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Maca Gold - Vegetable Powder 300g.

Retail Price: $35.00

Maca Gold™

The Maca Plant is cruciferous root vegetable grown at high altitudes in the Andean Plateau of Peru. Maca was a major part of the diet and commerce of the high Andes region and its cultivation dates back thousands of years.

Upon conquering the Incas, the Spanish became aware of the plants value and collected tribute in Maca Roots for export to Spain.

The Maca plant is cultivated in the harshest of environments where there can be suffocating midday heat and extreme night-time cold, and has adapted to the low levels of oxygen at high altitude, Maca is able to store high levels of nutrients in a form readily accessed by the body.

The Scientist responsible for most of the current knowledge of the Maca plant is Gloria Chacon de Popivici, PhD, a Peruvian biologist trained in the University of San Marcos, in Lima, Peru. Dr Chacon wrote her dissertation in the early 1960’s on the Maca root, and did groundbreaking work by isolating the 4 essential Alkaloids found only in the traditional medicinal plant grown above 12,500ft.

The botanical name given to this special maca group is Lepidium peruvianum Chacon (listed in herbariums after Dr Chacon in the USA, UK and Europe as the botanical name of the Maca Plant found to grow only above 12,500ft) and is the basis of MACA GOLD.

The Maca plant does grow below 12,500ft but it then lacks many of the higher altitude Maca medicinal benefits and becomes very similar in its uses to any root (food) crop, and is known as Lepidium Meyenii.

MACA GOLD™ is always sourced from the same valley at 14,300 feet altitude in Peru. We maintain the quality, potency and purity of MACA GOLD™ through buying direct from the traditional farmers and buyers of Maca in Peru, and is certified organic by SKAL, with no mould, bacteria, weeds or foreign particles.

Vegetable Life Products guarantee there are no fillers, sugars, flow agents nor any other substances added to their MACA GOLD™ products unless stated.

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