Maca is a radish-like root vegetable that grows in the Andean mountains of Peru at very high altitudes 7,000 - 11,000 feet. Used for over 2000 years by Incans of Peru to provide energy for battle and long distance treks. Our Maca Pills or Maca Root Capsules are intended as Maca for Men and Maca for Women. They are a great way to help enhance strength and endurance. Our Raw Maca Root Powder comes directly from the finest sources in the Peruvian Andes. Kapok's Maca acts as an Adaptogen or Adaptogenic herb that is rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous as well as 19 amino acids. The part of the maca that holds the active nutrients is the flesh of its root. The nutritional contents of the maca root are impressive. The root or tuber is high in protein, natural sugars, iron, potassium, iodine, magnesium, calcium, and fiber. Due to maca's high nutritional content, it is often referred to as having "superfood" properties. These Organic Maca Vitamins made from Maca Pure Extract act as antioxidants, they balance cholesterol, and boosts libido and promotes sexual function in both men and women. Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of hormonal problems including PMS, menopause, and hot flashes. It is also a fertility enhancer and is best known for improving libido and sexual function, especially in men. For this reason, it's earned the nickname "nature's Viagra."