Our Gelatinized Maca capsules contain 100% Yellow Maca powder carefully made from Maca roots grown traditionally on a farming co-operative high in the Peruvian Andes. These roots, about the size of a radish, make up about 60% off the annual Maca harvest in Peru and are nutrient rich. Gelatinized Maca is pre-cooked in a special process that helps dissolve much of Maca root's starch content. This makes the final powder easier to digest. While some nutrients are altered in the heating process, Gelatinized Maca is still effective since it's quite concentrated. It takes about 4 Kg of Maca roots to create 1 KG of Gelatinized Maca Powder. Maca boasts nearly all essential amino acids and free fatty acids, significant levels minerals iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium, a high concentration of bio-available protein and nutrients unique to Maca called macaenes and macamides. Both medical studies and anecdotal evidence have studied Yellow Maca in depth. To date over 400 studies on Maca appear on the Pubmed medical database. Yellow Maca has been associated with a number of benefits including overall hormone balance, energy boosting, memory and more. We recommend Gelatinized Yellow Maca for anyone wishing to receive Maca root's benefits at a lower cost. Because it is more abundant, it is less expensive than Red, Black and Premium Maca powders. Yellow Maca is suitable for both men and women. We also sell Raw Yellow Maca which has never been heated above 100 degrees F. All of our Maca products are availabe in powders, capsules and extracts. At Five Foods we believe in the power of high quality plant-based nutrition to elevate our world. All of our products are always organically grown, fairly traded, GMO-free and full of life affirming energy. We're here to help you get the most out of your superfood nutrition. Please see our seller's profile for links to all of our products as well as our contact information. Thank you very much for considering Five Foods.