Navitas Naturals, Organic, Maca Powder, Raw, 16 oz (454 g)
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|Combo Discount:||- $2.53|
- Food For The Modern Life
- Energy | Balance | Vitality
- Certified Organic
- Incan Superfood
- USDA Organic
- The Power of Superfoods
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Certified Organic by Control Union
- The National Organic Program Standards of the United States Department of Agriculture
- Eat Your Way to Health!
Organic Raw Maca Powder
Maca root has been used by indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years. This bag contains 100% pure maca powder that is certified organic, kosher, non-gmo, gluten-free and raw.
Studies have identified alkaloids present in maca known to nourish the endocrine system. Maca root has been used as a stress-fighting adaptogen to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. Maca is a nutrient-dense whole food packed with vitamins, plant sterols as well as many essential minerals, fatty and amino acids. Our raw maca is low temperature processed and cultivated on the Junin Plateau of the Peruvian Andes.
The mission of Navita Naturals is to provide premium organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Our products are of the highest quality, sourced directly from farmers, cultivated sustainably and in accordance with fair trade practices.
- Amino Acids
- Essential Minerals
- Smoothies, shakes, and tea
- Granola, cereal and yogurt
- Energy bars
Serving Suggestion: 1 Serving per day
Certified organic maca (lepidium meyenii, walpers)
Allergen Information: Packaged in a facility that also handles tree nuts.
Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
This product contains a chemical know to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
|Serving Size: 1 tsp (5g)|
|Serving Per Container: about 90|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||4 g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||4%|
|*Percent Daily Values Based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
From a news post on a website that specializing in selling Maca== Here's what they said: Prices Soar As Maca Roots Are Smuggled Out Of Peru== Troubling Times For The Global Maca Market== In early July 2014 as we prepared to purchase some freshly harvested Maca from our farming co-operative in Peru we were greeted with some troubling news. Our supplier told us that the price of Maca was rising quickly due to unprecedented demand from Asian and, in particular, Chinese buyers. We quickly became aware of the extent of this new demand when we were quoted prices nearly double the previous market price. At that time we submitted our purchase order at the new prices. Shockingly a message came back to us a few days later that the prices had doubled yet again and would likely continue to rise. Thanks to our deep connections with various Maca suppliers in Peru and the U.S. we discovered that everyone in the Maca trade is experiencing prices 4 and 5 times higher than normal. Here’s part of an email we received from one of our suppliers a couple weeks ago: “Unfortunately maca situation maintains and we don’t have maca back in stock or to be delivered. Currently maca price on farms are still increasing and now they are 100% more than 2 weeks ago.” And another: “Prices are going up almost every week due to the high demand from the Chinese.” Since our only focus is Organic Peruvian Maca we had to find out what is happening. What’s Causing Maca Prices to Go So High This Year? We’ve discovered that Chinese nationals are coming into Peru posing as tourists. They approach Maca farmers directly in their fields with suitcases full of cash and offer them 4-8 times market rate for their products. The farmers have been taking the money, even when it means breaking contracts they have had with Peruvian national producers who have supported them for decades. It’s certainly easy to question the ethics of this tactic, but the Chinese are going even further by illegally smuggling whole Maca roots and seeds out of the country. Here’s how one of our contacts in Peru put it a couple of days ago: “Maca is not allowed by our government to be exported as raw material (fresh product without being processed) because it can be used as a seed in other countries, and this is a product considered to be native to Peru and our government tries to maintain it as such. However, the Chinese are taking the product fresh out of our country illegally through our country’s borders with Bolivia and Ecuador. This problem was shown on national TV yesterday. Our government is increasing control, and I hope they manage to be successful and stop the Chinese from doing this.”. . .. . . . . So, please don't blame iHerb.
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Posted by 5582415464101748019 on Jan 05, 2017
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I like it
Posted by 5260024447154214713 on Jan 03, 2017
I didn't feel much difference so far but still I like the product It mixes well with my shakes
Posted by 5717740905026358762 on Dec 23, 2016
Packaging was defective (could not reseal bag), but the product itself was as expected. Tastes slightly sweet. And does make a difference in my energy levels.
Great product. Great price!
Posted by 4630303615782221931 on Dec 12, 2016
It's a lot of maca for $20, and it's a good maca too :) very much enjoying this purchase from iHerb!