When selecting the perfect location for our maca, Incaliving considered the data and research as vital, especially when looking at the National Geographic study that showed Peruvians living to an average age of 100, and they did it without any knowledge of modern medicine. In fact, their ancestors to this day continue to live well beyond their years, and they demonstrate the strength and stamina of people decades younger. Perhaps the Incas found the fountain of youth, and it has something to do with consuming these superfoods.
A food is classified as a superfood when a vitamin, food, or natural supplement not only offers high levels of desirable nutrients but additionally, is either linked to a prevention of a disease or because it offers several simultaneous health benefits beyond its nutritional value. Incaliving’s maca offers so many benefits that it’s no wonder it is considered as a superfood.
First, what makes our maca a superfood is that it is grown at 15,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of Peru, which is the ideal altitude for the best growth; add that to the fact the soil at these heights contain an abundance of rich nutrients and that is how Incaliving can offer some of the purest and finest maca in the world.
Additionally, because we believe in sustainability as well as the potency and purity of all of our products, our process of cultivating also means allowing the soil to rest every four years, something massive companies cannot achieve. These large companies overlook the importance of this process despite the fact that this is the only way to obtain the purest and most potent maca possible while also allowing for future bountiful harvests of maca.
Another distinction between our maca and the competition’s maca is that Incaliving’s powder is a perfect balance between all three colors of maca root (60% red, 20% black, and 20% yellow root) in one convenient package. Each of the maca colors has been extensively researched and shown to have a multitude of health benefits; for instance, the most important of the colors, the red maca, works directly with the thymus gland to promote thyroid support and chemical balance throughout the body.
Although Patricia E. of South Florida is aware of the multitude of benefits associated with Incaliving’s triple maca powder, she said, “I love that it helps me lower my stress levels while regulating and balancing my hormones; after a stressful day, there are times when I can’t wait to take my triple maca.” Hormone regulation and balancing is just one of the more popular benefits of our triple maca powder; other red maca benefits include: suppressing hot flashes, bloating, mood swings during or before menopause, increased production of collagen, sexual function and desire, promoting hair and nail growth. The benefits are not just for women as men have noticed an increase in free testosterone, a decrease in an enlarged prostate or their stress levels. For more information regarding red maca or to view Incaliving’s available products, please click here.
Like the red maca root, the black maca has specific benefits when taken daily. The most important benefit is that it helps in oxygenating and detoxifying the body. First, oxygenating occurs in the body when the black maca, which contains the enzyme called Catalase, breaks down the body’s hydrogen peroxide molecules and converts them into oxygen and water; in fact, one single enzyme from our black maca can convert 40 million molecules of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water in just one second.
Because of another important enzyme in the black maca root, Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), the body’s primary antioxidants defense is boosted and assisted in reducing oxidative stress found in many life-threatening diseases. SOD also minimizes the amount of internal inflammation while simultaneously decreasing the pain associated with arthritis.
Another benefit, and the first steps in detoxifying the body from harmful substances, is that our maca is an all-natural, plant-based product. This means the molecules derived from the black root can be delivered intact to the intestines and absorbed directly into the bloodstream, which is better and healthier than supplements alone.
Of all the benefits associated with our product, “It’s the mental clarity I’ve seen,” Tim P. of Wisconsin said when asked what he felt the most important benefit was. “I feel like I remember everything now,” he continued; “in fact, there is one thing I never forget now and that’s making sure I’ve taken my maca daily.” It is not only improved cognitive function and memory but black maca is also known to help strengthen the body’s bones and the immune system. For more information regarding Incaliving’s black maca or to view Incaliving’s available products, please click here.
Yellow maca, which is the most common and most abundant of the maca roots available, thus the reason it is usually the only maca root utilized by other companies, offers the user a variety of benefits. Yellow maca is known to help with maintaining energy levels, stamina, alertness in the morning, but research has also demonstrated that consistent usage increased the body’s natural ability to fight harmful UV rays. For additional information or yellow maca products, please click here.
The type of maca utilized in our product is important but so too is the process of how it is gelatinized; after all, gelatinized maca is better than raw. Incaliving’s maca is gelatinized in the ancient Inca method of lightly cooking the root through pressure for roughly two seconds to break down the different starches and rid the root of all unnecessary toxic enzymes. This process of gelatinizing allows the maca to become 99.9% digestible while also preserving all its nutritional value. Unfortunately, most companies only offer raw maca root because it is much cheaper since it takes about 4 pounds of raw maca to obtain 1 pounds of the gelatinized maca Incaliving utilizes. Additionally, these same companies do not care about the potential problems that raw maca poses to the body, such as developing goiters. Just another reason why all of our maca roots are 100% gelatinized: purity, taste, digestion and overall benefits for the body.
However, the gelatinized process isn’t the only part of how maca is packaged which should be considered when deciding what maca root is the best to be consuming. The process of how the maca root is procured once cultivated from the ground is extremely important. Incaliving utilizes the all-natural sun drying process developed by early Incas, which normally takes about two months to dry the freshly cut roots (depending on the weather); a longer process than what the big companies would do but this natural drying process allows the root to be more flavorful and for more nutrients to be released through the sun’s heat.
Once the various maca roots have been dried, Incaliving then quickly has them gelatinized because after, comes another major distinction between our maca and the competition’s…packaging and transportation. Incaliving packs all of our maca for our triple maca powder at the source (something that is rare among our competitors), which means a more pure and fresher product since it won’t sit in distribution centers waiting to be packaged and shipped.
An additional way Incaliving provides the best possible maca powder is by transporting via plane. By utilizing air travel, an important costly step many other maca companies won’t even consider, the highest levels of purity, potency and overall quality is maintained because shipping via boat means more of the product is broken down as time deteriorates the quality and effects of the maca. That’s why at Incaliving, we pride ourselves on getting the purest and freshest product from the farm, to packaging, to your table-in the shortest amount of time.
Like any vitamin or health supplement, Incaliving’s triple maca powder is best when consumed daily. For best results, consuming between 3 to 5g of Incaliving’s triple maca daily would mean being able to experience many to all the health benefits; however, individual results will vary requiring adjustments based on personal needs. Consumers often ask how long a normal bag of Incaliving’s triple maca powder will last, and based on individual needs, a 5g daily serving equates to a nearly a 50 day supply of the best tasting, purest and strongest maca on the market.
As a final thought regarding all of our products, but something we are very proud of here at Incaliving, is the fact that 90% of our workforce is women. The empowering of women, especially in Peru, gives them a chance to leave poverty and provide them more opportunities to feed their families and grow/start their own businesses and you too can take pride in knowing that your purchase has helped support this initiative.