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Lepidium meyenii, also known as Maca or Peruvian ginseng, is an edible herby plant native to the Andes mountains of Peru. According to legend, the Spaniards noticed that the reproductive rate of the domestic animals and the local population had an increased reproductive rate in the Andean highlands when compared to Spain. Their chronicles contain frequent references to this phenomenon. It is said that the Peruvian natives recommended feeding maca to the animals and that the Spaniards noticed the positive effect of this food. The Maca root is used as a traditional medicine with reported benefits of supporting emotional aspects of sexual health, supporting healthy mood balance during menopause and acting as a source of antioxidants. Maca is cultivated as three main variants separated according to the colour of their roots, namely yellow, purple (red) and black. The colours of these roots are mainly determined by the intensity of anthocyanin, a plant pigment with antioxidant properties. Black Maca is one of the rarest forms of maca and the root has a purple-black colour due to the high anthocyanin content.
|One vegetarian capsule provides:|
|Lepidium meyenii (Black Maca) [black root, powder]||500mg|
|Other ingredients: Vegetarian capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, and natural flow agent.|
|Please take note: Black Maca refers to the colour of the root, variance in taste and antioxidants.|
Take one (1) to six (6) capsules daily with water on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal, or as directed by your health care provider. Dose can be divided during the day, preferably in the mornings and mid-day.
At Sfera Bio Nutrition we are implementing some changes, which we would like to share with you. We are making label improvements and updates and are switching over to gold-coloured child-proof lids. These changes have been phased in over the last year and you may still encounter some of our stock with black lids, and previous label versions that are still in circulation during this time.
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Black Maca refers to the colour of the root, variance in taste and antioxidants. The rarest maca roots are the ones that are light grey and dark grey black. These are used for black maca powder. Black Maca is often recommended for men to support sexual health.
- Source of antioxidants
- Helps to support emotional aspects of sexual health
- Helps to support healthy mood balance during menopause
Warnings & Precautions
Take special care with Sfera Black Maca:
- if you have high blood pressure
- if you are taking antidepressants or blood thinners
- if you suffer from any psychological disorder and/or condition such as frequent anxiety or depression.
- if you are a woman with hormone sensitive conditions you should avoid Sfera Black Maca. Some of these conditions include breast, uterine and ovarian cancers, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.
Children and adolescents: Children and adolescents under the age of 18 years should not take Sfera Black Maca.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider for advice before taking this medicine.
 SAHPRA Complementary Medicines – Health Supplements Safety and Efficacy.
 Sfera Black Maca Patient information leaflet
 Canadian Monograph: Maca