• Maca Capsules Vs Maca Powder

    Maca Capsules Vs Maca Powder

    Our NZ maca capsules for men and women have been scientifically measured and compiled in laboratory conditions to deliver the exact ratios of red, yellow and black maca per dose. This ensures you get the exact standard dose for the protection and improvement of your physical and mental health. Maca capsules are not for everyone though and that is why the maca powders are...
  • Yellow maca vs red maca vs black maca NZ - maca colours explained

    Yellow maca vs red maca vs black maca NZ - maca colours explained

    For centuries the people of Peru have used the different colours of maca root for different healing benefits. New scientific studies have shown that the different coloured roots contain different bioactive profiles and exhibit unique biological properties. Using ancient wisdom and modern science we make sense of these observations and provide you answers on which maca is best for you. Seeds of maca produce...
  • What are the benefits of maca root for your health and wellbeing

    What are the benefits of maca root for your health and wellbeing

    There are many health benefits of maca, it is known to increase energy, vitality and prevent adrenal fatigue, it balances hormones, improves thyroid function and metabolism, and is a natural antidepressant that can assist with anxiety and mental health. It can improve fertility in men and women. Maca can increase libido and sexual function in men and women, increase bone density and strength, improve...
  • How does maca work?

    How does maca work?

    Maca is a sacred medicinal root that has been part of shamanic and health practices in Peru for centuries. Most of maca's activity in our body occurs in our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and has been attributed to bio-active molecules, which are unique to maca, called macamides and macaenes. So what are these molecules, how are they formed and how do they work?  What are...
  • Is maca safe? Myths and truths about maca

    Is maca safe? Myths and truths about maca

    Maca is a sacred Incan root vegetable that has been used for centuries in Peru due to its therapeutic properties. Maca root grows in extreme conditions (4000m above sea level), is prepared through hand-harvesting, sun drying and boiling into teas, soups, broths and elixirs. People in Peru believe that such strength and resilience of this sacred plant, should be cultivated and consume with respect,...
  • Never eat raw maca

    Never eat raw maca

    Eating raw maca is very risky for you and your gut biome and can cause long-term health problems. People who live in Junin, Peru, have been taking advantage of maca’s medicinal purposes to prevent and treat health conditions for over 2000 years. They also would tell you that the way you should consume maca is cooked or boiled, that way you extract the medicine...
  • The Entourage Effect – Combining Maca, Terpenes, Cacao and Cannabis

    The Entourage Effect – Combining Maca, Terpenes, Cacao and Cannabis

    New studies are showing that synergy occurs between molecules with full-plant forms or extracts compared to isolating out single compounds. This 'entourage' approach is now commonly accepted as the ideal way to regulate our own cannabinoids. For thousands of years, plants have been used to activate the natural cannabinoid responses of the body and nervous system by native and indigenous healers. In all cases,...
  • How does maca grow?

    How does maca grow?

    How does maca grow? Maca is a self-pollinating plant that has two distinct annual growth cycles, one to produce and select medicinal maca roots (hypocotyls) for consumption (Cycle 1) and the second to select optimum maca seeds (rosettes) for planting (Cycle 2). Each cycle takes approximately 9-12 months, with a 3-month drying period post-harvest. Incan traditions allow for 10 years of soil resting and...
  • What is the best maca powder to buy?

    What is the best maca powder to buy?

    To decide which maca is the best for you to buy, is not easy if you take into consideration some elements such as ethics, sustainability towards the community and the environment, flavour, texture, and of course therapeutic properties of the final powder. To make therapeutic grade maca is a blend of tradition, art and science; and the final quality could be influenced during production. So,...
  • What are the different forms of maca to eat?

    What are the different forms of maca to eat?

    Is important to know the different types of maca, how to consume them and the benefits each type brings. There are five main different forms of maca, each has different properties and characteristics. It is extremely important to check the label of any maca product to know the preparation and how to consume it, this way you are getting the health benefits from the plant...
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