How long will it take to get my superfood?
For an order within the United States it takes 1-2 business days and for International orders it takes 2-3 weeks. You can visit our Shipping & Returns page for more details.
What separates Incaliving’s maca from the competition?
There are many things that will separate us from the competition, such as, commitment to sustainability, organic, all-natural, transportation, where it’s grown, and purity.
What is a superfood?
A superfood is any food that potentially provides a multitude of health benefits and has been researched.
What is an adaptogen and what are the benefits?
An adaptogen is a term used to classify foods that possess the unique ability to adapt to your body’s metabolism; Maca works naturally with your individual body to increase your energy, vitality, sexual desire, performance, and much more.
How do I determine the right amount of supplements for me?
As a food, the dosage changes for each individual; it is best to start with a smaller amount then build up to find your comfort level for maximum benefits. Talk with your doctor to determine the best amount for you.
Why should I care how superfoods are processed?
Having these superfoods bottled and packaged at the source limits the handling of the product and ensures that potency, purity, and quality is at its maximum. Transporting by plane in a controlled temperature environment, unlike commonly used large ships exposed to the sun and heat, allows Incaliving to preserve the quality, potency, and freshness of all our products.
Why is food better than supplements when it comes to nutrition?
Research has shown that supplements should come from food for better nutrition absorption.
What is Maca?
(Lepidium meyeni), also known as Maca, is an annual plant that produces a radish-like root that is indigenous to the mountainous and rugged terrain of the Peruvian highlands, and has been utilized by Andean cultures as a source of nourishment, energy, and healing for over two millenniums.
This harvested root of Maca was often used by Inca Warriors prior to battles or exploration because of the stamina, energy, and other health benefits the root provided.
Why is Triple Maca better than regular Maca?
Triple Maca means all 3 colored roots are in 1 package or capsule. This is significantly important since each color of the root is associated with specific health benefits, so having all 3 colors of the root provides a more complete set of benefits to your body. Most companies only offer the yellow or gold Maca because it is the cheapest and most abundant, but the benefits are not complete. That is why Incaliving offers all three color of the roots to you.
What is gelatinized Maca?
Gelatinized is an ancient Inca method of “lightly cooking” the Maca root by pressure for 2 seconds in order to rid the root of impurities, while also preserving all its nutritional value. The gelatinized process also allows the Maca to be digested 99.9% more efficiently than other supplements.
What is the difference between raw and gelatinized maca?
Gelatinized Maca is a process of removing toxins and starches from the maca, allowing it to be more digestible while maximizing the potential health benefits. The process has been a time-honored part of cultivating maca for generations in Peru, and has been researched as a vital process.
Why is it important to take maca grown from Perú?
Studies have shown that altitude and soil play a huge role in how potent Maca can be, and research points to Peru.
What will the maca taste like?
Gelatinized maca has a musky caramel taste and the powder pairs great with smoothies and shakes.
Does maca color really matter?
Which color maca root should I consume?
Since maca color pertains to certain benefits, finding the right maca is important. Research is available in our science but also on each products’ page. One way to get all the benefits is to try our Triple Maca which contains (60% red, 20% black, and 20% yellow root) and is available in powder or 100 and 40 count caps.
Are there any side effects of consuming maca?
As of now, there are no known side effects from taking maca, but if there are any concerns please consult your doctor.
When should I take maca?
How long will it take before I feel maca working?
Some have felt the results within the first few days of their continued usage while for others it may take a bit longer as results may vary.
Can I consume maca while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
As of now, there are no known side effects to the mother or baby while consuming maca but please check with your doctor if you have any concerns.
Is maca safe for children?
I’m on a diet, will maca cause weight gain?
Maca is great for all diets including Keto, Mediterranean and D.A.S.H. However, if you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.
Can I cook or bake with maca?
Maca is great for both cooking and baking so please see our recipes.
Has maca been studied by science?
Maca has been extensively researched and peer reviewed. Please see our science page to see a small sample of research.
Do I get the same health benefits from maca capsules as I would if I took powder?
The same benefits are seen in both the powder and capsule form. The only real difference are the veggie capsules utilized, which make them perfect for on-the-go or pill pouches.
Can I take multiple macas at once?
We offer three types of macas: red, yellow, and black, and all can be taken together. In fact, we offer Triple Maca as a convenient way to enjoy all three in one.
What type of diets do maca work with (vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc.)?
Maca is great for all diet types. As a root, it’s ideal for vegetarians and works well with Keto, D.A.S.H. and other diets.
Are there any medical conditions that prevent me from taking maca?
Maca has no known side effects but please consult your doctor for any questions.
WHAT IS SACHA INCHI OIL AND WHY IS IT BETTER THAN FISH, KRILL, OR OTHER SOURCES OF OMEGAS?
(Plukenetia volubilis linneo), also known as Sacha Inchi, is an indigenous plant to the Peruvian Amazon Forest. It has been cultivated along the eastern slopes of the lower Andes for more than 3,000 years, and has been depicted on Inca tomb carvings. It was not only used by The Incas for its great nutritional value but also its medicinal healing properties.
Unlike fish, cod liver or krill oil, Sacha Inchi is 100% plant based, cold-pressed extra virgin and yields the ideal balance of all omegas (3, 6 and 9). It also provides a rich content of the omega 3 fatty acids (6,700mg) per serving. It is 96% digestible and contains no cholesterol; in fact, it has been shown to help fight cholesterol among many other diseases. Sacha Inchi oil also contains a high level of antioxidants vitamin A & E which allows the oil to maintain its freshness and not require refrigeration after opening it.