Maca: The Hormone-Balancing Wonders of Lepidium Meyenii
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant recommended for the normalization of the secretory activity of sex glands in men and women and improving the body strength.
Also called the “Peruvian ginseng”, Maca is an annual plant grown in the central highlands of Peru, South America. The Maca root resembles the radish, and for the locals, it represents an important food with renowned nutritious qualities, in the State Peru being known and used for over 2,000 years. In the traditional medicine, Maca was used to increase the libido in both sexes, improve the erectile function, increase fertility, sexual desire, and vitality and eliminate fatigue and exhaustion.
The plant has a high content of proteins, amino acids (arginine, histidine, phenylalanine, threonine, and tyrosine), glucosinolates (glucotropaeolin, m- and p- methoxy-glucotropaeolin), imidazole alkaloids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, isopteropodin, carboline, saponins, sterols (sitosterol, stigmasterol), tannins, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins (B1, B12, C, E, and K), trace elements, and essential oils.
Maca stimulates the sexual function, increases libido, spermatogenesis, and fertility, improves the erectile function, increases ovulation and sexual appetite. It also has excellent revitalizing, regenerative and adaptogen effects.
Maca contributes to:
- amplifying of the adaptive capacity of the body to daily stress
- normalizing of the secretory activity of sex glands in men and women
- increasing of the libido
- improving the vitality and energy of the body
- reducing of tiredness, exhaustion, and overexertion
- promoting the general condition and the body’s resistance
The Maca root helps treat anemia, improves the prostate function, and overcomes impotence, chronic fatigue syndrome, the symptoms of menopausal and menstrual disorders. This natural product increases the learning ability and memory and protects the skin from the harmful ultraviolet radiation attack.
Maca offers healing properties especially if you choose the variety that has the red or black peel. These contain iodine, which helps in the production of thyroid hormones, normalizing the metabolism, nervous system development and healthy body growth. Red Maca has a beneficial effect on prostate (prevents the tumors of this organ, reduces the symptoms of prostatitis), while black Maca provides energy, increases potency, and stimulates sperm production.
The energizing power of the Maca root is high, which is why it is used by people who want to have a stimulus for the energy in their body and get rid of fatigue, or by those who wish to gain extra vitality and strength, especially if they lead a hectic lifestyle. It is not recommended for those suffering from heart disease and liver disease because the excess or high doses of maca root can increase blood pressure and cause liver disorders.
Women who suffer from depression and anxiety may choose maca root because it can improve the symptoms of these disorders. Maca eliminates unpleasant conditions that occur during menopause and the menstrual cycle, and which are due to hormonal disorders.
Maca root is a natural product that can increase the body’s immunity and help it resist stress. By introducing it into your diet, you will see significant improvement regarding your sexual stamina, libido, mental and physical performance. It also provides significant input of nutrients, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins.
The supplement should not be taken by people who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate adenoma), uterine fibroids, benign and malignant breast and genital tumors, allergy to Maca.