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Maca Power capsules are also NON IRRADIATED, as this completely contravenes the rules of organic products. This common packaging procedure can denature product quality and potency -- resulting in an ‘aseptic' product that can languish on the shelves for more than 4 years! Our ‘best before' date is maximum 2 1/2 years because fresh is best.
FAQ's1. Is there anything else inside the capsule, or is it pure Maca? We never compromise on quality -- our capsules have always been 100% pure Maca – NO fillers, NO binders, NO free-running agents.
2. But are they certified organic? Globally, there is currently no Organic capsule in existence, nor any Certified Organic encapsulator in Australia – BUT we fill the capsules with the EXACT same Maca as our powder brand.
3. Why does Maca have different names? Maca was originally identified in the 1800's by a German botanist Gerhard Walpers who named it "Lepidium meyenii, Walpers" (after himself) - still the ONLY name officially recognized by the Peruvian government today. From the 1960's, a research worker, Gloria Chacon, investigating the cultivated Maca's constituents attempted to rename Maca after herself, hence "Lepidium peruvianum, Chacon". Some suppliers use this confusion as a clever marketing ploy to claim an 'exclusive therapeutic' species.
4. So are there different species of Maca? There is only one species that is cultivated commercially for harvest. Like many other everyday foods, there is a plant that grows wild, but it has no dollar value. Remember, many of our common foods have 'wild cousins'; for example, bush lemons and alpine strawberries.
5. Where is Maca Power grown? Maca is the world's highest cultivated crop traditionally grown in the Junin Plateau of the volcanic mineralized Peruvian Andes Mountains at 4100metres – that's over 14,000 feet above sea level! Maca Power® is grown here where our certified organic processing facility (exclusive, state-of-the-art, USDA approved) is also located. The climate at this altitude is harsh – extreme frost, intense solar radiation, gale force winds, and regular lightning strikes are the norm – and very little vegetation other than Maca, mosses, and cactus grow here. The Peruvians believe this combination of environmental factors are what give Maca it's unique properties, and science has borne this out in the study of medicinal herbs…..the more climate-specialized and the more duress a plant is under in the growth cycle, the more diverse and numerous its properties.
6. Is it Fair Trade? Yep – a world first!
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