Seleno Health Maca Powder


If you haven’t tried Maca give it a go. Maca is a lovely caramel flavoured root from the Peruvian heights, grown 4000 metres above sea level! Seleno Health provide us with a quality, ethically sourced and processed Maca root powder. This means it is processed in the correct way, according to tradition, which converts the Maca root constituents into the Macamides which have the medicinal activity. This Maca root powder is farmed and sourced ethically from Peru farms, an important factor when choosing Maca extracts.

A couple of things to know about Maca – it is a root and is part of the staple diet for Peruvians. It takes 3 months to dry in the sun and UV light starts the process of converting the constituents into the active Macamides. There are three variants – the roots are either yellow, red or black. The yellow is the main type and is very high in nutrients including protein and is notably high in arganine making it a great libido enhancer and energy tonic.

Red Maca has some calming properties, anti-inflammatory properties and helps with PMS symptoms and according to tradition is a great fertility tonic and hot flush remedy. It does this by activating and regulating the HPA axis (our stress hormone response which controls the adrenal glands) via the endocannabanoid system. Maca gently and subtly nudges the HPA axis towards a more balanced state.

Black Maca is a great stamina and energy tonic and is also good for libido, and cognitive function.

All Maca acts on the endocannabanoid system where it affects the receptor which breaks down our natural production of cannabanoids. Please note the Maca products do not directly inhibit or raise sex hormone levels in the body so Maca for Men and Women can be taken by anyone.

We recommend it with your choice of milk or vanilla protein powder. Or you can take Maca as a tea, add some cinnamon to it and drink as a hot beverage.  A great way to enjoy a ‘brown smoothie’ is by adding cocoa.

Please note some Maca powders may not be properly treated and so called ‘raw’ Maca powder is irritating to the gut and can have adverse effects. Always buy Maca powder from a reputable company.


Additional information


125 grams Yellow Maca, 125 grams Cacao Maca, Maca men 300g, Maca women 300g


100% organic Maca powder (Lepidium meyenii), Maca cacao contains cacao powder


None known. Not known whether Maca is safe during pregnancy so it is advised to avoid.


Take 1 teaspoon daily in milk, or added to a smoothie, baking or cereal.