Incaliving

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 separates Incaliving’s Sacha Inchi from the competition?

There are many things but mainly, the place where we grow our seeds, our packaging process, and of course transportation (since we fly our products directly from the source to our US distribution center). This means only the freshest superfood possible from our farms to your tables.

What separates Incaliving’s curcumin from the competition?

There are a few important things that differentiate us from our competitors; first, high quality, pure and potent curcumin coming directly from our organic and sustainable farms in Peru. Additionally, we are one of the few companies transporting curcumin via plane, meaning consumers get only the freshest superfoods possible.

What separates Incaliving’s cacao from the competition?

Our cacao is grown at one of the world’s best known places to grow cacao—Peru. Additionally, we bottle and package everything at the source and transport it by plane making it the freshest, purest and highest quality superfood available to our customers.

Superfood

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.

Maca

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?

There are genetic differences in the various macas and color does matter for certain health conditions so it’s important to know what you are looking for; however, a simple solution is to try our Triple Maca and enjoy all the benefits!

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?

Because of the variety of health benefits, it can be taken in the morning for energy or to increase cognitive function, in the afternoon to maintain your edge and alertness at work, or before bedtime to help with sperm count and concentration.

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?

Maca is great for children because it’s great for memory, learning and bone development, but please check with your doctor if you have any concerns.

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.

Sacha Inchi

What is Sacha Inchi, 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.

Why isn’t Incaliving’s Sacha Inchi protein powder gelatinized?

The term gelatinization is utilized for foods cooked so as to rid it of starches; due to the fact that sacha inchi protein powder has no starches, gelatinization is not the process. All of our sacha inchi powders are derived from cooked sacha inchi seeds and based on ancient Inca methods.

Do I get the same health benefits from sacha inchi seeds, oil and flour?

All of our sacha inchi products offer the ideal balance of omegas; however, both the flour and seeds provide protein, fiber and other minerals. Sacha Inchi oil is packed with a high amount of omegas and antioxidants.

Which offers a higher amount of omegas… Incaliving’s sacha inchi seeds or the oil?

Per serving, sacha inchi seeds contain about 6,500mg of Omega 3s (for 2 tbsp.), which is only slightly less than our sacha inchi oil containing 6,700mg omega3 per serving. To maximize the omegas, simply enjoy the oil in the morning and snack with the seeds throughout the day!

Why is it important to consume sacha inchi seeds/oil or flour grown from Perú?

Sacha inchi is a tree native to Peru. Usage of these powerful seeds date back to the Incas. Additionally, our farm’s sustainability practices are paramount and essential to continually cultivating the finest and purest sacha inchi products for future generations.

Are there any side effects of taking sacha inchi products?

Extensively and continually researched, there are currently no known health side effects when taking sacha inchi products; however, if in doubt, please check with a physician before implementing sacha inchi into your diet.

What is the difference between Incaliving’s Sachi Cúrcuma and Sachi Cacao gluten free powder?

The only difference is that the Sachi cúrcuma contains our organic Curcumin powder while the Sachi Cacao contains our organic cacao powder

How much sacha inchi should I consume daily?

Dosage amounts may vary according to individual needs, but it is recommended that to maximize the potential benefits from sacha inchi, the body needs about 6,700mg of Omega3 per day.

When should I consume sacha inchi?

It will depend on the results you are looking for. Early in the morning is best to help suppress appetite but in between meals can potentially help curve appetite and hunger as well.

What will sacha inchi taste like?

Our sacha inchi oil has a very mild taste, almost like lettuce; whereas the seeds and spread will have a nuttier taste, like that of a dark roasted peanut with a slight woodsy flavor.

How long will it take before I feel sacha inchi’s potential health benefits working?

With consistent use, it’s possible to start seeing results after roughly 3 weeks. However, many have experienced benefits after just a few days.

Can I consume sacha inchi products while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, sacha inchi products are great for expecting mothers and those breastfeeding as it offers all of its health benefits straight from the food source and has no chemicals or additives. Check with your doctor to confirm it’s right for you. 

Is sacha inchi safe for children?

Yes, all our superfoods are pure and all-natural, so they are safe for everyone. Check with your pediatrician to confirm it’s right for your child.

I’m on a diet, will sacha inchi cause weight gain?

No, in fact, sacha inchi may actually help with weight loss as it contains essential fatty acids like omega 3 that help promote digestion and weight loss.

Can I cook or bake with sacha inchi oil, seeds or flour?

Until recently, it was believed that consuming sacha inchi oil raw was really the best way to maximize health benefits. However, science has demonstrated that those were misconceptions and that sacha Inchi oil loses none of its nutritional value. Recent studies show that Sacha inchi oil has a heat point of 225C or 491F before it loses any of its nutritional value and that means great news for the kitchen as you are able to cook and bake with any and all of our Sacha Inchi products and still enjoy all of its healthy benefits.

Has sacha inchi been studied by science?

Yes, extensively. Please see our sacha inchi science link to see all the studies pertaining to the numerous health benefits connected to sacha inchi.

Can I eat sacha inchi seeds, and use both the flour and oils at the same time?

Yes, our bodies lack omega 3 and the more we have it the better it will be for our bodies.

How long does sacha inchi last on the shelves at my house?

If always stored in a cool dry place, sacha inchi has a shelf life of around two years if unsealed; however, after opening, it should be consumed within a year.

If I take sacha Inchi everyday, how long before I would need to reorder sacha inchi again?

The oil will last approximately 2-3 weeks if taking the daily recommended dosage, while the flour provides about 17 servings and the seeds 3 servings per container.

What type of diets do sacha inchi work with (vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc.)?

Nearly all diets have been shown to work with sacha inchi products…even the Shangri La diet, which focuses on consuming a high content of good fats such as the omegas twice a day.

Why are plant based omegas better than fish based?

Fish produce omegas due to their diet of plants or other small marine life (which also consume plants); thus, fish are actually a secondary source of omegas. Plants are a primary source of omegas and are better for your body.

Are there any medical conditions that prevent me from taking sacha inchi?

None that we are aware of, it is recommended to not consume sacha inchi right before any surgeries as omega 3 may thin the body’s blood, but if in doubt, check with your physician first.

Curcumin

Are Turmeric and Curcumin the Same?

Curcumin is the compound contained in turmeric root. Many people often take curcumin as a supplement since it is more potent than the turmeric used for cooking.

Why is it important to take curcumin grown from Perú?

Like all products, curcumin’s potency and quality is best when grown in nutrient-rich and organic soil, which Peru offers. In addition, Incaliving utilizes sustainable farms meaning a minimal impact on the environment. 

What does curcumin taste like?

Curcumin has a musky, earthy-sweet aroma, and it pairs well with many dishes and shakes. Check out our many recipes and enjoy its versatility.

What other Incaliving products contain Curcumin?

Sachi Cúrcuma gluten free Powder combines the sacha inchi seed (the “seed of life” as the Incas referred to it), which has been dried and pulverized into a premium gluten free powder, which is then mixed with our curcumin powder.

Are there any side effects of taking curcumin?

There are no known side effects of taking curcumin but if you have further questions, please consult with your doctor.

How much curcumin should I take?

It is recommended to begin by taking between 1-3g per day and it will vary depending on which health benefits you desire.

When should I take curcumin?

Curcumin can be taken anytime during the day, but best results are usually seen when taken with a meal or directly after.

How long will it take before I feel the health impacts from curcumin?

Depending on the dosage, people usually will start noticing anyone of the many potential benefits within the first two weeks; however, we have had many testimonials from customers stating that within days they could see some of the many benefits curcumin has. Even linked to through scientific research.

Can I take curcumin while I’m pregnant or breast feeding?

Curcumin, in small amounts, is safe to consume during pregnancy but please consult your doctor. When pregnant, and during the last month of pregnancy, curcumin has been linked in some women to having stimulated the uterus. Additionally, while breastfeeding, it is perfectly safe to take it. However, if in doubt, always check with your physician first.

Is curcumin safe for children?

With a smaller dosage, yes, children can take it on a daily basis. Starting at about a year old, babies can take about a teaspoon in foods, juices, or smoothies. All of our other products containing Curcumin can be taken with the regular dosage.

I’m on a diet, will curcumin cause weight gain?

Actually no, in fact, Curcumin has been studied to potentially aid in weight loss, so it is perfect while dieting and trying to lose weight.

Can I cook or bake with curcumin?

Absolutely and it’s a great way to add a health kick to food without compromising any of its healthy properties or benefits.

Has curcumin’s health benefits been studied by science?

Yes, in fact, there is many different independent studies regarding the various potential health benefits, and new research is always coming out. To learn more about some of the science, click here. A great way to stay up to date on medical info, subscribe to our newsletter.

Do I get the same health benefits from curcumin capsules as I would if I took powder?

Yes, our capsules are made for convenient usage while traveling or to take when out and about. But the exact same health benefits will be derived from either our capsules or our powder.

If I took everyday, how long before I needed to reorder a fresh supply of Incaliving’s curcumin?

Curcumin powder lasts around 35 days, while the Curcumin capsules last 60 days. The Sachi cúrcuma will last about 17 days.

Can I use curcumin powder and Sachi Curcuma at the same time?

Yes. As superfoods they can be enjoyed together and with zero worries of side effects. Utilizing both will increase the versatility since Sachi curcuma is ideal for making gluten free breads, cookies or other dishes that call for flour.

How long does curcumin last on shelves at home?

Unopened bottles can last about three years while opened bottles will last as long as it is stored in a cool environment.

Are there any medical conditions that prevent me from taking curcumin?

If you are on blood statins, it is recommended to check with your physician first as it may also help with thinning out the blood vessels.  

If I took everyday, how long before I needed to reorder a fresh supply of Incaliving’s curcumin?

Curcumin powder lasts around 35 days, while the Curcumin capsules last 60 days. The Sachi cúrcuma will last about 17 days.

What type of diets do curcumin work with (vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc.)?

Curcumin is vegan, paleo friendly, gluten free so it works with almost every diet, including Keto, Mediterranean Diet, D.A.S.H., M.I.N.D, etc.

Are there any medical conditions that prevent me from taking curcumin?

If you are on blood statins, it is recommended to check with your physician first as it may also help with thinning out the blood vessels.  

Cacao

Why is it important to consume cacao grown from Perú?

Perú is one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries. The various regions, and even the farm, give rise to unique flavors. In fact, 60% of the variety in the world’s cacao are indigenously grown in Peru, making Peru the second largest exporter of organic cacao worldwide. Additionally, over one-quarter of Peru’s cacao production is certified as organic, participates in fair trade and/or comes from a sustainable farm, which is what Incaliving is all about.

What is the difference between cacao, cocoa and chocolate?

Cacao are beans that have not been roasted and preserve all its nutritional value while cacao and chocolate is a processed byproduct of the beans, which are normally roasted and have sugar added.

Are there any side effects of taking cacao?

There have been no known side effects from taking cacao; however, if in doubt, always check with your physician.

What is the difference between Incaliving’s Cacao powder and cacao nibs?

They are essentially the same, even in nutritional value, except that the cacao powder is derived from the bite sized nibs being pulverized to a fine powder.

How much cacao should I consume daily?

It is recommended consuming between 5-10g of cacao daily to experience most of the potential health benefits. Adjust based on individual needs.

When should I consume the cacao?

Cacao contains some caffeine so you may want to avoid enjoying it late at night.

How long will it take before I feel cacao’s potential health benefits working?

Individual results may vary; however, many people report noticing a difference within the first two weeks to one month of consistent daily usage.

Can I take cacao while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, Cacao is safe to take while pregnant and breastfeeding. In fact, many researchers recommend it as it may help build immunity for mother and baby.

Is cacao safe for children?

Yes, Cacao is safe for children especially when wanting to give them a healthy treat over cookies and other sugary snacks.

If I’m on a diet, will cacao cause weight gain?

No. Cacao actually has been associated with helping weight loss, refer to our science tab to learn more about it

Can I cook or bake with cacao powder or nibs?

Yes, in fact, baking with them not only preserves all the nutritional value but adds a delicious taste to your recipes!

Has cacao been studied by science?

Yes, research has studied this superfood abundantly. Please visit our science tab to learn just some of the various studies completed with cacao demonstrating the multitude of potential health benefits.

Do I get the same health benefits from cacao powder as I would if I eat the nibs?

Yes, both the cacao powder and the nibs contain the same health benefits.

Can I eat cacao nibs, while also using both the cacao powder and sachi cacao powder?

Yes, as a superfood you may enjoy as much cacao throughout the day, however, if in doubt, always consult with your physician.

How long does cacao last on the shelves at my home?

Cacao will last unopened for about two years. An opened container, if stored in a cool place, will be fresh for up to a year.

If I take every day, how long before I would need to order cacao again?

If taking 10g of cacao a day (about two tablespoons), you can expect to reorder once a month.

What type of diets will cacao work with (vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc.)?

Cacao is paleo friendly, gluten free, vegan as well as keto friendly for its low amount of carbs and good fats. It’s great for the Mediterranean diet, dash diet as well as many others. You should always consult your doctor prior to starting any diet.

Are there any medical conditions that prevent me from taking cacao?

None that are known, but if you have a specific condition please consult with your physician first.

Do I need to be worried about the caffeine in cacao?

It will depend on caffeine sensitivity. However, with cacao powder there is roughly 30mg of caffeine per 15g (2.5Tbsp.) and cacao nibs contain 41 mg of caffeine per 30g (3 Tbsp), while compared to a cup of coffee, which contains between 50-150mg of caffeine.

What will the cacao taste like?

Cacao has a chocolate-like aroma but without any of the sugar. 

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