Incaliving’s Premium Black Maca vegan vegetable capsules, like all black maca, is one of the most important superfoods, yet it is the second scarcest color of maca root that is available, especially for companies that are more worried about profits over quality or health. What makes Incaliving’s Black Maca vegan vegetable capsules of 50mg (120 count) and our Black Maca Root Powder (226g) different than our competition’s is the purity, potency and the high-grade plant root that is initially planted at around 15,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of Perú, which research helps to demonstrate may be the ideal spot (Meissner et al, 1), especially since more and more science is showing a distinction when the maca is grown in Peru over China (Geng et al, 2).This quality maca root might be because our team of farmers are trained in sustainability and organic growing, and plant in only the most dense and nutrient rich soil since it is this type of soil that may help produce the best black maca possible. Maca color has been extensively researched and shown to have a multitude of potential health benefits attributed to each color (Clément et al, 3) and are genetically different (Meissner et al, 4).
Additionally, the process of how it is cured helps to distinguish our product from the competition (Wang et al 5). We only utilize the all-natural sun drying process developed by early Incas, which means about two months to dry the freshly cut black roots (depending on the weather). This is a longer process than what the big companies would do; however, this natural drying process allows the red root to be more flavorful and release more nutrients through the sun’s heat.
Once our black maca root is harvested, it is then sun-dried for two months. Next, we gelatinize the dried black maca root in the same 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. When maca is gelatinized, the body will quickly digest it while preserving many of its nutritional value. Unfortunately, despite the research (Zhang et al, 6), most companies only offer raw maca root since it is cheaper considering 4 pounds of raw maca is equivalent to 1 pound of the gelatinized maca Incaliving utilizes in our organic Black Maca Powder.
Additionally, these same companies do not care about the potential health benefits that cooked maca possess over raw maca (Canales et al, 7). Incaliving utilizes a lengthy and costly process but it is essential because it means a better quality of superfood is in our customers’ hands. Just another reason why all our maca roots are 100% gelatinized: purity, taste, digestion, and overall benefits for the body.
Like any superfood, daily use is essential to experience all the healthful benefits potentially available. If combined with Incaliving’s Triple Maca Powder (click here for more information) you can add ½ a teaspoon of Incalving’s Black Maca Powder daily to any juices, shakes, smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, coffee or so much more. If using while baking, it is recommended to mix with flour, (pairs great with Sachi Curcuma) make sure it is mixed well. If using only Incaliving’s Black Maca Powder, you can use one to two teaspoons a day and increase or decrease as needed.
Amazing Potential Health Benefits
Incaliving’s Black Maca has specific potential benefits when taken daily. Men may show an increase in sexual function and possibly an increased libido (Gonzalez et al, 7) and may be a great aid for those fighting ED (Zenico et al, 8). Additionally, studies showed that men may also increase sperm count (Inoue et al, 9) and sperm motility (Gonzalez et al, 10).
For woman, black maca was shown to potential help with female sexual function as well (Shin et al, 11). Black maca May also help with menopausal changes (Lee et al, 12) and tests have shown that there is possibly a connection to helping it early in menopause (Messier et al, 13).
Also, black maca may help with blood pressure (Stojanovska et al, 14) and aid in lowering cholesterol thanks to the multitude of fatty acids available in the black maca (Vecera et al, 15). It also may help with glucose (Stojanovska et al, 16) and this adaptogen has a higher capacity for antioxidants (Sun et al, 17) versus other maca roots, which means it may also help in hormone balance overall (Wan et al, 18), which seems so vital in today’s world.
Incaliving’s Black maca may also help with memory (Rubio et al, 19) and maybe linked to improved learning (Rubio et al, 20).
May also help with anxiety (Stone et dl, 21) and is potentially connected to increased mood and people taking black maca state they are happier overall in life (Gonzales-Arimborgo et al, 22).
Why Buy from Incaliving
Overall, it’s clear to see what separates Incaliving’s 100% organic gelatinized Red Maca from other macas, but in addition to one of the finest superfoods on the market, we also take pride in our initiatives we participate in through various means. For instance, something that our competitors rarely can afford to participate in is sustainable farming. This is essential in wanting to continually produce the finest and purest red maca powder while also preserving the land to benefit future generations of superfood consumers and earth conscious people.
In addition to our commitment to sustainability, we also take pride in our initiative to have our workforce (90%) be mostly 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. You too can take pride in knowing that your purchase has helped support this initiative.
Lastly, 10 percent of all online profits are donated to Love Your Neighbor Asia, a nonprofit here in the United States but with a grass roots effort in Thailand helping in the fight against sex trafficking. We encourage you to visit their web page https://www.loveyourneighbor.asia or their Facebook page Love Your Neighbor Asia for more information about this amazing foundation, this wonderful cause, or if you would like to donate.