When selecting the perfect location for our macas, Incaliving considered the data and research as vital, especially when looking at how altitude may impact maca growth according to science (Meissner et al, 1). The red, yellow and black maca colors combined to make Incaliving’s Triple Maca Powder (also in our capsules) are grown at 15,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of Peru, which is the ideal altitude for the best growth.
Additionally, the soil at these heights contain an abundance of rich nutrients, so Incaliving can offer some of the purest and finest maca in the world for our Triple Maca Powder or Triple Maca vegan vegetable capsules (available in either 100 or 40 count).
For our capsules, Incaliving encapsulates the same organically pure and potent Triple Maca Powder we already sell but provide customers more flexibility with this amazingly convenient superfood, perfect for pill pouches or when on the go.
Incaliving’s Triple Maca vegetable capsules are ideal for your busy day because they maintain all the powerful healthy impacts of our powder but are in an easily digestible plant-based capsule that are quickly broken down during digestion to release the powerful triple maca powder.
Incaliving’s powder is a perfect balance between all three colors of maca root (60% red, 20% black, and 20% yellow root) in one convenient package. Maca color has been extensively researched and shown to have a multitude of potential health benefits attributed to each color (Clément et al, 2).
We only utilize the all-natural sun drying process developed by early Incas, which requires about two months to dry the freshly cut roots (depending on the weather). This is a longer process than what the big companies are willing to do; however, this natural drying process allows the roots to be more flavorful and release more nutrients through the sun’s heat.
After being harvested and sun-dried for two months, we then gelatinize the dried red maca root in the same time-honored tradition the ancient Incas utilized, which means lightly cooking the root through pressure for roughly two seconds to help break down the different starches and rid the root of all unnecessary toxic enzymes.
It is important for maca to be gelatinized since it allows the body to quickly digest it while preserving much of its nutritional value. Despite the research (Zhang et al, 5), unfortunately, most companies only offer raw maca root since it is cheaper — considering 4 pounds of raw maca is equivalent to 1 pound of the gelatinized maca Incaliving utilizes in our organic Triple Maca Powder.
Additionally, these same companies don’t care about the potential health benefits that cooked maca possesses over raw maca (Canales et al, 6). Incaliving incorporates a lengthy and costly process, but it is essential because it means a better quality of superfood is in our customers’ hands. Just another reason why all of our maca roots are 100% gelatinized: purity, taste, digestion and overall benefits for the body.
An additional way Incaliving provides the best possible maca powder is by transporting via plane. By utilizing air travel, an important costly step many other maca companies won’t even consider, the highest levels of purity, potency and overall quality is maintained because shipping via boat means more of the product is broken down as time deteriorates the quality and effects of the maca. That is why at Incaliving, we pride ourselves on getting the purest and freshest product from the farm, to packaging, to your table-in the shortest amount of time.
For best results, consuming between 3 to 5g of Incaliving’s Triple Maca Powder daily would mean being able to experience many to all the possible healthful benefits triple maca can provide; however, individual results will vary requiring adjustments based on personal needs. Incaliving’s Triple Maca Powder has a slight butterscotch flavor that allows it to easily be added to coffee, juices, shakes, smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal and many more. To see our recipes, please click here.
Potential Health Benefits
Although Patricia E. of South Florida is aware of the multitude of possible benefits associated with Incaliving’s Triple Maca Powder (da Silva Leitão Peres, 7), she said, “I love that it may help me lower my stress levels while regulating and balancing my hormones; after a stressful day, there are times when I can’t wait to take my triple maca.” Potentially helping to balance, control, and regulate hormones (Meissner et al, 8) is just one of the more popular benefits of Incaliving’s Triple Maca Powder.
Additionally it may help in suppressing hot flashes, bloating, and possibly even mood swings during or before menopause (Lee et al, 9). It may also be linked to increased production of collagen, as well as possibly connected to increased sexual function and desire (Dording et al, 10). Red maca may also help promote hair and nail growth. Maca was also shown that it may provide stamina to athletes, like cyclists (Stilone et al, 11).
The benefits for sexual function are not just for women; men may also notice an increase in free testosterone with usage of red maca (Gonzalez, 12). Additionally, some men may experience a decrease in an enlarged prostate according to some studies (Gonzales et al, 13) (Gonzales et al, 14) and red maca may help with erectile dysfunction (Shin et al, 15) (Zenico et al, 16).
In fact, an early study of maca also pointed to maca potentially helping with libido (Gonzalez et al, 17). Stress and mood may also be impacted through red maca consumption (Brooks et al, 18). For more information regarding Incaliving’s Red Maca, which is also sold separately, please click here.
Like the red maca root, black maca has specific potential benefits when taken daily; for instance, the black maca found in Triple Maca Powder or our vegan capsules may help in oxygenating and detoxifying the body thanks to an antioxidant enzyme called Catalase (Heck et al, 19), which may help in breaking down the body’s hydrogen peroxide molecules and converting them into oxygen and water.
Because of another important enzyme in the black maca root, SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD), the body’s primary antioxidants defense may be boosted and potentially assisted in reducing oxidative stress found in many life-threatening diseases (Sandoval et al, 20). SOD also may help in minimizing the amount of internal inflammation in the body while possibly helping to decrease the pain associated with arthritis simultaneously (Miao et al, 21).
Another benefit of our black maca, and an important first step in potentially helping in detoxifying the body from harmful substances, is that it is an all-natural adaptogen (Wagner et al, 22) and this adaptogen has a higher capacity for antioxidants (Sun et al, 23) versus other maca roots, which means it may also help in hormone balance overall (Wan et al, 24), which seems so important these days.
Of all the benefits associated with our product, “It’s the mental clarity I believe I have seen,” Tim P. of Wisconsin said when asked what he felt the most important benefit was.
“I feel like I remember a little bit more now,” he continued saying about how black maca may help with memory (Rubio et al, 25); “In fact, there is one thing I never forget now, and that’s making sure I’ve taken my maca daily.”
It is not only the possibility of improved cognitive function (Rubio et al, 26) and memory but black maca may also help strengthen the body’s bones (Gonzalez et al, 27) and the immune system. For more information regarding Incaliving’s Black Maca, which is also sold separately, please click here.
Last but not least, yellow maca is utilized in Incaliving’s Triple Maca and vegan Capsules.
Yellow maca is the most common and abundant of the maca roots available, which is the reason it is usually the only maca root utilized by other companies. Our organically grown and all-natural yellow maca, which is also utilized in Incaliving’s Maca Cacao Powder, is known to potentially help maintain energy levels, stamina, and alertness in the morning (Gonzalez et al, 28).
Research has also demonstrated that consistent usage may increase the body’s natural ability to fight harmful UV rays (Gonzales-Castañeda et al, 29) while it also may possibly help with healthier skin (Gonzales-Castañeda et al, 30).
Why buy from Incaliving?
Overall, it’s clear to see what separates Incaliving’s raw 100% organic Triple Maca Powder and vegan Capsules from the competition, but in addition to one of the finest superfoods on the market, we also take pride in the initiatives we participate in through various means.
For instance, something that our competitors rarely can afford to participate in is sustainable farming. This is essential in wanting to continually produce the finest and most potent macas while also preserving the land to benefit future generations of superfood consumers and earth conscious people.
In addition to our commitment to sustainability, we also take pride in our initiative to have our workforce (80%) be mostly women. The empowerment of women, especially in Peru, gives them a chance to leave poverty and provide them more opportunities to feed their families and grow/start their own businesses. You too can take pride in knowing that your purchase has helped support this initiative.
Lastly, 10 percent of all online profits are donated to Love Your Neighbor Asia, a nonprofit here in the United States but with a grass roots effort in Thailand helping in the fight against sex trafficking. We encourage you to visit their web page https://www.loveyourneighbor.asia or their Facebook page Love Your Neighbor Asia for more information about this amazing foundation, this wonderful cause, or if you would like to donate.