(Lepidium meyenii)

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Common name: Maca, Maka, Peruvian Ginseng.

Botanical Name : Lepidium meyeneii, Cruciferae.

It is a plant that resembles a radish and is related to cress, the European salad vegetable.

Its leaves are edible and eaten in salads, they are also used to fatten guinea pigs.

NOTE: The MACA we sell is free of Benzoic Acid

Maca roots look like beets or brown radishes, and are rich source of sugars and starches,  
and have a sweet flavor. They are consider a delicacy in the high Andean plateaus. When dried, they can be stored for years.
Maca is use to fight depression and fatigue, nervous tension, it is excellent aphrodisiac - restores fertility and sexual potency. It is good source of proteins to help during growth and it does not contain cholesterol.

Chemical Composition :
The root composition in average includes :
-          Proteins : 10-14%|
-          Carbohydrates : 25.0%
-          Vitamin A  :  0.07 mg.
-          Vitamin B1 : 0.15 mg.
-          Vitamin B6 :0.31mg.
-          Vitamin C : 3.10mg.
-          Minerals   : Calcium 258.06 mgr
-          Phosphorus : 189.96 mgr
-          Iron : 15.41 mgr
-          Amino acids ( rich quantities)
-          Iodine ( rich quantities)

Phytochemical analysis has shown the presence in small quantities of : leucoantociaminas, saponines, tannins, terpenoids, steroids, alkaloids, isotiocianates, natural strogens, prostaglandines, etc.

Principal Indications :
The Maca is an excellent naturally nutritional complement/supplement as having the most important amino acids. Maca is indicated in cases when more energy and nutrients are needed by both children and adults such as: pregnancy, lactation, growing, etc.

Since of its particular and natural association of hormonal precursors ( saponins, triterpenoids), aromatic glucilanates and flavonoides,  Maca has a regularizing effect upon disorders in the human reproducer process,

Menstrual cycle, fertility and climateric for both genders and all races.

Different experiments in mice have revealed that Maca has an important effect on the procreation frequency , to excite the maturity of the Graff follicles and ; increasing the number of spermatozoon's.  
Maca has been used in Peru to help: boosts energy, menopause, menstrual irregularities, anemia, turberculosis, stomach cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, sterility,
enhance fertility, sexual disorders, enhances memory, immune system.
Maca - very potent aphrodisiac with no side effects.

Presentation :
Powder 100% Pure
-    Capsules 500mg 

The root in maceration.
Maca powder mixed with juices and/or  milk for a mighty breakfast that provide extra energy .
The capsules and tablets must be taken 3 times a day after or before each meal.


This trial has been prepared to prove the effect of Lepidium meyenii o Lepidium peruvianum (maca) over the hormonal pattern, sexual behavior and erective function; physical well-being and reaction to stress; red corpuscles and nutritional state.

The trial took a sample of male between 20 and 40 years old. The men were placed in placebo and Maca groups according to the treatment received. The trial was prospective and double blind.

The trial was carried out between December 2000 and May 2001 by researchers of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia), department of Sciences and Philosophy and Instituto de Investigaciones de la Altura (Institute of Highlands Researches). The principal researcher was Dr. Gustavo Gonzales,  the associate researchers were Amanda Cordova, Arturo Chung, Arturo Villena, Carmen Goņez, Karla Vega, Julio Rubio, Manuel Gasco, Carla Gonzales, Sharon Castillo and Diana Garayar.

Some conclusions raised from the trial are:


The treatment with gelatinized maca produces a reducing effect of diastolic arterial pressure.

Gelatinized maca does not modify neither heart frequency nor arterial saturation of oxygen.

During the trial hematocrit is not affected by maca, which an anti-anemic effect may exist.


Gelatinized maca has an important effect as energizer.

Energizer effect may be associated to the increase of serum levels of growth hormone.

Maca has effects over energy reserves acting over body fat.

Maca does not increase iodine in urine.


 Gelatinized maca improves men state of mind 

DHEAS levels increase in a big proportion of male treated with maca.


Placebo decreases anxiety

Gelatinized maca decreases anxiety from the two weeks of treatment.


The treatment with gelatinized maca decreases stress.

The treatment with gelatinized maca reduces the scale of mind renounce, favoring a better response to stress.  


Gelatinized maca improves the level of sexual desire.
            Maca treatment does not modify HL levels

Maca increases seminal volume, count of mobile spermatozoids and mobility of

In conclusion,  Maca Gelatinizada La Molina:

Improves the state of mind

Decreases anxiety

Decreases stress

Improves reaction to stress

Increases adrenal androgens

Increases sexual desire

Increases number and mobility of spermatozoids

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