance of male rats, making them both more able to reproduce and to sustain physical activity longer and more consistently. A self-perception study performed in 2006 by G.E. Gonzalez showed that Maca Root acted as an energiser compared with placebo in otherwise healthy men. Finally, a study from 2004 in Australia revealed that Maca powder, at a dosage of 3-5 grams per day, reduces psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression, and lowers measures of sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women independent of oestrogenic and androgenic activity.

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The Highest Quality Maca

Gelatinised Maca is Maca Root Powder which has been processed to remove most of the starch content. This concentrates the active ingredients and makes it more water soluble as well as easier for the body to assimilate. Our Maca Root Powder is never heated above 105F / 40C. This is important because research has shown that enzymes and other vital nutrients begin to break down at temperatures above 118F / 48C. The higher the temperature gets, the greater the possibility of damage. Ancient Purity’s Maca Root Powder comes from farmers in the Province of Junin in Peru, from the “Association of Producers of Organic Maca” an organisation of over 30 families; they also provide temporary employment for more than 100 people in time of sowing, harvesting and drying. The farmers adhere to best farming practices, without using fertilisers or pesticides and using crop rotation to improve yield.

Maca is grown on land at an altitude greater than 4,105m, where the rock and limited soil is formed from calcite, dolomite and other minerals. The Maca plant absorbs nutrients from the hills and rocks in which it grows for the 7 to 8 months before harvesting, making Maca a mineral and nutrient-rich food. Our supplier has an arrangement to ensure that a percentage of the money involved in the purchasing of Maca is channelled to the local village school. It's actually worth mentioning that Peru is GMO-free at least until 2021. Back in June 2011, Peru's government declared a 10 year moratorium on the import or cultivation of any GMO crop. This means that all crops from Peru, including Maca Root, are inherently GMO-Free. Peru joins Venezuela and Ecuador in South America and Austria, Greece, Poland and Russia in Europe as completely GMO-Free Zones.

Healthy Skin Tone

Ancient Purity likes to look beyond the obvious and typical, and in Maca's case it is always the sexual benefits and energy but Maca is also a Superfood for the Skin in our opinion. So many people report that Maca has given them glowing effects.

It is that their skin tone improves when taking Maca Root Powder regularly. This is most likely due to the strong nutrient content and hormone balancing effects of Maca. 

Studies have demonstrated that Maca Root stimulates the proliferation of fibroblasts in vitro, resulting in visibly younger looking skin. The research also indicates that Maca Extract enhances keratinocyte production, which in turn increases collagen synthesis, improving the overall integrity of the skin’s structural matrix, leaving it firmer, smoother and free from unwelcome fine lines, wrinkles and pimples. 

Perhaps not surprisingly, increasing numbers of cosmetic companies are starting to include organic Maca Powder in their skin care products.

                                   A True Glow-Getter

Don't have acne issues? There are still plenty of reasons why Maca's worth adding to your beauty routine.

"It's incredibly nutrient-dense," notes Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN and founder of Nutritious Life. For example, Maca's a solid source of protein—key for getting shiny hair and strong nails. Then there's the fact that it's rich in vitamins that help keep skin looking plump and glowy. "Maca has a lot of vitamin C, and that increases your collagen and fights free radicals that can cause everything from skin damage to inflammation,"


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History & Information on Maca

The plant is native to the Peruvian Central Andes and even today the best quality and most effective Maca is still cultivated there. Maca is a nutritional powerhouse! The root promotes improvement in the hormonal, physical and emotional states of regular people every day. Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of misleading or hyperbolic information out there in regard to the benefits of taking Maca Root Powder. We've tried to make clear what we have seen to be true and what a general agreement in taking it has shown. Although it can be grown successfully in other climates, the medicinal root of Maca is the largest and most potent when grown in the high Andes.

Maca is a Natural Solution

The 1st Written References to Maca come from Spanish Explorers of the 1500s.

  • In 1549 Juan Tello de Sotoy Mayor reportedly received Maca Fruits as a tribute and used them to improve the fertility of cattle he imported from Spain.
  • In 1553, Cieza De Leon explained that natives used certain roots (Maca) for maintenance.
  • In 1572 it was recorded that Maca has been used for barter since the Incan times
  • In 1653 Father Cabo was the first to document the properties of Maca Root. He referred to Maca’s use for fertility and for nourishment in the high mountains.
  • During the 200 year colonial period (1550-1750) it is reported that roughly nine tons of Maca were demanded from the native population annually.
  • Other literature from the Spanish conquest of America indicates that both indigenous and Spanish soldiers used high dosages of Maca to prepare themselves for battle. One chronicle relates that Maca was banned for use by some Spanish soldiers after battle because it heightened their libido too much.
  • As a distinctive species, Maca Root was first comprehensively described by Gerhard Walpers in 1843. Scientifically Maca is referred to as lepedium meyenii, Walp. The “walp” refers to Walpers. Later Tehllung (1906) gave the most complete taxonomic description of Maca Root.

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Maca Root Powder… Closing Thoughts

Often nicknamed ‘Peruvian Ginseng,’ Maca is a Peruvian plant grown in the Andes Mountains. It is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning that it is related to broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Maca is a common ingredient in Peruvian cooking that gives dishes an earthy flavour. Maca root plant can be ground up into a powder and added to meals or smoothies. Aside from its culinary uses, Maca Root may also have several health benefits. In the last few decades, Maca Root Powder has grown in popularity around the world as a natural remedy for certain health issues, including infertility and low sex drive. Maca Root, the part of the plant most commonly used, contains fibre, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It also contains other bioactive compounds, including macamides, macaridine, alkaloids, and glucosinolates, which are thought to be responsible for Maca’s medicinal benefits. In a nutshell, Maca Root is another brilliant superfood provided by Ancient Purity. 

''Nutrition isn’t just about eating, it’s about learning to live.'' – The Maca Team.

For me personally, I've overdosed on Maca, I once visited a wholesaler who wanted to stock our products, in the morning i thought i'll give myself a boost. Maca, Cacao, Coconut Oil, plant milk, banana, honey. Anyway I scooped a lot of Maca in there and halfway there I was absolutely out of my mind. It took about 4 hours to ware off. But wow did it wake my brain up and there was an after glow. I would be a lot more cautious with how much Maca I used after this. It is better to take an accumulative dose and get gradual steady benefits. I love Maca but i certainly respect it now, it's great for many things, cycle it and of course... Start low and see how you go.

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  • Maca Root (Ground Powder) 100% Pure.
  • Produced to ecological standards and free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-Free.
  • Organic at source = Our supplier has certified them organic, but Ancient Purity does not register its products as organic. We add nothing and take nothing out. 
  • First time: Take 1-2g to see how it affects energy (It can be strong).
  • Take 3 - 9 grams (1-3 teaspoons) daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
  • Can be mixed into smoothies, tea and coffee.
  • For Maca Tea - Mix Maca into tea after it has cooled enough to drink.

Guidelines to consider: As Maca is a root vegetable in the Radish family, it can safely be taken in small amounts daily. You can’t overdose, but… – Maca is a food and not a drug, herb or supplement. Some people report increased heart rate and nervous energy when they take too much. That’s why it is highly recommended you should start with a conservative amount and work your way up slowly.

You must consider your body weight - When you’re starting with Maca, you need to consider how much you weigh as an important factor in determining your dosage. The dosage levels we recommend below are for people who weigh 160 pounds (75 KG). Heavier people can generally take more. Smaller people should start with a smaller amount.

You should also consider your overall health and age – After factoring in your weight, also reflect on your overall level of health and your age. A 30 year old athlete can start taking a higher Maca dosage than a 75 year old retiree. The younger and healthier you are the more you can start with.

Maca affects different people differently – Even factoring in age, health and body weight, it’s important to remember that Maca has different effects on different people. No two bodies are exactly alike and since Maca is an adaptogen it will act in your body to support what your body needs to balance – especially in terms of your hormonal system.

You can adjust quantities as needed – One thing that we do often here is to adjust the amount of Maca we take depending on how much extra energy we want, or how far we have come along in our health goals. Sometimes we’ll even stop taking Maca for a few days, when we feel like a break – more on that in a minute.

Therapeutic Maca dosage is different than general health dosage – One final consideration is that recommended dosages of Maca for therapeutic purposes are generally higher than for general health. For example if you are taking Maca specifically to help with fertility, you will want to boost your intake over time.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 250/500g.
  • Origin: Junin (Peru).
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
  • Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.


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