Maca Benefits

In our experience, continued, and persistent use of high quality Maca root promotes improvement in the hormonal, physical and emotional states of regular people every day. That said, we’ve also noticed a significant amount of misleading or hyperbolic information out there in regard to the benefits of taking Maca. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of articles that deal with the health benefits of Maca. We provide scientific documentation and examples from our experience about what maca powder is good for whenever possible. Where available, click on the links for additional details and to read the full article.

Maca for Increased Energy

Early Spanish explorers in South America noted that Maca worked both to enhance fertility and as an energizing tonic. Maca has maintained a reputation for boosting energy ever since. What’s interesting, though, as compared with coffee and tea, Maca does not stress the adrenals. The energy boost felt from taking Maca root is both even and sustained. Read More…

Maca for Increased Stamina and Athletic Endurance


Incan warriors are said to have consumed Maca before battle to increase their prowess. More recent studies have shown that Maca improves stamina in distance racing and helps to build muscle. We also have several customers who are professional and high level amateur athletes. They rave about how Maca supports their optimal performance. Read more about Maca and muscle building.

Maca for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Maca has shown positive results for reducing the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome in a variety of individual tests.

Maca for Libido and Improved Sexual Function

Traditionally, Maca has been regarded as a potent aphrodisiac among the native Peruvian population. More recently Maca has been very successful in increasing the libido of both men and women. One study also has shown that Maca can help men overcome erectile dysfunction. We recommend Black Maca for men and Red Maca for women to increase sexual desire and help with sexual dysfunction.

Maca for Fertility

The most well documented traditional use for Maca root is for increasing fertility both in humans and animals. Incan farmers used it 1000s of years ago to boost their populations of livestock. Black Maca in particular has shown to increase sperm count and volume. Red Maca has been shown to balance female hormones and ovulation cycles. These effects may be related to the presence of active aromatic isothiocyanates in Maca. Read more...

Maca for Regulating Hormone Balance


Maca contains a variety of amino acids, which are the building blocks of hormones. Research has shown that taking Maca regularly can balance hormones within both men and women. Maca does not contain hormones, but the building blocks from which the body can create them. Because hormones affect various aspects of health, having a balanced and healthy endocrine system can lead to numerous perceived benefits.

Maca for Reducing Depression

When this supplement is taken regularly, Maca works to elevate emotional mood. This is most likely a function of the dense nutrition within the root combined with its hormone balancing properties and unique nutrients called macamides. Recent evidence from two studies shows that Maca was successfully used to reduce the scores in self-assessment depression and anxiety tests. Read More…

Maca for Reducing Anxiety and Stress

One of the most interesting traditional uses for Maca is that it was mixed in special teas during dance ceremonies to help energize and relax participants. Recent studies have also shown that Maca’s positive effects associated with mood lead to a reduction in self perceived anxiety and stress. That makes Maca very unique, in the sense that it boosts energy and relaxation without causing any sort of stress.

Maca for Menopause

One of the most common uses for Maca is to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Many of our customers report significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats after using Maca root powder regularly. This is due to Maca’s phenomenal hormone balancing properties. Read More on Maca for Hot Flashes

Maca for Mental Clarity and Focus

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Due to Maca’s energizing and uplifting effects, it also supports mental clarity as well as the ability to focus. Whenever we have extra work to do around our office or warehouse, we take extra Maca to help keep us on task and thinking straight. We prefer either Red Maca or Black Maca for this purpose.

Maca for Enhanced Memory and Learning

Experimental studies have shown that the Black variety of Maca has beneficial effects on learning and memory in experimental animal models. Black Maca improved learning and memory more than the other colors of Maca. Maca root is safe for both children and adults and is a great supplement to any student’s diet.

Maca for Improved Circulation

One of the most interesting properties of Maca is that it has been seen to improve blood circulation, thereby reducing anemia and improving wound healing time. People on blood pressure medication should monitor themselves carefully when starting to take Maca and consult with a medical professional as their blood pressure may decrease from taking it.

Maca for Hair Growth

Not a lot of research has been conducted on this yet, but traditionally Maca has been used to stimulate the growth of hair as well as to prevent hair loss.

Maca for Acne

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In circumstances where acne is related to an imbalance of hormones, taking Maca root powder can be productive as a treatment for acne. Of course, since Maca is a food with no known side effects, it’s much easier for the body to process than chemically based acne drugs. We've had several customers report positive effects. Read More…

Maca for Improved Skin Tone

One common report we receive from our customers is that their skin tone improves when taking Maca root regularly. This is most likely due to the strong nutrient content and hormone balancing effects of Maca. Some customers also use Maca lotion and shampoo.

Maca for Strong Teeth and Bones

All Maca colors have been associated with improving bone density. This is due to relatively high levels of bio available calcium. Black Maca in particular was found to increase bone density and strength in tests conducted in 2009.

Maca for Muscle Gain (weight gain)

One of the trends that we’ve noticed as experts in Peruvian Maca is that we are selling more and more Maca supplements to natural bodybuilders and athletes. We started asking our customers and doing research regarding the benefits of taking Maca for bodybuilding and athletic performance and want to share that information here. Read More…

Maca for Osteoporosis

A recent study done on ovariectomized mice found that Maca improved both osteoporosis and osteoarthritis conditions.

Maca for Thyroid

Maca has been shown to stimulate thyroid function, most likely due to its hormone balancing properties. Maca does contain iodine which can affect thyroid function. Read more...

Maca for Enhanced Curves

Taking a regular dose of Maca can enhance female curves as long as you combine it with appropriate exercise. We’ve heard feedback from several of our customers, including several natural bodybuilders, that Maca has indeed worked to help them create more curves. Could it be that all of the gains are due to exercise and not Maca? It’s certainly possible, but Maca can absolutely help and here’s why. Read more...

Maca Benefits For Women

The major reasons women take Maca are:

  • Muscle building (Black Maca)
  • Increasing energy
  • Increasing stamina
  • Boosting libido (Red Maca)energy.jpg
  • Enhancing fertility (Red Maca)
  • Hair growth
  • Improving skin tone
  • Enhancing curves
  • Balancing hormones during menopause (Red Maca)
  • Improving sexual dysfunction and drive in postmenopausal women
  • Preventing Osteoporosis
  • Supporting Thyroid health
  • Enhancing mental focus and clarity
  • Reducing depression

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Maca Benefits for Men

The major reasons that men take Maca are:

  • Muscle building (Black Maca)
  • Increasing energy
  • Increasing staminaolder-man-exercising.jpg
  • Boosting libido and overcoming erectile dysfunction
  • Enhancing fertility (Black Maca)
  • Hair growth
  • Prostate health (Red Maca)
  • Strong teeth and bones
  • Enhancing mental focus and clarity
  • Reducing depression

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We hope you've enjoyed this page. If you have any further questions on the health benefits of maca root powder or any of our products please let us know. We're happy to help.


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