I love trying out new vitamins. I have raw Maca powder, but I wanted to try the pill form as it was faster and I wouldn’t have to worry about masking the taste in a shake. These vitamins are pure Maca, I could tell because the smell of these tablets are the exact same smell I get from the raw powder. While I love Maca, I am one of the more unlucky people that suffer from stomach cramps after consuming this Maca. After drinking the vitamins I got the exact same pains in my stomach as I would from the powder. This is a great product to help stabilize your hormones. I suffer from heavy periods and after taking this vitamin my periods were what I consider to be normal. I highly recommend this product for women.