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NOW Foods Organic Maca Powder

198 grams
NOW Foods Organic Maca Powder

Organic Maca Pure Powder is a reproductive health supplement derived from the Maca herb (Lepimidium meyenii) from Peru. It is thought to work by promoting hormonal balance in men and women that supports fertility and healthy sexual energy. Also known as the “Peruvian Ginseng”, maca is considered to be an adaptogen, a substance that promotes stamina and fights stress.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Level Teaspoon (2.7g)
Servings Per Container: 73


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Organic Raw Maca Root (6:1 Concentrate) (Lepidium meyenii)

2.7 g (2,700mg)


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: None

Suggested Use

Mix 1 level teaspoon daily into water or your favourite beverage.


  • Maca supplements are primarily used for sexual health support. It supports the body’s normal hormonal production to correct imbalances causing sexual dysfunctions in men and women. Men over 50 years old often experience impotence and erectile dysfunction, which are results of low testosterone production. Maca for men is thought to promote normal fertility as balanced hormones help them produce healthy sperms and increased sperm count.
  • Maca for women benefits female hormonal balance during pre-menstrual and menopausal period. PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome causes a lot of discomfort in women like menstrual cramping, dysmenorrheal, and mood swings. When menstruation starts to cease during menopause, older women suffer from hot flashes, mood swings, and irregular bleeding.
  • Maca is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It contains phosphorous, calcium, iron, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and proteins. Maca supplements can be an alternative source of these nutrients that work together on calming and relaxing the nerves.
  • Lepimidium meyenii is an adaptogenic herb, which helps reduce the negative effects of stress to the body. Stress is a natural part of life, but when it becomes chronic, stress causes a lot of physical and emotional health problems. Physical effects of stress include ulcer, chronic fatigue syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, and frequent colds. Stressed out individuals are also emotionally disturbed as they experience depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability.

Maca (Lepimidium meyenii) more famous as “Peruvian Ginseng” or “Peruvian Viagra” is a root crop that grows in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The usage of Maca in Peru can be traced over 2000 years back, being a fundamental part of diet in the Andes mountain ranges. The ancient incas were the first to establish numerous maca benefits that they even restricted maca use to their royal courts. Maca root even reached Spain and was used by the Spanish royalty for its support on healthy energy production. These days, maca root is available as nutritional supplements that support healthy sexual functions, effective stress management, promote stamina and athletic performance, and encourage healthy ageing process. The active components in maca phytochemicals called macamides and macaenes which exhibit strong effects to the endocrine system. Now Foods Organic Maca Pure Powder contains pure maca powder, raw and gelatinized, the most researched form of maca supplement available in the market.