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

TRADITIONAL USE
Cooked fresh hypocotils are part of the daily diet in native Andean communities. Also fresh Maca roots are 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 a 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. Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy)
  • 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.)
  • Market presentation: powder in capsules and tablets. Also in production of high energy drinks.

Organic Maca available

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

MACA - Lepidium meyenii
Spray-dried extract

PRODUCT CODE
ZANA-MADX10
ZANA-MADX8
ZANA-MADX6
COMPOSITION
Lepidium meyenii root. Sun dried..
DESCRIPTION
Main active ingredients:
Glucosinolates, macamides, macaenes, flavonoids, proteins
Aspect:
Fine powder
Color:
Light brown to cream color.
Taste and odor:
Sweet and characteristic flavor and odor.
Type of extraction:
Hydroalcoholic. Spray-dried
Concentration

10:1 10kg dried maca roots / 1kg spray-dried extract
No carrier

8:1 8kg dried maca roots / 1kg spray-dried extract. Maltodextrin as carrier
6:1 6kg dried maca roots / 1kg spray-dried extract. Maltodextrin as carrier
Packaging

2Kg tri-layered Pet/Alu/Pe bags in hard corrugated paper boxes
5Kg tri-layered Pet/Alu/Pe bags in hard corrugated paper boxes

Solubility
99% soluble in water. Hygroscopic

MACA - Lepidium meyenii
Milled powder

PRODUCT CODE
ZANA-MADP1
COMPOSITION
Lepidium meyenii root. Sun dried.
DESCRIPTION
Main active ingredients:
Glucosinolates, macamides, macaenes, flavonoids, proteins
Aspect:
Fine powder
Color:
Light brown to cream color.
Taste and odor:
Sweet and characteristic flavor and odor.
Type of extraction:
Hydroalcoholic. Spray-dried.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ESPECIFICATIONS
Protein
> 10 g/100g
Carbohidrates
65-80 g/100g
Packaging
5Kg bi-laminated Nylon/PE bags in hard corrugated paper boxes

REFERENCES

  • Gonzales, G. Vasquez, V., Villegas, M., et al. (2006). Effect of two different extracts of red maca (Lepidium meyenii) un male rats with testosterone-induced prostatic hyperplasia. Laboratories of investigation and development and service of Quality control. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
  • Gonzales, G., Córdova, A., et al. (2002). Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on sexual desire and its absent relationship with serum testosterona levels in adult healthy men. 2002. Andrologia 24. 367-372.
  • Valerio, L. Gonzales, G. (2005). Toxicological Aspects of the South American Herbs Cat´s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) and Maca (Lepidium meyenii). 2005. Toxical Rev. 11-35.
  • Angusti, A., Manfredini, S. (2000). Lepidium meyenii – Il tesoro degli Inca. Integratore Nutrizionale. 2000. 21-27. Italy.
  • Li, G., Ammermann, U., Quirós, C. (2000). Glucosinolate contents in Maca. Economic Botany. 2001. 55(2) 255-262. USA.
  • Bogani, P., Simonini, F., et al. (2005). Lepidium meyenii (Maca) does not exert direct androgenic activities. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 104. 2006.
  • Zheng, B. L., K. He, et al. (2000). Effect of a lipidic extract from Lepidium meyenii on sexual behavior in mice and rats. Urology. April 55(4): 598-602.
  • Comas, M., X. Miquel, et al. (1997). Bromatological study of maca (Lepidium meyenii). Alimentaria 35(286): 85-90. {a} Nutr. Bromatol., Univ. Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dini, A., G. Migliuolo, et al. (1994). Chemical composition of Lepidium meyeri. Food Chemistry 49(4): 347-349. {a} Dipartimento di Chimica delle Sostanze Naturali, Universita di Napoli 'Federico II', via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
  • Chacon, R. C. 1961. Estudio Fitoquimico de Lepidium meyenii. Dissertation, Univ., Nac. Mayor de San Marcos, Peru, 1986.
  • Johns, T. “The anu and the maca.” Journal of Ethnobiology 1 (1981):208–212.
  • Zheng, B. L., et al. "Effect of a lipidic extract from lepidium meyenii on sexual behavior in mice and rats." Urology 2000 Apr;55(4): 598-602
  • Cicero, A. F., et al. "Lepidium meyenii Walp. improves sexual behaviour in male rats independently from its action on spontaneous locomotor activity." J. Ethnopharmacol. 2001 May; 75(2-3):225-9.
  • Gonzales G. F., et al. "Effect of Lepidium meyenii (maca) roots on spermatogenesis of male rats." Asian J. Androl. 2001 Sep;3(3):231-3
  • 9. Gonzales, G. F., et al. " Lepidium meyenii (Maca) improved semen parameters in adult men. Asian J. Androl. 2001 Dec; 3(4):301-3.
  • Cicero, A. F., et al. "Hexanic Maca extract improves rat sexual performance more effectively than methanolic and chloroformic Maca extracts." Andrologia 2002 Jun;34(3):177-9
  • Gonzales, G. F., et al. "Effect of Lepidium meyenii (MACA) on sexual desire and its absent relationship with serum testosterone levels in adult healthy men." Andrologia 2002 Dec;34(6):367-72
  • Scibona, M., et al. "L-arginine and male infertility." Minerva Urol. Nefrol. 1994 Dec;46(4):251-3.
  • Gonzales, G. F., et al. "Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a root with aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing properties, on serum reproductive hormone levels in adult healthy men." J. Endocrinol. 2003 Jan; 176(1):163-8.

 

 

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