Why PlanetBIO maca?
Wide specter of benefits. PlanetBIO maca consists of red, yellow and black parts, which makes it more effective and nutritious.
More than organic PlanetBIO maca carries organic certificate, but it is much more than that – it is grown according to permaculture principles, using five-year crop rotation method.
Grown in high Andes, where it has been traditionally grown and consumed for ages.
We visited our suppliers. We visited Peruvian farmers and suppliers of PlanetBIO maca in 2013, making sure about its organic quality.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an herbaceous biennial plant from the crucifer family, native to the high Andes of Peru. Its fleshy hypocotyl (the lowest part of the stem) has been used as a root vegetable and medicinal plant for millennia by the inhabitants of the Andes. Maca has long been used as a staple food, because it provides a rich source of carbohydrates in an environment where few crops grow. Maca grows best at the elevations above 4000 metres above sea level and is resistant to low temperatures, frost, strong winds and sunlight.
Historically, maca was often traded for lowland tropical food staples, such as papaya, corn or quinoa. Legends have it that maca was also eaten by the Incan warriors before battles, as it gave them strength and endurance they needed to fight. After a city was conquered, consuming maca was prohibited to protect women from the awakened libido of the warriors.
PlanetBIO maca is harvested manually with the leaves left on the fields as livestock feed or organic fertilizer. The »roots« are carefully selected and washed, then triturated into a fine mash and finely dried at temperatures below 45°C. When most of the water has evaporated, maca is ground into a fine powder that is then sieved to exclude larger particles.
- Carbohydrates – best and quickest source of energy. Maca contains mostly complex carbohydrates, which are digested and absorbed slowly, creating a long-term feeling of satiety and improved endurance
- Rich source of fiber
Low fat content
PlanetBIO maca powder can be mixed into fruit juices, smoothies, dairy-free milks and yogurts. Add it to your morning cereal or porridge after cooking, or mix it into ice creams, raw chocolates, sweet spreads, energy bars and other home made sweets.
PlanetBIO maca has a distinct flavor that not everyone likes. We suggest mixing it with freshly squeezed orange juice which covers its typical taste. It also goes extremely well with cocoa, as in PlanetBIO energy blend Perfectly energized.
Taking maca on an empty stomach can cause trouble to some, so consider starting with smaller dosages after meals. Gradually increase the quantity up to recommended daily dosage.
Recommended daily dosage is 1 teaspoon (3-5 grams).
Is there such a thing as free shipping?
Sure, why not? Here's how it's possible to get your products free of shipping charges.
Do you know the good ol' mantra "Customer is King; we appreciate our customers and would do anything for them" ? Well, it's true for us too, but then again we want the feeling to be mutual. So how can we help each other?
You help us with ordering more than just the minimum order (which is 30 EUR) => to pay the bills, salaries and to grow, offer you more, higher quality, special prices => and we promise to give back to you by not charging the shipping costs.
We're currently shipping to the following countries with the following shipping charges:
- Zone 0 (Slovenia, home country): 5,00 € (well, they are closer...)
- Zone 1 & 2 (Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Croatia): 11,99 €
- Zone 3 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Poland, Great Britain, Lithuania): 15,99 €
- Zone 4 (Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Finland, Spain, Sweden): 20,99 €
- Zone 5 (Greece, Ireland, Portugal): 22,99 €
- Zone 6 (Bulgaria): 31,99 €
- Please note: We don't send to Switzerland, Turkey and Norway due to too high costs of transport & customs.
- Unfortunately we don’t offer free shipping for orders from Grand Canary Island and Tenerife.. We are trying our best to find the best solution.
... and we take away that cost if your order:
- Zone 0: over 20,00 €
- Zone 1 & 2: over 60,00 €
- Zone 3: over 80,00 €
- Zone 4 & 5: over 100,00 €
- Zone 6: over 120,00 €
Prices of products vary from as low as 2,49 € and up to 24,99 €, but on average they're around 14€. It's not hard to get total amount up to 100€. You don't have to, but if you do, we take care of the expensive transport.
Now, if you order (Zone 3 for example) for let say 64€, you pay extra 16€ for transporting the goods to your place. Wouldn't you rather top that order with another product of 16+€, and get the whole package without shipping charges? We're basically giving you the products for free and covering the transport fee ourselves, but have the opportunity to grow as a company, since we earn more that way.
How's that for a win-win situation?