Maca root is a cruciferous plant native to the highlands of Peru. It has been used for thousands of years by native Peruvians living at 14,000 feet above sea level to promote vitality, sexuality, and hormone balance in men and women. It is never eaten raw by the indigenous people in Peru.
Instead of purchasing raw materials from middle-men, Whole World Botanicals does hands-on sourcing in Peru. Whole World Botanicals has partnered with the same five Maca growing communities since 1998! We offer fair trade prices and concern for the well-being of our maca growers and their families.
Our Maca growers plant and harvested according to the phases of the moon and say prayers in the traditional way of millennia – making our products bioenergetic. Ingredient companies are always looking for the cheapest sources, which means their raw materials change every time they buy and the purchaser has no knowledge of where or who the raw materials come from. Even though 70-80% of Maca in the United States is now sourced in China, be assured that Royal Maca® will always be grown and harvested in Peru.
Superior Processing for Maximum Potency
Royal Maca® is organically grown in composted soil and sun-dried after harvest for 6-8 weeks to ensure maximum potency in the Maca roots. Next is the flash-cooking process called “gelatinization” which destroys toxic enzymes found in raw Maca. Our Maca powder concentrate is certified organic, vegan, and gluten-free. The potency translates to smaller doses and a better economic value to the customer.
Specialty Products for Women and Men
Only Whole World Botanicals offers a wide variety of Maca products for women and men.
Scientific Name:Lepidium peruvianum; also known as Lepidium meyenii
Description: The Maca root is a hardy cruciferous vegetable cultivated in an inhospitable region of the Andean Mountains at altitudes from approximately 12,500-14,500 feet. Native Peruvians have used Maca for several thousand years, as a medicinal food to enhance fertility, libido, to support healthy erectile function in men, and to alleviate PMS and menopausal symptoms in women. It was used by the warriors of the Inca King for energy and stamina.
Maca is rich in essential minerals, especially selenium, calcium, magnesium, and iron, and includes fatty acids including linolenic, palmitic and oleic acids, and polysaccharides. Maca is an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to stress, and promotes healthy hormonal balance. Because endocrine gland balance and immune system function are so interrelated, it often notably promotes a healthy immune system.
Warning: Maca is not recommended for women on birth control pills. If you have or have had a hormone-dependent cancer, consult your physician.