Our Gelatinized Yellow Maca is made from Yellow Maca roots, which make up about 60% off the annual harvest in Peru. These roots are pre-cooked to remove starch content and ease digestion. It is a 4:1 product, meaning that it takes 4 kg Raw Maca to produce 1 kg Gelatinized Maca The process of gelatinization eliminates starch content. After harvest, sundrying and cleaning the roots are heated to temperatures above 70 C (160 F). The heat causes the starch molecules to irreversibly dissolve. The result is a powder that has had some of its nutrients compromised through heating but is easier to digest than raw Maca.
The 2 major advantages of using Gelatinized Maca are:
The 2 major disadvantages of using Gelatinized Maca are:
Does Gelatinized Maca powder get better results than Raw Maca powders?
In terms of research on Maca, both Raw and Gelatinized powders have gotten good results in various kinds of studies. On a more anecdotal level we've received positive feedback from our customers on both types of Maca. Our overall experience is that Raw Maca powders work slighlty better than Gelatinized ones. But more important to positive results than the type of Maca powder taken is its quality and freshness.
Is Gelatinized Maca right for you?
If you have a generally sesnsitive stomach or any other issue with digestion, then Gelatinized Maca is the best choice you can make. The reason is simple. While Raw Maca can cause temporary symptoms like bloating, gas or upset stomach (in about 5% of people), the gelatinized powder simply will not do so. If you don't have any digestive concerns we recommend going with one of our Raw Maca powders.
About Yellow Maca
To date hundreds of studies, all available publicly in the Pubmed database, have found Yellow Maca to be useful for energy building, fertily, hormone balance, mental focus and more. Yellow Maca is indeed a nutritional powerhouse, containing nearly all essential amino acids and free fatty acids, significant levels of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, minerals iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium, a high concentration of bio-available protein and nutrients unique to Maca called macaenes and macamides. Maca is also an "adaptogen," or rare form of plant that is thought to raise the overall life force energy of those who consume it.
Our Gelatinized Yellow Maca Root Powder is:
We sell Gelatinized Maca Root Powder in 3 sizes: (Servings based on 3 tsp or 9 g daily)
and in Vegan Capsules
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