maca root
For years companies have claimed the benefits of the maca without giving consumers any insight into what actually goes into the product. Are they organic? Is there any source verification or point of origin? Furthermore, is it even maca?​

​In the late 1800’s a German scientist gave the edible root consumed by people of the Andes, the botanical classification, Lepedium Meyenii Walpers, after himself. In the late sixties (1960’s that is!) Dr. Gloria Chacon chose to dedicate her life to the maca after studying many native edible plants, maca seemingly possessing the most medicinal and therapeutic properties along with heavy cultural significance.

Dr. Chacon’s studies are regarded as the most in depth and her name is harmonious with the species named after her quest to identify the highest quality, heirloom maca prized by the ancestral Inca. Equally important, is the care that goes into every aspect of maca’s year long existence thriving in the harshest elements Pacha Mama can produce at 14,468 ft. Chacon’s name gives an endorsement to not only Sol Raiz Organics complete nutritional profile, but also to the integrity behind the brands quality assurance, fair trade, and traditional growing methods ensuring the future of the crop.

Lepidium Meyenii Walpers is a broad categorization most often applied to roots grown in lower elevations or without point of origin. In order for many companies to meet burgeoning demands for this popular super food that was barely known in the U.S. a few years ago, companies are contracting growers of low quality roots that produce up to 4 harvests a year.

Sol Raiz Organics Maca, Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon is an annual and we plant accordingly based on our yearly projections. Our products are organically grown, hand tilled, hand harvested, and go through the same traditional ceremonies that have taken place over centuries.

A small amount goes a long way. Start your day or finish your day with a teaspoon of maca and let it work for you! (See nutritional profile above) There are a number of reasons or ailments that maca should be used for but it’s important that you understand what this product is doing for you. Alkaloids in maca discovered by Dr. Gloria Chacon are shown to activate the master glands.

Studies show Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon, organically grown is safe for consumption of all ages and is considered as safe as any other vegetable. Maca contains no caffeine and Sol Raiz Organics guarantess no fillers, additives, or gimmicks.

Price is important. Many customers ask why they can buy maca, sometimes for half the price. If you’ve heard of what maca can do for you, make sure you don’t cut any corners. You know what they say about cheap vitamins or supplements, they end up being more expensive. Sol Raiz Organics Maca is an unparalleled product produced by unique elements and mineral rich soil of the high Andes. For Peru, Maca is a link to heritage past and present. It’s a gift to the world and together we give directly back to the relatively small group of tight knit farmers working to offer us Single Plantation, Source Verified Maca.