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MACA POWER CAPSULES
MACA POWER CAPSULES
  • Model: 2056
  • Manufactured by: Power Super Foods

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Maca Power Capsules by Power Superfoods

The Incan Superfood

Maca is a sexy heart shaped root vegetable of the Brassicaceae (cruciferous) family that looks like a radish but grows like a sweet potato. Maca Power® capsules are made of vegetable cellulose, (not bovine gelatine derived from cows) so we are ‘Vegetarian/Vegan-friendly'.

Suggested Uses:

Take from 1 capsule up to 5 capsules of a day

Nutritional Benefits

A uniquely revitalizing and energy containing superfood celebrated in South America for its concentrated nutrition – rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Is there anything else inside the capsule, or is it pure Maca?

We never compromise on quality -- our capsules have always been 100% pure Maca – NO fillers, NO binders, NO free-running agents.

But are they certified organic?

Globally, there is currently no Organic capsule in existence, nor any Certified Organic encapsulator in Australia – BUT we fill the capsules with the EXACT same Maca as our powder brand.

Why does Maca have different names?

Maca was originally identified in the 1800's by a German botanist Gerhard Walpers who named it "Lepidium meyenii, Walpers" (after himself) - still the ONLY name officially recognized by the Peruvian government today. From the 1960's, a research worker, Gloria Chacon, investigating the cultivated Maca's constituents attempted to rename Maca after herself, hence "Lepidium peruvianum, Chacon". Some suppliers use this confusion as a clever marketing ploy to claim an 'exclusive therapeutic' species.

So are there different species of Maca?

There is only one species that is cultivated commercially for harvest. Like many other everyday foods, there is a plant that grows wild, but it has no dollar value. Remember, many of our common foods have 'wild cousins'; for example, bush lemons and alpine strawberries.

Where is Maca Power grown?

Maca is the world's highest cultivated crop traditionally grown in the Junin Plateau of the volcanic mineralized Peruvian Andes Mountains at 4100 metres – that's over 14,000 feet above sea level! Maca Power® is grown here where our certified organic processing facility (exclusive, state-of-the-art, USDA approved) is also located.

The climate at this altitude is harsh – extreme frost, intense solar radiation, gale force winds, and regular lightning strikes are the norm – and very little vegetation other than Maca, mosses, and cactus grow here. The Peruvians believe this combination of environmental factors are what give Maca it's unique properties, and science has borne this out in the study of medicinal herbs…..the more climate-specialized and the more duress a plant is under in the growth cycle, the more diverse and numerous its properties.

Is it Fair Trade?

Yep – a world first!

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 27 October, 2013.