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Red Maca Root Powder

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Organic Red Maca Root Powder


Our Raw Red Maca Root Powder packs a powerful punch as a natural adaptogen, delivering sustained energy and relief from life’s stressors.  In addition, our Raw Red Maca Root Powder may contain an arsenal of phytochemicals for fighting free radicals and detoxifying the body. You’ll love the delicately sweet and unique taste of our Raw Red Maca Root Powder.

Product Highlights

  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Used as an energy booster
  • 100% pure

What is Red Maca Root Powder?

Our Raw Red Maca Root Powder has all the benefits of yellow and white maca root powder, including fierce adaptogens that may help to combat stress and a lineup of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids that ensure the best nutritional start to your day. Red maca root powder is grown in the same region, and under the same conditions as other varieties of maca root, but comes from roots that are a beautiful, intense shade of red. Red maca root powder is growing in popularity because of its ability to provide additional health benefits like possible anti-tumor support and healthy prostate antioxidants than yellow or white maca powder, and has a higher amount of certain beneficial compounds like alkaloids, tannins, saponins, and steroids. Red maca root powder is also said to increase bone density. You’ll love the sweet taste of our red maca root powder, which has flavors that hint of caramel.

Energize Naturally and Maintain Optimal Wellness

Our Raw Red Maca Root Powder is one of the best defenses against stress, naturally bringing the body back to a state of optimal performance. Scientists have identified four alkaloids in maca root powder, which nourish the endocrine system and stabilize the body’s hormones. In fact, maca root powder is used as a hormone replacement therapy for women and to treat menopausal symptoms.

This nutrient dense superfood contains a powerhouse of vitamins, plant sterols, minerals, and heart-healthy fats that help to keep the body functioning at its prime. Our Raw Red Maca Root Powder includes seven of the nine essential amino acids and is a favorite supplement of athletes who depend on sustained strength and endurance throughout the day.

And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find high levels of healthy carbohydrates, protein, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, B vitamins, and linoleic and oleic fatty acids in our Raw Red Maca Root Powder.

The History of the Peruvian Super Root

Since the times before the Incas, natives of the Peruvian and Bolivian highlands have known the secrets of the sacred maca root. Warriors consumed maca root before battle to give themselves increased energy and stamina, and to sustain themselves on long journeys. Maca root has been used as a powerful treatment for low libido and infertility in the Andean culture for more than 500 years. The Spaniards valued the medicinal qualities of maca root so much that they used it as currency.

Maca root is still a treasured food and medicinal staple in the harsh climate of the Andes, where it grows at elevations of 11,000 to 14,000 feet. This unassuming root is a member of the cruciferous family, resembling a radish with low-growing leaves that produce off-white flowers.

But it is the root that packs the punch in our Raw Red Maca Root Powder. Maca root is the highest altitude food crop in the world, and takes on its characteristics as a powerful adaptogen because of the extreme climates in which it grows. This makes red maca root powder a wonderful supplement for those living a lifestyle where endurance and the ability to adapt to stress are necessary.

How to Use Our Organic Maca Root Powder

Today, athletes, raw foodists, vegans and vegetarians, outdoor adventurers, and culinary professionals enjoy our Raw Red Maca Root Powder. It has a flavor that is both spicy and sweet, and is considered a delicacy when added to desserts like puddings and chocolate. When roasted, maca root is sweeter than cacao and has hints of butterscotch. Our Raw Red Maca Root Powder comes from roots that are dried at low temperatures to preserve vital nutrients. The root is then gently ground into a powder for use in a variety of foods. Enjoy this ancient superfood anytime for burst of extra energy!

Storage Instructions

If cared for properly, our Raw Red Maca Root Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product:

  • Avoid exposure to heat. The powder will remain fresh if stored at room temperature or below.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Squeeze all of the air out of the bag before sealing.
  • Seal the bag tightly after each use.
  • Store the powder in a dry place, and avoid all contact with moisture.


We package all of our superfood powders in all-natural brown kraft bags, each with a resealable zipper across the top. Each bag has a thin metal lining, which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria.

While printed plastic bags with clear windows may look beautiful, studies have shown that the toxins contained in the plastic are absorbed by food that is in direct contact with the plastic. Foods that are raw and all-natural, like superfood powders, are even more susceptible to this type of contamination than processed foods.

Botanical Name

Lepidium Meyenii

Other Names

Ayak Chichira, Ayuk Willku, Ginseng Andin, Ginseng Peruvien, Lepidium Peruvianum, Maca Maca, Maca Peruvien, Maino, Maka, Peruvian Ginseng, Peruvian Maca

Country of Origin


Possible Benefits

While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Raw Red Maca Root Powder may include:

  • May help to increase energy, stamina, and endurance
  • May be helpful in stimulating fertility in men and woman
  • May be beneficial for supporting the immune system
  • May be effective in speeding up wound healing
  • May help to support the adrenal function
  • May help to alleviate chronic exhaustion syndrome
  • Studies have shown that it may help to increase libido
  • May be an effective treatment for impotence
  • May help to reduce chronic fatigue
  • May be useful in regulating the endocrine system
  • Studies have shown that it may contains anti-aging properties
  • May be effective in balancing hormones
  • May help to increase brain function
  • May be highly beneficial for the circulatory system
  • May help to increase bone strength
  • Contains compounds that may have anti-inflammatory properties
  • May be useful in combatting depression
  • High in protein for muscle building and repair
  • May be effective in regulating blood sugar
  • May help to promote overall well-being
  • May help to reduce anxiety and stress
  • May help to increase mental clarity and memory
  • May be useful in increasing oxygen in the blood
  • High in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids

Suggested Usage

The recommended daily usage is 1-2 teaspoons. 

As with all superfood powders, listen to your body, as you may find that either a smaller or higher intake is more suitable to your body. We recommend that you start with the recommended daily amount, and, if desired, gradually increase or decrease your daily consumption.

This powder blends well with juice, rice or soy milk, and yogurt, or can be added to your favorite smoothie. It can also be mixed into your homemade energy bars. While you can add this powder to a variety of recipes, raw food enthusiasts avoid cooking or heating in order to preserve the food's nutritional value.

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