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August 6th, 2018

Black Maca Nutritional Profile


MACA from ISULA NATURE is a 100% natural supplement made from the highest quality ingredients under the most rigorous industry standards. We strive towards excellence during every stage of production, from carefully-controlled cultivation to comprehensive customer support. Continue reading to learn more about MACA, its ingredients, its nutritional composition, and what sets us apart.



Black Maca is one of the world’s most nutritionally dense foods. It contains almost all essential amino acids and free fatty acids, significant levels of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, and minerals iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium, a high concentration of bio-available protein and several glucosinolates. This alone makes Maca a true nutritional superfood. Black Maca powder also contains unique acids called macaenes and macamides, which are thought to play a key role in balancing hormones in both men and women. Finally Black Maca is also considered to be an “adaptogen,” one of the few herbs species that raise the overall vital energy and which helps to deal with stress to those who use it.

Black Maca Values

In general, Black Maca is rich in phytonutrients: amino acids, fatty acids, vitamin and minerals. According to nutritional research published on Maca contains:

59% carbohydrates– Black Maca is rich in quality carbs, which, combined with its alkaloids and other nutrients make it a great choice for sustained energy
2% protein– Maca is loaded with bio-available plant protein that is easy for the body to assimilate
5% fiber– Black Maca contains relatively high levels of cellulose and lignin, both of which stimulate intestinal function. Fiber is a key component to a healthy digestive and elimination system.
Essential Amino Acids: Black Maca contains nearly all of them. These drive many cellular functions in the body including sexual and fertility functions.
Aspartic Acid – 97 mg/1 g protein
Glutamic acid – 156 mg/1 g protein
Serine – 50 mg/1 g protein
Histidine – 22 mg/1 g protein
Glycine – 68 mg/1 g protein
Arginine – 99.4 mg/ 1 g protein
Threonine – 33 mg/1 g protein
Alanine – 63 mg/1 g protein
Tyrosine – 31 mg/1 g protein
Phenylalanine – 55 mg/1 g protein
Valine – 79 mg/1 g protein
Methionine- 28 mg/1 g protein
Isoleucine – 47 mg/1 g protein
Leucine – 91 mg/1 g protein
Lysine – 55 mg/1 g protein
HO- Proline- 26 mg/1 g protein
Proline – .5mg/1 g protein
Sarcosine – .7mg/1 g protein
Free Fatty Acids: 20 have been found in Black Maca. These also work to support cellular function. Saturated acids account for 40% and non-saturated about 55%. The most abundant fatty acids adding to Black Maca’s nutritional value are linolenic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid and steric acid.
C12-0 -lauric – 0.8%
C13-1-7 trideconoic – 0.3%
C13-0 tridecoanoic – 0.1%
C14-0 myrstic – 1.4%
C15-1-7 pentadecanoic – 0.5%
C16-1-9 palmtoleic – 2.7%
C16-0 palmitic – 23.8%
C17-1-9 heptadecenoic – 1.5%
C17-0 heptadecanoic – 1.8%
C18-2-9-12 linoleic – 32.6%
C18-1-9 oleic – 11.1%
C18-0 steric – 6.7%
C19-1-11 nonadecenoic – 1.3%
C19-0 – nonadecanoic – 0.4%
C20-1-15 eisosenoic – 2.3%
C22-0 behanic 2.0
C24-1-15 nervonic – 0.4%
C-24-0 lignocenic – 0.4%
Thamin (B1) – 1mg/100g – helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy. Essential for good heart, muscle and nervous system function
Riboflavin (B2) – .76mg/100g – important for body growth and red blood cell production
Ascorbic Acid (C) – – 3mg/100g – supports anit-oxidant activity
Niacin 35mg/100g – supports healthy circulation
Macro Minerals
Calcium – 450mg/100g – Maca contains a higher level of calcium than does milk. Calcium is crucial in bone development as well as for nerve and circulatory system health.
Phosphorus – 220mg/100g – Phosphorus is important for the hemostasis of calcium as well as for transmitting electrical stimuli for brain and muscle action.
Magnesium – 104mg/100g – Magnesium is essential for the synthesis of protein and for muscle and nerve activity. Crucial for heart health.
Potassium – 1500mg/100g – Potassium works within the cells to help maintain healthy osmosis.
Sodium 25mg/100g – Along with potassium can support positive circulation
Micro Minerals
Copper – 5mg/100g – Supports enzyme health.
Zinc – 12mg/100g – Helps in clarity of thought and mental function
Manganese – 8mg/100g – Supports healthy growth
Iron – 25mg/100g – Vital component of hemoglobin. Supports health muscle growth.
Selenium – 20mg/100g – Protects cells against free radicals.
Boron – 5mg/100g – Supports proper metabolism.
Sterols- With regular use sterols may have a positive impact on lowering blood cholesterol. One recent study showed that consuming 1.8 to 2.8 grams of plant sterols and plant stanols per day over a period of 4 weeks to 3 months significantly lowered total cholesterol in participants by 7%-11%
Brassicasterol – 9.1%
Ergosterol – 13.6%
Campesterol – 27.3%
Ergostadienol – 4.5%
Sitoserol – 46.5%
Sugars:  Raw Maca contains 20g sugar per 100g and Gelatinized Maca contains almost 50g per 100g.  These sugars are naturally ocurring fruit sugars.  However diabetics should consume with caution.   Our liquid Maca extractsare suitable for diabetics.
Glucosinolates: Aromatic glucosinolates including: benzyl glucosinolate, p-methoxybenzyl glucosinolate, fructose, glucose, benzyl isothiocyanate. In food-bearing plants, glucosinolates act as natural pesticides and are stored in the plant’s cells, ready to be released upon tissue damage. Similarly, when consumed by humans, the action of chewing releases the glucosinolates into the body, where they are transformed into bioactive compounds believed to have anticancer properties.
Macaenes and macamides:(Macaina 1, 2, 3, 4) These are polyunsaturated acids and their amides which are absolutely unique to Black Maca.

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