Maca aka “Peruvian Ginseng” is widely known today due to its celebrity superfood status. Its profound benefits coupled with its malty, butterscotch, bittersweet taste makes it an omnipresent staple in numerous superfood recipes. However, due to its popularity, the marketplace is flooded with inferior Maca.
Ultimate Maca is made using only the authentic Lepidium meyenii variety from the Andean Highlands of the Junín region at altitudes of 14,000 feet above sea level, where it had always naturally existed. Also, only black Maca, which is the most nutrient-dense and potent, is used. Employing a proprietary non-heat drying and extraction process, Ultimate Maca is a raw, 6:1 concentration powerhouse that is guaranteed to deliver profound benefits.
Maca, a uniquely Peruvian crop, had never been grown anywhere else in the world as whole maca root or seeds were prohibited from being transported outside Peru. The story of inferior Maca flooding the marketplace began with local Peruvians selling out at high prices to people who then brought Maca out of Peru to grow in China, where there are now GMO patents for Maca. For convenience and to meet surge in demands, Peruvians began importing this Maca back from China to pass of as Peruvian Maca, or simply started cultivating Maca anywhere in Peru.
People who have deliberately tried to cultivate Maca elsewhere at lower altitudes and in other soil conditions fail to replicate the same quality and type of Maca that delivers its purported benefits. In fact, these inferior ones look entirely different on the outside and inside, and behave differently when processed. Many of these Maca are also very contaminated! Also, a lot of Maca on the market is of the cream/yellow or red Maca variety – which loses out to black Maca.
Virtually ALL Maca products on the market are either:
- Raw, which contains a lot of starch and makes it more undigestible and less potent; or they are
- Gelatinised, where the starch is removed, but a lot of heat and at times radiation is used, damaging essential nutritive aspects of Maca. With our unique process, we are able to achieve an unprecedented 6:1 concentration and retain its “raw” state.
From how Ultimate Maca looks, smells, tastes, and FEELS – you will INSTANTLY be able to tell the difference. Try it to experience its powers!
WHY IS OUR MACA DIFFERENT?
- Sourced from the highest altitude regions of the original Junin region
- Picked from the pristine areas untainted by undesirable irrigated waters and other crops
- Only black maca of the original Lepidium meyenii variety is used
- Only the smallest roots are used as these contain the highest concentration of nutrition and bio-actives
- Raw, Organic, GMO-Free
- Unprecedented 6:1 Cold Extraction making it the most powerful Maca powder in existence!