Maca Root: What You Should Know

Maca Root: What You Should Know

Posted by The Maca Team on 30th Oct 2023

There’s so much you’ll want to know when you’re considering a drastic change to your diet or exercise routine. Will it help you or hurt you? How much is too much? And maybe most importantly, how long will it take for you to see results?

There’s no one answer to these kinds of questions, which makes doing your research essential. While consulting with a licensed medical professional should always be the first step, it won’t hurt to put that Google-fu to some good use. In this 21st Century, there’s so much information readily available at your fingertips - so where should you begin?

If it’s maca root you’re looking to learn about, you’ve come to the right place.

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As purveyors of the highest quality maca on the market, we’ve worked hard to be a one-stop shop for information on maca root. We’ve collected everything from testimonials to verifiable scientific research on the effectiveness of maca root from a variety of reliable sources. Between our Maca FAQs and regular blog posts, we’re doing our part to help you make informed choices when choosing the right maca products to add to your diet. So let’s consider the big stuff.

What Kinds of Maca Are There?

There are a few ways to approach this question.

First, there are three different colors of maca root, each with its own associated benefits: red, black, and yellow maca. Traditionally, maca roots would have been consumed as a tri-color blend in order to boost fertility, energy, and mental focus.

Then there's the point of origin. While maca has been grown with some limited success in other countries, the best maca will ALWAYS come from Peru. That’s why we source our maca root from farms located in the Peruvian Andes, where maca has been harvested for centuries. Our organic Peruvian maca is vegan, Fair Trade, and non-GMO, ensuring that any maca you purchase from is the best quality available.

Finally, think about what formulation you’d prefer: maca capsules, maca powder (raw, premium, and/or gelatinized), and maca liquid extract. We even offer maca coffee as well as maca root chips, the closest thing you’ll find to whole maca roots outside of Peru.

How Much Maca Should I Take?

It’s important to consider that maca root is a superfood, not a supplement. You can’t “overdose” on maca. That said, it has on rare occasions been associated with some negative side effects including stomach upset and insomnia. Like with any food, your ideal serving size will depend on factors like your weight and your desired goals. Check out our Maca Finder product selection tool for some more targeted suggestions.

How Long Does it Take for Maca to Work?

As we mentioned above, maca is a food, not a supplement or a medication. It isn’t going to cure what ails you within a few days. Like with any health commitment, it will take a while of regular use for you to start seeing the “effects” of adding maca to your diet. Maca should be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet, and along with regular exercise. With a healthy lifestyle, you should find yourself enjoying the many benefits of maca root sooner rather than later.

More About Maca offers everything from Maca Recipes to maca accessories like our blender bottle, making it easier for you to mix your maca powder with your favorite beverages. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! You can Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.

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