Maca FAQ

Maca products: frequently asked questions

Which roots are used to produce AMAZONAS Maca powder?

We use yellow, red, black and violet Maca roots in a well-balanced ratio, to exploit the specific properties of each sort and to get a high-quality Maca powder.

Why is AMAZONAS Maca powder so special?

Our supplier is a Peruvian family farm where competent stuff is working: a graduated biologist, a chemist and a researcher in healing plants. Years ago already this farm could establish as an expert on cultivation and manufacturing of native plants. Based on that profound know-how and our 20-years experience we could succeed to produce natural products of superior quality, knowing the best time for harvest, optimal storage and gentle production methods. We use yellow, red, black and violet Maca roots in a well-balanced ratio to preserve the specific properties of each sort and to get a high-quality product.

Maca is said to sooth discomforts caused by the menopause or menstruation, is that true?

Yes. It may help to bring the hormones into balance again. Many women use Maca to sooth the discomforting effects of their menopause. Maca has proved to have positive influence on symptoms like hot flushes, faintness and other typical menopause symptoms.

Maca has also proved a successful helper in case of menstruation discomforts: the positive property of the Maca root to sooth irregularity or pain is referred to the contained phytosterols with estrogenic effect.

Maca is said to have an aphrodisiac effect – is that true?

Maca is one of the oldest Peruvian popular medicines. According to experiences of Andes peoples Maca is considered to have a positive influence on the libido (lust or desire) and on fertility. The increase of sexual potential is referred to the contained arginine.

Is Maca able to increase physical endurance and performance ability?

Maca is considered to be a remedy for general strengthening and also helpful in case of mental strain. Additionally, it is said to have a stimulating effect (for both, men and women) on fertility and sexual activity. Physical potential and muscle growth can also be positively influenced by Maca.

What does „RDA“ mean concerning the nutrition facts on our labels?

What does „RDA“ mean concerning the nutrition facts on our labels? RDA = Recommended Daily Allowances of essential nutrients which are recommended by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer protection for daily use and for healthy people. For example Vitamin C: 1 Acerola tablet contains 80 mg Vitamin C what corresponds to 100 % RDA.