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MACA ROOT EXTRACT

Product No. P14056

  • Roots of the lepidium meyenii
  • Vegan 

Maca root extract is sourced from the roots of the lepidium meyenii. It is a member of the brassicaceae family which also holds cruciferous vegetables. Maca is closely related, taxonomically, to cabbage, watercress and rapeseed. 

For centuries maca has grown wild in the Andes Mountains of South America. The root has a history of being used as a folk medicine in the Andean region of Peru, for vitality and fertility. No other food plant exists in the world which will grow at such a high altitude and survive.

Maca has gained a reputation for helping to balance hormones resulting from a trial in 2015 carried out on post-menopausal women. The conclusion of the trial was that maca appeared to reduce both blood pressure and depression. Other research has suggested that maca could have potential neuroprotective and aphrodisiac benefits. 

Maca root extract is non-stimulatory and can be used in a wide variety of product applications. It is widely recognised as an adaptogen, an ingredient which helps the body to adapt to stressors. These can be either emotional or physical. Adaptogens do this by modulating the release of stress hormones from the adrenal glands.  

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