Red Maca

60 Capsules

R 265

Delivery in 2 - 3 working days

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.. Red Maca is a less common form of maca and is considered to have a higher anti-oxidant content than the yellow maca.

Ingredients

One vegetarian capsule provides:  
Lepidium meyenii (Red Maca) [red root, powder] 450mg
Other ingredients: Vegetarian capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, and natural flow agent.  
Please take note: Red Maca refers to the colour of the root, variance in taste and antioxidants.

 

Directions

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.

Unique Features

Red Maca refers to the colour of the root, variance in taste and antioxidants. Light pink and dark purple maca roots are a rare variety of maca.  They are used to make red maca powder, which some people think has the mildest and sweetest taste.  

Red maca powder is highly recommended for women, as it may assist with general well-being of the menstrual cycle and supporting healthy mood balance during menopause.

 

Key Benefits

  • 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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.

 

Sources:

[1] SAHPRA Complementary Medicines – Health Supplements Safety and Efficacy. 

[2] Sfera Red Maca Patient information leaflet

[3] Canadian Monograph: Maca

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