Where can I get the good stuff? Maca that is.

Now that we know the basics and benefits of Maca, I’m sure you’re wondering where you can get the good stuff – right?!

Searching the web, I found a lot of products that contained Maca in a combination product (fertility enhancer) and as a food ingredient (energy bar). I think that staying closer to the source is best when you are choosing products to put into your body, especially if you are trying something new and want to eliminate variables when evaluating your reaction.

So, I recommend buying Maca in these forms: (in order of preference):

  • whole and chunks (if you are in South America)
  • powder
  • capsules
  • extract

It is best to buy Maca that is from the Junin Plateau (best altitude, soil type and micro-climate), raw, organic, non-irradiated and non-GMO. If you don’t happen to be hanging out in South America at the moment, powder is my top choice since it usually goes through the least amount of processing (of course, that depends on who you buy it from). But if you don’t like the taste – which is a bit malty – or want a specific dose, the capsules and extracts may be a better option for you.

Here are my top picks:

Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder
(certified organic, kosher, vegan, and raw)

Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder Capsules
(certified organic, kosher, vegan, gluten-free, and raw)

Herb Pharm Maca (Pharma Maca®)
(certified organic, non-fumigated, non-irradiated)
Contains certified organic grain alcohol and distilled water.

Start with a small daily dose and work your way up after you see how your body reacts. Be sure to take at least one day off each week to let your body adjust.

Which Maca products do you prefer? I would love to hear your comments on the blog, on facebook or on twitter.

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One Response to Where can I get the good stuff? Maca that is.

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