Maca History & Info
Maca root has been used by native Indians in Peru as a vital ingredient to health for thousands of years. Maca's use goes back to around 3800 B.C., when Peruvian Indians cultivated and ate it for both its nutritional and medicinal value. Centuries later in 1549 A.D., records indicate that, during his time in Peru, the Spanish explorer Captain de Soto received Maca from the Indians as a gift in return for his help in improving methods of animal husbandry in the Peruvian Castille region. By 1572, as Maca's health-giving properties gained notoriety, the Chinchayochas Indians had begun using Maca root for barter. It was not until 1843 that this plant was studied by scientists and given the botanical name of Lepidium meyenii, Walpers. after German Botanist Gerhard Walpers
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. Women tend to notice a dramtic decline in hot flashes and night sweats. 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.
Maca is a root that grows in the high mountains of Peru. Rich in nutritional content (potassium, and higher levels of calcium than in milk), it is a natural hormonal balancer which provides great health benefits for both, men and women.
Due to its high nutritional value, it is not only popular as a sexual libido enhancer and menopause symptoms savior, but also greatly affects energy, stamina, depression, memory, and more.
As Beth M. Ley, Ph.D. states on her book Maca Adaptogen & Hormonal Regulator: "Some researchers note than when the body is well-nourished and balanced (in homeostasis), overall health improves, libido rises and depression abates." pg. 15 (Handbook available here!)
WHAT WILL MACA DO FOR YOU?
Alleviates chronic exhaustion (fatigue) syndrome
Improves sexual function in men and women
Enhances fertility in people and animals
Reduces hormonal dysfunction during menopause & andropause
Can regulate hormonal imbalances
Aids in alleviating depression- gives a sense of well being
Reduces anxiety and stress
Has a beneficial action on the circulatory system; Speeds wound healing and reduces anemia
Enhances memory, learning, and mental ability
Good for healthy teeth and bones
Acts as a fungistatic and bacteriostatic
Acts as an anticarcinogen and antioxidant
Sex & Libido
Maca is recommended for fertility problems, sterility, and other sexual disorders. However, in Peru it has long been known as a potent APHRODISIAC. Research has proven that it acts on certain areas of the body that produce hormones and energizing substances, which enhance libido and increase virility.
It is also often compared to Viagra®; however, peruvian maca does not alter circulation. Its amazing libido booster is a result of completely natural hormonal balancing. It is a safe natural product that will improve your marriage, love and sexual life by boosting your libido and stamina, and by producing a general sense of well being!.
Athletes around the world are starting to notice this root. It is in fact, a great source of energy. Research proves that as a result of hormonal balancing it also supports and helps restore the adrenal glands, which produce adrenaline . So, if you are looking for a healthy and nutritional product to boost your energy and improve endurance, maca is definitely for you!.
Are you going through uncomfortable mood swings and frustrating hot flashes? Are you having sleep difficulties? Maca is a natural and healthy alternative to dramatically ease your symptoms during peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause.
Low or High levels of estrogen are a common problem to many women, which bring frustrating consequences to their health. Maca root will dramatically fix these problems. It acts as a hormonal regulator that will bring your body to its proper balance. As a result, it will alleviate menopausal and painful menstrual symptoms. What's more, it will increase your energy, reduce your stress, and even help you overcome depression. Get rid of hot flashes now! You won't be disappointed; all benefits are achieved in a very healthy way, and are only a result of natural hormonal balancing.
Benefits for Men
1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac activity.
2. Enhances libido.
3. Increases energy, stamina and endurance.
4. Improvement of male potency.
5. Helps overcome depression.
6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".
7. DHEA level increases significantly in a majority of the males treated with it.
8. Helps in stress treatment.
9. Increases sperm count (oligospermia), count of mobile spermatozoids and mobility, formation of spermatozoids (spermatogenesis)
10. Athletic Performance.
11. Hormone Balancing.
12. Increased Testosterone Levels.
13. It helps with Erectile Dysfunction.
14. Fertility Enhancement
15. Helps fight acne resulted from hormonal unbalances.
Get an idea
Treat PMS (Mood Swings)
Menopause symptom relief (Hot Flashes)
Nourishes glandular system
HRT alternative(Hormone Replacement Therapy)
Increases stamina & athletic performance
Increases energy (Chronic Fatigue)
Menopause? No Problem - Symptom Free Menopause:
Menopause is a natural progression in a woman's life - it is the cessation of menses generally accompanied by symptoms. This transition is unique for every woman yet there are ways to prevent and diminish the symptoms that typically accompany menopause.
Mood swing (blues & depression)
Migraines, memory problems
Lower energy levels
Acceleration of the aging process
Joint aches and pains
Benefits of Maca Power: Energy - Balance - Vitality!
Enhances memory and brain function
Increases energy levels
Helps adapt to stress
Slows the aging process
Lessens aches and pain, more endurance and stamina
Prevents osteoporosis, high calcium and vegetable protein
Reverses vaginal dryness
Menopause doesn't have to be unbearable - implementing Maca Power into a sensible diet & lifestyle regime can produce positive effects.
Benefits for Women
1. Maca increases Aphrodisiac Activity.
2. Enhances Libido.
3. Increases Energy.
4. It increases Sexual Stimulation
5. Helps to overcomes depression.
6. Found to produce a "general sense of well-being".
7. Helps in Stress Treatment.
8. Helps fight menopause symptoms.
9. It reduces Hot Flashes.
10. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HTR).
11. Hormone balancing.
12. Athletic Performance.
13. PMS Associated Problems.
14. Maca helps alleviate Menstrual Pain
15. Corrects Menstrual Irregularity
16. Helps with acne resulted from hormonal unbalances.
17. Helps hormonal related skin problems
18. It decreases stress
19. Maca Decreases Anxiety
Q & A
1. WHAT CAN MACA OLIGO DO FOR YOU?
Maca root has a wide range of benefits all aimed at enhancing the endocrine system's ability to act in the most efficient manner it is capable of so as to avoid breakdowns that wreak havoc on the body. Hormonal regulation is responsible for many positive attributes that allow our systems to enjoy a variety of sensations including energy, libido, sexual arousal, fertility, athletic performance, and so much more. Maca is an adaptogen, which means that it raises the body's response to defend itself against disease both physically and emotionally. It functions to support an area that might be deficient such as exhausted adrenal or pituitary glands that are so integral to proper endocrine function. Many people derive a variety of benefits from taking Maca Power honoring the individual's specific needs or deficiencies.
2. WHY DOES MACA HAVE DIFFERENT NAMES?
Maca was originally identified in the 1800's by a German botanist who named it "Lepidium Meyenii, Walpers" (after himself) - still the ONLY name officially recognized by the Peruvian government today. From the 1960's, a research worker investigating Maca's constituents attempted to rename Maca after herself, hence "Lepidium peruvianum, Chacon".
3. SO ARE THERE DIFFERENT SPECIES OF MACA ROOT?
There is only one species that is grown commercially for harvest. Like many other everyday foods, there is a plant that grows wild, but it has no dollar value. Remember, many of our common foods have 'wild cousins'; for example, bush lemons and wild strawberries.
4. HOW DO I KNOW WHICH MACA BRAND IS THE BEST QUALITY?
CERTIFIED ORGANIC is your only guarantee. HALAL CERTIFIED.. MOH CERTIFIED.. Read the label .
5. HOW MUCH MACA OLIGO I TAKE?
Maca OLIGO is a SUPLIMENT and therefore should not be used in extremely. For it to be effective and to achieve results, proper dosages should be followed. In keeping with original ancestral Peruvian dosages.
6. HOW DO I STORE MACA OLIGO?
It is best store Maca OLIGO in dry cupboard. Some people store it in the refridgerator but this is not necessary but some feel it keeps the consistency lighter.
7. IS MACA OLIGO SAFE?
Yes. There are no reports that Maca has any level of toxicity.
8. ARE THERE ANY WARNINGS DISSEMINATED ABOUT MACA ROOT USAGE?
No, there are none.
9. ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE AWARE OF WITH MACA OLIGO USAGE?
Given the high potassium content in Maca, it is not recommended for people with renal insufficiencies.
10. ARE THERE ANY OTHER NAMES THAT MACA ROOT IS KNOWN?
Maca, Maka, Maca-Maca, Peruvian Ginseng, Maino Ayak, Chichira, Ayak Willku