Natives of the peruvian and Bolivian highlands have known the secrets of the sacred maca root. Traditionally used to increase energy by warriors and as a powerful treatment for low libido and infertility in the Andean culture for more than 500 years.
This nutrient dense superfood contains a powerhouse of vitamins, plant sterols, minerals, and heart-healthy fats that keep the body functioning at its prime. it includes seven of the nine essential amino acids as well as high levels of healthy carbohydrates, protein, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, b vitamins, and linoleic and oleic fatty acids.
Maca is an adaptagen (a natural substance that normalises and regulates the system of the body) and provides overall well being for cardio, lymphatic, nervous and it gently energises and defenses against stress.
Scientists have identified four alkaloids in maca powder, which nourish the endocrine system and stabilise the body’s hormones.
Studies in the laboratory have supported that maca root may be helpful for men with erectile dysfunction (ED), by gently and gradually reversing the underlying circulatory problem. Studies show that oral supplementation with maca repairs the biochemical cascade of events that makes penile arteries misbehave without the health risks associated with prescription ED drugs.
Many factors can affect libido, including hormone levels. stress, and mood. For women research has shown that after 8 weeks of taking 1,500 mg of maca a day reduced miscarriage rates and increase in fetal growth. Men enjoy an average 180% increase in their libido and average 200% increase in semen volume as well as significantly increased sperm counts. All these benefits occur without meddling with sex hormone levels. Instead it appears that Maca activates an anabolic gene pathway known as IGF (insulin-like growth factor), which is a critical determinant of fertility and fetal development, and which is known to decline with age.