Certified Organic Red Maca Powder

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Maca comes in three forms, red, yellow and black; each with their own strengths. Red Maca has been shown in studies to promote prostate health, and along with all the benefits of regular maca, shows the best results for keeping skin young and healthy out of all three varieties.

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The ‘standard’ Maca is known as yellow Maca but there is growing scientific evidence that each variety (yellow, black and red) has different strengths in terms of its health benefits. Whilst the outside of this special root is either yellow, red or black – the inside is more or less the same colour.

Red Maca has been shown to be beneficial in reducing prostate size in rats with enlarged prostates when treated for 42 days with Red Maca.

A number of studies concluded that Red Maca reduces prostate size. In one study published in 2005 in the BioMed Central Journal, researchers gave rats Maca for 42 days. They found that the prostate size reduced “significantly” when the rats were given red maca (read full article).


A study conducted in 2011 looked at the effect Maca had on skin that was damaged from ultra violet radiation in mice. Whilst the researchers concluded that all 3 Macas “prevented the development of sunburn cells, epidermal hyperplasia, leukocytic infiltration, and other alterations produced by UVB radiation”, it showed that Red Maca specifically protected the skin and liver from increased damage to the skin by free radicals.


Our Maca is grown at 4200m above sea level in Junin, Peru. We purchase direct from the indigenous farmers who have been growing Maca in that region since before recorded time. The farmers sun dry the Maca and then ground into a fine powder, at no point are any fillers or additives used. It is guaranteed premium quality and comes to you certified organic so you know it is free of pesticides, herbicides and radiation.

Please be careful who you buy your Maca from. A lot of Peruvian Maca is now being shipped from China and the quality may be compromised. Our Maca is guaranteed to come direct from the growers in Peru.


The ancient Incans used maca root as far back as two thousand years ago, when it was revered not only as a staple crop, but as a potent medicinal herb. Folktales about this high nutrient food describe how Incan warriors consumed large quantities of the product before going into battle to increase energy and strength.

In 2015 1,300 tons of Maca was exported around the world. Recent scientific research demonstrates Maca’s ability to impart energy, to balance and assist the hormone system and to act as a natural aphrodisiac (particularly for men). It also contains a huge amount of nutrients, minerals and all essential amino acids.



Rather than providing hormones to the body, Maca acts an an adaptogen, meaning it responds to each body differently. If a particular hormone is being produced too much, maca will regulate the body to produce less. And if the body is producing not enough, it bumps up production.

In 2005 researchers performed a 9 month study of Maca’s effect on female hormones. The conclusion was that Maca acts as a toner of hormonal processes and that it is a serious potential alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (Meissner, Kapcynszki et al. 2005 – read full article).

Maca stimulates and nurtures the hypothalamus and pituitary glands (named the master glands) of the body, which in turn regulate the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands. Sexual development, tissue function, mood & growth are all dependent on a healthy hormonal balance, and Maca is incredible in it’s ability to do achieve just that.

Maca has been traditionally used by herbalists to treat PMS problems, menopause, hot flushes, increasing energy & endurance and for the treatment of depression rather than using hormone replacement therapy.

In a double-blind study published in The Journal Of The North American Menopause Society, Maca was found to reduce depression and anxiety in post-menopausal women and to also improve sexual dysfunction (full journal article).


This organic super food delivers a beneficial amount of plant-based protein and around 8% of maca is dietary fiber. A number of important fatty acids and essential amino acids (of which 18 out of 20 are present) are also present. Maca also contains energy boosting and immune revatalising Vitamins B1, 2, and 3, along with small quantities of C, E, and B6.


Known as a great tool for men to enhance sperm count and improve sexual function, Maca has began to be known as nature’s alternative to erectile medicine. Several studies have shown Maca to have a positive effect on sexual dysfunction.

A double-blind study found that people with diagnosed erectile dysfunction showed significant improvements when taking just 3g a day of Maca. Libido also markably improved (Dording, Fisher, et al. 2008 – full journal article).


Maca has also been used traditionally to help improve male sexual health. As far back as 1653 a writer by the name of Father Cobo noted that he had seen first hand how this incredible super food could improve sexual health.

A study published by the University of Peru found that Maca improved the sperm count and testicular weight of rats when given daily doses over 14 days (Gonzales, Ruiz, et al. 2001 – full journal article).


Maca is a root vegetable similar in appearance to sweet potato. Like Sweet Potato, it comes in a few different colour varieties (but once it is grounded they all look more or less the same).

Maca root is available in Yellow, Red and Black and each colour appears to have slightly different strengths in terms of the benefits it provides:

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Yellow Maca: The ‘standard’ Maca taken for overall health benefits, hormone balancing (women), etc.

Black Maca: Research has shown that this Maca is the best for improving sexual health in men and women and for combating fatigue.

Red Maca: This Maca has been demonstrated to be the most effective at improving prostate health and protecting the skin against sun damage.


Start with one teaspoon and work up to two teaspoons (4 grams) gradually.  Add to your favourite smoothie, juice or a glass of water.



100% Certified Organic Peruvian Red Maca Powder.



Weight250 g
Certified Organic?


Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan

Where Does It Come From?

All Forest Super Foods Maca is guaranteed to come direct from the growers in Peru.


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10 reviews for Certified Organic Red Maca Powder

  1. Lili Miranda (verified owner)

    I have now consumed 1 packet of Red Maca Powder. I mix it with a little bit of juice in the morning and it helps me to feel energized and nourished. I am using Red Maca for hormonal balance. The quality of the powder seems really good and fresh. I will continue to keep taking it. thanks forest super foods

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  2. Rebel Ciganek (verified owner)

    The Red Maca Powder is supreme quality, I have tried a few and this one is the best, I have noticed the difference. I feel more energised and focused since taking the red maca, I add to my cold pressed juice every morning, I don’t mind the taste. I will continue to purchase. Thank you

  3. Gulraiz humayoon

    Great quality and great service

    I found red maca powder good in quality as described by them. Fantastic service too.

  4. Katinka Allom

    Great flavour

    Look forward to seeing the results, but if your other products are anything to rely on, it won’t be long – and the flavour is great!

  5. Kym (verified owner)

    Great Quality

    Certainly makes a difference in daily use. You get used to the taste and enjoy it in my hot choc with Cocao and black maca every morning and sometimes evening 🙂

  6. Janice

    Organic Red Maca Powder

    Have been very happy with this product. Took a while to get used to the nutty flavour. Now I miss it if I don’t put it in my porridge! Have found I have good energy levels and sleep better at night. Very quick postage. Would highly recommend.

  7. Richard C (verified owner)

    Great product and customer service

    The Red Maca powder tastes great and is an excellent additive to green smoothies or porridge for that extra flavour and energy boost. 2nd and 3rd orders have been submitted for this product.

    The service and rapid dispatch ~ delivery from Forest Super Foods is second to none.

  8. K

    Getting results

    Very impressed with the super fast delivery. Experienced an irritable & painful stomach in the first few doses. I have similar side effects consuming gluten and raw veg. I’ve got more energy, I’m back at the gym and my muscles seem to recover quicker. Great product.

  9. Anna (verified owner)

    Red Maca

    I bought this for my husband as he has had prostate problems in the past. He loves the taste. Not sure what effect it has on him just yet but when he has his next check up I’ll be letting everyone know.

  10. Patti

    Review of Red Maca Powder

    We have only been on the maca powder for ten days so a little difficult to give a more accurate review. We feel great though and will certainly order some more. Maybe after our next order we will be in a better position to write a review on the positive effects of this product.

    Regards, Patti Wilson Australia

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