View Full Version : Which Maca Is Best?
10-15-2009, 09:09 PM
I've read multiple threads where Maca is recommended for fatigue, thyroid, concentration--all things that I need help with right now!
I think I would like to try a powder or liquid form that I can add to my morning green smoothies or just conveniently take with water while at work.
Which brand of Maca is best and where can it be purchased?
10-16-2009, 11:20 AM
I recently purchased Nutiva's Natural Organic Raw maca off of Amazon. I've been meaning to post about it but have been limited in time. I got it for menopause symptoms, and wow did it help. I don't know if it's the best as I've never purchased or used it before so I don't have any comparison points. But it really did the trick for me.
10-16-2009, 11:59 AM
I like NaturalZing - have been using it for almost a year now with great results - I started adding it to my smoothies for increased energy, adrenal healing, and menstrual issues.
10-16-2009, 01:14 PM
I like Healthforce Nutritionals MacaForce. Very economical and pure.
10-16-2009, 02:44 PM
Just got my order of Sunfood's raw organic maca extreme.
10-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Livin asked "Which brand of Maca is best?"
I recently purchased Nutiva's Natural Organic Raw
I like NaturalZing
I like Healthforce Nutritionals MacaForce
Just got my order of Sunfood's raw organic maca extreme
So, livin, have we helped you figure it out yet? :D :D
10-16-2009, 04:39 PM
The raw capsules since I find that unless the powder is blended with cacao, I don't like it. Otherwise all the brands mentioned on here are good. Don't think a bad one has been made yet that I'm aware of.
10-16-2009, 05:50 PM
Maca Magic is the brand commonly found in my region. I've been using if for several years. The raw store I shop at sells maca in a one pound package with no label. Now that I use more of it I may have to buy that. I trust the couple that owns the store not to sell anything but the best, and it is less expensive that a branded jar.
10-16-2009, 06:35 PM
lol I guess there's so many different kinds. I've never purchased maca before this has been my first time. I cant even compare it to any other brands. Sorry I cant be very helpful.
Maybe see what other types people have purchased and see which one is more popular?
Maybe someone has had many different brands and can share their thoughts on them...
10-16-2009, 07:43 PM
[QUOTE ...So, livin, have we helped you figure it out yet? :D :D[/QUOTE]
Oh my goodness! Everyone seems to use and benefit from something different. Humm... About a year or so ago I tried Maca capsules by Nature's Way and didn't see any benefit so I didn't continue after using one bottle.
RawKnitster, Someone at the local HFS also mentioned MacaMagic today.
Thanks for everyone's answers. I think I'll do a lil on-line research of the ones mentioned here and then pick one. I really need energy and the ability to focus so I can accomplish some things!
10-17-2009, 07:57 AM
I buy my maca from raw gaia, I love their store!
They have a few other superfoods available, I really like the quality of their products.
10-23-2009, 07:25 PM
Well, I decided to see which brands of Maca I can purchase locally so I could buy a small size container to start using it this weekend. (Smaller size in case it doesn't produce results I can change to another brand without having "wasted" more money).
Here's what I found:
Whole Foods carries Navita 16oz bag (powder) for $24.99
The local HFS carries Maca Magic, but is out of smaller sizes until the end of next week. They do have a liquid extract for about $16
Although I was planning to get a powder, I'm thinking I may go with the liquid since it may be absorbed in the body quicker (?), but I'm not totally sure yet.
10-23-2009, 07:58 PM
What I meant by they're all good is only the truly raw, organic brands. Nature's Way and other similar supplement brands are not in that category.
10-23-2009, 11:52 PM
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