Origins of Maca
The Maca we know is part of the Maca root from the Lepidium meyenii plant, originating from the Andes mountains in South America. The name 'Maca' is thought to originate from two Chibcha words; ma meaning 'height' and ca meaning 'good food that strengthens'. Traditionally, Maca was supposedly given to the Inca warriors in South America before heading into battle as the root provided the warriors with beneficial strength and endurance.
Maca is deemed a 'superfood' due to its traditional properties. Many people in the Western world seek the same therapeutic properties that Maca gave the Inca warriors. Besides these qualities, Maca is a nutritious food that is high in protein, fibre, Vitamin C, Copper and Iron.
Benefits of Maca
Maca was once believed to act as an aphrodisiac, however, nowadays, some evidence suggests that Maca contributes to the balance of reproductive hormones. The plant is believed to contribute to energy levels, stamina and athletic performance, in addition to cognitive performance and contributing to bone strength.
Our Maca tablets
Oxford Vitality provides three strengths of Maca tablets; 1,250mg, 2,500mg and 4,000mg. We also offer four quantities to choose from to suit your purchasing requirements. Our tablet sizes vary from a very manageable 10mm for the 1250mg tablet, 18mm for the 2,500mg to the larger 22mm torpedo-style, depending on the Maca strength. We advise that if you have trouble swallowing, please purchase our lowest strength Maca tablets.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.
Shipping is via Royal Mail 1st Class. We dispatch orders on weekdays up to 5 pm. Royal mail quote delivery times 1-2 days. Delays can happen, If delivery takes more than 5 working days for a UK order - please contact us immediately. For Europe, orders can take 10-14 Days. We are sorry but we do not dispatch our products to the rest of the world. We apologise for this lengthy period of time, unfortunately, express courier services are uneconomical to use with low priced products.
Please note, we DO NOT quote shipping. We will only make refunds where refunds are due. We apologise this process can not be more simple. Customs Declarations: We declare the value of all products as £15 - This is our average order cost and should not cause import duties or tax by your customs. All orders will be labelled generically as "Dietary Supplements".
To return an item, please dispatch it in its original wrapping and accompanied by a note outlining your name, address and reason for return. If you do decide that you would like to return your item, please have a look under the" terms and condition" page.