Organic Maca Capsules (800mg)

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£4.35
Quantity of capsules
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  • Organic Food Federation Certified

  • Dried at temperatures below 45°C making it suitable for people on a raw diet

  • Packed in cellulose capsules, making this product 100% vegan friendly. No gelatin!

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Maca is a small turnip shaped tuber that grows only at altitudes of around 4000m. Maca has been used be the Andean people for generations not only to supplement their diet but also for a wide range of medicinal purposes. The first Western reference to Maca was by Gerhard Walpers in 1843 who gave it it’s latin name, Lepidium meyenii. This maca has been conveniently packed in to 800mg high-potency capsules.

The nutritional value of dried maca root is high, typically comprising of 60-75% carbohydrates, 10-14% protein, 8.5% dietary fiber, and 2.2% fats. Maca is rich in the dietary minerals calcium and potassium (with low content of sodium), and contains the essential trace elements iron, iodine, copper, manganese, and zinc, as well as fatty acids including linolenic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acids, and 19 amino acids.

In addition to sugars and proteins, maca contains uridine, malic acid, and its benzoyl derivative, and the glucosinolates, glucotropaeolin and m-methoxyglucotropaeolin. The methanol extract of maca tuber also contains (1R,3S)-1-methyltetrahydro-carboline-3-carboxylic acid, a molecule which is reported to exert many activities on the central nervous system. Many different alkamides were found in maca.

Maca also contains selenium and magnesium, and includes polysaccharides. Maca's reported beneficial effects for sexual function could be due to its high concentration of proteins and vital nutrients; maca contains a chemical called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which reputedly has aphrodisiac properties. We would suggest you do your own research into the full benefits of Maca.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Energy
1520kJ
 
363kcal
Fat
0.6g
of which saturates
0.1g
Carbohydrates
76g
of which sugars
41.2g
Fibre
24.2g
Protein
13.2g
Salt
0.1g

Disclaimer

As with all foods and supplements, it is essential that you do your own research to decide if this product right for you. It should be used as part of a healthy, balanced diet and should not be used as a substitute for regular exercise. While we believe that these products can be beneficial in many ways they should not be taken instead of conventional medicine. Consult your doctor first if you suffer from any health problems or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

As with all foods and supplements, it is essential that you do your own research to decide if this product right for you. It should be used as part of a healthy, balanced diet and should not be used as a substitute for regular exercise. While we believe that these products can be beneficial in many ways they should not be taken instead of conventional medicine. Consult your doctor first if you suffer from any health problems or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

*High street price is based on price in a well known high street health store. Price calculated as equivalent price per gram at time of writing and may change over time without us knowing. Where larger packs were not available on the high street total is calculated from purchasing multiple packs.