What You Can Expect:
- Increases energy
- Reduces stress
- Increases stamina
- Slows biological aging
- Improves libido
- Fights osteoporosis
- Enhances immunity
- Relieves headaches (especially migraines)
- Improves mental clarity and memory
- Increases overall physical and emotional well being
- Balances hormones (great for PMS and menopause)
Ultimate Maca Energy
Ultimate Maca Energy is made with 100% pure, traditionally sundried, natural and certified organic maca root grown exclusively in the Andean highland zones of Peru at altitudes of 14,000 ft., in a region of intense sunlight, winds and below freezing temperatures, where no other crops can survive. Ultimate Maca Energy maca root has many health benefits and scientifically tested properties.1 In addition to being a source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids and complex carbohydrates, our maca also contains an impressive array of bioactive components, which are responsible for its numerous benefits.
The Various Benefits of Maca
Maca is a well-known and powerful adaptogen, which means that it is a substance that helps to increase the body's natural resistance to environmental stresses. Traditional uses for maca include increasing energy, balancing hormone levels, supporting healthy thyroid functioning, reducing stress, enhancing sexual function, and relieving the symptoms of menopause and PMS.2 Recently, human clinical studies have provided convincing scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of maca for many of these uses. For example, supplementation with maca root has been shown to have significant benefits for balancing hormone levels, improving sexual desire and function, increasing fertility, improving mood and reducing various symptoms of menopause.1
How Maca Works
Maca is loaded with vital nutrients in bioavailable forms which assist the body in its on-going process of regeneration, ultimately helping to replenish and recuperate from different problems and providing ultimate balance and wellbeing. Its actions focus mainly on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, assisting the body in balancing hormones. This is where the main benefits associated with maca can be seen (e.g. more energy, less stress, better moods, enhanced libido, etc.)1
Ultimate Maca Energy is certified by the Natural Agricultural University of La Molina in Peru and also by Skal. The National Agricultural University of Lamolina in Peru is an independent entity funded by the government of Peru that oversees all the agricultural and related activities in different areas of the country.
What exactly IS Maca, and where does it come from?
The maca used in Ultimate Maca Energy is fair-trade, 100% pure and natural certified organic maca root, grown exclusively in the Andean highlander zones of Peru at altitudes of 14,000ft - in a region of intense sunlight, winds and below freezing temperatures. Maca root is a natural food, containing a considerable amount of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and complex carbohydrates.
What can Maca do for me?
Research findings suggest that Maca acts by balancing hormones. Proponents of this supplement indicate that it produces energy by its action on the adrenal glands. They also report that maca re-establishes hormone balance in women to prevent negative symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and mood swings plus it also serves as an aphrodisiac for both men and women - again by balancing hormones and helping to lift depression. Research confirms that maca can heighten libido, but it does not raise actual hormone levels.
Can you tell me the ratios of your Ultimate Maca Energy liquid and powder extracts?
Ultimate Maca Energy Liquid is concentrated using a special proprietary process and formulation, allowing for a unique cold pressed Certified Organic black maca onlyextract ratio of 20:1 (20kg of maca makes 1L of extract). Ultimate Maca Energy Gelatinized Powder (also used in the Ultimate Maca Energy capsules) is obtained through an exclusive extrusion process that removes the starches from the roots of Certified Organic maca (various maca colours) making it very easy to digest and absorb. The ratio of this product is about 6:1 (approx. 6 kg of maca makes 1kg of gelatinized powder).
How do your Ultimate Maca products equate to actual RAW maca?
1 teaspoon of Ultimate Maca Energy Liquid is equivalent to 90g of raw maca root; 1 tablespoon of Maca Energy Powder is equivalent to 90g of raw maca root and 1 Maca Energy capsule is equivalent to 4.5g of raw maca root.
What colour of Maca Roots are used for your Maca products?
Our Ultimate Maca Energy Liquid is made from Certified Organic black maca root only. Our Gelatinized powder is made of a blend of Certified Organic Premium Quality selected maca roots - approximately 50% of this product contains gold-cream-yellow maca roots and the rest is made up of the other maca root colours (black, purple, red or green) according to crop availability.
What is the "gelatinization" process used on your Maca product?
Gelatinization is an extrusion process that removes the starch from the root, leaving a more concentrated powder that is easier to digest.
Is there added sugar (ie/from sugar cane) to your Maca products?
Although Maca roots naturally have carbohydrates (natural sugars), our Ultimate Maca products DO NOT contain any added sugar!
Is Ultimate Maca Energy vegan-friendly?
Yes, we have confirmation that there are no animal sourced ingredients at all – in any of our Ultimate Maca Energy products (which includes liquid, gelatinized powder and the vegetarian capsules).
Is Maca gluten free?
Yes, we can confirm that Ultimate Maca Energy (liquid, powder and capsules) is gluten free. Because the maca used is a 3rd party product (arrives as a finished product to our manufacturing facility and then is packaged in Canada) we can confirm that yes it is gluten free, and there is no possibility of cross-contamination during the manufacturing process.
I am pregnant and feel that maca would be good for me to take during my pregnancy. What do you think?
Maca is a root vegetable from the radish family. Women in Peru eat them all the time during pregnancy, however saying that, we do not know if it is safe to use maca supplements during pregnancy. Sometimes, a normal intake of some substances through food is perfectly safe, while dietary supplements may contain active substances at higher doses. The preparation process can change or increase the active components in ways that make the safety of the supplement during pregnancy unknown. Due to the risk involved, it is unlikely that we will see a human study on pregnant women to establish the safety of maca supplementation so it is best to avoid usage during this special time of life.
Can this product help with sperm count?
Yes, absolutely! The Ultimate Maca Energy products (liquid, powder and capsules) are considered among the best sperm count enhancers around! There is a great deal of research available regarding Maca increasing sperm count and increasing sperm motility. It would be worth combining the Ultimate Maca products with our Ultimate Male Energy or Ultimate Multi for required anti-oxidants and nutrients for healthy sperm. Other things to consider when looking to increase sperm count are: reducing alcohol intake, not smoking, drinking 48 oz or more of water daily, exercising and wearing boxer shorts.
Are Brad King's products WADA certified?
No, we do not have an official WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) designation or release on our Ultimate products by Brad King.
Are your capsules GMO free?
Yes, our vegetarian capsule shells, our gelatin capsule shells and our softgel shells are all non-GMO.
Are your products GMO free?
Preferred Nutrition is currently in the process of testing all of our products so that we can advise the public if any of them contain ingredients that come from genetically modified organisms or not. Once the testing is complete we will indicate on our website, as well as on our product information sheets and on our labels. This will be done as quickly as possible and on a product-by-product basis.
Why have your cautions and your recommended/suggested usages changed so dramatically on many of your labels?
The changes you are noticing to our suggested usage and cautionary statements have been at the directive of Health Canada. There have been many regulatory changes with regards to Natural Health Products causing companies to change their labels accordingly. We update our website, product information sheets and labels on the actual products to reflect these regulations as quickly as we possibly can. Health Canada and the industry representing natural health products act according to the interest of consumers and their safety. As a result, if there is any concern with an existing condition, a caution is added to advise the consumer to seek out feedback from their Health Care professional.
Will this product help me lose weight?
There is no such thing as a "magic" pill or product - the only way to succeed (and maintain) true weight loss is by adopting a healthy lifestyle combining adequate exercise and proper nutrition. If you are concerned about poor eating habits or cravings, then we recommend you seek advice from a Nutritionist or Naturopath to obtain some guidance on healthy eating, as well as to investigate possible underlying (or undiagnosed) hormonal imbalances, which can make it harder to lose weight. You might also want to consider speaking with a personal trainer to help you discover a fun fitness program that you enjoy - because, no matter what, in order to achieve and maintain any type of weight loss, exercise is required. Our vitamins and supplements are designed to help you in your quest to a daily, healthy lifestyle, however it also requires effort on your part.
Where do you source your products from?
Please be advised that all of our ingredients, including flavourings, are derived from natural ingredients and are ISURA tested & certified (in order to ensure the absence of GMOs, contaminants, heavy metals and adulteration). All of our products are manufactured at a GMP facility certified by Health Canada. All raw materials come in and are tested for purity, safety and potency. If they do not meet our standards they are rejected and sent back or destroyed. We use the highest quality ingredients available, and choose organic whenever we can. Many of our products contain proprietary patented ingredients that have been clinically researched to help deliver optimal results and outstanding quality.
Are your products peanut free?
Following compliance with food regulations, in order to make a negative claim such as "peanut free", it would be necessary to insure a zero tolerance of any peanut traces, including the possibility of cross contamination. Although our manufacturing facility has a policy in place for allergen control, there is no specific policy for peanuts, nor is there a specific "no peanut agreement" with our raw material suppliers.
Can your products be used after the expiry date has passed?
Supplements generally keep their potency long after the expiry date. There is certainly no safety issues with consuming after the expiry date has passed however the potency degrades over longer periods of time.
Are any of your products "vegan-friendly"?
Yes, AdrenaSense, EstroSense, MenoSense, BioSil, Medi-C Plus, Magnesium and MagSense (from our WomenSense and Preferred Nutrition product lines), the Healing Teas, our Ultimate Maca Energy products and the Ultimate VEGAN line are all vegan friendly.
Are any of your products tested on animals?
No, there is no animal testing on any of our products.
Should your supplements be taken with or without food?
Most of our products will specify directly on the bottle whether they should be taken with a meal or not. If nothing is stated, then the choice is yours as to when the best time is for you to take them. In general, however, most vitamin supplements should be taken with food because once eating starts the digestive process, enzymes and gastric juices are generated and usually the nutrients will be absorbed and assimilated better.