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Maca plant (Lepidium meyenii) is a root-like vegetable shaped like a radish that grows high in the harsh climate of the Andes Mountains in South America at elevations up to 15,000 feet. For more than two millennia, native Peruvians have used maca as food and medicine, to promote endurance and improve energy, sexual interest and fertility. Maca has become quite popular in the last few years with articles appearing in health magazines.
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Indigenous tribes in Peru have used maca for generations as a natural herbal remedy for libido enhancement. Other herbs that can improve one's sexual experience include an extract from Deer-Antler-Velvet , epimedium herb is also known as horny goat weed and used for sexual improvement, an extract from tribulus terrestris, the Ayurvedic herb.
What the studies say about maca plant
Feeding high dosages of maca extracts to normal male mice tripled the frequency with which they coupled with female mice. It also reduced by half the time that rats with erectile dysfunction needed between successive couplings. This indicates that this herbal supplement can be considered a sex pill.
Another study with rats indicates that maca feeding prevented high altitude disruption in sperm formation. Additional research indicates feeding maca to rats decreases the size of their prostate gland.
A human study confirms the rodent findings. Researchers at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, in Lima, Peru, performed a 12-week double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial in which active treatment with different doses of maca was compared with placebo. Men aged 21-56 years received 3 g of maca. An improvement in sexual desire was observed with maca at 8 weeks of treatment. Serum testosterone and estradiol levels were not different in men treated with maca than in those treated with placebo.
Another study was designed to determine the effect of a 4-month oral treatment with tablets of maca on seminal analysis in adult normal men aged 24-44 years old. Nine men received tablets of maca (1500 or 3000 mg/day) for 4 months. Serum luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, testosterone and estradiol levels were measured before and after treatment. Treatment with maca resulted in increased seminal volume, sperm count per ejaculation, and sperm motility. Serum hormone levels were not altered.
Maca Herb Helps Women After
Maca grows in the Andes mountains in Peru and other other countries in South America. Locals consume this herb to enhance their energy and vitality. Now, research shows that this herb could improve the moods and sex lives of women after menopause.
Researchers at Victoria University, St. Albans, Victoria, Australia gave fourteen postmenopausal women 3.5 grams a day of maca for 6 weeks and compared them to a group receiving placebo pills. They also checked levels of hormones before and after treatment. The women who received the maca pills had a significant reduction in anxiety and depression and had improved sexual function. The researchers conclude, "Preliminary findings show that maca reduces psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression, and lowers measures of sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women independent of estrogenic and androgenic activity." Even though this study used 3.5 grams (3500 milligrams) a day, we suggest using less, such as 500 to 2000 mg a day if you plan to take the herb for long term use. Long term studies with maca supplements are not available and thus it may be a good idea to take a few days off each month until we learn more. At this point it is not clear how it interacts with estrogen hormone replacement therapy (HRT). If you are on HRT, you may consider at first just using 500 mg a day of maca for a week and then you can adjust the dosage up or down.
How does the plant work?
It contains sterols, uridine, malic acid, macamides, and glucosinolates. Oil components include phenyl acetonitrile and benzaldehyde. Many of the compounds have an effect on the central nervous system. The mechanism of action is presently not well understood, but probably seems to be independent of a hormonal effect since studies show maca does not influence to a great extent blood levels of hormones, for instance testosterone.
Effect of Lepidium meyenii on spermatogenesis in male
rats acutely exposed to high altitude (4340 m).
Gonzales Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. J Endocrinol. 2004.
Maca is a Peruvian hypocotyl that grows exclusively between 4000 and 4500 m in the central Andes. Maca is traditionally employed in the Andean region for its supposed fertility-enhancing properties. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that Maca can prevent high altitude-induced testicular disturbances. Adult male rats were exposed for 21 days to an altitude of 4340 m and treated with vehicle or aqueous extract of Maca (666.6 mg/day). The lengths of the stages of the seminiferous epithelium and epididymal sperm counts were obtained at 0, 7, 14 and 21 days of exposure. The stages of the seminiferous tubules were assessed by transillumination. A dose-response study was also performed at sea level to determine the effect of Maca given to male rats at doses of 0, 6.6, 66.6 and 666.6 mg/day for 7 days on body weight, seminiferous tubule stages and epididymal sperm count. The length of stage VIII and the epididymal sperm count were increased in a dose-dependent manner in Maca -treated rats but treatment reduced the length of stage I. At the highest dose, sperm count increased 1.58 times, the length of stage VIII increased 2.4 times and the length of stage I was reduced 0.48 times compared with the value at dose 0. Exposure to high altitude resulted in a reduction in epididymal sperm count after 7 days and lower values were maintained up to 21 days. Altitude reduced spermiation (stage VIII) to half and the onset of spermatogenesis (stages IX-XI) to a quarter on days 7 and 14 but treatment with Maca (666 mg/day) prevented these changes. Data on transillumination and epididymal sperm count in the Maca -treated group exposed to high altitude were similar to those obtained at sea level. Maca increased the sperm count on day 21 of exposure to high altitude to values similar to those obtained in the Maca -treated group at sea level. Furthermore, in the Maca -treated group exposed for 21 days to high altitude, epididymal sperm count was higher than in the non-treated group at sea level sperm). In conclusion, treatment of rats at high altitude prevented high altitude-induced spermatogenic disruption.
Effect of Lepidium meyeni, a root with aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing properties, on serum reproductive hormone levels in adult healthy men.
Gonzales GF, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Endocrinol. 2003.
Maca is a Peruvian hypocotyl that grows exclusively between 4000 and 4500 m in the central Andes. Maca is traditionally employed in the Andean region for its supposed aphrodisiac and/or fertility-enhancing properties. This study was a 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, parallel trial in which active treatment with different doses of Maca Gelatinizada was compared with a placebo. The study aimed to test the hypothesis that Maca has no effect on serum reproductive hormone levels in apparently healthy men when administered in doses used for aphrodisiac and/or fertility-enhancing properties. Men aged between 21 and 56 Years received 1500 mg or 3000 mg Maca. Serum levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin, 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone, testosterone and 17-beta estradiol were measured before and at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of treatment with placebo or Maca (1.5 g or 3.0 g per day). Data showed that compared with placebo Maca had no effect on any of the hormones studied nor did the hormones show any changes over time. Multiple regression analysis showed that serum testosterone levels were not affected by treatment with Maca at any of the times studied (P, not significant). In conclusion, treatment with Maca does not affect serum reproductive hormone levels.
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How long does it take to feel the effects? Does tribulus work faster?
Most people notice the effects from maca after a few days. It is difficult to give a precise number of days since each person is different. Tribulus terrestris extract does work faster, usually in 2 to 3 days.
Q. Is Maca Gold better than other maca
products? What about Royal Maca ?
A. Maca Gold has maca along with several other herbs and nutrients. We are not aware of any studies that indicate Maca Gold or Royal Maca are better or worse or any different than other maca products on the market, even if some of their marketing material may so indicate.
Q. Is increased energy a maca effect?
A. Yes, a clear effect is increased energy or vitality.
I am currently taking
trazodone 50mg for depression / insomnia. I also been experiencing a lot of
fatigue and got blood work drawn and everything came back normal, but I didnít
feel normal, so I decided to see a naturopathic doctor who did a adrenal stress
index on me. Well my results showed adrenal fatigue with cortisol levels
starting off normal in the morning and dipping quickly throughout the day like
much faster than normal, only to spike a little again at night. My naturopathic
doctor gave me a tincture consisting of maca, ashwagandha, and Holy Basil and to
take it twice a day. My question is will taking trazodone at night and the
tincture of herbs during the day be safe for me?
Trazodone (Desyrel) is a tetracyclic antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety disorders.
Q. What's better, maca root powder or maca
natural male enhancement?
A. At this point not enough research has been done with maca to determine whether maca root powder is better than maca extract. For more up to date erectile dysfunction herb info.
Q. What is Maca Power?
A. Maca Power is another maca product made by Nature's Herbs. Maca Power has a combination of maca root and maca root extract.
Q. Is maca natural root a libido enhancer?
A. Yes, it is a libido enhancer, but there are others, such as horny goat weed or Tongkat Ali that are more potent.
Q. What's the different between a 10 to 1 maca
extract and 4 to 1maca extract, could you break that down for me. What is the
A. A 10 to 1 maca extract is more concentrated, therefore a lower dosage would be needed for a similar effect, but it is more expensive to make.
Q. I purchased maca root powder. Should one
continue taking their Pro Bono supplement and calcium supplement with this
A. We don't see any major interactions, but that is the decision of your doctor. Ideally, it is best to first learn how each supplement makes you feel by itself before combining. Click maca Herb for more information or if you would like to purchase a high potency pure Maca product at a low price.
Q. i read about maca root and its applications, tell me
the countries that imports products. which of these products the most
desired by people.
A. Maca most often is imported from Peru in South America.
Q. What is a safe maca dosage to obtain the benefits of this herb without the side effects?
A. A dosage of 500 mg a few days a week should be safe way to take this herb.
I just recently started taking 20mg of the ssri celexa and
although it helps me feel less depressed , I am having problems with the sexual
side effects. My doctor said I could skip taking it a couple days a week but
that really don't help me that much because my libido is still low and my
orgasms are disappointing. I recently read that maca can reduce or even reverse
the ssri sexual side effects, so I bought some from your website and im going to
start taking it on the days I don't take the celexa, and my ? is how many
capsules of the maca should I take for it to help me.
This is not easy to predict since each person is different, but one normally starts with one capsule a day and increases gradually.
If I'm taking Maca or an herbal sexual formula can I also
have coffee throughout the day, i.e. energy drinks, etc?
Each person is different, but one cup of coffee usually should not cause problems.