Improve your health with Maca
Vegetable Life Products is a 100% Australian owned company and has been operating since 1999. Our popular product is Maca Gold™ , a nutritious whole food which contains numerous minerals, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Maca is a dehydrated cruciferous root vegetable grown at very high altitude on the Andean Plateaux of Peru and has been used as a nutritional food for at least 5,000 years. In fact, it was known as the “Superfood of the Incas”.
David Anfield (the owner of Maca Gold™ and Vegetable Life Products) imported maca as early as 1998 for his own use due to long standing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. At this time all the useable land above 12,500ft was already growing the maca plant, which for 1000's of years had been used for medical/strength/energy/stamina/fertility purposes.
David became the authority along with Elaine Hollingsworth about maca in Australia, prior to the huge increase in sales (worldwide) due to the HRT scare in 2000. The world sales of maca increased 10 fold in 2001. This caused the demand for maca to outstrip the supply grown from above 12,500ft. Consequently, there was major planting of maca at the altitudes between 9,000 and 11,000ft. Dr. Chacon proved that the maca plants below 12,500ft did not contain the same properties as those above 12,500ft (the species above 12,500ft was named after her 'Lepidium peruvianum Chacon') in approximately 1964.
It is only the lucky suppliers who have traditionally sourced their maca from above 12,500ft before 2000 that can be sure their product is the same that has been used for 1000's of years as part of the Peruvian/Inca/Mayan folk medicine. Maca Gold™ has always sourced it's maca from the same valley at 14,300ft that was always distributed through the same Peruvian family for generations.
We guarantee that Maca Gold™ is 100% pure, Organic, with no fillers or flow agents, and comes from above 12,500ft and is therefore the Chacon variety that has been the local 'medicine food' and not just a very nutritious root vegetable used in stews/drinks etc that has been grown at the lower altitudes and used as an everyday food.
Maca Gold™ is available through quality Health Food Stores, Vitamin Retailers and larger Pharmacies. Our products can also be conveniently ordered directly through this website should you be unable to access these Retail outlets