Balance, invigorate and energize with Vega Maca. Native Peruvians used maca for thousands of years as both a food and a tonic. They believed maca increased energy and stamina, improved fertility and enhanced libido.
Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca shows great potential as an adaptogen, according to foremost maca researchers; this adaptogenic potential may account for the balancing, energizing and stress-reducing effects reported by some maca users.
Vega Maca is certified organic, traditionally grown and sustainably harvested in partnership with Peruvian farmers. A pure, premium whole maca root powder, Vega maca is gelatinized for optimum micronutrient absorption.
Vega Maca is available in 90 g and 180 g powder, 60 and 120 count Vegicaps, and delicious Vega Maca chocolate bars.
Features and Benefits
What is Maca?
Maca is an exceptionally hardy root plant native to the Andean mountain plateaus of Peru. A member of the brassica family, maca is grown at altitudes of 14,000 feet in an extreme climate of freezing cold, fierce winds and intense sunlight, where no other crops can survive. Herbalists believe that resilient plants are especially valuable; from an herbological perspective, maca’s resiliency knows no equal.
In spite of the poor volcanic soil and harsh environmental conditions in which it grows, maca is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, and important vitamins and minerals. Ancient, native Peruvians used maca for thousands of years as both a food and a tonic. They believed maca increased energy and stamina, improved fertility and enhanced libido.
Why Should I Use Vega Maca?*
Vega Maca is certified organic, traditionally grown and sustainably harvested in partnership with Peruvian farmers. A whole maca root extract, Vega Maca is produced via a proprietary gelatinization process that uses heat extrusion to concentrate the active micronutrients within, and improve absorption by removing the starch from the root.
Taking 2,500 mg of Vega Maca daily can help:
- Promote vitality
- Metabolize carbohydrates, fats and protein47
- Develop and maintain strong bones and teeth48
- Form red blood cells and support their proper function49
- Contribute to a feeling of overall well-being
- Maintain good health
- Provide antioxidant support50
How Does Maca Work?*
Also widely known as Peruvian ginseng, maca shows great potential as an adaptogen, according to foremost maca researcher G. Gonzales51. This adaptogenic potential may account for the balancing, energizing and stress-reducing effects reported by some maca users.
An excellent, plant-based source of vitamin B12, maca provides 70% of your daily value of B12 (as cyanocobalimin). Per 2,500 mg dose, maca also provides a wealth of important minerals, including:
- 37% DV manganese
- 20% DV calcium
- 14% DV iron
- 10% DV potassium
Some studies suggest that Maca delivers a revitalizing effect, likely derived from its abundant protein, unsaturated fatty acids, and mineral content 52. A cruciferous vegetable, maca demonstrates antioxidant activity, containing phytochemicals, flavanols, glucosinates and isothiocyanates that have the ability to quench and scavenge various free radicals4. Unique, secondary metabolites macaene and macamides—identified exclusively in maca—may be responsible for some of the benefits described by native Peruvians.
Eight months after I got sick I found myself in the cloudy jungles of Peru.
My journey eventually led me to Peru.
This secluded corner of the world was once the home of the mighty Inca Empire who erected their civilization high above the clouds in the Andes Mountains.
When I met some locals I asked them the same question I’d been asking native people all over the world…
“What do you eat to heal yourself?”
All over Peru I was told about the potent healing powers of a "sacred" root.
Benefits for Men
- Boost energy
- Improve mood
- Increase sperm count
- Enhance libido
Benefits for Women
- Boost energy
- Improve mood
- Relieve symptoms of PMS
- Improve fertility
- Enhance libido
- Relieve menopause symptoms
This Peruvian super root is calledMaca.
The Incan Empire cultivated vast fields of Maca, which was used as both a food and a medicine. The Incan warriors ate Maca before going into battle because they believed it would give them superhuman strength.
After winning a battle, Maca was withheld because they didn't want the warriors to get too "touchy feely" with the women of the conquered nation.
When the Spanish conquistadors came to Peru in the early 1500s they complained that their horses and other livestock were not reproducing well in the high altitude.
The local natives said "Try Maca!" and the results were so remarkable that the Spanish historians wrote in-depth reports about this powerful plant.
When the conquered Inca were forced to pay tribute to the king of Spain they paid in Maca instead of gold... it was that valuable!
The happy people of Peru love Maca!
When I was in Peru, Maca was the answer to every ailment.
Tired? The natives say, "Take Maca!"
Cranky? "Take Maca!"
Stressed out? "Try Maca!"
Does your man have erection problems? "Try Maca!"
Is your womb barren? "Try Maca!"
Couples in Peru love Maca; they call it Peruvian Viagra.
Modern medical research supports the indigenous legends about Maca.
When I heard the legends about Maca I was instantly excited about its potential to help me.
But my background as a medical researcher made me a little skeptical too.
Could this ugly little root really nurse me back to health again?
Here’s what I found...
Maca (Effects: Endocrine)
Effects of Maca on the Endocrine Glands
In the 1960s a Peruvian doctor named Gloria Chacon discovered that Maca produced fertility effects on the ovaries and testes of rats within 72 hours.
Through these experiments, she deduced that Maca was acting on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands which control...
- sex organ function
- breast milk production
- thyroid function
- hunger and metabolism
- some aspects of pregnancy
Maca (Effects: Menopause)
Maca Used to Help Women Entering Menopause
Another Peruvian doctor, Hugo Malaspina, states that rather than hormone replacement therapy which introduces hormones from outsidethe body, Maca encourages the ovaries and other glands to produce the needed hormones.
"I have had perhaps 200 female patients whose perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms are alleviated by taking Maca.
I encourage women to start with Maca before menopause. It seems to help the endocrine system to stay in balance."
Dr. Malaspina has even found Maca to be effective atremedying the symptoms of hysterectomies: hot flashes, cold feet, depression, tachycardia, constipation and bone loss.
Maca (Effects: Men)
Maca is Great for Men too!
In a study on healthy adult males it was shown that Maca resulted in increased:
- seminal fluid volume
- sperm count per ejaculum
- motile sperm count
- sperm motility
A separate study on healthy adult males indicated that Maca improved sexual desire after 8 weeks of supplementation. This increased libido also did not have any effect on testosterone levels.
An animal study using rats showed a reduced prostate size in the male rats treated with Maca.