Maca - the tuber from the Andes

Maca - die Knolle aus den Anden

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1. What is Maca?

Maca is the tuberous root of a Peruvian cress plant from the cruciferous family. It looks like a mixture of radish and turnip. The taste of the tuber is described as nutty and earthy, the leaves are also edible. The Maca plant grows preferentially in the Andes at over 4000 metres above sea level. There, the robust plant effortlessly defends itself against wind, cold and the aggressive UV radiation. Maca was already used by the Incas when they built their mysterious city in the mountains - Machu Picchu - in the 15th century. But the traces go back much further: Maca is said to have been cultivated over 2000 years ago and to have been valued as a strengthening food. The Spaniards, too, quickly recognized the powers of the small tuber and exported it by the ton to their homeland. The Maca tuber is available in black, red and yellow. It is an integral part of South American cuisine and comparable to our potato.

2. Why is Maca taken?

Many people take Maca because the tuber is said to have positive effects on physical performance and mental resilience. The improvement of antioxidative stress can be beneficial in preventing diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Positive effects on potency and sexual function are attributed to the tuber. Dietary supplements containing Maca powder have been marketed in Europe and the USA as herbal potency products for some time. Studies from South America and the United States show that test persons report an increase in sexual desire and physical performance, a strengthened immune system and more energy - furthermore, depression, chronic fatigue and exhaustion should be counteracted.

Effect spectrum of Maca:

  • strengthens the immune system
  • increases the physical performance
  • improves the memory
  • increases endurance and energy
  • slows down the natural aging process
  • improves the mood
  • provides for a hormonal balance

3. maca to increase testosterone

Many men have problems with erectile dysfunction and performance lows with increasing age. The testosterone production of the gonads in the testicles decreases with increasing age. Therefore, erectile dysfunction is not a personal failure, but has biological causes. The Maca root can help increase sexual desire, the ability to orgasm and sperm production. In an intake period of four weeks the first effect on the libido can be seen in many test persons.

4 How can I take Maca through food?

In South America Maca is boiled or baked and eaten as food. The sweet-tasting tubers are also available in Germany in some specialist shops. If you want to use concentrated Maca powder, you can take our high-quality, vegan vitamin oyster® Maca capsules. They are tested and produced in Germany under strict laboratory conditions. Due to the good tolerability of Maca capsules, most consumers have positive experiences with taking them. Maca powder is an excellent source of protein, fibre and minerals.

5. maca in the form of Maca tablets or Maca capsules

Maca can not only be drunk as tea, but can also be taken in the form of a tincture or powder. Maca powder can be used in many ways. The taste of Maca powder is slightly sweet and nutty. You can use the powder not only for baking, but also in smoothies, muesli or protein shakes. When baked it gives a delicious and fragrant aroma. If you would like to take Maca as a dietary supplement, you can alternatively take Maca capsules or Maca tablets. Maca tablets are often sold in pharmacies or drugstores. However, in many cases these have been produced with artificial additives or abroad. Maca capsules, on the other hand, contain only the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can be produced without fillers. It is also important that the preparation is manufactured in Germany to ensure a consistently high quality.

Maca Kapseln von Vitamineule ohne Zusatzstoffe

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Vitamineule Maca Capsules

In our online shop you will find our Maca capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives.

The Maca capsules contain a total of 500 mg pure Maca concentrate per capsule. Each can contains
90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee for all products.


The Maca plant is a tuberous root. It has traditionally been used to promote fertility and sex drive. The plant grows preferably in the Andes at over 4000 meters above sea level. The plant has a positive effect on physical performance and mental resilience. The tuber can help to regulate the hormone balance. Maca can help to increase sexual desire and physical performance. The tuber strengthens the immune system and is said to counteract depression, chronic fatigue and exhaustion. In South America Maca is boiled or baked. Those who would like to take Maca can use Maca powder for baking or seasoning. Maca is also available in the form of food supplements. You can decide whether you want to take Maca capsules or Maca tablets.

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