Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder Incan Superfood, 16-Ounce Bag
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Maca root has been used in indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years. This bag contains 100% pure raw maca powder that is certified organic, kosher, vegan and raw. Studies have identified four 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 Peruvian Andes. Navitas Naturals? mission is to provide premium organic power foods 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. Product of Peru - Packed in USA
Certified Organic, Kosher, Vegan and Raw.
Made from pure, 100% organic Maca roots.
Amino Acids, Essential Mineals. Adaptogen.
Mix into smoothies, baked goods, or cereal; may boost the libido, treat menopause symptoms, and promote hormonal balance for men and women
Navitas Naturals products come directly from the farmers who cultivate them and are free of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides.
Maca power The first time i tasted this it reminded me of a malt shake. I mix it with my protien shake and its tolerable. I have tried sprinkling it over food and the taste is overbearing. Smoothie seems to be the best way to have this powder.
As far as energy and health benefits that remains to be seen. I does have a tendancy to cause insomnia. I drank some in a smoothie before going to bed and I had trouble sleeping that day. Alertness and clarity is what I have noticed from using this product.
It is by no means sweet. Bitter/malty/nutty flavor is what I would use to describe. Navitas is definately the best value.
If anybody knows what the recommended dosage/amount per day please comment....more info
Yummy! And a real bargain! I've been a loyal fan/user of Sequel's MacaSure (powder form) in the past but it's fairly expensive, so when I stumbled across this Maca at this amazing price I decided to give it a try.
Well, I was ever pleasantly surprised! I liked using MacaSure like a spice/condiment, sprinkling it over omelettes and salads; I found Navita's Maca powder a little granier but every bit as pleasant tasting. In fact at this price I can afford to 'splurge' a little more with it! I'm so glad I got 2 bags! I'll definitely be back for more in the future! Thank You Navitas!! ...more info
Remarkable stuff I just logged on to place my Maca order for 3rd time; this time will order two bags. Maca is a remarkable product. If you check you will find this is a great price for organic raw Maca. I have not tried other Maca products but frankly feel no urge to do so as I am quite pleased. Lot's of the negativer reviews compain about the taste. I actually like the taste (in smoothies and mixed into my hot quinoa cereal -- I must have some affinity for Andean food). But my wife finds the taste positvely revolting. So it seems to be a personal matter. I think it tastes like roasted malt with a nutty flavor that is very earthy. The impact on my health -- some increased stamina, altertness, and a very positive feeling of overall physical wellbeing -- has been quite remarkable. Having tried many herbs, supplements and healthy foods over the years this is quite unlike anything else I have tried. It may be that my body resonates particularly well with it. Obviously others don't have the same experience. But it may be worth a trial....more info
Tastes Great...very much like malt in a smoothie :) This is one of the best Maca powders I have ever tried...the taste is excellent and its energetic effects are very noticeable. I highly recommend Nativas Naturals products across the board!...more info
Great Product Navitas notes that their Maca is slow dried and not irradiated. The product arrived to my mailbox in perfect condition within a few days of my order. The powder comes in a resealable package. The flavor isn't bad at all - a little pungent (kinda like dried yams). I noted increased energy almost immediately but will have to give it a few weeks to rule out a "placebo effect" or other variables that might be at play. ...more info
Navitas Naturals Maca Powder This is a great raw organic product from a great company at a very competitive price. With free shipping it is hard to beat. I love this product and how energetic I feel after a tablespoon in a smoothie. It also taste great and blends easy. If you need to spice up your life and add extra energy to it this is the stuff. Never mind the capsules or pills. Go straight for making smoothies with this stuff. Add the raw cacao powder or nibs and off you go like a rocket. The best deal in town!...more info
Navitas Organic Raw Maca powder Product is of superior quality but the bag does not seal properly, I had to put the product in another zip lock bag to retain freshness, otherwise I will buy it again....more info
This stuff is strong You get your money's worth. Strong stuff. Like any maca, it tastes as delicious as dried earth worms. That'll wake you up in the morning. Yum. ...more info
best maca powder I've ever tasted I was told your maca powder was the best, so I ordered two bags to benefit from the free shipping. I was a little leary when I opened the bag and it smelled stronger than any other maca powder I tried. Then I mixed it in a protein shake and then a smoothie and I was convinced. I couldn't taste the maca powder at all like I had with other brands. I will definately continue to purchase my maca from Nativas Naturals....more info
unstoppable energy, sans buzz I bought this on a lark after seeing that it was an energy booster. They're not kidding. I'm a grad student and rarely get enough sleep (and really, how many of us do?), but after a smoothie with a spoonful of maca in the afternoon, I fell asleep effortlessly that night and then nearly exploded out of bed the next day (badly startling my poor bf, I'm afraid--he's always been a morning person, but I generally am a hard sleeper and require lots of loud noise, multiple alarm clocks and strong coffee in the morning to get going.) I've been charging out of bed every morning since. Yet there's no caffeine jitters, no crazy buzz; you can sit quietly or go work out or read or whatever you normally do.
The taste--well, it's got a little bit of an unpleasant bite, and I find myself adding more fruit, agave nectar or stevia to my smoothies to compensate. Maca is also sold toasted (or maybe roasted?) and is supposed to be sweeter and much tastier that way, so if the taste is bothersome and you don't care if it's raw or not, that might be a good option....more info
Taking My Workout to a New Level I have been researching the benefits of Maca root powder for months. As a homeschooling mother of four (1, 4, 7 and 10) and multiple business owner, I finally came to the conclusion that I needed something to help me keep my energy during my early morning training sessions. I wanted to avoid caffeine and artificial stimulants. Additionally, I needed something that complemented my vegan diet. The Navitas Maca Powder did the trick. I added it to my hemp protein drink and I noticed a difference immediately. I adjusted the serving size several times to give me just enough energy. Now I find myself recommending it to all of my friends and associates....more info
Calming Energy Great product, especially mixed with organic industrial hemp protein power and hemp or soy milk. ...more info
Good product, poor packaging Half of the bag was all inside the mailing box due to poor packaging. The product itself is good though....more info
Regarding Maca Powder I bought Maca Powder because I read that it helps with menopausal migraines and hot flashes. I also talked my husband into taking it for extra energy. First of all regarding the taste. My husband and I had trouble coming up with what exactly it tastes like--it does not taste good and I have no idea why people ruin smoothies with it. We ended up putting it in fruit juice, plugging our noses, chugging it, and then quickly drinking something to take the taste away. Thank heavens it doesn't leave a long aftertaste. Back to what it tastes like. We both decided it tastes like. . . be prepared. . . like cow breath smells. Sorry. For those of you who haven't smelled cow's breath, drink the dissolved Maca and you'll know. As to the migraines, they have gone and so are the hot flashes--and I was having at least five or six strong ones a night--but I also started taking Black Cohosh at around the same time so I don't know which did the trick. Energy? Maybe....more info
Great "Secret Ingredient" This product tastes great to me, and I use it in a lot of different dishes like chili, hot cereal, stew, chili relleno sauce, braised meats, sauces, and on and on. It adds a certain something to sweet and savory dishes when added as a condiment, and of course your recipe is a secret, for no one can identify the little added flavoring....more info
Maca Powder works I purchased the product based on reviews I read from the internet. And the product do really works as advertised....more info
great product!! did some research on maca root on the web.bought about 2 weeks ago.i take
1 tbl spoon a day and have notice alot more energy almost within 10-15 of taking the product.it does taste not so good but i will continue to take this
product. ...more info
the taste leaves little to be desired I got my MACA powder about 2 wks ago and I was excited since I had heard so many good things about it. However, I have to say the taste and smell has made me very nauseous. I just tried mixing it with soy milk and it was just too much for me. I only mixed about a tsp into 10oz of soymilk. I could taste it and smell it at every gulp. I don't know if these reviewers got a different batch than I have but it definitely smells HORRIBLE. Like I want to throw up every time it passes under my nose. Since I am a college student, I just can't waste the entire thing like that. So I decided to make my own capsules. I feel like I can definitely make more than 300 veggie capsules with this bag. I have no problem drinking 6 capsules to drinking this raw MACA. Plus making my own capsules will probably end up cheaper than buying the capsules from another company. Then at least you know exactly what is going in it and you can buy another powder and mix that into the capsule too. And I would buy it again for that reason.
Love this Maca I have used Maca for over a year. I feel better when I drink it in a shake and it seems to clear my head. I think it helps me think better personally.
I add it to my protein drinks in the morning before work....more info
Lots of energy I purchased a bag of the MACA and yes it is strong tasting, I put mine in with my muscle milk (vanilla flavor) and it is easier to chug down. The benefits out way the taste. I have told all of my family and friends about it and now they are taking it too. I have found that the powder gives faster results verses the tablets and you get more for your money....more info
Delicious! I was a little nervous in buying this product after hearing Maca was an acquired taste. I'm happy to sat that I really enjoy it. It almost has a peanut butter smell/taste to me. When mixed in with smoothies it is barely noticeable. I will def. buy this again....more info
One of the Best Health Products I Have Ever Purchased! As a health nut and vegan, I wanted something that would provide a good source of nutrition and an array of health benefits. Just then, I stumbled upon maca powder and after much research, I decided to go with Navitas Naturals. I must say, I am now obsessed with this stuff; I can finish an entire bag in one week. However, I will admit when I first tasted maca powder, I was not too fond of the taste. After trying many suggestions such as mixing it with coffee, I discovered that the best way, and most delicious way is to drink it with soy or rice milk. I personally love it with soy milk and a hint of cinnamon powder :D. As for the results of consuming maca powder, I have such an increase in energy and continuously feel wonderful throughout the day.... this is very important to me as a college student who deals with daily stress and tries to eat as best and healthy as I can while living in a new environment. So, to the people who are curious and interested in trying Navitas Naturals Maca Powder, I hope this review helps!...more info
talk about energy rush!!!! forget all those high-priced energy drinks...1-2 tsps of this in anything will give you more energy than you've ever imagined.
Unique Flavor, Not Feeling the Energy Yet I've waited to write a review until I finished my first bag of product; This way I could try it different ways and give a better opinion. First, let me say I've tried other products from Navitas, and they have been quality products. I've tried the Maca powder in lots of ways including smoothies, various raw dishes, and even straight from the bag.
Other than the normal energy you would get from eating any form of concentrated carbohydrates, I haven't noticed any other benefits. I think this product has a unique flavor that could enhance certain dishes if used in moderation. I also think it serves better as a natural sweetner similar to stevia (but better tasting in my opinion). Mixing this product with other carbs/sugars will cause an insulin spike in the blood which is not healthy. If you want to know more about how sugars and insulin affect us, I recommend reading http://www.drbass.com/rosedale.html
So I believe this is a good product as far as Maca goes, but I just haven't experienced the stated benefits for this high priced bag of starchy carbs. I've tried many natural energizer foods from Acai and Cacao (which has slight liver/kidney toxins), to Ginseng, Carob, Wheatgrass, etc. Maca energy value is low on the list for me....more info
Seems to help a lot Started taking a tablespoon, SlimFast, 8oz 1% milk for breakfast for the past two weeks.
Very diminished appetite, lost a surprising amount of weight. Sleep well, wake up sleepy but the weird thing is that once I get out of bed I'm ready to go with energy which feels really odd to me.
Have a better mental attitude but I'm also taking phytoplankton so I need to eliminate one of them to figure out the "magic".
I'm not saying this is the greatest stuff ever - I honestly don't know. I do know how I feel and it's much better then before I started taking it. I have a demanding stressful job and I feel more balanced then ever.
The taste is bitter and you'll need to mask it in something, especially if you grew up on "Americana" High Fructose Corn Syrup.
I think it's worth a try - give it a couple of weeks - judge for yourself.
One last thing about these reviews.
It REALLY seems like a bunch of these reviews are phony and/or "paid to review" which I find more distasteful then the bitterness of the product.
This "fakiness" review stuff is rampant on the internet - especially for health foods - and it's also blatantly dishonest.
So if Nativas is propagating this type of thing you should stop - all it does is give you short term gains and minimize your brand - if you have a good product them it should stand on it's own merits.
Not all people on the internet are sheep...