Maca is a cruciferous root vegetable, and humans do not produce the enzymes to digest raw cruciferous vegetables effectively. This is why indigenous peoples in the Andean highlands cooked their maca before consuming to break down the maca and render it digestible. Eating a lot of pure, raw maca powder is a great recipe for a stomach ache. Unfortunately, the only maca powder available in cooked form has been roasted at high temperatures, leading to significant loss of fragile nutrients.
MacaForce™ adds a number of potent digestive synergists to raw maca powder, effectively supporting your digestive fire so you can get the maximum benefits from raw maca, with no destruction of fragile bioactive constituents. MacaForce™ is a much better value for your money than plain, raw maca powder, as poor digestion leads to poor assimilation of the bioactive compounds and nutrients within maca that provide all the great adaptogenic benefits. People typically find that they can take a significantly smaller quantity of MacaForce™, as opposed to a pure raw maca powder, and achieve the same benefits, simply because they assimilate the bioactive compounds in MacaForce™ so much more effectively.
Whole maca root powder is a food and can be consumed in any quantity. Start with one teaspoon per day and increase gradually over two weeks to suggested use of one (or more) tablespoons per day, either all at once or divided. Add to smoothies, juice/water, seed/nut milks, or any other food.