What is Maca Extract 4:1?
Maca Extract 4:1 is extracted from the Maca Plant ‘Lepidum meyenii’. Also called Peruvian ginseng, the plant is a biennial plant that grows in the Andes Mountains in Peru. The Maca root contains carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber and fats such as rice and wheat, but also has many essential minerals such as selenium, calcium, magnesium and iron. In addition, fatty acids including linolenic acid and oleic acid, and 19 different amino acids. With these nootropics, the Maca Extract is extra concentrated. Four times to be exact. That’s why it’s called Maca Extract 4:1.
We are once again going through our product texts to see whether the way in which we inform our customers about the effects and use of the substances offered corresponds to the correct way as laid down in European Regulation No. 1924/2006.
We will quickly add to this description. For now, we refer you to external sources of information.
Legally, Next Valley is not allowed to make statements about properties and uses of Maca Extract if they have not been approved as a health claim by the European Commission.
For more information, we refer you to external sources.
- The Inspection Council, together with various parties (Neprofarm, NPN, FNLI), has developed a handy database with examples of permitted and non-approved health claims by nutrient.
- Herbal preparations or botanicals are health products. There is something special about it: the European food and commodity agency EFSA has not yet issued an opinion, so the European Commission has not yet made a decision.
- The SupplementsWijzer App of Eigenkracht takes a closer look at 3000 ingredients . Eigenkracht is a program of the Doping Authority.
- Maca’s analysis on Examine.com contains 67 unique references to scientific articles.
The recommended daily amount is 400 mg 1 to 3 times a day. So 1200 mg per day, but some also use a dose of 3000 mg per day. Always start with a low dose. If you already notice positive effects here, there is no reason to take more Maca Extract (4:1 extra concentrated). Take these nootropics with plenty of liquid, preferably about half an hour before eating.
If you use Maca extract 4:1 for a long time, or in too high doses, this can be bad for the thyroid gland. If you experience side effects that you suspect are due to the use of Maca extract 4:1, reduce your daily dose.