Maca (Lepidium peruvium Chacon, aka Lepidium myenii Walp), a plant native to Peru, is a cruciferous plant whose roots are eaten as a vegetable by the native peoples. Along with a rich mineral content, Maca contains four alkaloids — the so-called macainas — which clinical and anecdotal experience suggests may nourish the endocrine glands in an adaptogenic fashion. That is, by balancing the effects of major steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Maca may create effects that are specific to the age and neuroendocrine condition of the individual, elevating low levels of some hormones while lowering levels of hormones present in excess.
Recent research has shown that that Maca improves psychological aspects of sexual dysfunction in women and of erectile dysfunction in men, and can increase libido in both genders. Post-menopausal have also shown tremendous benefit from taking Maca, including reducing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, improving important hormone levels, and reducing the cardiovascular indicators that normally worsen with age, such as cholesterol, weight and blood pressure.
- Menopause support
- Andropause support
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Sports performance
Directions: Take 2 capsules daily with or without food or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Take 2 capsules daily with or without food or as directed by a health care practitioner.