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Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is grown at high elevations in the Andes region of Central Peru. It has been traditionally used for centuries as a food source and as a general energy tonic. More recent scientific research suggests that Maca may help to support a healthy reproductive life for both men and women.

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Maca (lepidium meyenii) is an herbaceous herb, which is native to the high Andes of Peru. It is a member of the cruciferous family, like broccoli and cabbage. Due to its unique properties, it considered one of the world’s natural ísuper foods”.

Other names

Lepidium meyenii

Benefits for health

Maca has been used for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years in Latin America. Let’s have a look at the benefits of this plant:

  • Maca is considered an íadaptogen”, which means it can help to strengthen your body, so that you can naturally cope better with stress.
  • Aphrodisiac: Maca is considered a very potent aphrodisiac. People using maca feel more alive, with more energetic. This seems to be due to maca’s ability to restore proper hormone balance and increase the level of endorphins (compounds that make you feel good). Maca itself does not contain any hormones, but it appears to be able to regulate the body’s hormone.
  • For PMS and menopause: the regulating effect of maca on hormones levels appears to help improving the symptoms of PMS and menopause.
  • For fertility: maca root seems to increase fertility in both men and women. It is notably useful for women trying to become pregnant. Maca helps to balance estrogen levels. As having a proper level of estrogen is very important for increasing fertility, maca is very beneficial in this case. For men, maca has also been shown to boost sperm production, an important factor to increase fertility.
  • For anxiety and depression: studies have found that maca has positive effects on energy, stamina, and mood. It results in lower levels of anxiety and depression for people supplementing with maca.

How to use it?

Take 1 to 3 capsules per day, preferably during meals.

Safety / contraindications

  • Maca is well tolerated by most people. Taking a supplement of maca appears to be safe when you take it without excess (up to 3 grams daily)

Pregnancy use

Not enough information is available regarding the use of maca during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Talk to a doctor before using.

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Shipping in Latin America

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