The reason to start on such a low dose is to introduce it to the body. We need to remember that maca is a powerful carbohydrate and when you injest too much you will notice overstimulation and insomnia.
Overstimulation in women consists of ovarian cysts, breast tenderness and hormonal headaches and pimples. (overstimulation will slow down the fertility process) That is why it is very important to start out at a lower dose, then increase as the body adjusts. I have clients that I have recomended Maca to for fertility and they have had great success with taking just 500mg twice daily. Herbs can be a wonderful thing, but too much of a good thing can be dangerous.
Here is the information that global fusion sent me on the difference between raw and gelatinized. Also if you get a chance check out there site.
Both Macas are quite good choices. The “spirit” of the root though is preserved when it is not processed. Therefore, raw maca has all the nutrients, minerals, enzymes, hormones, fiber vitamins and general nutrients that the root possesses in a natural state.
Gelatinized Maca undergoes a fast warming or heating process of high temperatures about 120 degrees in order to kill germs, bacteria and any other harmful elements that can get into the body by ingestion and harm it. This process does not remove fiber and most of the components are preserved intact.
In comparison to raw Maca, Gelatinized Maca is more concentrated (i.e. glucosinolate extract). Also, during the process of gelatinization long starch chains break down making it more digestible for the human body which provides a better assimilation of nutrients.
To have a better understanding of the production process of Maca we cordially invite you to watch the video provided by the Peruvian Nature, one of our partners in Peru:http://www.globalfusion.us/South-Gar...nts-sp-46.html