Maca root itself is not FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved or regulated as a specific product. The FDA does not approve or regulate dietary supplements or herbal products in the same way it does pharmaceutical drugs.
However, maca root powder or supplements can be sold as dietary supplements in the United States, following certain regulations set by the FDA. The FDA requires that manufacturers of dietary supplements adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP) and ensure that their products are safe for consumption. They also require accurate labeling of dietary supplements, including any potential risks or side effects.
It’s important to note that the FDA does not evaluate or endorse specific brands or products unless they make specific health claims or have safety concerns. Therefore, it’s advisable to choose maca root products from reputable manufacturers that comply with GMP and have a good track record.