Maca is a potent superfood root from the Andes Mountains of Peru that has been prized for centuries by indigenous cultures due to its ability to nourish, increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. It is a complex, nutrient-dense whole food that is a good source of vitamins, amino acids, plant sterols, essential minerals and essential fatty acids. Maca root is also known as a stress-soothing adaptogen, and it contains four unique alkaloids (Macaina 1, 2, 3 and 4) that studies have found to nourish the endocrine system. To make Navitas Naturals Raw Maca Powder, our farming partners hand-select the finest raw maca roots sustainably harvested at high altitudes in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The raw maca roots are gently dried and milled at low temperatures to preserve the complex nutrition of the raw superfood. Navitas Naturals Gelatinized Maca Powder is a concentrated form made by extracting the starch - which makes the nutrition easier to digest and absorb. It has a nutty butterscotch flavor. These capsules are a convenient way to gain the benefits of maca.