Maca root, an ancient Peruvian root crop, is gaining popularity as a vegan supplement and vegan superfood. Maca root belongs to the radish family, and is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, anther name for this superfood is “Peruvian ginseng." Here we discuss 7 major maca root health benefits.
No serious known side effects have been found for maca root powder, but—like any other superfood or supplement—it shouldn't be taken in large amounts. When you first start using maca root, begin by taking smaller amounts and building up; start with as little as ½ teaspoon. An average daily dose amounts to about 1 tablespoon. Experts often recommend rotating a few days on and a few days off. For more on this, see 5 Easy and Tasty Ways to Use Maca Powder in Food.
A concise and useful book, Maca Root for Health and Vitality, is available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback.
Please be aware that—other than the nutritional benefits provided by the vitamins and minerals—maca's other benefits have not all been scientifically proven, as maca has not been subjected to very many formal studies.
If you'd like to compare various brands of maca, you can shop maca on Amazon.com.
7 Major Health Benefits of Maca Root
1. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
Maca is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids (20 different kinds—that’s just about all of them!), and antioxidants. Glucosinates are just one of those antioxidants—the same substances that make broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables so good for you.
2. Sexual function, libido, and fertility
Maca has long been used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It's thought to boost libido and increase endurance. It has also been used to balance the hormones and increase fertility. Note the these benefits are anecdotal, though one of the more studied aspects of maca is its role in male fertility.
According to an article in Web MD, The Truth About Maca, professionals differ on the effectiveness of maca, especially for libido. Some are skeptical, believing that it's little more than a placebo. Others strongly believe in its effectiveness. You can read the entire article here.
3. Menstrual issues and menopause
Maca has been used to relieve menstrual issues and the side effects of going through menopause. Some women have used it to alleviate cramps and hot flashes, much as it has been used by indigenous South American cultures for millennia. Outcomes in this area are largely anecdotal, and shouldn't be used in place of consulting with a practitioner.
4. Physical and mental energy
Many regular users of maca experience an increase in energy level within days of beginning its use. It’s also known for increasing stamina and endurance, which is why some athletes take maca for peak performance. When used in conjunction with a good workout regime, supplementing with maca may help to preserve muscle mass. Maca can also be used by those seeking to sharpen and expand mental activity and memory.
Maca has been used as a remedy for ongoing fatigue. If you find yourself tired much of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost! An increase in mental energy and focus has been reported as well.
5. General health and disease prevention
As an adaptogen and tonic, maca may boost your overall health in a number of ways. It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids in avoiding anemia and cardiovascular diseases. Some believe maca can help to promote prostate health. The nutrients in maca have long been valued for keeping bones and teeth healthy and help heal wounds more quickly. Bear in mind that most of these claims, while certainly not unfounded, have not been sufficiently studied.
Be very cautious if you have a cancer related to hormones, like testicular and ovarian, among others. If you have these cancers, liver issues, or high blood pressure, you should consult with a professional before taking maca.
6. Skin health
Maca has been used for skin issues. For some users, it helps to clear acne and blemishes. Another benefit that some users have experienced is that it decreases skin sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help skin withstand extreme temperatures.
7. Mood and hormone balance
For those struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or mood swings, maca may help alleviate these symptoms, though the evidence for this is anecdotal and its use shouldn’t replace professional treatment.
Hormone balance is key to regulating sexual function, mood regulation, disease prevention, and much more. Maca’s ability to balance hormones is often credited to its stimulation of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. It may be the phytonutrients contained in maca that work to balance the endocrine system.
More about maca:
- 5 Easy and Tasty Ways to Use Maca Powder in Food
- Frequently Asked Questions About Maca Root
- Maca — Ancient Peruvian Superfood
- Avocado Chocolate Maca Mousse and review of Soul Organics maca
A great resource that includes a lot of information on maca, as well as how to incorporate it into recipes, is Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris. This beautiful book also includes lots of others superfoods in addition to maca, including berries, seeds, grasses, green leafy veggies, and more.
Where to buy maca:
- Sunfood Maca Powder, 1 Pound, Organic, Raw via Amazon
- Maca Powder Peruvian Raw Organic, 2lb via Amazon
See more results for "maca" on Amazon
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Karen Stephenson says
Great information about maca!
do not take maca later in the day....I have been waking up at 3am wide awake !!! Take before midday to avoid this.
That's a good tip, Karen. I'm super sensitive to maca myself … I can only take very small amounts, otherwise I feel jittery like I've had 5 cups of coffee.
Joan Price says
First of all thanks for the interesting post. I have been using maca root pills for 8 month now (with small breaks every month), now feeling great after being constantly tired and depressed. At this time my daily mood is great and the energies I have, I didn’t experience even when I was young. I started with small daily dose of 500mg and slowly increased till i got to optimal feeling of energies( got to 1000mg daily). It's very important not to regenerate, as it might cause headaches and other incomfortabilities.
Thanks for your input, Joan. I find that I'm very sensitive to macs! I'm curious as to what you mean by "important not to regenerate?"
While Maca is a wonderful supplement powder and has an excellent history in helping people who suffer from fatigue to pms it should be taken very carefully. Your article is incorrect to say there is no known side effects -- there are MANY known side effects -- namely for women . When taken in high dosages or over a long period of time without a break it can cause hormonal imbalance, as just one example, and a nutritionalist (or even just a google search) will tell you this....
Maca is excellent and you must be aware of the correct dosage for your body.
Thank you, Rena — that's excellent information and we will amend the article.
Joan Price says
Nava, I meant in my comment that it's important not to exaggerate with the daily dosage, as it might cause you several not pleasant effects . Rena is right that it's important to be aware of maca's side effects and to take daily dose that is good for your body, and not more!
nia sabally says
i am trying to become pregnant. i am 44 years old. maca root was suggested to me. i was taking this with out food s suggested on the bottle. i noticed i had a headache lasting 20 mins approx. i want to know of other side effects regarding Maca. my period starred five says late and is very painful. any input works be helpful.
Hi Nia, I'm not sure if maca helps or hinders when it comes to attempting to become pregnant, but our article states that you should avoid maca if pregnant or lactating. I'm very sensitive to maca and you may be, too. It's powerful stuff. if it's not agreeing with you, listen to your body, and don't use it any longer!
I love to put maca in my smoothies and I beleive it helps me to run longer and faster.
I also feel very alert and as though my mind is working much faster! I can ALMOST skip the coffee that day 🙂
I'm having menstral pains rught now so I decided to make a tea and see if it is as efficient for helping that. I've already had my limit of ibuprofen today so I was seeking some natural remedies,
For the tea I used decaf green tea with half a tsp of maca powder, half a tsp of honey, and splash of almond milk. I mixed the maca in last after the tea is mostly cooled down.
It's VERY good but I think I'll finish it in the morning because it's night time and I'm worried it will keep me up 🙁
3 glasses of water and some stretching on the floor,
my cramps feel a little lighter but my head, legs, and back still hurt, however, that's probably because I just worked 20 hours of the last 30 hours off and on!
Does Maca have caffeine? Also, would it help with adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue?
Thanks and God Bless!
Eddie, Maca has no caffeine, though it does have caffeine-like effects. And some have reported success with adrenal and chronic fatigue. For use in that purpose, do a bit more research. Here's another article that addresses both of your questions: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-health/why-you-should-replace-your-caffeine-fix-with-maca/
Can Maca help me gain weight?
Nessa, I've never heard anything specifically about maca and weight gain. You'll need to do a bit more research! It feels to me almost like a stimulant,but I do wonder if it stimulates appetite rather than repress it (like medical stimulants do). Let use know if you find the answer!
I have been suffering with chronic yeast infections, and was told I have systemic candida. I am working towards flushing the candida out of my system, but I've been told my adrenals have been depleted since I've had so many infections. As the waste material of candida mimics estrogen, I would say my hormones are all over the show!! Would maca be useful for me during my healing period? And is it a common enough product to purchase? Thank you
I have been taking Rhodiola for years but only in pill form. I love the fact that you can add maca to your diet in powder or liquid form. I new smoothie place opened up in my city that makes great use of maca powder and even sells a little take home smoothie mix. Thanks for the great write up.
Thanks, Aaron. I'm really sensitive to maca and feeling its effects almost immediately, I know there must be something to it. I've never been able to figure out if supplements in capsules do anything, so I've stopped buying them. I appreciate your input.
Is maca good for erectile dysfunction?
Alex, we can't really address specific medical issues like this one, but it wouldn't hurt to try maca,building up slowly as suggested in this article.
Does it bring the addiction to have maca again and again?
Hi Joan Price,
You said that maca helped you with fatigue and depression. How long did you take the maca supplements before you saw a difference? I just started taking it and I like the flavor. Maca kind of a nutty caramel flavor to it. I blend it in a smoothie with raw cocoa, ground chia seeds, vegetable protein powder, some frozen fruits like blueberries or strawberries and either a dash of stevia or monk fruit sugar. I also at times add some frozen papaya, butternut squash and even sweet potato or yam. It is an incredible smoothie and a great way to start the day.
Thanks for the replies.
Does maca raise one's blood pressure? Anyone know? Thanks
Can someone please correct me if I am wrong with the making of it. Is it alright to mix the maca powder with orange juice and almond? I am only a beginner with maca powder. How long must I have it and when should I keep the interval? It would be very grateful if someone could clear my doubts. Thank you.
Dr. Sara Gottfriend recommends the following:
Dr. Sara's Hormone-Balancing Smoothie II
2T raw cacao powder
2T maca powder (I like Navitas Naturals)
3T soaked chia seeds (I prefer this as my source of fiber - you might want less chia depending on desired thickness)
1 serving vanilla protein powder
12 oz water
Add to Vitamix (or your regular blender) and blend.
Dr. Sara notes that maca is proven in randomized trials to raise sex drive, and reduce anxiety and depression. Cacao at breakfast is associated with weight loss!
I personally use unsweetened almond milk, frozen strawberries and blueberries, 2 TBSP vegetable based protein powder, 1-2 teaspoons of maca, 2 TBSP ground chia seed, 2 teaspoons cocoa powder and some stevia or monk fruit sugar to sweeten it a bit. It's a great morning starter. To create variety, I will use cooked and frozen butternut squash and omit the berries. On occasion I even used sweet potato. It really make for a thick smoothie or shake if you prefer.
I researched on how long to use maca and they recommend to use it for 3 months on and then off for a month, then repeat the cycle. I am sure that everyone is different so you can experiment.
Health & Happiness to you.
Has anyone seen an increased libido using maca?
I just started taking maca yesterday for that very reason, and have my bf trying it too! I definitely have noticed a rise in energy and alertness and that's with taking 2 capsules last night and 2 this morning. With noticing an energy increase so quickly I hope the libido increases quickly as well. 🙂
Thank you Eddie...so do you say the way I am having it is wrong..? :-/ orange juice, almond and maca powder mixed.. I noticed that the day I have it, I think I have a increase on libido but the days I don't have it, I have no feelings...I just wanted to know if having maca powder for some time increase the libido level and get me back to track..? Also when I had my blood test to check why I have this trouble with erectile dysfunction and low level of libido, the doctor said that the hormones in the blood tests looks normal. When I started having maca powder, I have headache but if I skip it for a day then I am fine.. I doubt if maca powder is changing my normal hormones. I once had antidepressants for two months and that is brought me this erectile dysfunction and low level of libido. I am now totally confused if I do need to have more maca powder. Can someone help me to take a decision..? Thank you...
Alex, I don't think there's any rule, as long as it works for you, and that you don't take too much at once.
Andy, maca is not physically addictive, as far as current research goes.
I've recently started putting maca powder into my green smoothies. I can't remember why I bought it a few months ago, but i pulled it out and started adding it in...but after reading this I think maybe I'm putting too much (about 2 Tbsp). Thanks for all the info and comments!
as a person of age and a cancer scared, could I take red maca powder
Marion, that is a medical question best answered by a qualified practitioner. I hope you can find a good Registered Dietician to consult with.
shelley Street says
I have definitely found a reduction in menopausal night sweats and an increase in energy and better mood balance since taking macs
For the record. I have felt much better since I began taking the maca powder. I have a sense of well-being, have more focus and I seem to sleep better. It's only been about 10 days so I will post updates later. I did skip today to see how my body reacts. Health & Happiness to all.
I've been taking a huge heaping tablespoon about every second day in my smoothies with no observed negative effect. Seems to be advised to reduce my does, which I will do. I would say that it has increased libido, which is not necessarily a good thing for an already healthy man!
I have been using maca powder for approximately one month mixing it in my morning cereal of one tablespoon of oat bran,chia seeds a bit of coconut oil and raisins with a touch of almond milk and it tastes great and keeps me going all day. I am going to add a smoothie with the maca and China into my late night shift for added get up and go. It is wonderful. I feel great.
Only a teaspoon of maca at this time.
Hi Susan. I read our comment about the candida and wanted to suggest to you to take a look at the Body Ecology diet by Donna Gates. it specifically address candida and how to heal from it. check it out!!!
Please is Maca accessible in Nigeria?how and where can I buy it in my Country Nigeria? Thanks
Esther ebeleghe says
Hi Caroline, not very sure it's available, but even
If, it will be highly priced, if You've got relative in
the UK or USA or visiting either country it's readily
Available in drug store, I get mine from Holland and
Barrett in uk.
Hi Caroline, not very sure it's available, but even
If, it will be highly priced, if You've got relative in
the UK or USA or visiting either country it's readily
Available in drug stores, I get mine from Holland and
Barrett in uk.
Caroline, I wonder if you have Amazon.com — it's available online on this site, which seems to have everything!
I was trying to get pregnant for three years. I didn't want help from a doctor to get pregnant. I heard maca increases fertility so me and my partner started taking maca tablets. After one month of me and my partner taking maca tablets I got pregnant.So yes taking maca tablets does get you pregnant.I'm 38 years old and my baby is one week old now. I did take the maca tablets in the first three months of pregnancy to keep balancing my hormones then stopped after that.The baby turned out fine and normal.
G. Hall says
I'm a 3 week old vegetarian. Waiting for my maca to be delivered. I'm very excited to use it for the first time. Thanks so much for all the info.......Mahalo!
I have just started taking Maca. at first I took the recommended dose of a 1tsp. I didnt really feel any different. the 3rd day I put a little bit more than a table spoon . I feel high! I am giddy and racing all over the place! I feel tight chested and a little bit of a headache around my temples. I will reduce my intake tomorrow to 1tsp and see how it effects me from there. Will update you on hot flashes as this was my main reason to take maca.
PS does anyone have info on the effects of Maca with hepititis? I want my bf to take it but read that it can effect the liver.
I started maca about a month ago, putting about 1 tsp in my smoothies once a day. I noticed an energy increase within a day or 2 but within a few days started having daily severe headaches, difficulty sleeping and horrible acne, like the worst it's been since my teens (I'm 36). I put 2 & 2 together a few days ago and thought it might be the Maca so I stopped using it about 3 days ago & my face is settling down but the other issues are still prevalent. Does anyone know if these 3 things are known side effects of Maca use? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
I take maca (by NOW - 750mg)
Never had issues with it. I noticed when I do take more then one pill at a time, I will break out. So to answer your question, Ginny, you may be taking too much. Headaches can be from increased circulation. Do you drink enough when you take it? Also, eating 20 minutes before may help. The only "side effects" I got was mild acne (when taking two pills, not one) and my butt got bigger. lol
It does help with anxiety though. I believe it has to do with the right amounts of Vitamin C and B vitamins. I mainly only use the brand NOW as most are clear of junk and organic. Not all vitamins are created equal. Don't just go and by whatever brand. Do research! Also avoid anything with soy crap in it.
Hi,I get awful pmt so a friend told me about maca so i thought i would give it a go im on my first day on 500mg, has this helped anyone with pmt?? thanks
shiv kumar gupta says
I m shiv 36 year old,trying to get be father.I think maca powder will help me because I m suffering from nil sperms.can I take it with milk two times.
Hi, just started taking Maca, wanted to know how does it effect your blood pressure? and when is the best time to take it. Also if you do not have any libido issues is it okay to take. Does Maca have other health benefits for both men or women.
Could you please suggest to me how much Maca to take daily??
can maca root powder increase sperm ( if there is no sperm )
Ive been laid up in bed with heavy pains in my uterus pending a hysterectomy ive had no relief and refuse to take prescribed medication, I did take advil. My husband have been juicing everyday about a year ago, recently we bought a nutribullet, reading the nutribullet pamphlet I found out about Maca, I didnt read the whole thing just remembered the name. During a trip to our local Whole Foods Store I saw this bag of Maca powder, I remembered it from the book. I figured id try it. Brought it home made a smoothy and added a half a cup of Maca powder, i drank the whole thing and next day I did the same. About 2 hours after drinking that 2nd one I felt amazing, more alert, happier, energized just amazing, finally.
Talina, I do think that using a cup or even half a cup of maca in a single day is too much. Most sources recommend not more than 2 tablespoons a day, and even that is considered a pretty high dose. So do be careful!
Kerry, it is recommended to start with 1 teaspoon a day, and build up slowly to 1 to 2 tablespoons a day, according to most sources.
Saifi, we have no information on that.
I recently read that it can cause baldness or facial hair for women because it affects the hormones. I haven't started taking maca yet because I'm just trying to learn about all of the highs and lows. Has anyone had any negative side effects?
Talina, I hope you continue to get strong. On facebook I joined this group called "eatting clean with nutrabullet" they offer an alot of different things to use which has been helpful. Its good to change up so im learning. Continued strength and Happy Cleaning Eatting & Living. Roxie.
Ben @ awesomeveganblog.com says
Yum! I love maca! I just tried some new maca from Divine Organics. It was a really good deal (2lb bag for $25!). I review it on my blog: http://awesomeveganblog.com/2014/03/31/maca-magic/
i am a 32 year old mother of one, since the birth of my son i have been experiencing irregular period cycle. i have gone a whole year with no cycle along with severe joint pain,i was told that i have an imbalance harmone issue from my doctor. i have just purchase a 2Lb bag of maca root powder. i am worried about not being able to conceive since i am not ovulating....will this be powder be the answer to my prayers??
Nateisha,sounds like you may be hypothyroid...common after pregnancy. You should fix that first. Look up http://hypothyroidmom.com/300-hypothyroidism-symptoms-yes-really/
and desiccated thyroid.
For ppl taking blood pressure medicine',have there been any negative reports using Maca?
Lynette Henk says
I recently started eating a new healthy chocolate called XoLove made by Xocai healthy chocolate. This cold pressed chocolate also has maca and L-arginine in it. I have been feeling wonderful since eating these chocolates twice a day and was looking for more information on maca. The chocolates are heart shaped and taste like a dark, decadent truffle. Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful information about maca. Definitely changing my life.
Aisha Omale says
Where can I buy Maca root
Aisha, not sure where you can buy the whole root, or if it's even available like that (any readers have any info on that?). You can buy the powder in natural foods stores or online — just look up maca powder, it's available from Amazon.com and many other sources.
I am a Breast Cancer survivor for six years now. Is it safe for me to use Maca in my morning Smoothies?
Hi Victoria — since this is related to a medical issue, you might want to consult a registered dietitian on this. Good luck and stay well!
I had blood clots in my leg. Can I take this? I've been told I need to be on a low k diet. This doesn't seem to be high in vitamin k.
I recently purchased maca powder to help with stamina, energy and mental alertness. On the back of the package it states that there is a chemical in the powder that has been linked to birth defects or infertility. Never having a child but wanting one in the future it has caused a bit of alarm. Should I take it or not?
I just buy maca powder..because, a friend of mine told me that it could increase my chances to get pregnant...
I m 43 years old, and I m dying to have a baby..
tell me please, if maca could help me.and how should I do to increase my chances ,with maca powder, please..
I've read all the comments here on this page none from men, is there any benefits for men with Maca? it sounds great regardless.
I think women typically tend to worry a lot more than men do. And as such many more women than men would need something like this to replenish there bodies. But this certainly would help men just as much as women.
I do take maca. I do find it helps a lot with my energy levels. Especially when I'm strung out after working many long physical shifts at work.
I wanted to buy maca because i heard that it helps you when you gain weight. I have lost over 20 lbs.
Maca powder makes people gain weight? Not what I heard, but if that is the case,then I guess it's not for me. I need to lose about 30 lbs.
Can maca be taken with the contraceptive pill ?
@nateisha, you probably could use some essential fatty acids. There are 2 kinds omega 6 and omega 3. Omega 6 is more important. Sources include sunflower oil sesame oil and hemp seed oil. Omega 3 sources are flax oil and chia seeds as well as hemp seed oil. Not many nutritional sources ever tell you about EFA's but they are very important. Probably the most overlooked nutritional item today. Your baby needed the best ingredients your body could supply. Most people are deficient in good PUFA's. Most people eat ruined PUFA's as found in processed oils. Unprocessed unheated oils are mandatory to optimal health. Maca seems like it contains a lot of omega 6 because its benefits are similar to those of omega 6 but they never list the amount of PUFA's in it. They give the same usual popular benefits such as vitamins and minerals but not PUFA content, a severely overlooked nutrient.
Hi Mary.I'm 43 too, and trying it too. Throughout my life ive had many miscarriages early on in early trimester....lately im spotting lightly 2 to 5 days before each menst. cycle. I'm taking feminessence from whole foods. Its a maca specifically mixed for that, or do the box says. I hope we both have kids! You and I, Mary! Praying to the Lord also. BTW, for men , it may help to know my box of feminessence has a chart explaining that maca I think black maca in particular, is better for men, and feminessence claims their mix is specifically for women....if you want to learn more you may want to pick up a feminist since box from Whole Foods and just speak the back, if what they say is true.
* excuse my typos. in my last post, " do " should be " so" , and " feminist since" should read, " feminessence" . if the moderator wants to make the changes on my original post please feel free 🙂
I developed skin rashes big and small ones and itchy after I put 1-2tbs of maca in my nutribullet juicer. I drink it everyday, after almost 2wks skin rashes appeared on my chest, back and shoulder. I stopped having maca in my juiced veggies and fruits.
Veronica K says
I have hypothyroid problems and polycistic ovarian syndrome, I have been really bad lately and I was wondering if this would help me at all? I have literally all sever side affects of both and my whole endocrine system is down. I am getting treated for this but maybe this can help me reduce the medications intensity eventually and help me start a regular menstral cycle. I am only 20 and was wondering if it would be safe for me to try this out.If someone could let me know about anything that would be great. Thank you.
Veronica K says
Also any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Veronica — sorry about your health issues. This is too much of a medical issue for us to comment on with any authority I would recommend that you consult with a Registered Dietician would could give you some credible and actionable advice. Good luck!
Sarah Greene says
Excellent article, thanks. I've been using maca supplements for more than a year now to boost my energy and I'm very happy with the results. Had some problems with it at the beginning as I started taking it in its raw form and it messed my stomach. I stopped completely and started taking maca root it its gelatinized form after I heard that it was much better for the digestion and my stomach had no problems with it. I am taking maca powder as part of my daily diet and ithelps my energies very much.
I will like to know if maca can help me sleep. I suffer from insomnia.
I have anemia, will maca help me?
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Aida, these are medical questions, and we are not qualified to answer them. Please consult a Registered Dietician for advice that will help you with your anemia and insomnia. Good luck!
Thanks so much for the info on Maca. I have used it in a facial mask with organic cocoa powder and it's fantastic!
My husband and I are now going to start taking it in smoothies to help with energy and libido.
I started added maca powder to my nutribullet smoothies as well. When I went to Sprouts and asked for it, the sells person showed me where it was, but that there was powder specifically for women and some specifically for men and that each male and female should take the right one for them, so if you are putting one kind of powder in your smoothies for yourself and your husband, I would be careful since different types have different benefits for men and women. You don't want him growing breasts or you growing chest hair;)
Mu husband has prostate cancer and deliberately keeps his testosterone level very low. Would macca raise or change his prostate level
Correction on my comment. It should read will it change or raise his testosterone level?
Mary, we aren't able to answer medically-related questions here. Best to consult with a qualified Registered Dietician.
Thank you Rachel, I will have to look into that then. And no, we certainly wouldn't!! Lol
Will this do anything to help milk supply? Umma lactating mother struggling to make enough for my baby.
Aisha Omale, I just bought a 1 lb bag of Organic Raw Premium Maca Powder on Amazon. It was around $11. The company is The Raw Food World, and I was impressed with their customer service- they sent a free sample coupon along with my purchase and a hand written thank you note! It's very tasty too!
can maca powder stop an implant contraceptic from working
meant to say contraception
Debs, unfortunately we are unable to answer such specific questions Best to consult a Registered Dietician or your OB/GYN.
If you have anemia, then Maca is good for you. It has a lot of iron, which you have not got if you are anemic. Maca is not good for those who have sleeping problems like insomnia, just don't take it at night or at least 4 hours before sleeping because it boosts your body with energy.
almost all maca powder is sold raw in usa. yet one source claims it is never eaten raw in peru--where it is grown. any comments would be appreciated.
Just wondering would maca help with an overactive thyroid.
Started 1 week ago and my energy, emotional and fibromyalgia is 80 percent better. Got a good night sleep every night since I started. Waking up rested for a change. Love it only taking 1 teaspoon a day at this time. Oh and my skin is looking better!!
Is it safe to use Maca root powder if you are a diabetic?
Can't wait to try it !
I just have to say I O V E... this stuff
FINALLY found something that actually helps me gain/grow as I work out. So excited !!!
Hi, I have been taken take Macca powder on and off for the last year. I am really happy to report that I have increased ENERGY, my DEPRESSION is now more under control to the point where the Doctor is happy for me to ditch the last half of my meds (have been slowly reducing it in last six months), My LIBIDO has been up so my hubby is double happy. I just feel more alive and less stressed when I take it, I have enough energy when I take it everyday or every other day to go on short jogs!! Not since I was a teenager have I been able or had the want to go jogging. I have a fluctuating thyroid and at the moment when taking the macca powder it seems to have levelled off so less heart palpitations and anxiety and less depression. IT'S WORTH TRYING IT LADIES!
I have a teaspoon everyday in a meal replacement way, I blend a banana, milk, macca powder and a teaspoon of mixed spice mix, that I make, with 100% isolate protein powder and drink for my breakfast. its yummy and way good for you!
Sandra Bradford says
Why does it say not to take if there are Liver issues? I don't have any per say... But I take Methotrexate for RA, and that alone is damaging. I don't even take headache meds because it does my liver in
Is it safe to use Maca if you have high blood pressure and prediabetic.
Jessie, we are not qualified to give medical advice — best to consult with a Registered Dietician, as traditional MDs will not be able to answer this, either!
Sandra we are not qualified to give medical advice — best to consult with a Registered Dietician, as traditional MDs will not be able to answer this, either!
Tamara, we are not qualified to give medical advice — best to consult with a Registered Dietician, as traditional MDs will not be able to answer this, either!
Jenny, we are not qualified to give medical advice — best to consult with a Registered Dietician, as traditional MDs will not be able to answer this, either!
Monica Scholz says
just wondering if maca would help in combating systemic candida?
I took a chance on this stuff cuz my brother had a vegan energy/protein powder that had it and said it was for energy and vitamins/minerals. Then I saw Organic Maca Root Powder in bulk barn and thought "what the hell, I'll try it" Had NO knowledge of the hormonal balance it was capable of creating.. I just thought increased vitamins and energy would be good. I've suffered from social phobia(anxiety), depression, and low self-confidence for YEARS and it was progressively getting worse. I tried a few prescription drugs like Zoloft and Prozac and shit, with little improvement and severe side effects(which prompted the 'all natural' mindset I have today). Cutting out everything artificial I could helped over time. But from my VERY FIRST teaspoon of this stuff, I felt IMMEDIATE benefits and with continued use its only gotten better. I feel amazing- better than I have in years! ANYONE suffering from depression or anxiety or any physical or psychological problem that could be cause by hormonal imbalance NEEDS to give this a try, it has changed my life! Around the same time I started taking maca I also take 1/2 a teaspoon of fresh ground nutmeg on a daily basis. I feel like they work together to strengthen my mind- my memory is at least 5x better than it was before! Just my experience, hope its worth reading xD
Sarah Greene says
I've been taking maca root powder(gelatinized) to boost my energies for almost 2 years now, and the results are great.
Lately, I see more and more articles claiming that maca root can also make your buttocks bigger(along with fitness exercises). Do you know anything about it or it's only another unresearched myth?
Victoria Cramer says
I have been on Maca for 8 months and love it. Stopped my hot flashes and night sweats. For some reason I had a problem taking the powder. I found a site that sells a high potency pill form. Hysteral.com website is informative about menopause issues. Hopes this helps.
peaches richards says
this powder sounds like something i want to try i am anemic and my energy level is sometimes low
Dr Nandlal Sharda says
Ah! Wonderful natural gift where can I get Please guide me I am from Ahmadabad Gujarat India . I can help lot of my patients!!!!
Nellie hogger says
Hi just for curiosity, is maca roots powder safe to be taken by cervical cancer patient.. thanks
Nellie, we're not qualified to give medical advice. It might be good to consult with a Registered Dietician, as a MD may not be familiar with maca.
Dr. Nandlal, we aren't familiar with your markets, but if you have Amazon.com in India, that might be a good resource.
Hi I have just been taking maca for three weeks now.
I'm 55 and was having hot flushes at night in bed.
At the moment I have not had any flushes for over
Two weeks... And my energy is up also..
Is the capsule form just as effective as the powder?
Jeanne Jessy Welch says
What is bulk barn?
I love this stuff and I would like to buy it cheaper!
I have hypothiroidism and am wondering if it's safe to take Maca, having this condition. I take 75mg of Letrox (german brand0 every day. Would it interact with my hormone pills or is it safe?
I have hypothiroidism and am wondering if it s safe to take Maca, having this condition. I take 75mg of Letrox (German meds) per day and wonder if Maca would interact with my hormones or it would be fine. Please let me know as it sounds like a great supplement!
I started taking Maca for an pre menopausal symptoms after getting my menstrual cycle twice a month after taking Maca my cycle normalize out. I stopped for three months and my irregular periods came back. Back to taking Maca at 1 tblspn per day and feel great.
Franka, we're not qualified to give advice about medical conditions. Sounds like it would be good for you to consult with a Registered Dietician (most MDs wouldn't know about maca!).
where can i get this maca powder to buy
Agnes, you can find it at natural foods stores as well as online sources like Amazon: http://amzn.to/1kozcA4
Tek Fillion says
I got raw maca powder from nuts.com l just mixed it with chi a seeds in almond milk, it gave me lots of energy that i didn't feel tired at all after working out for 11/2 hrs
Hi, am interested in it guide me where and how can I get it here in Lagos,Nigeria. Tnx
Has anyone taken this while on birth control to regulate hormone levels, or would it only work when off of birth control???
I had read that this supplement increases fertility. I'm not sexually active at the moment, but I'm in my prime. I would love to go off the bc if this could regulate my mood, cramps, anxiety...ect!
No medical, but experience advice anyone?
Suggest that the dose is described very well.
I'm wondering the same exact thing. I am on bc to regulate my cycle due to it exacerbating my fibromyagia symptoms and back spasms. But the pill is giving me negative side effects of anxiety and depression. I just started taking maca powder today. We'll see I guess....
Elle, I started taking raw maca powder about a week ago and I'm on birth control. I believe I may pre menopausal because I wake up at night sweating or just hot and suffer from unexplained flushes (red face) and sweating to the point my hair is sweat with sweat dripping off me. For the last 4 nights...no waking up at night sweating or too hot! I am using 1 tsp in 8oz 2% milk every morning and every evening since it doesn't affect my sleeping.
I'm 38 ttc, i ve hypothyroidism,pcos..is maca root helps me in getting pregnant. and is it safe for me?
MACA DOES NOT cause side effects or hormone problems if overdosed or not started slowly. It nourishes the endocrine system to function optimally without actually changing any hormones. It is only beneficial. There is no such thing as excessive maca use.
Donna lauricella says
I have been taking maca in the powder form for the last year, it works. No more hot flashes, and sleeping through the night is a blessing. I thought the powder was the only way it was available, then I found a website Hysteral.com they put in in a high potency capsules 1600 mg. I take one with each meal. Hope this helps your readers, it works wonders for me....Donna
Greg Broz says
Regarding fibromyalgia, 3 days off wheat and my wife's struggle with fibromyalgia was over. As a side note, I needed an inhaler every day for asthma and after giving up wheat I no longer need the inhaler. AMAZING!!!
Can men take this too?
Yes, of course!
Jennie, I believe that many men enjoy the benefits of maca.
Jasmine Smith says
I have been taking Maca Root for about a week i cant tell the difference really I have MS thought it would help with the fatigue and help me put on some weight can anyone tell me is i should be taking more than 525mg?
Jasmine, we aren't qualified to give advice that relates to medical issues. Since you have MS, you might want to consult a qualified Registered Dietician.
Arthur Payton says
Question for the mens who has had there prostate removed. Have any of you guys gotten result of regaining your full erection back by the use of this product.
Jacob Sukhodolsky says
I had my prostate removed 10 years ago. Luckily, i did not loose potency. But several months ago I noticed I started loosing interest to sex. I began taking Horny Goat in capsuled, just a recommended dosage. I started feeling like a man again. Now I decided to try Maca to see if it will improve my erection. I just started to take it, so I cannot answer your question. Try yourself. Don't be a maximalist though. In our situation, even average sex is great.
Are the capsules as potent as the powder?
I bought the Healthworks Organic Raw Maca, and then read in the Amazon reviews to NOT eat it raw and to bake it first. That raw maca can cause severe stomach cramping. Your article says NOT to heat it hot because it will lose all its benefits. Any advice? Thank you!
I read that maca root will help with balancing your hormones and send fat to areas of the body like your hips, thighs, and buttocks, is this true?
Yes Maca root will regulate your hormones and redistribute fat around your body
Does Maca make you put on weight? I definetly d o not want this to happen! ...
Just started taking Maca Red in the raw form. I am reading some comments about weight gain? Does anyone have experience with weight gain or loss while taking Maca?
I would like to clear my skin defects of pimples. is it beneficial for that?
I bought the Healthworks Organic Raw Maca. I've been taking it on my milk shakes cause the taste but I can say that I've been feeling more energy since that. I also noticed my skin is now better even without make up thanks for that!
About the gain weight! I do not know so much but it could be only if you do not exercise yourself. I workout everyday but can't say I'm gainig neither loosing any weight. I recommend mixed up with other super food depending what are you looking for for example: for energy boost I mixed it with chia seed, hemp seeds or wheat.
for regulate my stomach: with flax seeds
I Just Started taking Maca Today and I Am Already Starting To See The Benifts. I Take One pill In The Morning And One Pill Before Bed. I'll Update You In A Week To Let You Know My Results. 🙂
I've taken Gaia brand for months now, no weight gain,in fact I lost 5 lbs,but I work out and am very active at 55.More energy, sleeping better, I have not seen redistribution of fat?I doubt it does that..Watch what you put in your mouth, usually why folks gain weight.over all,I think its worth taking along with a good Whole Food vitamen.
I just bought maca capsules cause I couldn't find powder. Is this ok and how many should I take ? Bottle says 1 twice a day
this is a great article!
I have been taking Maca Root in the capsule form for the past 3 months , it is amazing for menapause, that is why I take it ....
In 1995, after giving birth, I sufferred from CHRONIC hives for 1 full year (terrible facial swellings, welts that itched like crazy all over my face and body, including the bottom of my feet). Having to go out in public, for work or any other reason was emotionally painful for they were always present in varying degrees twenty-four hours a day. In 2003, the same thing ocurred again for 1 full year following the birth of another child. No physician, allergist or otherwise was able to help in any way. I used to cry myself to sleep due to the itching that could never be scratched to any satisfaction and don't mention the the lips out to there, the swollen face, under eyes, etc. In 2010 following a hysterectomy, the hives came back in full force. Keep in mind that never before or in between any of these episodes have I ever had even a slight mark on my body that even resembled hives. I had never seen hives on anyone until I got them in 1995. I decided that the only connection between the 3 incidents was harmonal so when my one year mark came and went, then another 6 months the thought of living with this problem indefinately was too great to bear I did some research online trying to find a relationship between hives and harmonal changes. In so doing, I came across an article on the topic which included testimonies from many women saying that they too sufferred with chronic hives for years after menapause. In some of the testimonies, maca root was mentioned with positive results claimed by those who had tried it. I did not hesitate in trying to locate the item. I first bought the gel caps since the raw powder was unavailable but the pills were gigantic and difficult to swallow. I continued my search and finally found a source. In November, 2013 I started taking 1/2 tsp once daily but soon moved to one tsp and within a few days to a week, I realized a difference. I reduced by Benadryl (was of no real help to me anyway) intake which was 8 pills daily (2 pills four times daily) to 2 pills daily (one in the AM, one in the PM). Within a matter of weeks, I stopped taking the Benadryl all together and took only the maca root. During this time, my hives gradually subsided. In March of 2014, (26 months after dealing with this agonizing affliction), I felt certain they were gone for good, so I stopped taking the maca root. I am still totally free of all signs of hives and also lost the 15 lbs I gained from all the Benadryl I had been taking. I am convinced the maca root balanced out my harmones and i hope that this can help someone else. I did not get clearance from any doctor to use the maca root for they were no help to me in getting any relief from the hives and i did the research and found my own remedy but I will say that this was my experience and anyone who thinks this can help them needs to see their doctor to discuss their individual situation and obtain clearance. God Bless, all. I hope this was helpful!
I had breast cancer,
Should i take maca?
I've been taking 500mg Maca powder capsules twice a day for the past two days and all of a sudden my skin seems brighter.My face usually looks dull without moisturizer but today I'm just glowing. So far I haven't experienced the boost of energy.Actually it's been the opposite. I've been feeling calm and mellow which is great because I've had issues with sleep since I was 12 (I'm 35). Tonight will be the earliest I've gone to sleep in months. So far, so good.
There is a product with Maca created by Dr. Ana Cabeca, GA. You can buy it online. Incredible product, with many ingredients one of which is Maca. Excellent for hormonal imbalances, endurance, etc.....
Geraldo Andrade says
Where can I find these? thanks
I would like to know more about maca before I try it . I would like to try is since I have acne problems sometimes and after having my daughter my sex drive went down the drain . Like I am never "in the mood" so I would like to try this to improve my sex drive . Has anyone's sex drive or acne cleared up while using this and what powder form is best to take . And what should I mix it with to drink ?
Starting to learn a bit more about Maca powder. Does anyone know how it may interact with birth control??? Will it lessen the effects of birth control??
This article says not to take while pregnant or breastfeeding but I've talked to many many women who use maca while breastfeeding and there have been no issues, the whole point of me taking this is BECAUSE of hormonal problems. I guess the question is, is the risk worth the benefit? I'm putting my toddler at risk because I'm always angry stressed out and i can't balance my hormones, I don't want to look like a pizza anymore either, it's depressing and embarrassing. Now I'm not one of those mothers who puts her kids at risk for personal gain. I haven't had a single drop of alcohol even though they say you can have a glass, I would never risk it, I didn't take the drugs they gave me for ppd cause there toxic crap, I have tried every thing under the sun and nothing is working. Exercise acupuncture eating habits drinking more water safe supplements oil pulling oil cleansing breathing techniques, I think my body just needs something more and maybe this is it. But I don't want to put my toddler at risk, she's 1.5 and breastfeeds 3-4 times a day. I already bought the stuff, I don't knw what to do......
glenn peters says
I have been eating maca for about 5 years. It is a food after all. I am and have always been a healthy person, (IQ over 155) and usually live healthy lifestyle as well. I dont smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. No health or sexual problems at all. I started taking 2 gel caps a day, feeling more energy in weeks, so gradually up to 4 or 5 capsules, my feeling of well being and energy increasing. One side effect of stomach upset, I read once the gel capsules and bother some peoples stomachs so I started emptying the maca into my coffee and within a couple of days my stomach is upset disappeared and I've had no problems with that again my physical and mental well-being have continued in my opinion to increase greatly including both physical and mental energy and the capacity to handle more thoughts and processes while i am working (I very recently read that monkeys given maca over a period of 6 months, equivalent to about three years in a human being, doubled their learning capacity) I feel so pleased with the results and confidence that I am NOT harming my health I have increased over period of 5 years my intake of Maca this is now about 5 pounds every 5 to 6 weeks and I feel excellent. I am more impressed with my experiment with maca, then with any other vitamins, herbs or exercise regime that I have tried over the last 30 years, I may be an anomaly, but I feel most people who are in generally good health could probably achieve the same results as I have, without any serious side effects, the same as I have done, I can see why many hundreds of years ago it was considered a superfood available only to the wealthy, and in more recent years was still considered such a valuable food product in many locations it was even used as a currency, many people today spend a good amount of money trying to achieve good health, while l I spend a minimal amount of money consuming 3 or 4 tablespoons of Maca day. I hope my experience will give someone the information they may need to make thier own health decisions.
maca root is the best thing that i have ever dealt with i had bought it because i read that it increases your sex drive and it also redistribute fat to go in your womanly areas but the outcome of my expierience with the root was remarkable it totally brought my horomones back to where they were when i first started my period i usually have 24 to 27 day cycle but while taking maca root i started getting my period every 30 days it had even my horomones out so good that i even got pregnant with identical twin boys but i had a miscarriage not because of the root it was something genetic. I would strongly recommend this root it does wonders for your skin if your dealing with any horomonal issues it helps ease the symptoms of chemical imbalances.... Its great i will say this if you don't want to get pregnant don't take it because you will....
I was recently diagnose with premature menopause at the age of 38. Does it help regarding hormones deficiency? Need help. Thanks
I just purchased that Maca Powder.
Been doing research on it's benefits so it is my first time taking it today.
I'd agree: DO NOT mix with plain water (I'm taking 1.5 teaspoons daily). The taste is NOT a good taste so definitely mix it with some sort of drink, or milk.
Again, it's only my first day so we shall see what happens.
We have a store around here locally called Moms Grocery store and thank goodness they had it.
Another place if you're in the DC Metro area is called "Smiles Herb Shop", I called and they seem to have great prices per ounce.
Wish me luck with this new herb.
Sheila french says
I just started taking maca root for chronic fatigue and to raise my serotonin levels can anyone out there advise me if they have used maca root and does it works
Jennifer Cole says
I too had hives while going through menopause and took maca root to balance my hormones. I use to have very scary hot flashes too, after taking maca root for about a week 1/3 tsp in am 1/3 tsp in pm I stopped having both hives and hot flashes, and it is great for your skin. I lost 15 pounds while taking it as well.I still take it for 3 week per mth and go off it for a week, but usually a week that is after when my moon cycle would be. I make sure I am on it during that time!
Jennifer Cole says
I buy mine from http://www.nuts.com it's a small family business and affordable bulk prices!
Mr craig says
My neighbor is a registered nurse who has been taking this product for sometime now, her occupation requires her to work ungodly hours night and day. Since taking the maca root powder she has experienced incredible results. Today's my first day I served it up in a Smoothee, had a little breakfast. I will be reporting my results as soon as I recognize the difference. Godspeed everyone.
I love to put maca and cinnamon on my cereal. I does have a slight nutty flavor, but since I am eating honey nut cheerios and granola it blends well. Thanks for the article!
I have read about the benefits of Maca, which is why I decided to give this superfood a try. I ordered Maca from therawfoodworld.com. As a first time user of Maca, I decided to blend 1/2 tablespoon into my morning smoothie and plan to increase to 1 tablespoon. I'm looking to repair my hormones.
am in south africa where can I get the maca powder?
Can a teenage girl or boy take maca for healing their pimples? And I have yeast and skin infections; I'm 42 yrs old,so I think it's because of hormones. So can I take maca to cure the yeast and skin infection? Thanks.
I have tried many kinds of maca and finally found the one that is the best! It is made by a company that sells all natural foods and supplements called Vega . Have a look at them...I was so happy with their maca capsules that I started trying their other products. I was very happy with them and love their informative site!!! Take a look
I have been adding maca to my oatmeal, to my smoothies & daily protein shake. Have been eating it raw. No side effects so far. I'm hoping that by eating it every day it will improve my skin, ease menstrual cramps and give great health benefit as I've heard of.
It's concerning that people with cancer should not take maca, as many of us could be walking around with the very early stages of cancer and not know it. We could be speeding up our death then if that's the case. People have lots of glowing results to share but they're all short term. It sure would be comforting to have some long term understanding about maca.
I don't have cancer but I am pre-cancer, can I use maca?
Patty, that is a question you need to ask a knowledgeable Registered Dietician. I doubt that most MDs would even know the answer to this question.
Hi all! Had Implanon inserted about 3 months ago, been bleeding this whole time! My friend told me to try Maca root but since it is taken for fertility problems, I am scared it might counter the effect of my birth control.
Has anyone taken it while on birth control or have any information?
Emma Kersey says
I have an undiagnosed underactive thyroid (I show every symptom - hair loss, weight gain, dry eyes, fatigue etc) with goiter and am taking a spoonful of maca powder in a smoothie with virgin coconut oil. Then later in the day I take a multi vitamin tab, vitamin c tab and kelp tablets.
Does anyone know is this combination okay/safe ?
would really appreciate some advice.
Regarding Cancer and Maca read this - http://www.livestrong.com/article/418703-maca-cancer/
Jennifer Copp says
Just curious if anyone's had positive results fertility wise using maca powder?
I am a naturopath and have used maca for my clients for a long time. The best advise I can give is to try it, start slow and just note if why you are taking it is changing. I always get clients to record what is occurring so that they don't have to rely on their memories.
Use it to help you get pregnant it is great but you will need to add other supplements/foods in as well to increase your chances and to make sure that the growth and development of the baby is at optimum levels. It is great for all hormone issues and this can include acne. Good luck with it.
I have been post-menopausal (surgical) for several years and also struggle with adrenal insufficiency. I was actually diagnosed with borderline Addison's disease at one time. IOW, my body produces very little cortisol to assist in the production of other hormones for female parts I no longer have. Wondering if anyone has experience using this with either situation. I have very low energy - crash big time in the afternoon, and terrible insomnia. I've had to stop working. Anyone using this have a similar history?
I am menopausal, surgically, 5 1/2 weeks out; have started having severe hot flashes and some strange mood swings occasionally, which a couple of these have been severe. My daughter told me about Macaroot pill form. I've got to do something...not taking hormones, doctor advised, because of the risks. How long does it take to relieve the hot flashes? Anyone know this? So glad to read all the positive stuff about it.
The article mentioned NOT taking the maca powder in anything "too hot". Define too hot pleae. I have been blending my maca in with raw cacao, cinnamon & tumeric & coconut oil for my version of 'bullet proof coffee'. Do you think a hot drink is too hot?
Dawn, it would be fine to mix maca into a drink that's already been heated, but the idea is more that it shouldn't be cooked or baked, as it is believed that this might compromise some of the beneficial nutrients and other substances it contains. Hope that helps!
ode elisha says
where in nigeria can i get maca powder?
Sarah Greene says
Hello, I am pregnant with twins and you might understand why I'm always very tired and have no energies at all. I understand that maca can give you an energy boost that can last for quite some time. I read that maca isn't recommended for pregnant women, but I couldn't find the reason for this recommendation. Do you know why?
Sarah, If ur pregnant you might want to talk to your doctor before trying maca. If u lack energies perhaps discuss with your doctor or a certified dietician to see what healthy food you can implement into your daily route that will give u your energy. Talk to a doctor. Maca isn't really nothing all that great I been trying it for months. Fruits and whole grains give me my energy. Maca isn't some miracle produce. Things are only what you believe it is.
I really want to buy this, any suggestions where can i buy it from?
Maca is available in natural foods stores as well as online. Amazon.com carried several brands.
i love this website and all the info you've provided on maca powder. also i plan 2 purchase the plant power cookbook as well. i became a vegetarian a few years back for both spiritual and health reasons and i love it. however i'm having a problem with my weight. i'm already by nature, a thin framed women and i'm now 15 pounds underweight. however i came across a website that gives recipes for vegans to gain weight and in doing so, i found a great recipe for a "FAT SHAKE" smoothisof which maca powder is an ingredient........ thus leading me to the divine route of your webpage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emlyn Aviles says
How many time do you suggest a woman in menopause should take Maca?
I have fallen in love with herbs,but maca is my superherb, I used this herb for a year now...my skin is glowing...divine..!I would advise everyone to give it a try. First I used for insomnia, results were amazingly excelled,now it plays wonders in my skin.
Bill Starr says
My partner and I have blended a combo of Maca and Moringa, we call MacaRinga. Our Moringa is grown in California, and has over 90 minerals and nutrients as opposed to the 4 from Moringa grown in India. The difference is very noticeable when people give us their feedback. The WATER THAT FEEDS OUR PLANTS IS FROM HOT SPRINGS DEEP UNDERGROUND WITH MANY minerals that the plants obsorb. Moringa will be the next big Organic health Herb to be in demand. We add other herbs in some of our blends like Hawaiian Blue Spiralina, flavors, etc.
Emlyn Aviles ~ I just recently discovered "Femmenessence ~ macapause. I have just started this and quit taking my bio-identical estrogen as it did nothing to help me. After much research on Maca, I am hopeful. I purchased this at Sprouts Market and can return it if it does not help, a very nice perk. The dosage is listed and is very easy to understand. I wish you health and wellness on this new journey of menopause 🙂
For years, every month I had horrific cramps and sudden "floods." Giving birth to my children was less painful. Birth control pills were like a "miracle" cure..... until I started acting mean because of mood swings I had never had before. My children and husband did not deserve this "other" person I had become.
Then I found the pre/peri menopausal formula of the Femmenessence maca. It took away my "labor" pains, my flooding (like my water had broken), and I was back to being myself. The only problem was that eating a well balanced diet and exercising did nothing to stop the weight gain. I went from having 15 extra pounds, to becoming 10lbs away from being diagnosed as OBESE, not just overweight. The extra weight caused a whole lot of other health problems. I had to stop the pre/peri menopausal formula of the Femmenessence maca and go back to suffering, even after going to half the dose. I have since found other natural remedies that help with the monthly symptoms, but nothing works as well as the Maca. I am still working on losing the weight I gained. Does anyone know if another brand of Maca might work better? Is there a vitamin or mineral that would help the Maca to work for me? It gets expensive and embarrassing when you are always having to buy bigger clothes. If anyone could offer a helpful response, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
pls tell me more about maca, where can i get it in Nigeria and cost.
Remi, if you have access to Amazon.com, that would be your best bet. Otherwise, we really don't know the market in Nigeria. Good luck!
For perimenopausal hot flashes...I started using purple maca for hot flashes last week. It works! They immediately lessened, became shorter and less intense, and now they are gone. (Black cohosh was not working after a few weeks of taking it for hot flashes, then I read it shouldn't be used unless you are fully menopausal, which I'm not sure I am yet, as it will cease your flow altogether). 1 tsp in some kefir, or milk, with maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt. These 3 things balanced out the taste very nicely. I'm going to lessen the dosage tomorrow to 1/4 tsp, and hope it continues to work.
I see the solution about maca and I googled about it.That helps a lot of things. I am here at Cape Town where can I buy it and how much it costs?
if you are in south africa u can purchase different sizes of maca from 'Faithful to Nature'..This company is based in Cape town, u can purchase directly or at their online shop..please visit their website at 'www.faithfultonature.co.za'
I was told to be sure and buy gelatinized maca. The raw has caused terrible digestive issues in some. What do you suggest? I really want to try this!
i have learnt a lot about maca benefits as a herb practioner i want to include maca in my trading. where can i get guality maca products . can i be your agent here in Ghana ? thanks
My cousin just bought me a supplement she got in Hawaii called Excell made of four different colored Macas and some other herbs-- I think it is helping my insomnia but will let you know more. It isn't cheap as 21 packets, a 21 day supply costs around 40.00 US dol. in Hawaii. Will have to check around for a cheaper one if it works but will be so relieved, it may be worth it as I have already spent alot on others that haven't worked enough. We'll see. Hope this helps.
I've heard that you can buy maca powder at your local co-op a lot cheaper.
winnie dlamini says
where can I get maca power and capsules around Tembisa?
Where can I get this wonderful product in South Africa?
Pls where can i get maca root in Lagos, Nigeria. Urgent!!!!1
chittoor krishnan says
I am taking maca for the last v1ek 3 yrs ago I was rongly diagnosed as bipolar given horrtible chemicals which affected my bladder
now I have nuked all drugs given by shrinks taking maca stabilised my moods and relieved my depression insominia etc.srongly recommend its use for all with mentalissues
i love to have maca. where can i buy in Kenya?
I bought my maca from NutriCargo.com and I'm loving it. I added it to a smoothie in the morning and gave me tons of energy all day. Not that expensive either.
Nombeko Hobana says
Hi South Africans, I get my supply of MACA, moringa, goji berries - all organic - from Rawlicious Superfoods, they are based in Cape Town and provide a super efficient service. I buy online through their website Rawlicious Webshop . Hope that helps...
Can I take maca if I had a stroke?
Will it affect my medication?
Do you know of anyone who does
and has a favorable result?
For ur maca root in nigeria, contact me on 08090919934
For your maca root in nigeria. Call me on 08090919934
You'll never beleive where I got mine! I found it at TJ Maxx in their food aisle. The brand I got was Divine Organics and it's pure raw Maca. I just started today, 1 tsp in my morning protein/fruit milkshake. Didn't notice much difference in the flavor, it tasted good. Now that I think about it, I have felt "good" all day. Can't wait to try it again tomorrow. Good luck to all who are trying to find it.
Patricia Cudsko says
I would like to ask Tina for the website she found the FAT SHAKE.
Thank you for website,Nava, lots of good information.
What is the normal quantity that can be consumed daily for a 35 years old male for energy and libido boost?
Clair Booth says
I use to suffer from low energy. A friend recommended Maca. After 3 days of trying Maca I felt so much better like my spirits were lifted.
I am a single mum and I work full time and since I started using Macca, I notice I have more energy and enjoy spending quality time with my kids. Rather than falling asleep on the sofa after a busy day.
Does it matter what brand I use?
That's a really good question! I don't think so, as long as it's a good brand from a known company. If you link through to the amazon.com link above, you can read what other consumers think of the various brands.
I am on day four of using maca and I had to write about it I work 50 hours a week and I feel tired as soon as I get home, but today I woke up early and did housework and went to a 9 hour shift and came home not feeling rundown at all. I have a healthy diet and I drink plenty of water but nothing has ever worked to give me the natural energy like maca. It's more like an awake happy feeling not anything like caffeine kind of like the feeling you get after a run.... So happy today
Menopause put 15 pounds on me and zapped my energy. My hormone doctor has me on progesterone and estrogen cream. Csn I take Maca with bio-identical hormones? Will Maca help with the weight gain?
Can I use raw organic maca powder for my 5 year old daughter for weight gain and for other benefits of maca.If yess, which type of maca and how much of maca should I use for her???
Needing help to find MACA in the SUDAN. PLEASE HELP URGENT!!
Maca powder is available at Healthy U stores (Yaya Centre, Capital Centre, Village Market) in in Nairobi, Kenya as well as at the Elixir store at the Village market, in Nairobi.
mary okungu says
WHERE CAN I FIND IT IN KENYA
benjamin ndunda says
where can i get maca in kenya?
Jorge L Silva says
I am an exclusive supplier from Peru. We have the original maca powder on both presentations powder and capsules. We have black and yellow maca for your health needs. Please contact me I would give you an special price if you are interested. Our maca have all the quality standard certifications such as the USDA organic.
debbie luich says
just received my maca from vitiacos certified organic raw maca powder and puritan pride also sells it.the cost was 16.89 for 16 oz. Start with 1\4 teaspoon increase to 1 tablespoon per day. Wean back to a teaspoon and up again to the tablespoon again hope it helps a lot.
Do you know if maca powder has salicylates in it?
Robin brown says
I just started using maca .at my jogging I feel like, I feel I could fly. In just 3 days. I will continue, and tell you my result
I have thyroid disease, I want to know if I can take Maca.
Yaisha Love says
I live in Camarillo ca Ventura county. I have been taking Maca power for a week now. More energy. Anyone near me selling it at a good price. EM me. Thanks. Ps I also take Moringa. Thanks.
Hannah Olufunke says
Pls where can i get maca in Ibadan Oyo state. I need it urgently.
I have just started researching Maca for my sex drive. I had a complete hysterectomy 3 yrs ago and I need a supplement to help me get that drive back. Will this work if I don't have my ovaries?
You can purchase maca powder from http://www.organicburst.com they ship internationally.
Hope this helps.
How do you guys consume this? Tea? Adding it to meals? Let me know. Thanks!
I just made a banana+milk shake with 2 tablespoons of Maca 🙂
Simple Bells says
The article clearly states how to consume maca, and it states how NOT to-- both equally important... Tea is hot, therefore, a no-no, for example...
Mock Test says
maca in India is eaten in its raw form as a vegetable known as "shalgam" . 🙂
berry lee says
Maca capsules(30)/one per day can be had from Swanson often buy one get one free for $4 !!
I've been taking Maca for a few months (taking 3 days off every couple of weeks) It's great for relieving the pain in my joints, trigger finger. (I've been tested for rheumatoid arthritis and don't have it)
However taking a while teaspoon a day. .increases morning anxiety and general depression. Therefore I take just an 1/8 of a teaspoon daily and really notice the difference when i haven't. Be guided by your body as too much also increased random hot flashes.
Dawn Nelson says
I mix my maca with cranberry juice.
Ricardo Rojas Jara says
yo he consumido la maca tanto en polvo como en cápsula para el tratamiento de la artritis reumatoidea y para la dermatitis y es efectiva.
It was discovered that I have uterine fibroids. I would like to know if taking maca will make them increase as I am also taking drops to decrease them. I am going through peri-menopause I don't want all the headache of the menopause. I would like to still keep my sexual "fire" while going through this. Can someone please tell me if the maca powder will counter act the vitex drops I am currently taking?
Ash Marie says
I mix my maca with cranberry juice or orange juice
For its benefits it must be gelatinized [starch removed] or baked.
I find these are the best ones to use - they come in capsule form so easy to consume:
My goodness try, rice or hemp milk heated with maca powder and a little bit of coco and coconut oil mixed in. Heaven! Hot choc! LoVe
I have noticed for the 3rd time now that, every-time I take Maca instead of being energised, I feel tired and drowsy,and after taking it, I usually fall into deep sleep, which I am not complaining, as I suffer from insomnia, but some of its health benefits is that, it gives you energy, does anyone else feel this way after taking Maca?
Excellent! Highly recommend Maca for improved energy and endurance. Potent aphrodisiac too, very nice!
Vicky, if the maca causes you to sleep better, it stands to reason that it is helping you as an insomniac. In time, when you are rested adequately, you will feel an increase in energy unless you have other health issues.
Hello Maca was recommended for my kids 9 & 11. Is it safe to give it to them?
Maca has been a HUGE help for me. Personally, I have seen improved athletic performance, energy levels, concentration ability at work, decreased migraines and my acne has significantly improved. I LOVE MACA! 🙂
I have been taking Maca in my Protien drink before working out and it gives me way more energy. I also was having dizzy spells while working out and they are gone. I thought the dizzyness was from my elevated TSH but I think the maca has helped that too. I love the stuff! It's a heal all for me!
I'm pretty sure I'm in my premenopausal state right now. I've been getting hot flashes at night and tingling sensation or numbness feeling in my arms and hands while sleeping. When I wake up I feel light headed. Does maca help these symptoms?
Jennifer--try wearing wrist splints while sleeping for your arm and hands tingling/numbness. They worked wonders for me!
Stephanie from Qc says
My Heaven Morning Delicious Potion:
Blend all ingredient in a blender, the result looks like a beautiful creamy latte! And it taste even better! I put in a mason jar so I can carry it and shake it easily...
- 1 tbs maca powder
- 1 hint of cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp of coconut oil
- 1 cup of green tea, or yearba mate tea
- 1 splash of coconut or almond milk
- some sweetener (I use organic brown sugar or agave syrup, 1 tsp)
- 1 hint of cinnamon if you like it.
You and your body will love it 🙂
where can i get maca is it available over the counter or at chemist?
Angie, maca is sold in natural foods stores; you can also follow links on this page to find it on Amazon.com.
My daily Health drink:
Fill a pint glass with blueberries & raspberries half & half.Then fill with almond milk, pour into a blender.
one teaspoon of wheatgrass powder
one teaspoon of matcha powder
one teaspoon of raw cacao powder
two teaspoon of maca powder.
Blend and drink. My health,fitness and sex life are awesome..
Sandra Alfiler says
I would like to order maca powder. I want to know how much is the cost. What is the min that I can order and delivery.
Sandra, we don't sell maca from this site. This article has a link to maca products on Amazon and you can order from there.
I purchased Maca powder at Nutz.com love this site it has Everything at excellent prices and quality.
I add it to my smoothies and when I feel braver to my cereal. It doesn't not taste too amazingly, but hey! it's healthy. It depends what you add to your smoothie, e.g. spinach, two bananas, a handful of fresh pineapple, maca powder (a tablespoon) and flaxseed - cuz of pineapple you can't taste maca 🙂 nom nom
ANNE MARIE says
Every morning a take 60 gram of yoghurt or kefir and I put in a theespoon of maca and than I put different nuts and oatmeal, than sometimes I add chia seeds. This is very healthy and you don't need to eat bread or other grains. This avoids that you want a snack around 10 o'clock, you can easely wait untill noon to eat again.
Donna mentioned about uterine fibroids in an earlier post. I drink raspberry leaf tea that I get from vitacost online. In looking up raspberry before buying I had seen that some women had stated that it had helped them and showed a decrease in the cramping. Now I do not have uterine fibroids but have read how raspberry leaf is good for the female system. I no longer have the extreme heavy bleeding I had before, the cramping so bad that led to almost crying is gone to the point I barely have any cramps. My mother has ovarian cysts. She has not had them checked since drinking the tea but since I got her drinking the tea she no longer has the pain during her menstrual cycle from the cysts. Just something to look into to see if it helps you. I drink it as a tea. The bag I got from vitacost.com was made by frontier and it has a nice light raspberry taste and smell.
My mom has carpal tunnel and arthritis she has a lot of back pain can anyone suggest something natural for her healing the pain has gotten so bad that she quit working recently and her fingers lock from time to time.
I'm about to start using this and am excited about the proposed health benifits. I found mine at Bulk Barn. I live in Ontario. It's not cheap but considering how little used per serving it doesn't seem so bad. This will couple nicely with the transformation program I'm curently on.
I would like to know if maca helps for hair loss during menopause?
ok you can thank me for this amazing recipe later!! try it in your oatmeal, and slice some bananas in there and a bit of almond butter and coconut milk, because it kind of has a caramal flavor to it, the bananas cooked with it really taste good!!!!
Great idea, thanks!
I have a friend that is Peruvian and she introduced me to maca. I suffer from PCOS. She brought me an order from Peru. Both my husband and I ate two maca cookies each. We were able to have tons of energy it was amazing. I highly recommend it.
I tend to not mix anything vitamin based with tea. At boiling point many vitamins and minerals are sterilised which defeats the objective.
Good quality maca mixes very easily with cold water anyway 🙂
How can I get this product, Im in east africa
Trish!Go to EARTH CLINIC
It is safe for me to use this Maca powder? I'm a diabetic. I will try to put it in my smoothie and Chia seeds too. thx
Hi, I have fibroids (as Donna) too and I take maca, which I think if not help at least won't harm. You need to experiment of course (listen to your body). Let's say take it 4 days a week and then 3 days off. But it should be gelatinized maca, otherwise it creates lots of gas and bloating. I also heard that molasses is good for fibroids. Try it all and see for yourself. However if anyone knows a perfect receipt, which could help get rid of fibroids I would be very, ery greatful myself! I had fibroids removed twice, but they keep comming back :((
In Australia, you can buy maca powder from any supermarket in the health food section. I get mine from Woolworths - Connect Foods 100% maca powder. $14.99 for 250g
My daughter has had PCOS since she started menstrating. She was told she will not be able to have children, She is now 29 years old and no children. Will this help with PCOS and infertility?
Maca powder is also good for
Inflammation in the body.....which
Ever way you use it.
I have fibroids and was dealing with heavy bleeding and multiple hot flashes on a daily basis. After taking maca, I have had only 4 hot flashes in a period of 2 months, and they have not been as intense...Macs has worked wonders for me and I am happy again because the heavy bleeding also stopped.
Do you ladies experience higher libido while taking maca? Does it really works this way?
Thanks for answers.
I started drink maca and I feel better
You can buy it in Woolworth.
Sonja Larsen says
I love maca. This is a great article on the benefits. I love to blend it into smoothies or sometimes I stir it into my tea, along with some stevia. It goes really well with cocoa or cacao powder and coconut milk too.
Thanks for the great tips, Sonja.
Leoni Engelbrecht says
Where can i obtain maca powder i reside in South Africa please.
it is a good tip and helpful tip. Can i know where i can get maca in my continent, Africa? I am from Ethiopia, it think it is not easy to get maca.
Yasmin, you might scroll back through these comments, someone might have left some into on getting maca in Africa.
La Maca tiene muchas propiedades ayudan también a tu sistema inmunológico para que sea mas fuerte y sano. Lo pueden encontrar en AMAZON.COM Compre la orgánica es la mejor. Suerte
for Leoni Engelbrecht: Maca is available online in South Africa, you can use the following URL
Zahid sajjad says
From where we can get it, I am in kuwat but cannot find.
This is very interesting. I just bought Maca powder and I hope to see the results.
Thanks so much for this information
Can maca make me gain weight? but i dont workout.
Mohammad Akram Hossain says
How can I get maca power in Bangladesh?
sherlan noel says
I am in love with maca. I recommend it to my friends. Works wonders.
I believe you can purchase maca root order on Amazon.com and have it shipped anywhere. It's worth a try anyway.
Hi I live in Vancouver, BC, does anyone know where I can get maca root nearby?
Lanna, I think your best bet is Amazon Canada. I can't imagine they wouldn't have it!
Very nice article. Thank you.
I bought mine from nuts.com
Great price and quality.
Dear Leoni, incase you haven't found Maca, it is readily available in many good health shops and the Wellness Warehouse.
Bahwayo Harriet says
Saw Maca Powder at Healthy U Kampala,Accacia Mall.
LesleyAnn Goslett says
I have just started Maca - noticed an immediate change in energy & mood. Can't wait to see how I feel in a month's time. I am hoping Maca is going to get my immune system up and running more efficiently...
Rayon Dyer says
I love that article and I would to try maca I am in Jamaica
I get my maca on amazon, through viva labs. Organic maca, im going through menopause and find that it has been amazing in resolveing many of my multiple issues. Husband over fifty says works. Hope this helps
Does anyone know if Maca Root powder affects your sleep? I sometimes have difficulty sleeping and I'm afraid if I try Maca it will mess with what little sleep I do get. Thanks!!
Phil Arnold says
I put it in my coffee, heat did not lessen the effects like energy, libido, etc....
Where can I find maca in Johannesburg gauteng in town
Can you please tell me why this is not safe for pregnant or lactating women? I'm busting and have been having maca for 6 weeks now. 🙁
Carmen, as a web site, we really need to err on the side of caution. We'd advise you to consult with a Registered Dietician about whether you can continue maca, as, to be honest, I doubt that most MDs have even heard of it.
Very nice overview, Nava. I just picked up more Maca (after using it several months ago) yesterday, and enjoy using it. A friend who's trying to balance her hormones, boost her energy etc got some as well - we're hoping it helps!
As you mentioned to Carmen, it's important to get as much info as you can about using different foods/supplements during pregnancy, & working with someone local who is knowledgable is ideal.
Susun Weed offers great information on herbs that support pregnancy and is a lovely resource.
Rusty Brown says
I found lots of maca at my local bulk food store here in a small town in Ontario, Canada.
mutale mubanga says
Where can I get it Zambia? Ndola to be specific.
Pat Phillips says
I am hypothyroid, is maca safe for me?
Toegtisa fakier says
Is maca good for high blood pressure?
Laura Gower says
Does anyone know why the website warns against using Maca if you've had cancer? Thanks.
I totally agree with this article. I started using Maca .. and have had all of the benfits stated. I didn't know if it was true, but it is.
We have no specific info on that — best to consult with a knowledgeable Registered Dietician (MDs in general are less likely to be familiar with maca).
Pat, we're unable to give specific advice like that. As mentioned to another recent commenter, it's best to consult with a knowledgeable Registered Dietician (MDs in general are less likely to be familiar with maca).
I bought maca at my health food store. I heard this works for balancing hormones.
Great info on benefits. WebMD says there may be negative side effects and because my friend has breast cancer it caught my eye.
From WebMD: "..Maca is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken in amounts found in foods. Maca is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken in larger amounts as medicine (up to 3 grams daily) for up to four months. Maca seems to be well tolerated by most people.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of maca during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Extracts from maca might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, do not use these extracts."
I bought mine from Sams tea and spices online--very good price--
Thank you so much for adding this valuable info to the discussion, Kathy.
Adam W says
I am italian and live in Lima Peru'.I have "peruvianized" taking maca regularly,and also distribute it anywhere.
My overall health and stamina have definitely improved.Great product.
I've bought maca from iherb and yeswellness.
Hi There, for South Africans, u can get Maca from anywhere that sells "Nature's Choice" Bio-friendly products e.g. Dischem
Whole Spice carries powdered maca and you can order online: wholespice.com
Ross Logan says
I Love Maca. I believe it helped me quit smoking . I smoked for years and tried to give up unsuccessfully many times. When I first used Maca I stopped smoking immediately and haven't smoked since. Making this my most successful 'quit' ever. It's been 6 months smoke free
Murree Prema says
I live in Mauritius .Is it available here? Where can I get from?
Urgently need maca powder in South Africa. Plz help
My name is Afi from Africa Ghana. I have fibriod I want to boost my fertility because I have no child. Can I take it?
I stay in rustenburg where can i get the maca root.
I've recently just got into Maca, and seeing some nice results from it! I bought mine from http://www.wholely.com/maca , if you have some you should definitely make banana bread and add some maca! So good!
Joyce in Rustenburg. You can get Maca at Dischem. I noticed a big difference after taking the first tablespoon.
David Copeland says
Thanks for the information. You can find organic peruvian maca on my site http://www.consciousfoods.lu
Am in africa where can I find maca especially in kenya and chad
Bello Lawi says
Thank you for this information. Please,how do I pay for it and get this product from? I live in Bauchi, Nigeria.
Barbara osborne says
Can anyone give me advice, I have had breast cancer, now all clear, but take anastrozole. Is it safe to take maca? Thank you. Please reply Barbata
Barbara Osborne, If I were you I would not use the maca just because in my reading about it is says to be careful with hormone related cancers I would say not to use it with any form of cancer. Just my opinion but check with your Oncologist first.
amarachi obiora says
Please where can I get maca am in Nigeria logos state
Asala Bolu says
Amarachi Obiora. Contact me via my email [email protected]
I'm in Lagos and I have the Maca
Pls where can i get d maca here in lag
Thank you for this information. Please,how do I pay for it and get this product from? I live in shenzhen,china
Can maca help breast cancer?
As Ann said in her comment of 1/10, you need to be very careful. Please don't do or take anything out of the ordinary unless you have the approval of your oncologist!
In Kenya you can get maca powder or capsules from Healtht U stores.
i just had 2 questions. So there is no research done that this causes cancer,just that if you have cancer its not recommended correct?
Also does it aide in weight loss at all?
How many carbohydrates in 1 dose?
Hi, I live in NewYork city and I would like to know how does Maca affecs high blood pressure? Please reply soon. Thanks. D. D.
Ghana Africa says
Hi I live in the United States. I just started taking macca as I currently take anti depressants due to menopause. The anti depressants have caused me to gain about 40 pounds. Can't wait to see the results if any.
Hello,I have been on Hormone replacement therapy for the last twenty five years, first HRT then to a compound troche, im 66 years of age, i had a Hysterectomy at age 40 .
I have recently cut back on my Troches as they are to costly and i cannot afford them as im on a age pension.
Im looking at alternatives to help with the hot flushes im getting, i was advised that Maca Powder could help with this, could you please advise if this would help Anne
kafayat balogun says
You can get Organic Maca powder from Hijamanjusthalalin UK and Nigeria, Please email me or WhatsApp me +447958404028.I do my own brand wholesale and retail which is cheaper for people to afford. I post out to many countries but it is readily available I, Ikotun Lagos for pick up. It has no known side effects for now and save everyone including cancer survivors. I am on face book hijama & just halal
kafayat balogun says
kafayat balogun says
You need to read my story and see why I use and sell Organic Maca powder. it is a not to be missed superfood for almost everything, please check about me on hijamacollege.com in progressor http://www.hijamanjusthalal.co.uk
You say not to put it into anything hot because it will lose it's benefits but other sites say to cook it because taken raw it can damage the stomach lining. How do I know what is right?
kafayat balogun says
Organic maca powder can be taken hot or cold. I use it in my smoothie and in my tea
I take Maca as a capsule. The powder is just put into capsules so it's a pill form and you won't need to worry about cooking with it or adding it to smoothies. It's completely tasteless in the capsule and it doesn't matter if you drink it with a cold drink or a warm/hot tea or any beverage. Most Health Food stores carry it! I take Brad King's ULTIMATE MACA ENERGY - Sun-Dried Non GMO 750mg 90 vegetarian capsules. I notice a difference when I'm taking it daily as to compared to when I miss a week or two. It's wonderful stuff.
Ben Ogah says
YOU CAN ORDER MACA THROUGH aliexpress.com
Srinivssareddy Satti says
Damien B. says
Thanks for this precious informations, maca can be sent all over France and Europe from http://www.palais-shanti.com
around the world women have been taking maca during pregnancy for centuries. Western ideology and medicine does not support this. Google, maca in Peru and other countries and you will come up with completely different information. This is a good start about maca but it is not complete. I think everyone is afraid of being sued. My best friend took small doses of maca during her entire pregnancy and it helped tremendously. Do your research, but don't believe everything!
im an malaysia, where to get this maca powder
Doris Porter says
Maca works really good for me. Energy level picked up, hot flashes have calmed, & notice the difference when I am out. Ladies, this product works wonders for mood swings.
Doris Porter says
Maca works really good. It picks up my energy level. Hot flashes are subdued. Ladies, this works for mood swings as well.
avi burshtein says
can it help pancreas cancer
Very good article! Thank you for all the great information 🙂
Thanks for all the info! This was the best price I found for maca.
Tunde Lamuye says
I also need this product, am from Nigeria
Tunde, you might search the many comments here to see if anyone posted about Nigeria. Also, if you have Amazon.com or something like it, that could be a good resource.
James Topohozin says
How can I found this product to buy?
When is the best day to start taking maca for woman? ( monthly period) since it has hormonal related issues like fixing hormonal imbalance.....thank you
Allen fifth says
Is it useful for improving our sexual desire?
How can I found this product to buy.
Allen fifth says
Maca is also useful for improving women sexual desire. When how to take women Maca for big noticeable difference.
kafayat balogun says
We now have Raw,Organic Maca powder and Organic chia seeds in Nigeria in 3 different sizes. 150g 300g and 500g but should you require smaller quantity in sachets it can be adapted.
Hello kayfayat,how do I reach you?
I have been eating Maca for years. Never realized it has so many benefits.
I eat raw maca. Its really nice in a salad or added to a sandwich.
Alex Biggs says
Check out our Organic, Raw Maca at http://www.la-kult.com.au/maca-250g/
We are Australian owned and operated and ship to a number of countries around the world.
Alex Biggs says
Check out or organic, raw Maca at our store http://www.la-kult.com.au/maca-250g/
We are Australian owned and operated and ship to many countries worldwide
Am a chronic ulcer patient which has almost taken away all enjoyment of life. Can Maca help. Pls assist me
Hi - I am based in Afghanistan, can I get the Maca Powder locally here? or in Pakistan?
Ruth Barton says
You can buy here http://www.healthpost.co.nz
They ship all over the world and do powder or capsules
Hello. Was diagnosed with an Auto Immune Disease 4 years ago & was told about the potential of it 12 years ago. How ever I did not listen. Ughh the power of resistance/denial..
For exhaustion/fatigue ; ingest Coconut BUTTER which is another way of saying "Coconut Cream"
How ever do reserch on it so you get quality product(!!) with no adverse additives.
Am trying Maca now, taste was a little offensive but just had to try it with other foods & smoothies. That helps! Been 5 days so far off & on.. So will keep working with it.
Med Dr gives me has toxic affects, monitors me closely yet knows little about nutrition.
What is the shelf life of a sealed 500 gram bag of Maca powder from Peru? I forgot about it and I bought it a year ago.
Joan, I wouldn't have the confidence to answer this question. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Jossborn Foods Nigeria says
If you need maca in Nigeria, contact me on +2348066357344.We have now brand of maca in stock. We will get it to you at any location in Nigeria.
solace Nyarko says
hi, pls where can i get Maca rootsvor powder in Ghana?
Teresa Bland says
Where can I get maca powder in Quintana Roo, Mexico?
Had colon cancer in 2007 , cancer free now.can I take it now
i would like to known where i can buy a pound please let me know
I want maca in dubai how will i get it???
you can find a lot in oman
bassey asuquo says
U can get [email protected] foreverliving product [email protected] country of living
is the plant grown in nigeria?
where can i get maca in Nairobi kenya
May a diabetic patient use
please let me know availability of maca in Lagos,Nigeria as well as india.
Your response is highly appreciated.
Where can I buy maca in Uganda?
i want maca in india
Manuel Fernando Gomes Mavungo says
To respond to Teresa Bland in Quintana Roo, Mexico:
I am base in West Africa and I buy it online in http://www.amazon.com in the United States. I get at home through DHL.
I need Maca and I leave in Namibia. any one in Namibia?
i need maca roots how and where can i get it in nigeria?
Sara Greene says
I had my doubt about maca at first, but I gave it a try. After about 3 weeks of taking maca, I started really feeling a significant change. I couldn't believe the energies and vitality that I had during the day.
There is maca in Dubai, go to souq.com u will get it 100dhs
can you buy maca in new zealand
I had ovarian cancer but now am well after surgery. Can maca be harmful? I've been using it 1 teaspoon a day for at least one year.
Where I can get it in Rio
Is maca available in Nairobi and if so where .
Which is the best brand of macca in India please suggest. ...
And can a hypothyroidism patient use it.
love maca! you have to try it people! it's great for couples who try to conceive! this stuff works! seriously!
Hi I ordered Maca powder from iherbs.com
Hello, we really don't know brands in India; also, if there is a medical issue, it would be best to consult with your practitioner on the safety of using this product.
we want maca in Antarctica
Rakiya Yusuf says
Were in nigeria can i get maca & dose it have a local name?
If you need maca in Nigeria. Contact 08066357344. We have gelatinised maca powder by nowfoods and The Maca Team
Iam diabetic is it advisable to use this product and where can i access this maca in Kampala Uganda
Akaba Rebekah says
Can i plant maca? in uganda do we have maca plants? if not how and where can i get the powder in Uganda.
Linda kwarteng says
Where can l get Macs in Ghana .
contact me if you want maca for them that are in kenya
Really good information.. we have read a lot about the supplement.
Where can I find it? Does this help for the prostate? I had to deal with prostate problems since i got diagnosed with BPH, I am on my 50s already, I would not be able to sleep since because I felt like I needed to wake up in the middle of the nights to pee, I even pee on myself a couple of time, I was worried for it, I didnt want to use diapers for adults, later on I found out its bph which is actually something common in men at certain age I got prescribed with alpharise, this helped me a lot, also I lost some weight and changed my alimentation and the results have been great.
where can I get maca in ethiopia
Reginah, do you have the Black Maca powder? How do those in Kenya contact you?
where can i get maca in nigeria?
Hi I want a maca powder in India.pl pelp
Four Rivers Organics says
We are able to supply Maca to anyone in the world
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La Kult says
Australian Certified Organic Maca powder at http://www.la-kult.com.au
Carlos Guerrero says
I need maca and I live in Ecuador were I could find it
Maca has elevated my energy level immensely and I noticed immediately. I am adding a half of a teaspoon to my kale/spinach drink about 3-4 times a week. Not only has my energy increased drastically my mood is much better, I am not as irritable. I purchased mine from Whole Foods in the USA for $6.99 for the smaller bag. I highly recommend this!!!!!
Carlos, most maca comes from Peru which is practically next door to you! There must be some good way to source some local maca. I'm sorry I can't be more specific!
Karol Shirima says
Incase you neen Maca and you are based in East Africa contact me...we shall suppy you with best maca in the market..
I have maca root, I reside in abuja, Nigeria , send me a mail if you need it. [email protected]
Good article. Maca is excellent!
Vicky Stephenson says
I have been taking it for less than a week and i feel a significant difference in my health already, mentally and physically, i have a lot more energy, it has helped a lot as i have to be as fit and healthy as i can, i have a disabled son and i can't tell you how much it has helped me which in turn benefits my son.
If you are in Kenya get maca powder in healthyyou shops, yaya centre
J morrissey says
Aldi sells maca powder in 100g packs.
Burt Silver says
I didn't realize that maca had so many vitamins in it. I am always looking for any food that offers me extra nutrients. I have never tried it, but I will have to start eating more Peruvian food if this is so good for you.
Rachel David says
I used to have experiencing pain during my ovulating period ( bloating, pains in my upper abdomen) since I started taking maca powder no more pain, more stamina, clear skin etc.
Does anyone's have more information about Maca consumption and the effects on people who have uterine fibroids? Thanks
How much is the net kilo of maka?
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Shaikh Kamaluddin says
does the maca help the control the blood surge level ?
Where can I purchase Maca. I am in Auckland. Thanks
Nerina, you might try Amazon, if they have an online store in NZ, or if not, there's definitely an Amazon AU
Shaikh, we can't give that kind of specific medical advice, but it probably wouldn't be a good idea to count on maca for that purpose.
Thanks Nava for the this information.
Ive heard matcha is the new superfood, how would you compare to macca? The benefits are advertised the same?
You can order pure and natural maca po wder sourced directly from Peru and get more info about it at Andess Australia they are on the Blue Mountains posting anywhere
Elizabeth Clarke says
Hi, I was told I had mild acid reflux and gastritis will maca help to stop it.
Gastrazyme is good for acid reflux and gastrtitis; google it.
Oduro Mantey says
I am in kumasi, where can I get maca to buy?
Kindly make order for bottles ot maca capsules by nowfoods and maca powder both raw and gelatinised by The Maca Team. We have black, red, yellow and premium in stock. We sell in Nigeria and also deliver to neighbouring West Africa countries. Call for +2348066357344 for orders and enquiries.
Patrick Godfrey says
Thank you for Maca info sounds great, how can I save the info, thank u so much
Patrick, you can bookmark the page or print it out with the pdf button below the post. Glad you found this useful~
r glasby says
does maca work at any age ?
Maca's benefits are well regarded though largely anecdotal, so it's best to say that it can't hurt at any age!
Sandy Bern says
This maca is awesome. Canot it also cure polyps and fibroid.
Thanks J morrissey, I have tried Aldi's raw maca. I have changed to another brand that I bought at andeanharvest.eu They sell a gelatinized organic maca which tastes much better 😛
THANKS FOR INFOMATION Where can I purchase Maca. I am in BANGALORE INDIA.
I ordered maca from Amazon and received it today. I have not used it yet. I just read that if one has hormone related cancer, he/she should not use maca. I have a neuroendocrine cancer (carcinoid). Is maca contraindicated for me?
Hi Marci — we're not qualified to give medical advice; please consult your physician. And all of us at VegKitchen send healing wishes your way!
Mohammed Qasim Masood says
Hi! I live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. How can I purchase this item?
marie caffrey says
I am so interested in your product Meca Powder for my family's health. I will need additional info on this product. Thank you,
I have also heard that matcha is the new superfood, how would you compare to Macca? Thank you
Nancy Parsons says
It suppose to help with wound healing,I have pressure sores on my bottom,would you recommend Maca?
Which brand name of maca is the best?
I had had ovarian cancer 16 years ago. Can I use Maca now? I have been cancer free since 2001.
Odusilu abdullateef adeyinka says
Where can I get the dried maca to buy in Lagos Nigeria
Wed don't particularly recommend one brand over another, best to explore the Amazon page for maca and see how customers rate the various brands. The most highly rated ones rise to the top!
wow, never really heard of this until today and definitely want to add it to my diet
What brand name of maca is the best one?
Hi Linda — we don't recommend any specific brand names; best to go on Amazon and read customer reviews (search maca root powder) and see what consumers have to say, even if you end up buying from your local natural foods store!
This stuff sounds amazing with all those benefits! Where can I find some? It almost seems like it's the Peruvian version of He Shou Wu.
At 20g of Carbs per ounce, Maca is one of the top products for people interested in growing healthy muscle.
Roberto Verdey says
Where can I order MACA is this available here in the Philippines ?
Roberto, we can't answer that, but you can try health food stores or online sources. Good luck!
Leena Robert says
I was looking for recipes with maca powder and found your site. Thanks!! For those of you looking for good quality maca powder try the wildfoods company. They sell organic maca powder. I am a regular customer of theirs. No, I am not part of the Wild Foods affiliate program :). They source organic, fair trade products and I love that!
Michael John says
I need more information about Maca consumption and the effects on people who have uterine fibroids?
Hi Michael — we're really not in a position to give medical advice, so please consult with your practitioner or a Registered Dietician. Good luck!
Does maca powder have a taste
Yes, it's kind of distinctive but not overwhelming, a bit hard to describe. It's been described as malted or nutty; in any case, it blends best in sweet things like unbaked energy sweets or smoothies.
It's pretty packed with nutrients. I had some stomach problems first time I tried, and the taste is usually not the best, but there can be no doubt about the benefits (once you actually get used to maca).
i used a teaspoon full in my morning smoothie the last two days along with wheat grass and i had so much energy and clear thoughts at work people even commented how fast i was walking Like i was wired.It lasted all day
Is maca high in salicylates? I’m sensitive to acids.
Where can I find information and research on safety and risks of maca root powder during pregnancy. It is an ingredient in an organic protein powder. My obgyn does not know anything about it.
Alice, we're not qualified to say if maca is safe or not during pregnancy — I assume you must have googled "maca root and pregnancy" — maca has long been used for fertility, but that's a different issue. I would suggest looking for some major brands of maca root and connecting with the companies to see if they have a statement on their sites about that, perhaps in their FAQ. Good luck!
Thanks for the content.