Which Royal Maca ® Product is Right for You?
Viana Muller, Ph.D.
We get a lot of questions from customers asking, “Which Royal Maca product is the best for me?” I’ll start the answer to this question by sharing several important points about Maca root.
It’s a myth that men need one color of Maca and women need a different color. The flesh of all Maca roots is cream-colored. Selecting Maca with different skin colors – thinking they will benefit men and women differently – is a marketing gimmick. (It’s no surprise that the only “scientific” literature that mentions Maca color is sponsored by several companies that promote this misconception.)
Whole World Botanicals Royal Maca uses ALL colors of Maca roots –there are more than 20! – in our Royal Maca products.
To deliver potent benefits for hormonal balance, energy, and vitality, Maca must be grown organically at a high altitude in Peru, and properly cooked. Most maca on the market is Chinese Maca, grown with pesticides at low altitudes, and marketed raw. As a result, cheap, inferior Maca floods the market.
All Royal Maca products are organically grown and harvested in Peru, and Whole World Botanicals practices fair trade with our Indigenous growers. All Royal Maca is sun-dried and flash-cooked with gelatinization. Royal Maca is also additive-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
While you decide on one of our nine different formulations of Royal Maca, please keep in mind one important point:
No matter which Royal Maca product you choose, you can’t make a mistake!
There are, however, reasons you might choose one Royal Maca product over another. For example:
- You have a preference for capsules or powders
- You may want added ingredients that will make Royal Maca more effective for your specific issues
- You may need a certain strength or dosage, or you’re petite or sensitive
- You want clear instructions on how men or women should dose Royal Maca
This is our flagship organic Peruvian Royal Maca Powder, used to promote vitality, energy, and hormonal and sexual health for men and women of all ages. Our Maca tastes great in smoothies or added to foods. Because Royal Maca is very potent, a little goes a long way, and a large jar should last you around three months.
Royal Maca for Perimenopause is designed for the time before menopause when you still have menstrual periods but suffer symptoms of hormonal imbalance. This formulation offers natural relief for symptoms – such as hot flashes, night sweats, migraine, PMS, and painful and erratic periods – without prescription hormones. The added magnesium and zinc help with cramps, muscle pain, fatigue, and mood.
Royal Maca for Menopause provides natural symptom relief during and after menopause. It significantly reduces your hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Royal Maca also helps improve your mood swings, energy, and sleep, and supports healthy hair, skin, and bones. (Note: The label provides instructions on how to switch from prescription hormones to Royal Maca.)
Our Royal Maca Plus for Women with DIM adds Diindolylmethane (DIM), which is identical to the compound produced in the process of digestion when you eat raw or very lightly-steamed cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Research suggests DIM helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer and estrogen-dependent cancers by helping the body make more anti-inflammatory “good estrogen” (2 hydroxy-estrone) and less of the “bad estrogen” (6 alpha-hydroxy- estrone).
This formulation is the right choice if you have symptoms of hormonal imbalance, and you can benefit from extra-inflammatory support. Not only does Royal Maca Plus for Women help with your symptoms of PMS, perimenopause, and menopause, but the addition of DIM provides extra support for autoimmune issues, and helps reduce your risk if you have a family history of breast cancer. (Note: If you have breast cancer, consult your physician before taking.)
SHE Mood & Hormone Balance are is designed for petite (under 5’3”) and highly sensitive girls and women of all ages. It’s a great choice for women who have found other hormone-balancing supplements too strong and likely to cause side effects. This formulation combines a tiny dose of Royal Maca® Powder with Royal Camu™ powder, providing the hormonal balance benefits of Maca and the Vitamin C-packed immune boost of Camu in a gentler dosage.
Royal Maca for Men helps increase testosterone receptors, which in turn helps improve libido, sexual function, mental focus, mood, energy, and stamina in men of any age. This formulation also supports the health of the prostate, adrenals, thyroid, and pancreas. Royal Maca for Men can also slow hormonal hair loss and help build and repair muscle and bone. Added zinc supports men’s fertility, potency, sex drive, sperm production, and sexual health. Added Vitamin B6 has anti-inflammatory properties that support the prostate.
Royal Maca Bone & Hormone Support is a specialized formulation for Maca for women and men of any age who want to support bone health. This formulation helps slow bone loss, promote new bone growth, and help speed the healing of fractures. This formulation also includes vital cofactors for bone strength and bone building, including Vitamins D3 and K2, Horsetail herb (for silica), Strontium, Boron, Magnesium, and Zinc, making it the best and most effective bone support supplement available.