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Maca

60 Capsules


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Maca extract comes from a hearty root that grows in the high Andes mountains of South America. Native Peruvians traditionally used Maca for its energy and stamina effects.

Maca, a member of the radish family, has been a forgotten herb until recently. However, the indigenous people of Peru have used Maca for centuries for its nutritional qualities.
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For many centuries, the people of the Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia used the root of the maca plant (Lepidium meyenii) for increasing energy and stamina, relieving stress, strengthening the immune system, easing symptoms of menopause and enhancing libido and sexual function in both men and women. They also eat the root as a vegetable. Maca is rich in minerals, especially selenium, calcium, magnesium and iron. It also contains vitamins B1, B2, C and E plus healthy fatty acids, amino acids and antioxidants. As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, maca contains glucosinolates which are known for their anticancer effects.


How Does Maca Work?


Maca’s ability to improve sexual function may be a result of its high concentration of proteins and nutrients that are essential for the human reproductive system. Maca does not directly affect the level of sex hormones in the body, rather it seems to work on the pituitary and hypothalamus glands that synchronize all hormones including from the adrenal and thyroid glands. This may contribute to maca’s effects on stress, mood, energy and endurance.
Maca is considered an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body respond to stress and has earned the nickname “Peruvian ginseng”. A review conducted at a university in Peru reported on randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials with human subjects that showed maca increases energy, elevates mood, and may also decrease anxiety (Gonzales, 2009). Other Research found that maca increases endurance, physical strength, oxygen in the blood and neurotransmitter production (Wolfe).
In a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study performed in England, they tested eight highly-trained male cyclists. To establish a baseline, each of the eight participants completed a 40-km cycling time trial before supplementation. Then they received maca extract supplement for 14 days and placebo for 14 days, in either order, completing a 40-km cycling time trial after each 14-day period. The researchers found that 14 days of maca supplementation significantly improved performance compared to the initial baseline test (Stone).


One of maca’s most renowned benefits is the enhancement of sexual desire and function for both men and women. Placebo-controlled clinical trials confirm these properties, including maca’s support for erectile function. Maca shares similar properties with red Korean ginseng, which also helps to balance the endocrine glands. They work together in this formula to enhance overall health and well-being.

Each capsule contains:

Maca root extract (Lepidium meyenii)........350mg
standardized to 0.6% glucosinolates
Maca root (Lepidium meyenii)................100mg

Non-medicinal ingredient: Gelatin (capsule)

Warning: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have high blood pressure, if you are taking blood thinners or if you are taking antidepressants
Take 1 capsule three times daily, preferably with food.

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