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Why Imperial Gold Maca Is So Potent

Imperial Gold Maca™ is produced at our own high tech facilities in Peru. MACA MANUFACTURING All our finished products are analyzed at at our authorized facilities in Peru that certifies the purity of our Imperial Gold Maca SEE ANALYSIS  SEE GROWING FIELDS Imperial Gold Maca™ is 100% organically grown, certified kosher and vegan. Glucosinolates being as powerful as Imperial Gold Maca™ with it's unique process that allows the Glucosinolates to produce a very medicinal affect.

Not all producers and growers have this opportunity and privilege to have there crops Analyzed  at this University. To produce a high quality product is expensive, and most will not forgo the costs to have it go through at the University and have a un-contaminated product have a very substantial positive report.

Currently the Peruvian Government has established very strict laws that does not permit the maca seeds to leave the country nor can the whole root leave without being pulverized first into a powder.

Because Peru is a third world nation, not all producers are capable of the most sanitary conditions even if originally grown organically. Most small growers in little surrounding towns near the High Andean Mountains are not capable of affording the very best methods for their crops or production facilities. Unsanitary  conditions are vast and its important that you ask questions to assure yourself of high quality products. We at A Healthy Alternative, LLC assure our global customers of the finest quality available with full University documentation and digital images of our growing fields. Manufacturing Not all growers have the clout and relationship with the University to have the best sanitary conditions and latest technology as we do. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed with Imperial Gold Maca™ and you are assured of getting the very best potent quality that is 100% natural, free of pesticides, chemicals and most important irradiation.

Maca Root is very popular and marketers have found an opportunity to make money from you. So be sure the label says that it is produced in Peru at the correct altitude and is the best species of plant, this way you will  know you are getting the real thing! Maca Root powder is irradiated by many growers to rectify the unsanitary production at the Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Energy (IPEN).  In this case, even though it’s still not proven that irradiation can or cannot cause cancer or other alterations, some markets such as the Japanese have restricted the entrance of irradiated Maca Root into there country, so be very carefully when buying from companies who do not have qualified proof that the product is totally natural.  When you order ask for a copy of supporting documentation on official University stationery to assure that you bought the real thing and that it hasn't been radiated and roasted in order to resemble gelatinized Maca or something else. Official products have University documents of a specific lot quantity, be aware that marketers use a small sample packet for testing and never analyze anything larger to show the kilo quantity, we usually run approximately 500 - 1000 kg at a time.

We have seen organically grown Maca Root with SKAL Certification ruined by poor handling and improper cleaning after the crop has been harvested, so be cautious of marketers boasting "ORGANICALLY GROWN", true all maca is generally grown organic, it is how it is handled and the process that it goes through after harvesting that makes all the difference in the final product.

Why Order From

Guaranteed Quality  - We do not sell low grades of Maca that have been grown in other parts of South America, low altitudes of the Andean Mountains and are called Maca which do not have any of the true nutritional and medicinal benefits and sell for cheap prices. We guarantee everything we sell!
View our growing fields in the high Andean Mountains of Peru and see what your getting and why we are the best choice.
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Flexible Ordering Options - We accept all major credit cards at our fully encrypted and secure website. We also accept checks and money orders and make it simple for you to order.  Large bulk orders are paid by bank wire or Western Union. 

Shipping Within 24 - 48 hours - All domestic orders are shipped by United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service and all international orders are shipped by United States Postal Service Air Mail or through cargo forwarders such as FEDEX or UPS. If you have special requirements we can accommodate them.  You can track your order on line and you receive an e-mail order confirmation and tracking number.

Low prices - We can offer large discounts off the regular retail prices for the products we sell.  In addition, we normally can beat hands down any competitors price quote.

Professional And Dependable Service - Please be careful about who you order from. Maca has become very popular that many marketers have set up websites selling many different grades and species of Maca. They have no credentials or knowledge about what they are selling accept from the copying of data from other Maca website resources. They should be capable of answering any questions you have no matter how technical. We get calls frequently from medical professionals, RN's and the general health field as well as consumers. We have years of experience  and take great pride in providing top notch service and answers!

Imperial Gold Macaand The Peruvian Miracle are registered trademarks and may not be sold or used by any unauthorized seller. Be sure to look for the Imperial Gold Maca™ brand to assure you are getting the very best all natural products. Imperial Gold Maca™ is 100% natural.

Description and History
Maca Root from Peru is a hardy perennial plant cultivated high in the Andean Mountain at altitudes from 11,000-14,500 feet. It has one of the highest frost tolerances among native cultivated species. It has a low-growing, mat-like stem system which at times goes unnoticed in a farmer's field. Its scalloped leaves lie close to the ground and it produces self-fertile small off-white flowers typical to the mustard family which it belongs to. SEE GROWING FIELDS 
See Glucosinolates

The part used is the tuberous root which is pear shaped, up to 8 cm in diameter and off-white in color. Unlike many other tuberous plants, Imperial Gold Maca™ is propagated by seeds. Although it is a perennial, it is grown as an annual, and 7-9 months from planting are required to produce the correct harvested roots. The area where Imperial Gold Maca™ is found is very high in the Andean Mountains and  is an inhospitable region of intense sunlight, violent winds and below freezing weather. With its extreme temperatures and poor rocky soil, the area rates among the world's worst farmland, yet over the centuries, Maca Root learned to flourish under these conditions. Maca Root was domesticated about 2000 years ago by the Inca Indians and primitive cultivators of Maca Root have been found in archaeological sites dating as far back as 1600 B.C. SEE GROWING FIELDS

To the Andean Indians, Maca Root is a very valuable commodity. because so little else grows in the region, Maca Root is often traded with communities at lower elevations for other staples like rice, corn, and beans to further nourish there families. The dried roots can be stored for up to five years. Native Peruvians have traditionally utilized Maca since before the time of the Incas for both nutritional and medicinal purposes. Maca Root is an important staple in the diets of the people indigenous to the region since it has the highest nutritional value of any food crop grown there. It is rich in sugars, protein, starches, and essential minerals, especially iodine and iron. SEE NUTRITIONAL INFO This tuber is consumed fresh or dried, the fresh roots are considered a treat and are baked or roasted in ashes much like sweet potatoes are. The dried roots are stored and later boiled in water or milk to make a porridge mixture. In addition, they are often made into a popular sweet, fragrant, fermented drink called Maca Chicha. In Huancayo, Peru, even Maca Root jam and puddings are popular. These tuberous roots have a tangy taste and an aroma similar to butterscotch. The fresh potent aroma is quite delicious to the senses.

Maca Medicinal And Nutritional Properties
Maca Root has been used medicinally for centuries in South America to enhance fertility in humans and animals. Soon after the Spanish Conquest the Spanish found that their livestock were reproducing poorly in the highlands. The local Indians recommended feeding the animals Maca Root and so remarkable were the results that Spanish chroniclers gave in-depth reports. Even Colonial records of some 200 years ago indicate that payments of roughly 9 tons of Maca Roots were demanded from one Andean area alone for this purpose. Its fertility enhancing properties were supported clinically as early as 1961, when researchers discovered it increased the fertility of rats. This energizing plant is also referred to as Peruvian ginseng, although Maca Root is not in the same family as ginseng. Today ongoing studies are being performed to scientifically prove the benefits for fertility in men and women.

The nutritional value of dried Maca Root is high, resembling cereal grains such as maize, rice and wheat. It has 59% carbohydrates, 10.2% protein, 8.5% fibre and 2.2% lipids. It has a large amount of essential amino acids and higher levels of iron and calcium than potatoes. Maca Root contains important amounts of fatty acids including linolenic, palmitic and oleic acids. It is rich in sterols and has a high mineral content as well. In addition to its rich supply of essential nutrients, Maca Root contains alkaloids, tannins and saponins. A chemical analysis conducted as far back as  1981 showed the presence of biologically active aromatic isothiocyanates, especially p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which have reputed aphrodisiac properties. Initial analysis of Maca Root indicates that the effects on fertility are a result of the glucosinolates. Alkaloids are also present, but have not yet been substantiated.  SEE MACA ROOT COMPOSITION

Imperial Gold Maca™ is growing in world popularity due to its energizing effects, fertility enhancement and aphrodisiac qualities. Other traditional uses include increasing energy, stamina and endurance in athletes, promoting mental clarity, treating male impotence, and helping with menstrual irregularities and female hormonal imbalances including menopause and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is used as an alternative to anabolic steroids by bodybuilders due to its richness in sterols. Today, dried Maca roots are ground to powder and sold in drug stores in capsules as a medicine and food supplement to increase stamina and fertility. In Peruvian herbal medicine, Maca Root is also used as an immuno-stimulant, for anemia, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, stomach cancer, sterility and other reproductive and sexual disorders as well as to enhance memory.

The cultivation of Imperial Gold Maca™ is increasing in the highlands of the Andes to meet the growing demand world wide for nutritional and medicinal uses. SEE GROWING FIELDS In this severely economically depressed region, the market created for Maca Root will offer new and important sources of income for the Indigenous Peoples of the Andes. A new cultivation of Maca Root has been identified in the major growing regions of the highlands which will supply much of this new demand and it has been named Lepidium peruvianum Chacon after Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovicci the discover of this unique species of plant. Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici said it best to our company founder in 1999.

"It is an honor for me to have discovered scientifically 40 years ago, the nutritional and medicinal value of this unique species of "MACA" (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon) ,the Andes plant that our ancestors have known about for thousands of years. I sincerely hope that IMPERIAL GOLD MACA, a 100% natural product gives our planet a better quality of life not only in the present but in the future as well."

 Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici  11/29/99

Maca Usage And Benefits
We highly recommend Imperial Gold Maca™ for anyone recovering from any debilitating illness or fatigue . Imperial Gold Maca™ is easily digested and is naturally high in mineral and sterol content making it ideal for helping the body to regain weight and vitality. There have, for example, been many reports of it helping people who are recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome.

Due to its high sterol content, Imperial Gold Maca™ has also attracted the attention of many health-conscious athletes who wish to increase endurance, stamina and body mass in a safe and effective way. The increase is more gradual than that obtained through using banned substances such as anabolic steroids, but it is a natural weight gain that does not carry with it potential harm to the health.

Another effect that has been noted by many people is that when taken regularly Imperial Gold Maca™ greatly increases the vitality of the body. This can have quite a marked effect upon the libido, increasing both the quality and the staying power of sexual activity. Listed below are the comments of a few American Medical Practitioners with regard to this herb plant.

As Maca Root has become increasingly popular, its use has spread to medical practices. In the November, 1988 Townsend Letter for Doctors, physicians commented on the therapeutic uses of Maca Root. Hugo Malaspina, M.D., a cardiologist practicing complementary medicine in Lima, Peru, has been using Maca Root in his practice for ten years. He commonly recommends Maca Root to women experiencing premenstrual discomfort or menopausal symptoms. "There are different medicinal plants that work on the ovaries by stimulating them," he says. "With Maca Root though, we should say that it regulates the ovarian function." Dr. Malaspina further notes that "Maca Root regulates the organs of internal secretion, such as the pituitary, the adrenal glands, and the pancreas. I have had perhaps two hundred female patients whose peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms are alleviated by taking Maca Root.

What Some Doctors Have Said About Maca
Dr. Malaspina first found out about Maca Root through a group of sexually active older men who were taking the herb with good results. "One of this group started taking Maca and found he was able to perform satisfactorily in a sexual relationship with a lady friend. Soon everyone in the group began drinking the powdered Maca Root as a beverage and enjoying the boost that the root was giving their hormonal functions. I have several of these men as patients, and their improvement prompted me to find out more about Maca Root and begin recommending it to my other patients." SEE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Aguila Calderon, M.D., is the former Dean of the Faculty of Human Medicine at the National University of Federico Villarreal in Lima. He says, "Maca Root has a lot of easily absorbable calcium, plus magnesium and a fair amount of silica. We are finding it very useful in treating the decalcification of bones in children and adults." In his practice, Dr. Calderon uses Maca Root for male impotence, erectile dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, and general fatigue.

Chicago physician Gary F. Gordon, former President of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, is also a Maca Root supporter. "We all hear rumors about various products like Maca Root," he says. "But using this Peruvian root myself, I personally experienced a significant improvement in erectile tissue response. I call it nature's answer to Viagra. What I see in Maca Root is a means of normalizing our steroid hormones like testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. Therefore it has the facility to forestall the hormonal changes of aging. It acts on men to restore them to a healthy functional status in which they experience a more active libido." 

What Is The Proper Maca Dosage?
Since Imperial Gold Maca™ is a dietary food supplement, it is used in much higher doses than most other medicinal herbs and can also be used over a long period of time without harmful effects. A minimum of 6 capsules or 1 teaspoon of powder per day of the dried root is required for you to notice any real benefits,  you can increase the dosage intake considerably if you desire without any adverse side effects. We suggest you mix the Imperial gold Maca™ powder with fruit juice, a smoothie, protein powder and drink it between meals. You can also add it to apple sauce, yogurt or even sprinkle it over food.

The bulk powder is the most cost effective way of taking Imperial Gold Maca™ and the capsules are the most convenient way. On going promotions are available by clicking on the blinking specials to your left or you can just order easily here and now. Imperial Gold Maca bulk products are certified organic, kosher and vegan.

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