Since its commercialization in began of the year 2000, Maca crops in Peru were increasing over 15 years to meet growing global demand. In 2015, China took the lead in the Maca trade, strongly devaluing it, and for the first time Peruvians has sowed less of its crops than in the previous year. The thing has became that serious, that the 2018-2019 sowing season, we were one of the few companies that decided to sow Maca in the Andes. So the period 2019-2020 was extremely critical in the search for quality Peruvian Maca on the world market.

Since the year 2000, the Chinese have been unsuccessfully trying to seize Peruvian treasure, because maca of Chinese origin does not have even 5% of the properties of Peruvian roots. In 2002, in order to protect its national interest, the Peruvian government banned the export of whole Maca fruits, seeds and other materials that could be used for its cultivation outside of Peru. In the years that followed, the Chinese illegally and in an organized manner exported seed material as well as Maca fruit across the poorly guarded Bolivian border, for the purpose of researching and improving its cultivation in the Chinese mountainous province of Yunnan. That project never succeeded, due to the big difference in soil composition and unsuitable climatic conditions. Chinese maca has that much degenerate fruit that it looks more like ginger. Primarily due to the excessive amount of carcinogenic fertilizers they use!

It has been scientifically proven that Peruvian Maca is an original product, closely dependent on the land of the Andes, extremely rich in minerals, ideal altitude of 3,900-4,300 m and proximity to the Equator. Namely, Maca grown only a few hundred kilometers south of the Junin region, within Peru, already lacks the nutritional value, fibrosity, size and hardness of an ideal fruit. Read more about this topic in the conclusions of the American Botanical Council by clicking on the text.

In Peru, the situation on the ground is such that if you are not able to physically control the shipment of your product directly from the plantation, be present during processing and export, you fall under the empty promises of tricky Peruvian traders. The word in Peru means nothing, not to say life. The vast majority of Peruvian traders have always mixed it with other ingredients or processed Maca of poor quality because the law allows olny the export of Maca powder. After all, who could see the deference. The 2019, in the scarcity of Maca, it was usual to mix it with banana powder because it has a neutral taste and smell. In the summer of 2020 Maca became one of the most scarce national foods because its crops are almost gone. During the pandemic the latest innovation in trade machinations was to import the Chinese Maca into Peru at low prices and resale it to world buyers much more expensive, with the counterfeit origin of goods as Peruvian.

The price of Chinese maca root is incomparably lower, and that was reason enough for large European distributors of supplements to switch to a more profitable business. So there is no real Peruvian Maca in Europe for many years, the users do not feel the effect of the Chinese variety and give up consuming it. The concentration of the alkaloids Macaenes and Macamides is crucial in Peruvian Maca. It is the most effective known medicine for the pituitary gland, whose dysfunction is becoming more and more serious with age. It is a great discovery, and only Peruvian Maca contains it in great concentration. 
In the analysis of our gelatinized Maca powder, the measured content of macaenes and macamides is 0.94%. Download it by clicking on the analysis. The best recorded finding of Peruvian breeders in recent years is 0.42%. Of the order of magnitude, the Chinese maca contain 0.01-0.03% of them. Try Nuestra Maca, feel its great taste and spectacular effect! Let's preserve the original Peruvian Maca and our health by buying one of the Nuestra Maca products. For more information on products and prices, click on the online store.

Listen to your body,
El Gringo