Shining Seas Imports

Organic Maca Root Powder & Gelatinized

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an herbaceous biennial plant native to the high Andes of Peru and is often referred to as the perfect adaptogen, prized for its nutritive, estrogenic, tonic, balancing and aphrodisiac qualities. It has a rich history of traditional use as a panacea and is also referred to as ‘Peruvian ginseng.’ Maca has been used for centuries to increase libido and is used to treat fertility and men and women. Maca root powder contains seven of the nine essential amino acids and contains a powerhouse of vitamins, plant sterols, minerals, heart-healthy fats, high levels of healthy carbohydrates, protein, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, B vitamins, and linoleic and oleic fatty acids.

Maca root powder may provide overall well-being for cardio, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine systems.

Scientists have identified four alkaloids in Maca root powder, which nourish the endocrine system and stabilize the body’s hormones.