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What is Maca, Why Maca Extract So Popular

Jan 11, 2019

Is marca the same as marca extract? " As maca is a popular natural nutrient nowadays, with the increasing popularity of maca, the question of whether maca and maca extract is also increasingly raised. According to experts, the key to distinguish maca from maca extract is to understand what is maca and what is maca extract.

Maca Root Extract

Maca is a cruciferous solitary plant, alias beetroot or Peruvian ginseng, native to the Andean plateau of South America. Its fleshy roots are short, conical, with purple, cream or yellow outer skin. Maca is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, unsaturated fatty acids and mineral elements. The main chemical components are Maceaene and macamides, sulfur, Glucosinolates, etc.


Macarene and macaramide are considered to be one of the effective substances in macarene extract to promote sexual function. Local farmers do not use any pesticides or fertilizers during the growing process of maca, and do not add any chemical ingredients during the processing, so Maca is a genuine green food. However, maca extract is a nutrient derived from maca with maca as the main raw material. This kind of maca extract is rapidly promoted in the market of China, Japan and other countries and is favored by more and more consumers.

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