Online Andean Maca Shop – Andean Harvest

Andean maca is a superfood grown in a very specific area of ​​the planet, the Peruvian Andes, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years. The properties of maca have been proven through hundreds of studies demonstrating that Peruvian maca has numerous benefits for the human body.

Maca root can be added to our diet in a simple way, bringing the benefits of maca to our daily lives. On our website you can find a variety of products related to the maca plant, such as maca capsules and powder, to benefit from its effects in your day to day tasks.


What is Andean, or Peruvian, maca?

What is maca? The following paragraphs will explain this key question. It is an herbaceous plant that grows exclusively in Peru and whose roots have been used over the centuries to increase fertility, among other benefits.


How Andean maca can benefit your health

Maca can be consumed in many ways, however the main part of the plant used as a nutritional supplement is the root.

Maca root is made into powder or capsules for optimum release of its properties in the body. Being concentrated, its effects are multiplied. If consumption is sustained over time, the effects are much greater.


How maca plant is cultivated

It can only be cultivated at altitude, which is why it is commonly grown in the the Peruvian highlands of the Andes, more than 4,400 metres above sea level. Its cultivation was developed by indigenous tribes. At Andean Harvest, we follow their original techniques and support fair trade so as to not overexploit the land and to give a fair price to native populations.

It has been proven that pre-Columbian Inca populations, as well as in much older civilisations such as the Junín, consumed maca.  


What benefits does maca provide?

Maca has uncountable benefits for the human body. Firstly, it increases libido and stamina. Maca helps us to adapt to stressful situations by providing energy in a natural way, which also influences our mood.

Maca also has effects on the endocrine system. It can influence hormones that regulate sexual function, which is why it has been used for thousands of years as an aphrodisiac. It can also repair tissues that have suffered deterioration related to cancer and Alzheimer's.

Maca is recommended to relieve symptoms of menopause, menstrual cramps and to increase fertility in women.

People with sleeping disorders and memory loss also buy maca. There are even people who take maca extract to reverse the process of skin ageing.

The main side effects of maca are related to hyperactivity. The maca herb activates the organism, so it can cause an excess of excitement, not recommended for people with anxiety or hyperactivity.


Varieties of Andean maca

Different kinds of Peruvian maca are cultivated in the Andes. Each one has a specific set of benefits, although a combination of all of them helps to improve the overall performance of body and mind. Below is a review of the main characteristics and benefits of the three most common types of maca.


Black maca

This variety most influences sperm production and improves concentration and memory.

Red maca

Red maca is a powerful antioxidant, but also works to improve the functions and composition of the prostate. It is undoubtedly the sweetest in taste of the three.

Yellow maca

Yellow maca is the richest in terms of nutrients, and provides extra energy to anyone who consumes it.

The maca at Andean Harvest is a mixture of these main varieties of maca. This makes for a unique nutritional combination, providing all of these benefits in a single natural product.


Buy the best premium Andean maca at our online shop

If you are wondering how to take maca, with Andean Harvest it is simple. We have maca capsules, as well as maca powder, so you can easily add this superfood to your daily diet. Our product is 100% natural, which is why it is especially recommended for vegans.

At Andean Harvest, we only offer you premium products, with top-quality maca, and focus on fair trade with indigenous producers.

If you want to know more about maca and its properties, visit our blog, where you can also find great recipes using maca.