Maca is also known as "Peruvian ginseng". The nutrient-rich, tuberous roots of the maca plant served as a staple food of indigenous peoples of the Andes to increase energy and endurance, particularly in the high altitudes, which are challenging for the body. Maca was also considered an aphrodisiac and was consumed by both men and women to support reproductive functions and fertility.
Due to its rich nutritional content, maca is today considered a "superfood" and a healthy alternative to foods containing caffeine: Scientists have yet to determine exactly how maca increases performance. However, there are studies that suggest that maca has an effect on overall energy levels in humans*.
To fully harness the advantages of the maca root, it is processed into highly concentrated powder or extract. After it is encapsulated, the resulting food supplement has a significantly higher concentration of nutrients and enhanced effectiveness than the original product.
1 capsule of Organic Maca 1500 from Vitality Nutritionals contains 500 mg maca powder of the highest possible organic quality. A natural booster has been added to facilitate quicker and more efficient absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream through the digestive system: With its piperine content, the patented Bioperine® black pepper extract ensures an up to 20-fold increase in bioavailability.*
Bio Maca 1500 capsules contain a low dose of Bioperine®, as well as maca powder, which is less concentrated than maca extract. These capsules are therefore ideal for introducing maca as a dietary supplement. In comparison, Maca Royal 5000 capsules contain a highly concentrated maca extract and the active ingredient Bioperine® in a higher dosage: A good choice if you are already familiar with maca supplements.
There are several maca varieties with different phytochemical profiles. As the most obvious distinguishing feature is the root color, they are often referred to as yellow, red, purple or black maca (root). The yellow maca root is the most widely used. It is also particularly associated with supporting energy and endurance*.
*The health claims in relation to maca (and black pepper) have not yet been conclusively evaluated. However, due to the number of studies, the efficacy described here can be sufficiently substantiated.
Scientific studies have not yet conclusively determined how exactly maca enhances performance. However, there is some evidence that suggests that maca has an effect on overall energy levels in humans.  
According to one study, the essential minerals found in maca, such as calcium and phosphorus, may help with maintaining bone density. 
Black pepper has been used in human food since ancient times and is one of the most widely used spices in the world. BioPerine® is a patented piperine extract obtained from black pepper that contains at least 95% piperine in a form that is easily absorbed by the body.
Piperine is added to many dietary supplements to increase their bioavailability. It has been used for over 20 years as a means of improving bioavailability and has been found to increase the absorption of nutrients by more than 30%.
The concept of "bioavailability boosters" comes from the traditional ancient system of Ayurveda. The extent to which piperine may improve the absorption of vital substances – some studies speak of a 20-fold increase – is still being discussed by scientists.
500 mg maca powder per capsule
extracted from the yellow maca root
100% organic quality, free from harmful substances of any kind
with patented Bioperine® (black pepper extract) piperine as an active ingredient booster
gluten and lactose free
free from GMOs and unnecessary additives
suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Maca is popular with people who are looking for a natural and sustainable source of energy and want to avoid caffeine, for example, because of its side effects – particularly ...
people who working and require sustained energy and mental performance throughout the day
athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a natural dietary supplement to support endurance
men and women who want to support their libido and/or sexual function
postmenopausal women looking for a natural dietary supplement to support them
health-conscious people who take a holistic approach to their well-being and want to supplement their diet naturally
In dietary supplements, maca is frequently paired with black pepper to enhance the bioavailability of the compounds present in the maca root thanks to the piperine presence in the pepper. The Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, BfR) recommends that adults should not consume more than 2 mg of isolated piperine per day via dietary supplements and that pregnant women should refrain from using such products.
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£178.69 / 1KG incl. VAT
3 x 1 capsules daily with a glass of water before a meal.
Note: Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of small children. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Organic Yellow Maca Root Powder (Lepidium meyenii Walp.), Bulking Agent: Organic Acacia Gum, Coating Agent: Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose (capsule), Organic Black Pepper Fruit Extract with 95% Piperine (Piper nigrum L.) / Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
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Store tightly closed and dry at below 25 °C.
Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Keep out of reach of children. The information provided is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professionals. It is not a statement on healing or a recommendation for self-medication.
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