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FAQs – Super Maca

Here at BōKU®, we firmly believe in the power of whole, healing foods. When it comes to organic food versus non-organic, the choice is easy for us. For something to be Certified Organic, it has to meet certain criteria that we believe all food should be upheld to.

To be certified organic the food must…

– Contain NO GMO’s! What’s a GMO you ask? It stands for Genetically Modified Organism. We could really go on all day about why we do not want them in our products, and especially do not want to feed them to our wonderful customers. To learn more about GMO’s, see our FAQ “What is a GMO?”

– Be grown and harvested in a safe and sustainable manner, with NO artificial fertilizers, NO artificial pesticides and NO irradiation!

– Contain NO artificial flavors, colors or preservatives!

Why else should you choose organic?

– Organic agriculture preserves natural resources and biodiversity.

– It supports animal health and welfare (for meat products, certified organic means they have not be subjected to growth hormones or harmful antibiotics).

– Organic foods have been shown to have better nutritional value than conventionally grown food.

Maca root has been used for thousand of years by the native indians of Peru as an indispensable ingredient to health. Sometimes going by more exotic sounding aliases such Maca-Maca, Maino Ayak, Chichira, and Ayak Willku, Maca root is sure to evoke the feelings of vitality and vibrancy. Did you know that Maca root grows in the mountains of Peru and high altitudes of 7,000 to 11,000 feet? This makes it the highest growing plant in the world…but that didn’t stop us from bringing it to you. Enjoy!
1- 3 teaspoons a day, depending on your body’s sensitivity to maca. Starting off with a lower dose is always the best choice!
An adaptogen is a plant that is non toxic and totally harmless to the body. It must be non-specific, and support normal physiological functioning of the body, and maca meets all of these requirements!
We’re unaware of any potential damage that maca could cause, but until formal research is reported professionals advise people with high blood pressure, or hormone receptive cancer (such as breast or prostate cancer), to seek the advice of a qualified health practitioner regarding their specific condition.
Yes! There is no reason to stop using maca during pregnancy or nursing. We recommend that pregnant and nursing women take small dosages of maca and consult their doctor.
Yes! There shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t take Maca while breastfeeding.  In fact, Maca is used as a traditional food in Peru to help increase milk production.
South Americans speak of Maca as “Spanish Viagra!” Maca’s ability and success as a safe and natural sexual enhancer is becoming increasingly well known beyond South America. It has become increasingly popular, usually increasing both men and women’s libido.
Of course you can! We try our best to always keep stock of 1 oz samples of most popular BōKU® products just for the sampling purpose! If you would like to try something out, all you have to do is give us a call at 805-650-2658 and request a sample. Samples are $5 + shipping & handling.