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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 the legends, the Spaniards noticed that the reproductive rate of their domestic animals and man himself had an increased reproductive rate in the Andean highlands than in Spain. The 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 anti-oxidants. The Sfera Maca Extract is made using a Lepidium meyenii extracted in a 4:1 ratio, with the purpose of increasing the concentrations of bioactive compounds per dosage such as anti-oxidants.
|One vegetarian capsule provides:|
|Lepidium meyenii (Yellow Maca) [root, 4:1 extract]||400mg|
|Other ingredients: Vegetarian capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, and natural flow agent.|
|Please take note: Yellow Maca refers to the colour of the root, variance in taste and antioxidants.|
Take one (1) to three (3) 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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Maca Extract is often considered to be of higher quality or potency due to the concept of increasing concentrations of active compounds by the extraction process.
- 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 Maca Extract:
- 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 Maca Extract. 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 Maca Extract.
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 Maca Extract Patient information leaflet
 Canadian Monograph: Maca