Vega Maca

Balance, invigorate and energize with Vega Maca.

Organic, traditionally grown in the Andean highlands and sustainably harvested in partnership with Peruvian farmers, premium Vega Maca is produced using a proprietary heat extrusion process called gelatinization to improve absorption and concentrate the active micronutrients within. You can use Vega Maca to:

  • Promote vitality
  • Contribute to a feeling of overall well-being
  • Maintain good health
  • Provide antioxidant support

Instructions

Take 2,500 mg daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

whole food ingredients

Maca Root

Balance, invigorate and energize with Vega Maca. Certified organic, traditionally grown and sustainably harvested in partnership with Peruvian farmers, Vega Maca is gelatinized for optimum absorption.

Maca Root

Balance, invigorate and energize with Vega Maca. Certified organic, traditionally grown and sustainably harvested in partnership with Peruvian farmers, Vega Maca is gelatinized for optimum absorption.

Certified Vegan

Gluten-Free

Non-GMO

Plant-Based

Features and Benefits

What is Maca?
Maca is an exceptionally hardy root plant native to the Andean mountain plateaus of Peru. A member of the brassica family, maca is grown at altitudes of 14,000 feet in an extreme climate of freezing cold, fierce winds and intense sunlight, where no other crops can survive. Herbalists believe that resilient plants are especially valuable; from an herbological perspective, maca’s resiliency knows no equal.

In spite of the poor volcanic soil and harsh environmental conditions in which it grows, maca is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, and important vitamins and minerals. Ancient, native Peruvians used maca for thousands of years as both a food and a tonic. They believed maca increased energy and stamina, improved fertility and enhanced libido.

Why Should I Use Vega Maca?
Vega Maca is certified organic, traditionally grown and sustainably harvested in partnership with Peruvian farmers. A whole maca root extract, Vega Maca is produced via a proprietary gelatinization process that uses heat extrusion to concentrate the active micronutrients within, and improve absorption by removing the starch from the root.

Taking 2,500 mg of Vega Maca daily can help:

  • Promote vitality
  • Contribute to a feeling of overall well-being
  • Maintain good health
  • Form red blood cells and support their proper function1
  • Provide antioxidant support2

How Does Maca Work?
Also widely known as Peruvian ginseng, maca shows great potential as an adaptogen, according to foremost maca researcher G. Gonzales3. This adaptogenic potential may account for the balancing, energizing and stress-reducing effects reported by some maca users.


1Vitamin B12, Iron
2Sandoval, M. Et al., Antioxidant activity of the cruciferous vegetable Maca (Lepdidium meyenii). Food Chemistry 79 (2002) 207–213.
3G. Gonzales, Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a Plant from the Peruvian Highlands. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2012.

Nutrition

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Capsule

Powder

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Capsule

Powder

Ingredients

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Capsule

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Capsule

What is gelatinization? Is it vegan?

Gelatinization is a water heating process that involves maca root. This short contact with heat helps to break down starch bonds, making it easier for your body to digest and assimilate. Gelatinization is vegan and has nothing to do with gelatin.

Can I cook with Vega Maca?

Yes. Vega Maca is gelatinized (meaning it’s been heat treated already), so you do not lose any nutritional properties by baking with it. You can substitute at least half the flour in a recipe for powdered Vega Maca.

Can I take Vega Maca if I am pregnant or nursing?

Consult your doctor, obstetrician or midwife prior to taking Vega Maca—or any dietary supplement/natural health product—while you are pregnant or nursing.

Can I give Vega Maca to my child?

As with any dietary supplement or natural health product, consult your pediatrician before giving Vega Maca to your child.