Red Maca Capsules Strong 700mg (Peruvian Ginseng)
Red Maca Capsules 700mg
Rare Colour Maca Root
Grown as High Altitudes in the Peruvian Andes
100% Red Maca in a Vegan HPMC Capsule, No Fillers
About Red Maca
Red maca (Lepidium meyenii), popularly known as ‘Peruvian ginseng’, is a plant that is grown at high altitudes and is originally traced back to the Andes Mountain located in Peru. The maca plant belongs to the family Brassicaceae, which also has other common vegetables e.g. cabbage, kale, radishes, broccoli, and turnips. Maca is also commonly referred to as ma ayak willku, maca-maca, and ayak chichira. It has a tuberous root that remains in the ground with green pleated leaves popping at the ground surface. Maca is categorised depending on the colour of the root after it was discovered that maca roots harvested from different locations and under different conditions have a different colour. Red maca capsules are made from dried and ground red maca roots. Maca powder has a sweet yet bitter taste.
The maca plant thrives at high altitudes ranging from 12,000-14,500 ft above sea level. It can adapt to very harsh conditions. The temperatures during the growing season range from 28°f-54°f. Occasionally, in areas where it grows, temperatures often drop below -20 ̊c causing frosting. However, the maca plant is quite tough and is not easily affected by frost. Maca growing areas are mostly characterised by strong winds and plenty of sunlight. Historically, the land used for cultivation of maca was prepared by using hands. Nowadays, people use tractors to plough, especially where the tracts of land are huge. Propagation is done using seeds. The root becomes ready for harvest after approximately 260 days. The roots remain dormant during the cold dry season. A single plant can produce up to 1000 small seeds each weighing approximately 1 gram. Rotation is carried out regularly since the maca plant uses up all the nutrients in the soil. The harsh climate prevents pests and weeds from thriving. This helps to ease the burden of cultivating maca. The fully grown roots are harvested manually. The leaves are left to disintegrate and add nutrients to the soil or as feeds for livestock. Traditionally, maca was, harvested and sun-dried before being stored for several years.
- Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.
How to use: We suggest taking 2 - 3 capsules daily with water
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I am taking the Red Maca capsules to support me with symptoms from the menopause by strengthening my bones and stimulating oestrogen levels. A good price and speedy service given.
Bought these to help with monopuse symptoms. Glad I bought the capsules as not sure I could have taken the powder. They are quite strong smelling so capsules help. Only been taking a couple of weeks so still not sure if they are helping or not but my symptoms of menopause are no worse so maybe they are.