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Find Out What Maca Is Used For?


Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™ Being Prepared For Encapsulation And Then To Bottling Area.Regular and Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™ is produced in our own facilities in, Peru. We bring our crops to our manufacturing plant in Peru and then ship the fine mesh powder to our  facilities in Peru and the United States where we bottle and package the finished products. 

Because Peru is a third world nation, not all producers are capable of the most sanitary conditions. 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. Much of the maca exported from Peru is irradiated in order to kill the pathogens (e-coli, salmonella etc.)

We at A Healthy Alternative, LLC assure our global customers of the finest organic quality available with full  documentation and digital images of our growing fields. 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 regular and Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™ and you are assured of getting the very best.

Every batch is laboratory-tested to USP standards to validate potency and assure the highest quality, purity and freshness.  Our ABH manufacturing facilities in the United States are licensed as a manufacturer by the New York State Board of Pharmacy and are registered with and inspected by the FDA . . . in full compliance with their guidelines. All bulk powders are certified organic and grown in Peru.


  • Gelatinized Maca may improve the level of sexual desire by an average of 180% compared to the placebo group.
  • Maca treatment may not modify HL levels.
  • Maca may increases seminal volume, doubles the count of spermatozoids and mobility of spermatozoids.
  • Gelatinized Maca May
  • Improves the State of Mind
  • Decreases Anxiety
  • Decreases Stress
  • Improves Reaction to Stress
  • Increases Adrenal Androgens
  • Increases Sexual Desire
  • Increases The Number and Mobility of Spermatozoids

A trial has been prepared to prove the effect of Lepidium meyenii now known as Lepidium peruvianum Chacon (Maca) over the hormonal pattern, sexual behavior and erectile function; physical well-being and reaction to stress; red corpuscles and nutritional state for a healthy human beings.

The trial took a sample of males between 20 and 40 years old. The men were placed in placebo and Maca groups according to the treatment received. The trial was prospective and double blind. The trial was carried out between December 2000 and May 2001 by researchers of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia), department of Sciences and Philosophy and Instituto de Investigaciones de la Altura (Institute of Highlands Researches). The principal researcher was Dr. Gustavo Gonzales, the associate researchers were Amanda Cordova, Arturo Chung, Arturo Villena, Carmen Goñez, Karla Vega, Julio Rubio, Manuel Gasco, Carla Gonzales, Sharon Castillo and Diana Garayar.

A Full Copy Of These Trials Are Available Below.



  • The treatment with gelatinized maca produces a reducing effect of diastolic arterial pressure

  • Gelatinized maca may not modify neither heart frequency nor arterial saturation of oxygen

  • During the trial hematocrit is not affected by Maca, which an anti-anemic effect may exist.
    (The hematocrit is the percent of whole blood that is comprised of red blood cells.)


  • Gelatinized Maca has been shown to be an important effect as an energizer

  • Energizer effect may be associated to the increase of serum levels of human growth hormone.

  • Maca has effects over energy reserves that act over body fat

  • Maca does not increase iodine in urine


  • Gelatinized maca has shown to improve the state of mind

  • DHEA levels increased in a large proportion of the males treated with gelatinized Maca


  • The placebo has shown to decrease anxiety

  • Gelatinized Maca decreases anxiety from the first two weeks of treatment
  • The treatment with gelatinized Maca has shown to decrease stress dramatically
  • The treatment with gelatinized Maca reduces the scale of mind renounce, favoring a better response to stress as per these studies.

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Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™  capsules exactly match the maca specifications used at the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia which used in the only professionally recognized human clinical trials of maca ever conducted: 500mg gelatinized pure maca root per capsule Phase I clinical trials lasting nine months and were completed in August 2001. The findings made headline news worldwide: A Copy Of These Trials Are Available at the bottom of this page. Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™ now contains 600mg. in a 100% vegetable capsule bottle for greater strength.

Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™ does not mean gelatin capsules or mixed with gelatin. It refers to the process the Maca undergoes, a similar process to the purification of gelatin. The process removes starches and breaks down the bonds that bind the starch molecules to the amino acids and other compounds locked within. Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™ is produced at the National University of Agriculture, La Molina, Peru and is recognized as the main source of Gelatinized Maca. The university is an agricultural teaching college with students from all over the world including South America.
Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca Is Produced With The Highest Sanitary Conditions In Our Facilities.
This process does two things, first, it removes starch (which comprises 33% of the Maca plant) and leaves behind the natural chemicals and nutrients, therefore concentrating the important elements of the Maca root. It also frees the macaenes and macamides from their starch bonds which human digestion cannot fully break, meaning the Gelatinized Imperial Gold Maca™which will yield a much higher percentage of absorbed macaenes than non-gelatinized Maca. How can you tell if the Maca you are buying is gelatinized? The front of the package should say that it 
has been processed in Peru,  Most fake Gelatinized Maca products are roasted a darker color to resemble the Gelatinized look but lack the potency and benefits and may be produced and grown in China. 

There are company's advertising on the internet that are selling so called gelatinized Maca that the National University of Agriculture has never heard of and will issue an official statement shortly in writing which we will post here. University Statement Maca is very popular and marketers have found an opportunity to make money from you. So be sure the label says that it is produced at the National University of Agriculture at La Molina, Peru, AND OR FOLLOWS THE PROTOCOL this way you will  know you are getting the real thing! Maca 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 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. 


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