We produce and market the best Organic Peruvian Maca Powder. Our standarized processes ensure the highest content of macamides, macaenes, protein and fiber present in maca (Lepidium meyenii).
The black, red and yellow maca roots used in our products are cultivated at the Plateau of Bom Bom (more than 3500 masl) in Junin – Pasco, with the traditional high Andean cultivation technique of rotating farmland every 5 years and the natural sun drying of the tubers for 3 months, both practices ensure the nutritional quality of our derivatives.
At AMAZON ANDES we are producers, suppliers and exporters of organic products derived from maca root in bulk (raw and gelatinized powder). We offer wholesale prices for importers and distributors. Currentl, we are in more than 37 countries. We are suppliers of the best raw material from the Andean-Amazonian area in Peru.
We have an active certificate by Control Union Peru for USDA-NOP, EUROPE, CANADA and JAPAN. Our facilities are FDA certified. we also offer the EOM service or private label in the following products:
We have HACCP and GMP quality certifications by NSF. Batch certificates of analysis and samples are available.
We are the best alternative from origin. The best Andean maca root supplier .
The main benefit of maca is that it is an adaptogen food, which means it will balance our body according to the needs of each one. It acts mainly on the endocrine system, balancing our hormonal levels and promoting our comprehensive health naturally through one of its main phytochemical compounds, an alkaloid called macaine 1,2,3 and 4. Its other benefits studied and proven by ancient knowledge are due to the presence of sterols, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals in significant quantities.
USE OF MACA
The products on the market contain 500 mg of maca in a tablet or capsule. The dose fluctuates between 1500 to 3000 mg/day. It is important to take in consideration the processing of maca and the type of preparation of the extract, which could generate a difference from absorption at the intestinal level, as well as the expected biological effect at a given concentration.
However, maca, being considered a nutraceutical, does not require a medical prescription, and the proven harmlessness of maca facilitates its use. Clinical studies are still pending to standardize the best extraction technique, the preparation of the final product, as well as the optimal dose to obtain the desired effect.
Traditionally, maca hypocotyls are not used fresh, they are naturally dried for consumption. For this, fresh hypocotyls are exposed to sunlight for 4 to 6 days until they are dry, then they are stored in cold and dark until use 108. These dry hypocotyls can be stored for years. For food purposes, the hypocotyls are hydrated and boiled until they reach a soft texture 109. The natives of the central Andes do not use fresh maca, as it is considered harmful.
Maca is characterized by a peculiar strong flavor that makes it unacceptable for many people, this is an important aspect in the diet. It is rich in sugars, proteins, starch and essential minerals. In many cases, this peculiar flavor can be disguised by other components used in the preparation of juices or mixed during cooking.
The popular use of maca in the central Andes is greater than 100 grams per day, which is equivalent to 1.4 g/kg weight. This is an important factor to consider in future studies.
SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF MACA
Maca is listed as Possibly Safe when used orally appropriately. The use of processed maca as gelatinized has been shown to be safe in apparently healthy adult males when administered orally up to 3 grams daily for 12 weeks of treatment, as well as after treatment for 4 months.
The study in experimental animals has shown that the use of maca during pregnancy does not negatively affect the product, and on the contrary, it prevents embryonic loss. It is popularly speculated that maca could have adverse effects on blood pressure.
In a study carried out (the sample size is not indicated) blood pressure was evaluated at 4 and 12 weeks of treatment with maca, it was observed that both systolic and diastolic pressure decreased significantly with treatment, compared to the placebo group. However, these results do not necessarily indicate that maca has an antihypertensive effect, further studies are needed in this area.
On the other hand, to date there have been no reports indicating that the use of maca as a food produced adverse reactions in healthy people. However, it has been found that in patients with metabolic syndrome, the use of maca raises diastolic blood pressure. Even so, it is recommended that for maca consumption it be previously dehydrated naturally.
No reports have been found in the literature about contraindications for the use of maca, or possible drug interactions. However, clinical studies remain to be carried out at different doses and at different treatment times to be able to assert its innocuousness, but its safe use is established by traditional consumption for hundreds of years by the inhabitants of Junín.
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