Yellow Maca

60 Capsules

R 252

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 the legends, the Spaniards noticed that the reproductive rate of their domestic animals and man himself had a higher reproductive rate in the Andean highlands than in Spain. It is said that the Peruvian natives recommended feeding maca to the animals and that the Spaniards noticed the positive effect of this food. 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. 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 anti-oxidant properties. Yellow Maca is the most common form of maca and is most abundantly propagated and consumed. 

Ingredients

One vegetarian capsule provides:  
Lepidium meyenii (Yellow Maca) [Yellow root, powder] 450mg
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.

 

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.

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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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Unique Features

Yellow Maca refers to the colour of the root, variance in taste and antioxidants.  Yellow Maca is the most commonly grown variety and make up the majority of the annual maca harvest.  

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 Yellow 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 Yellow 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 Yellow 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. (7.04 June20)

[2] Sfera Yellow Maca Patient information leaflet

[3] Canadian Monograph: Maca

[4] León, J. (1964). The" Maca"(Lepidium meyenii), a little known food Plant of Peru. Economic botany18(2), 122-127