What Types of Black Maca Do You Offer?
Grown and harvested fresh from our fields in Junin, Peru, our maca powders are guaranteed certified organic, non-gmo and fair trade. Whether you’re purchasing our red, yellow, or black maca powders, you can be confident that you’re buying a quality product. So how do you decide just which of our maca products to choose? Traditionally, all colors of maca roots where lumped together after harvest, but since the late 1990s, researchers have studied the different colors of maca roots individually. This research has revealed the each main color of maca, red, yellow and black has slightly different properties.
Why Buy Black Maca?
Like red and yellow maca roots, black maca roots have long been associated with a particular set of benefits: namely, they are considered the right maca for building muscle, boosting stamina and strength, and supporting libido and fertility in men. While these statements need further research to be verified, there’s a reason maca powder has long been embraced by the men and women of Peru as a powerful supplement.
Is black maca root the best option for you? Let’s consider The Maca Team’s raw organic black maca powder. Black maca has long been the rarest root color, comprising only about 20% of the annual harvest in Peru. While historically all three colors of maca roots were simply mixed and ground into a powder together, in the early 2000s researchers uncovered some interesting facts about black maca in particular: for example, that black maca shows a higher antioxidant effect than red or yellow. It also helps regulate glucose, which could make it a big help in supporting a healthier metabolism. Similarly, a 2009 study in Peru found that black maca was the best out of the three maca root colors for increasing sperm count. These potential benefits can certainly make adding black maca to your diet something to look forward to.
Our raw black maca is available as a powder, capsules, or bottled liquid extract. Powders are the most economical way to add maca to your diet, and you can purchase our powdered black maca in three sizes. Capsules, although more expensive, make it easier to get precise serving sizes while at the same time disguising the taste of black maca powder. It’s worth noting that we oversee the productions of our capsules in house and therefore know that the contain only 100% black maca powder. Other brands add flow agents or fillers. We do not. And extracts are a great way to get the benefits of black maca while you are on the go.
Gelatinized Black Maca Powder
While raw maca works for most people, it does cause slight indigestion for 5-10% of people who try it. That’s due to its starch content. If you have trouble digesting starch or a generally sensitive digestive system you should order gelatinized black maca powder instead. Gelatinized maca has been pre-cooked in a specialized process that removes the starch content and makes it easier to consume for anyone with sensitive digestive systems. In addition to powder and capsules of gelatinized black maca root, we also offer gelatinized black maca chips, which are simply maca roots that have been cut into small pieces. These are the closest to whole maca roots that are legally available for purchase outside of Peru.
Premium Black Maca Products
As the leading supplier of Peruvian grown maca products anywhere, we also offer “premium” black maca. Like all of our premium maca products it is been dried in low-temperature dehydrators immediately after harvest, which leaves more glucosinolates in the final product. Overall a premium maca powder will be more nutrient dense. But keep in mind that it will also have a significantly spicier flavor. Our premium black maca powders can also be purchased in capsule form, packing 100% maca powder into convenient vegan capsules. We offer both gelatinized premium and raw premium black maca products.
The Maca Team Difference
The Maca Team is a small, family-owned business dedicated to sharing high-quality Peruvian grown maca root products with the world. We work with amazing farmers in Peru, who manage their lands in co-operative form and grow maca traditionally. We are proud to support their work and to bring to you the freshest and most potent maca anywhere.
We’ve put together a convenient Maca Finder that will help you identify what the best maca for you will be based on your particular needs. And if you’re still undecided, we hope you’ll take a look at our Maca Sampler packages.
One final word, if you are new to maca we recommend adding it to your diet gradually. Also, if you have any doubts about taking maca please consult a competent health care professional to guide you. Enjoy the day!