Why did we choose to partner with Seleno Health?
They produce a truly Fair Trade product.
Seleno Health's maca is a farm to bottle product.
They and their volunteers help harvest and plant maca in Peru with their farmer and family.
They empower their farmer to create a complete product, not just a powdered commodity.
They then buy each bag directly from the farmer and profit share together in partnership. The farmer receives almost 20x more per kg than selling in bulk to a broker.
In addition to giving the farmers a better price for their Maca, an additional dollar from each bag is donated to the community.
They run community and developmental programs funded by their profits, fund-raising initiatives, and donations. They give back to the community and create a better quality of life for all.
They run a volunteer program that brings eco-tourists to the farm to assist their farmers, local community, and schools. This experience shares the incredible culture and history of maca and gives people the opportunity to connect with their food and the community that produces it.
You can actually go to Peru with them and volunteer with the harvest, it is an incredible opportunity.
Check out the videos below to learn about how they give back to the community and improves the lives of the people there.
They support scientific research into Maca while respecting the ancient traditions.
Properly done scientific research is incredibly important to validate and show what natural remedies are capable of.
Claims should not be made without scientific support and clinical trials to back them up.
At the same time, all too often science dismisses the knowledge passed down over thousands of years because it does not fit a certain model or it does not fit in a certain box.
On the other hand, many people dismiss scientific research if the conclusions do not fit their view or contradict something they believe.
The truth is that we need both science and traditional wisdom.
Seleno Health is run by two people, Dr. Corin Storkey who holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Melbourne, and Jacqueline Huapaya, an engineer, and an expert on the traditional knowledge of Maca.
This is an ideal combination of expertise and a model for other companies to follow.
Seleno Health partners with the University of Victoria while conducting studies and research on the many benefits of Maca.
Check out the video below to learn about how they are combining ancient wisdom with modern science.
Proper Quality Control
As with every supplement, proper quality control is essential to producing a great product.
The first step in making a great Maca product is getting great raw material.
Since Seleno Health has its own farms and controls the process from seed to powder, they do not have to worry about many of the issues that affect companies who buy bulk powder from brokers.
This does not mean that they do not need to do any testing on the product though.
Even though they have full control over the raw material they still test for many things such as heavy metals like lead and other contaminants.
In addition, they test to ensure adequate levels of the many beneficial compounds such as macamides.
Check out the video below to learn more about maca quality control.
A Bright Future
We are so excited to be bringing this incredible Maca to the United States.
Seleno Health represents ideals that all companies should strive for.
We are proud to support them in their mission to produce products that enrich the lives of the people, improve the environment, and make life better for so many.
We will continue to search the globe for more products that support our mission of making the world a better place and improving the lives of the people who live here.