Peruvian ginseng-Maca - Root powders
ProcessingAfter the dry Maca roots have been analyzed and selected, a special machine grinds them into a fine powder. The powder is sifted according to the desired size after which it is mixed mechanically.
The fine powder from the ground Maca roots has a sieve fraction of approximately 250 micron.
Composition root powdersSome people feel that ground root powder is better than ginseng extract-powder. This is based on the assumption that the ground root powder is closer to the original plant and contains more of the naturally present ingredients. They believe some of these valuable constituents could have been lost in the extraction process.
There are some exceptions, but almost all Maca root powders are free of carriers and additives. Of course we can add these upon your request.
Most common product formsBenseng International BV offers root powders of the Peruvian Ginseng root in the following product forms:
|Code||Dutch name||Latin name|
|Level quality guarantees|
|MAC||maca||Lepidium meyenii||maca / peruvian ginseng||-||-||-|
|Root powder:||MACWPnn||Maca dry root powder||SPEC||-||-|
|MACWPnn-org||Organic Maca dry root powder||-||SPEC||SPEC|
In case you are looking for a kind of product (form) that is not mentioned on this page, please do not hesitate to ask us. In cooperation with our suppliers and manufacturers we will do our utmost best to assist you in your search for that particular product.
PackagingFor amounts less than 25 kg, Maca root powders are packed per 1 kg in airtight aluminum bags with PE-inner layer. Bags with 5 kg are also available.
The 25 kg packaging are packed in standard plastic bags in cardboard boxes or barrels.
PropertiesGround Maca root powders do not dissolve in water.
The color of the Maca root powders can vary from licht brown to beige brown.
The taste of Maca root powder can be qualified as sweet and tending to chocolate or vanilla.
AdditivesBecause the Maca root powder is not that expensive, usually no fillers are added to it.
Sometimes for other (process technological) reasons additives like dicalcium phosphate, malto dextrin, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate or glucose powder are added. Of course other additives, carriers or fillers are possible too.
DosageIn-vitro-tests have shown that the absorption of active constituents from extracts is double the absorption of dried roots or root powders. Counted in milligrams, this means that in order to get the same results a double dose of ground root powders is needed in comparison to extract powders.
For optimal therapeutic results from Maca root powders it is advised to take a daily dose from minimum 5 grams and a maximum from 20 grams root powder.
Practical experiences have demonstrated that activity and effects of this Peruvian Ginseng root powders do not decline proportionally as the daily dose is lowered.
There is no dangerous (damaging) maximum daily dose, but 2-3 grams of dried root powder per day is considered as a minimal dose. If you take less than this, it will most likely not contribute anything.
When mixed with other medicinal herbs, a lower dose of Maca might be sufficient.