Andean Maca

Andean Maca – Nuggela & Sulé

Andean Maca or Lepidium Meyenii is a herbaceous plant, native to the inhospitable land of the high Andean mountains of Peru and Bolivia. The soil is poor and rocky at these altitudes as well as exposed to intense sunlight, strong winds and freezing temperatures, however the Maca plant has learned to survive and prosper under these extreme conditions over the course of time. Therefore, Maca is known as the highest altitude-growing plant in the world (at altitudes of between 3800 and 4800 metres above sea level).

Traditional uses

Traditionally, Maca has been used by native Peruvians for both nutritional and medicinal purposes since pre-Incan times. Maca was eaten by Incan warriors before battles because it was believed to give them strength and power. It is an important staple in the diet of the people indigenous to the region since it has the highest nutritional value of any food crop grown there. It is rich in sugars, proteins, starches and essential minerals (especially iodine and iron). Recent research has also revealed that Maca contains more calcium than milk.


Andean Maca and sustainable development

At Nuggela & Sulé we are committed to using indigenous botanical ingredients in order to support the development of local communities and fair trade policies.

All Nuggela & Sulé suppliers guarantee that their crops are grown and harvested in a sustainable manner, supporting the education and development of local communities:

  • Ethical treatment of people
  • Ethical products
  • Ethical treatment of the environment

Hair Benefits of Andean Maca

The maca root extract is extremely rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and nutrients essential for hair health. It contains:

  • A higher number of proteins than any other vegetable
  • 18 essential amino acids
  • Minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, etc.
  • B vitamins such as niacin
  • Active ingredients, including flavonoids, terpenes, alkaloids, saponins, glucosinolates, etc..

Andean Maca activates keratinocyte mitosis, while protecting the hair follicle, therefore making it an indispensable tool to combat hair loss, increase thickness and stimulate growth.


Regenerador Capilar de Nuggela & Sulé

Nuggela & Sulé Hair Regenerator is a powerful solution of active ingredients, vitamins and micro-nutrients fortified with Andean Maca root, one of nature’s best revitalisers, which stimulates hair growth, increasing thickness and density by up to 30%.


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