iHerb Customer Reviews
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Great smoothie addition
Posted by 4955071109125771877 on Jul 30, 2014
The aromatic vanilla-inspired flavor to maca is great in smoothies and is known to provide long-lasting energy.. and maybe even a boost in libido! I'm working on creating a "baby-making" smoothie including maca right now using this product. Great value for an awesome Incan superfood
Posted by 5293410395495388432 on Jul 27, 2014
no gut taste, but maybe healthy
No puedo con el olor ni con el sabor
Posted by yazmii on Jul 17, 2014
Un olor bastante fuerte y para mi gusto, aún más malo. No se disuelve nada bien y los grumos que quedan tienen una textura terrosa. Tiré el paquete entero a la basura.
Ancient Incas' best kept secret.
Posted by Leione on Jul 16, 2014
Maca root is truly a superfood. 100 grams of it contain a whopping 475% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 300% of copper, 85% of iron, 57% of pota ssium and vitamin B6, 39% of manganese, 29% of dietary fiber, protein, and niacin, 25% of calcium, 21% of riboflavin, as well as essential amino acids and phytosterols. Such a unique composition makes maca root a powerful endocrine system regulator, adaptogen, stress relieving and immune system boosting agent. No surprise it was revered by the ancient Incas. Maca root is great for treating hormone imbalances, hypothyroidism, low energy levels, anemia, menopause and menstrual disorders, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatism, stress, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, leukemia, tuberculosis, stomach cancer, infertility, and even HIV/AIDS. Maca root contains unique alkaloids that stimulate the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to better balance the entire endocrine system, boost and strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels, relieve the symptoms of stress and depression, help maintain healthy bones, joints, teeth, and even reduce the risk of cancer. But maca root is a very powerful product and can cause side effects in some individuals, so it should be taken in moderation. It is a fiber-rich vegetable composed of 25% fibers (oligosaccahrides, cellulose, lignins) and contains goitrogens (goitrogenic glycosides, or glucosinolates), which have some anti-nutritive effects and can cause stomach cramps, indigestion, and thyroid and hormonal issues in people with hormone-sensitive conditions, such as breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids. These goitrogens are neutralized by cooking (in Peru it's always cooked) or starch gelatinization, which makes maca root powder a slightly concentrated and easily digestible product. Starch gelatinization is a simple process that involves heating starches in the presence of water, with the aim of gelatinizing the starches. Gelatinization of maca powder involves gentle heat combined with water, which opens up the starch molecules, softens cellulose and disperses many of the soluble fibers. In addition to making maca's alkaloids more bioavailable, it also deactivates myrosinase enzyme, making it so the goitrogens in maca are not metabolized. So, if you're prone to indigestion and stomach cramps, it's best to try the gelatinized version of this product. This organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free raw maca powder really works for me: since I started taking a teaspoon of this product daily, I haven't noticed any side effects, and it makes me more active and energetic. It has a slightly bitter taste, but goes well with yogurt, smoothies, shakes, cereal, granola, tea, coffee, chocolate, and great in cookies, pancakes, and muffins. Maca's flavor blends well with different fruits, berries, nuts, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. I would definitely recommend it. It's worth trying.
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32 people found the following review helpful
Posted by 5528635629318531997 on Jul 16, 2014
Great product BUT BE CAREFUL.
Posted by Reviewer1340196 on Jul 16, 2014
I was making these wonderful shakes in the morning, and then found I had NO energy at all - completely knocked out. It was the Maca - I have a serious allergy to them. These powders of exotic fruits from around the world can be superfoods, but they can also react negatively in our bodies which are not used to them.
Posted by 5081173417857336940 on Jul 11, 2014
Have used it a couple of times together with green smoothies. It works!
Posted by 5064556322708254652 on Jul 01, 2014
happy with product, the right price, fresh
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1 person found the following review helpful
Great product, seems to give you energy and clear mind
Posted by Reviewer2508079 on Jun 11, 2014
Love this product, is pure and effective. Will order more MACA soon. Freight to Perth Western Australia in just amazing and fast!
Posted by Reviewer2388107 on May 23, 2014
Taken at the right time like on an empty stomach this Maca root powder will most likely have an excellent increase in energy and well being like I experienced.