If you’ve been on the fence about adding maca root to your diet, you’ve probably been inundated with all kinds of information about how to do it. It might be hard to separate fact from rumor, especially when you’re considering all the purported benefits of this superfood. Between the different types of maca and the variety in formulations, where should you start? The Maca Team can’t make the decision for you, but we can do our best to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Our maca FAQs are a good place to begin. We also use our website to highlight recipes and fast facts about the variety of maca we make available at TheMacaTeam.com, and today we’re going to dive into our yellow maca.
Why Yellow Maca?
Historically, maca was consumed as a tricolor mix by Peruvian men and women in the Andes region. Our fair trade, organic maca root is grown in the Junin region of Peru much like it was in the past. But things have changed as modern research has identified the benefits of particular colors of maca root.
Yellow maca is the most common among the maca colors, making up for about 60% of the annual maca harvest in Peru. Why should you take yellow maca? It’s been stated that yellow maca can help improve your overall energy and mood as well as mental focus, while reducing stress. Recent studies have even found that consuming yellow maca can support bone density and stimulate muscular growth.
While many sources agree that consuming yellow maca root can be good for your health, how can you decide when and how to take it? We can help with that! We have a handy how-to page at TheMacaTeam.com, as well as a Maca Finder product selection tool to offer suggestions based on your particular needs.
How to Take Yellow Maca
If yellow maca is the right choice for you, we offer it in a range of formulations. The best way for you to incorporate your yellow maca into your diet is going to depend on a number of factors ranging from your weight to the sensitivity of your digestion, but there’s really no right or wrong way.
If you don’t have a sensitive stomach and haven’t had any digestive issues with supplements in the past, we recommend starting with our 100% raw maca powder. Every person’s ideal serving size is unique, but usually 1 to 3 teaspoons of our raw maca powder in a glass of water or your morning beverage of choice will do. We can provide some recipes for simple maca drinks or smoothies to get you started.
It’s worth noting that you might experience some mild stomach upset with raw maca. But that doesn’t mean you have to put off adding maca to your diet. While our standard maca formulations are simply sundried after harvesting, we offer a gelatinized, or pre-cooked maca that might be easier on your digestion. The cooking process reduces the starch content and cuts down on what some consider to be the “spicy” flavor of the raw maca. You can purchase our gelatinized yellow maca as a powder, in vegan capsules, or as chips that can be cooked into dishes like this easy maca oatmeal recipe.
Another option is our yellow maca liquid extract. It’s still our 100% maca in USP certified palm glycerin, gluten- and GMO-free. One of the perks of this liquid maca is that it has a longer shelf-life than other maca formulations, and it also assimilates into the body more quickly than powdered maca does.
Why Buy From The Maca Team?
The Maca Team is a family owned and run business. Our maca is organically and sustainably grown on our fields in Peru, and we only sell the freshest, highest quality maca root. You can check out testimonials from our satisfied customers if you want to learn more about the impact our maca products have had on buyers. We’re passionate about what we do, and we know you’ll love our maca. So why not give it a try today?
Enjoy the day!