super roots Super Maca


Basic information

Considered a gift of the gods by pre-Columbian cultures, maca is a leafy plant native to the Andes of Peru that offers multiple nutritional and medicinal benefits. Not only was this ancient product held sacred for its ability to enhance virility, vitality and physical strength, it was also used as an offering to the gods.

Seasonal availability

Harvest: 8 to 11 months after the sowing.

Human health benefits

Maca stabilizes and controls blood pressure and relieves insomnia. It is recommended for regaining mental and physical equilibrium. It also helps alleviate stress and tiredness, replacing them with energy and mental clarity. Another major benefit is its ability to regulate and stimulate the endocrine system, which produces the hormones needed for bodily and metabolic functions like fertility, sexual arousal, digestion, the brain and the nervous system’s physiological response.

Its terpenoids and saponins are an analgesic, relieving pain and acting as a sedative. This makes injuries heal more quickly and combats anemia.


Maca has restorative attributes (it returns the body to its normal healthy state). It also works to fortify (invigorate), energize and bring homeostasis (restore balance) to the body. Its nutritional content is similar to that of grains, with 60% carbohydrates, 10% protein, 8.5% fiber and 2.2% fats. Its roots also have qualities that enhance fertility and virility.

In powdered form, it is an excellent source of amino acids because it has seven of the eight essential amino acids needed to carry and optimize the nutrients the body needs: water, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins.

Its fat content is around 2.2% and includes linolenic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid. These organic molecules help lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

It is also a source of bio-available minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, copper, iron, zinc, selenium, iodine, bismuth manganese, silicon and tin, which are great for strong bones and hormone production.

Additionally, it contains B-group vitamins like B1 and B2, which provide energy, as well as vitamin C (which helps prevent cancer, keeps cholesterol at good levels, prevents wrinkles, and maintains heart health), and vitamin E, which helps protect skin.

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