Part Used: Roots
We perform Third Party Testing on all our herbs to ensure we are providing you with the highest quality available.
NOW ORGANIC GELATINIZED MACA
Gelatinization is a process that removes the starch from the maca root making it easier to digest. The gelatinization essentially provides a “pre-digested” energy source that is more readily absorbed by the human gastrointestinal tract.
Grown high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Maca (Lepidium meyenii) has been used by the Inca and earlier Peruvian cultures for more than 1,500 years. For maximum health benefits, our Organic Maca powder is a blend of a multitude of maca root colors found naturally in each harvest. It is grown without chemicals or herbicides, and the roots are sun-dried upon harvest.
Our Organic Maca is rich in enzymes, vitamins and nutrients as it is processed in to powder using low temperatures. The temperature reached is close to 40 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, many consider it to be raw while others believe it to be cooked.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon of Maca Magic™ with 8-16 ounces of water, your choice of milk or preferred juice. Perfect for making smoothies or adding to foods.
*Cal Prop 65 is California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Companies are required to place a warning label on any product they sell within California if it exceeds the level that the State has established as risk free for a list of over eight hundred chemicals. These standards are specific to the state of California. The lead standard in California is more stringent than what is required at the U.S. federal level, and by other governments including Canada and the European Union. Under Cal Prop 65, the State of California has determined that the safe harbor level for lead to avoid the risk of reproductive toxicity is no more than 0.5 mcg/day. This was calculated by identifying the level of exposure that has been shown to have no observable effect and then dividing that level by 1,000, to provide a very large margin of safety. California’s 0.5 mcg/day threshold for lead is 150 times less than the 75 mcg/day limit that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated as safe for consumption by pregnant or lactating women. California is the only state that requires warning labels at this low of a level.CA law states this warning must be included on the label of any product that may have the possibility of containing lead.
Lead is a naturally occurring element that can be frequently found in soil and water and then transferred into plants, even when the herbs are grown organically.
As a comparison, a cup of organic carrots may contain up to 12 mcg of naturally occurring lead. All of our products are independently tested by 3rd party facilities to ensure we maintain the highest quality products. The lead testing on our Maca is well under California’s 0.5 mcg/day.