Bottle size: 90 capsules
Suggested adult usage: Take 2-3 capsules, one to three times a day. To obtain desired results Maca needs to be taken regularly. There are no known side effects from taking Maca, as it is actually a food.
Approximate supply: 10-45 days
Traditionally, Maca has been used for a variety purposes, for both men and women. For example, women have found it helps relieve the symptoms of PMS and menopause, noticing a dramatic decline in hot flashes and night sweats. Men have used it to enhance fertility and sexual function. Maca works on both the male and female body in accordance with their individual needs. However, men and women alike have found that it significantly boosts libido and sex drive, while increasing energy, stamina, and the feeling of general well-being!
Interesting Facts about Maca:
- A member of the brassica family, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, and radish, Maca has been safely used for thousands of years as a food and health-aid to promote endurance and improve energy, vitality, sexual virility and fertility!
- Maca root grows in the intense sun, wind, and cold of the barren highlands of the mountains of Peru at altitudes as high as 7,000 to 11,000 feet, making it the highest altitude growing plant in the world!
- According to a study on Maca produced by IPGRI (The International Plant Genetic Resources Initiative) Maca was probably first domesticated in Junin region of Peru between 1300 and 2000 years ago.
- Maca has been widely cultivated, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries, and was even used as a tax payment to Spanish administrators.
- Maca is known as “Peruvian ginseng” (despite the fact that it is not a member of the ginseng family), because of its keen ability to increase stamina, energy, and sexual function!
How does Maca work?
An in-depth analysis of Maca conducted in 1998 by Dr. Qun Yi Zheng showed that Maca contains two groups of particularly interesting compounds, the Macamides and the Macaenes. These agents are believed to be directly responsible for Maca’s libido- boosting powers. To test this idea, researchers conducted a series of controlled animal experiments, the results of which were published in the April 2000 issue of the medical journal, ‘Urology’. Rodents fed Maca extract, which contains a concentration of Macamides and Macaenes, demonstrated greatly increased energy and stamina. The animals also exhibited a striking increase in sexual activity as compared with non-Maca-fed animals, or those fed lesser amounts of Macamides and Macaenes. This same effect has been shown in humans as well!
Maca and Menopause
Maca may help ease anxiety and emotional instability in postmenopausal women, according to a 2008 study from the journal Menopause. For the study, 14 postmenopausal women took 3.5 grams of powdered Maca for six weeks and then took a matching placebo for another six weeks. Study results showed that Maca helped reduce both anxiety and mood problems, as well as improve sexual function.
Maca and Fertility
Maca has long been valued for its ability to enhance fertility in both humans and animals. While it is a member of the brassica family, or crucifers, it contains far greater amounts of glucosinolates than other members. The fertility-enhancing properties of Maca are thought to be related to these glucosinolates. Some studies have actually shown that Maca can increase sperm production in men by up to 40%!
Fertility Study: A four-month study of healthy men aged 24-44 was done to study the effect of Maca on sperm production and motility. Subjects received either 1,500 or 3,000 mg. of Maca per day. After four months, semen volume, total sperm count, motile sperm count and sperm motility were significantly increased, yet serum levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, testosterone, and estradiol hormones were completely unaffected.
Maca and Libido
While Maca is often recommended for fertility problems, sterility, and other sexual disorders, in many countries, Maca has long been known as a potent aphrodisiac! Research has proven that it acts on the areas of the body that produce hormones and energizing substances, which enhance the libido and increase virility. However, unlike other chemical products designed to aid libido, Maca does not alter circulation. Its amazing libido-boosting ability is a result of completely natural hormonal balancing. It is a safe and natural product that will boost your libido, increase endurance, and produce a general sense of well-being!
In a double blind, placebo-controlled study, men between the ages of 21 and 56 were given 3 grams of Maca or placebo for a period of 12 weeks. The men who took Maca reported increased sexual desire after about 8 weeks of taking this herb, even though the supplements did not appear to affect levels of testosterone in the men’s blood.
In a 2008 study from CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, researchers found that 1.5 – 3 grams of Maca daily significantly improved libido, enhanced the feeling of sexual well being, and even alleviated medication-induced sexual dysfunction. The study involved 20 people, all of whom were experiencing drug-induced sexual dysfunction. This is particularly interesting, considering the number of drugs today that can cause this problem!
Maca and Energy, Stamina, and Muscle Growth
Athletes around the world are beginning to notice and enjoy the amazing benefits of Maca. It is an amazing source of energy. Research shows that Maca helps to balance the hormones and increase energy levels. One way Maca is able to do this, is by supporting and helping to restore the adrenal glands, which produce adrenaline. In fact, recently Maca has been used as an excellent alternative to anabolic steroids among athletes seeking muscle growth. Unlike many other energy- and muscle-boosting substances, such as anabolic steroids, Maca contains no chemicals that interfere with or over-activate normal endocrine function. So, if you are looking for a healthy and nutritional product to boost your energy and improve endurance, Maca is definitely for you!
If you suffer from low energy or fatigue and nothing seems to help, try our Maca today!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.