• Botanical name: Lepidium meyenii (Brassicaceae)
  • Common name: Maca
  • Source: Sun-dried hypocotils of Lepidium meyenii, a native crop grown under organic (Bio) standards in the Peruvian Central Andean plateau at 4000 meters above sea level.


Cooked fresh hypocotils are part of the daily diet in native Andean communities. Also fresh Maca is used to make energy juices.

Due to its high energy properties, it is associated with improvement of male potency, libido enhancer, fertility in men and women, hormonal balancing effects, and menopause symptoms. It is also known for its memory enhancing properties and as  help to overcome depression.

MODERN Applications

  • As a high energy food supplement. Best suited for athletes, students, active persons and anyone that is looking for a general sense of well being.
  • Promotes fertility in men and women. (Studies made by the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia)
  • Maca glucosinolates have anticarcinogenic properties. This association appears to be more consistent for lung, stomach, colon and rectal cancer. (Epidemiological Studies on Brassica Vegetables and Cancer Risk. Dorette T.H., Verhoeven R., et. al.)
  • Black Maca enhances mental performance – both memory and learning.
  • Red Maca can help reduce problems related with prostatic hyperplasia.
  • Market presentation: powder in capsules and tablets. Also in production of high energy drinks.


MADX10 – Maca spray-dried extract powder in 10:1 with high content of Macamides+Macaenes

MADX8 – Maca spray-dried extract powder in 8:1

MADX4 – Maca spray-dried extract powder in 4:1

MAGP1 – Maca gelatinized dehydrated powder

Technical data sheets and prices are available upon request. info@zana.com.pe