Pure 1:6 gelatinized black maca concentrate

Nature’s most potent energizer and libido booster for men and women

  • Nature’s most potent energizer and libido booster for men and women

  • Composed mainly of dark maca roots

  • Gelatinized at low temperature to preserve nutrients

Maca: the secret Inca superfood

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is the root of a plant that grows in the fertile soils of high altitudes of the Andes in South America and it is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, alkaloids and other phytochemicals. For centuries, Inca people have used maca due to the numerous benefits it provides.

Machu-PicchuThe Incas built one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, in the 15th century. This flagship of the Incan empire is a fortress made of stone that stands almost 2.5km above sea level. It is remarkable how the Incas carried tons of stone at that altitude, and some people believe it was thanks to their maca enriched diet. During the peak of the Incan civilization, legend has it that Incan warriors consumed maca as their ritual before going to battle. This would make them ferociously powerful.

Today, maca is gaining popularity as people start to experience the wonders of the secret Incan superfood.

Regained passion
Me and my wife started taking maca 3 months ago and we believe it has good effect in our health and sexual life. We have stressful jobs and hectic life but since we discovered maca sex has regained the passion it once had.
– Michael, South Africa

Discover what maca can do for you

Ignite your desire

Maca has proved to increase libido and improve sexual performance in clinical studies. Men with mild erectile dysfunction reported increased sexual well-being after taking Maca.

Scientific study

Zenico T, Cicero AF, Valmorri L, Mercuriali M, Bercovich E. Subjective effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) extract on well-being and sexual performances in patients with mild erectile dysfunction: a randomised, double-blind clinical trial. Andrologia. 2009.

Regulate, support and balance hormonal system

Maca interacts with the sex hormones, estrogen and testosterone. In addition to helping men improve their sexual function, it also helps with sperm quality, increasing fertility. In women, other than libido it is also used to combat post-menopausal symptons.

Scientific study

Meissner HO, Kapczynski W, Mscisz A, Lutomski J. Use of gelatinized maca (lepidium peruvianum) in early postmenopausal women. Int J Biomed Sci. 2005 Jun;1(1):33-45.

Increase energy and stamina

Randomized clinical trials have shown that maca has favourable effects on energy and mood. Furthermore, maca supplementation has shown to be effective in increasing sports performance.

Scientific studies

Gonzales GF, Gonzales C, Gonzales-Castañeda C. Lepidium meyenii (Maca): a plant from the highlands of Peru–from tradition to science. Forsch Komplementmed. 2009 Dec;16(6):373-80.
Stone M, Ibarra A, Roller M, Zangara A, Stevenson E. A pilot investigation into the effect of maca supplementation on physical activity and sexual desire in sportsmen. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Dec 10;126(3):574-6.

Is maca clinically proven?

Maca is a well studied supplement that has proven its efficacy in study after study. Originally conceived as a product to help women with menopausal symptoms to regulate and balance their hormones, maca has now become the panacea of good health and sexual problems. Here are a couple of studies to give you a taste, for more studies visit our clinical research section.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med

2011 , October
Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a Plant from the Peruvian Highlands.

Lepidium meyenii (maca) is a Peruvian plant of the Brassicaceae family cultivated for more than 2000 years, which grows exclusively in the central Andes between 4000 and 4500 m altitude. Maca is used as a food supplement and also for its medicinal properties described traditionally. Since the 90s of the XX century, an increasing interest in products from maca has been observed in many parts of the world. In the last decade, exportation of maca from Peru has increased from 1,415,000 USD in 2001 to USD 6,170,000 USD in 2010. Experimental scientific evidence showed that maca has nutritional, energizer, and fertility-enhancer properties, and it acts on sexual dysfunctions, osteoporosis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, memory and learning, and protects skin against ultraviolet radiation. Clinical trials showed efficacy of maca on sexual dysfunctions as well as increasing sperm count and motility. Maca is a plant with great potential as an adaptogen and appears to be promising as a nutraceutical in the prevention of several diseases.

Forsch Komplementmed

2009 , December
Lepidium meyenii (Maca): a plant from the highlands of Peru–from tradition to science.

This review summarizes the current state of knowledge on Lepidium meyenii (maca), {…} Evidence from experimental studies indicates effects of maca on nutrition, fertility, memory, and mood. Black maca has better effects on sperm production than yellow maca which has only moderate effects. Red maca, however, has no effect on sperm production. However, red maca has been shown to reduce prostate size in rats in which prostate hyperplasia had been induced with testosterone enanthate; yellow maca has shown moderate effects here, whereas black maca has not shown any effects. Randomized clinical trials have shown that maca has favorable effects on energy and mood, may decrease anxiety and improve sexual desire. Maca has also been shown to improve sperm production, sperm motility, and semen volume. Serum levels of testosterone, estradiol, LH, FSH, and prolactin were not affected. The exact mechanisms of action are still unclear, but so far research clearly indicates that various bioactive constituents contribute to the clinical effects reported.

Thanks for the follow up. I am very happy with the products. I feel that tongkat ali has a good effect on my sex performance and maca has a notable effect on my mood and energy. I am recommending them to friends and family.
– Marco, United States

Improved focus and performance
Thank you for the super fast delivery! It is my 5th month taking maca, it keeps me focused and at high level of performance in the gym and at work.
– Ken, Singapore

Consistent effects
I have been consuming maca from NOW foods with inconsistent effect. I feel that your maca is stronger and the effects are more consistent and noticeable.
– Steven, Australia

How does maca work?

Despite the number of studies proving its effects, there is limited understanding of how maca actually works. Part of the difficulty to identify the substances responsible for the effect is that maca is composed by a number of substances that are known to have beneficial effects. Some scientist believe that is the combination of all those beneficial substances that produce the known benefits of maca. Other scientist believe that macamides – a substance found in maca root – might be the one contributing in more proportion to its effect.  Chris Kilham, author of Hot Plants, acknowledges the challenge:

“Maca enjoys a very long history of successful medicinal use for menopausal discomfort, infertility, and sexual healing. The question is not whether it works — because we know it works with certainty — but how it works”.

How does herbolab’s maca compare to other products?

Maca is a popular product, and you have certainly seen cheap maca that sells under $10 per bottle. However, Herbolab’s maca is one of the highest quality maca you will find, here is why:

Certified maca from Peru, not from China

While the demand for maca worldwide keeps increasing, maca is being cultivated in other parts of the world, like the mountains in the Yunan province of China. However, these plants do not have the rich nutrient profile that Peruvian maca has. Furthermore, Chinese maca is not cultivated following high standards of traditional farmers, and Chinese maca contaminated with heavy metals has been reported in the past.


Our maca is certified organic. This is important because organically grown vegetables contain as much as twice the amount of nutrition as compared to those grown in commercial farms. In addition, to ensure the highest quality you would want to avoid the chemical fertilizers and insecticides commonly used in such farms.

Unique patented gelatinization at low temperature

Gelatinized maca is a form of maca powder that involves removing the starch of the maca resulting in a more concentrated maca form that is also more easy to digest and process in the body. Unlike other commercial preparations, our maca is gelatinized using a proprietary low temperature process. By avoiding high temperatures, we are able to preserve the nutrients better. No other brand of maca can offer the same rich nutritional profile that our maca has.

Made from dark maca roots

Our maca is composed of 80% black and 15% purple roots. Dark roots have shown to be more nutritious and efficient in combating stress and increasing energy levels. Most other maca products are made of yellow roots, which are cheaper but do not posses the same health benefits.

Concentrated 1:6

Our Maca is 6 times stronger than regular Maca powder, giving you extra strength at lower dosage.

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Herbolab maca concentrate 1:6

  • 5

    I decided to try Maca Root after a friend of mine recommended it for energy and to help with my insomnia. Traditionally, Maca has also been used to treat PMS and menopause. It’s rumored to cut down on hot flashes and night sweats. It has lots of other benefits but I can only report on what it has done for me. I have noticed an increase in energy but so far that is all. I have not been using the root for long yet I am hopeful since my friend who used this said she didn't experience night sweats or hot flashes since she started.

  • 5

    Maca is an adaptogen that is well known to increase libido for both men/women without affecting hormones. I am trying to concieve. Personally, I find that the libido boost and energy boost is quite observant.

  • 5

    LOVE! This is my new favorite herb. I use this for an added energy boost and it's working GREAT! Gives both of us tons of energy and lifts the mood considerably. Will be ordering again as soon as it's gone!!

  • 5

    I take this maca brand along with my morning shake. My intention is to add this to my daily intake to help give me more of a boost of energy and help keep my bones strong and not just for the sex. There are many other benefits of maca root but I haven't notice any of those yet. I am happy with the ones I do notice and will be a repeat customer.

  • 5

    I heard about Maca's benefits when it came to reproductive health. Took this for a whole month and I got pregnant after trying for 2 years.

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Maca FAQ

Is your Maca suitable for vegetarian/halal?

Yes, our maca capsules are vegetal and does not contain any animal substances.

Is Maca only for women?

No, maca is beneficial for both men and women. However due to the ability to regulate hormones, it has been specially popular in women (menopause, puberty, etc). Maca is a great supplement for guys, and it has been clinically proven to increase libido in men.

Why is Maca only concentrated 6 times while Tongkat Ali is concentrated 200 times?

The difference between our tongkat ali and maca is that tongkat ali is an extract, but maca is just a concentrated product. This is because the active molecules of tongkat ali can be dissolved in water and are just a few, hence the amount of active components per gram of tongkat ali root is low, which allow for high concentration (and explains why you shouldn’t get any less than 1:200). On the other hand, maca contains a wide array of nutrients, that’s why maca is known as a superfood. Hence, when concentrating maca one has to be careful not to remove anything of nutritional value, specifically, only the starch of the maca can be removed, so the concentration level possible won’t be that high.

Where is your Maca manufactured?

Our maca is grown at the high altitude of the mountains of Peru, where maca is originally from. Our maca is grown organically by the locals, who then selects the best quality dark roots for their concentration and encapsulation. The capsules are then sent to Singapore, where they are retested and bottled.

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