by Amy Nancarrow Excerpted from Nature & Health, Oct/Nov, 2001 Since our report on the Peruvian powder, maca, many readers have written to Nature & Health to share the experiences they’ve had with this natural remedy. Limited space prevents us from printing all of them, but we want to thank everyone for writing with their [...]
by Amy Nancarrow Excerpted from Nature & Health , December 1999/January 2000 Rather than hormone replacement therapy (HRT) millions of women are putting their faith in a remedy which has been used for 10,000 years, which is safe and amazingly effective: a cruciferous root vegetable from Peru called maca. Now women have an alternative to [...]
As a nutritional supplement, Peruvian Maca has generalized tonic effects on the biochemical functioning of the human body. The endocrine system includes all of the glands, and the hormones they secrete, that exist in the body and that control such conditions as fertility, sexual function, digestion, brain and nervous system physiology, and energy levels. Hormonal regulation is responsible for all of the physiological attributes that enable us to enjoy the myriad sensations of being vibrantly alive, including those related to sexual arousal, physical activity and mental-emotional states of being. Maca Powder is a Certified Organically grown and processed product, non-irradiated, and chemical-free. The Maca root is dried at a low temperature, ensuring maximum preservation of nutrients. The result is the optimal light-colored and non-oxidized sweet taste of a high quality product. Traditionally, Maca has been used for a variety purposes, which can differ for men and women. For example, women have found it helps relieve the symptoms of PMS and menopause. Men have used it to enhance fertility and sexual function. Users of Maca root tend to derive a variety of benefits in accordance with their individual needs. However, both men and women have found that it significantly boosts libido and sex drive, increases energy, stamina and the feeling of general well-being. In fact, recently Maca has been used as an excellent alternative to anabolic steroids among athletes seeking muscle hypertrophy. Unlike many other energy- and muscle-boosting substances, such as anabolic steroids, Maca contains no chemicals that interfere with or over-activate normal endocrine function.