The Health Benefits of Maca

In today’s world, there are an increasing number of food items grown without thought to the health of the consumer. We try to eat well, but organic-grown food is almost always way more expensive than the typical, chemical grown variety. As such, there has also been an increase in the amount of ‘natural’ supplements and plants that people are taking in order to try to improve their health and improve their vitality. One of these remedies is called maca.

Maca, or more scientifically known as lepidium meyeneii, is a folk root that is used by some people to improve health and wellness. It is generally considered as an aphrodisiac, and is claimed to help people’s sexual functions in both men and woman Gluteboost. It is also purported to help with fatigue, supposedly boosting energy and stamina. Maca, more commonly known as Peruvian ginseng, even though it is not in any way related to ginseng, is a naturally grown herb, and it is often taken in powder or pill form. The problem with maca is that there is very little scientific research. Proponents claim that maca is able to help cure cancer. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this. Again, people claim that maca can help make you feel more energetic. But again, there is too little scientific evidence to support this, and in fact there may be malicious side effects of this natural remedy that people don’t know about because of the lack of research done on it.

Maca is purported to be able to improve a person’s sexual energy and libido, acting as an aphrodisiac. Although there is limited scientific research in this area, there has been some done. In some clinical trials done by a research group, some people were given maca as an experiment to see if it would help them sexually. The results were fairly supportive, but apparently only for those people who were healthy men and women. It appears that the people who were not healthy received no health benefits. It did, however, help the patients of another study. Due to side effects of a type of depression drug called SSRI’s, some people have a lot of difficulty having sex or feeling the urge for it. When a trial was performed on people who were taking SSRI’s, it appears that maca helped significantly to alleviate this problem. In short, maca may be able to help alleviate the difficulties of people who are using depression drugs and have a hard time sexually because of this.

Maca has also seen evidence that it is helpful in the fertility of men, increasing the sperm count and overall health of men who took the supplement. It also appears that the most effective type of maca (being red, yellow and black) was the black maca, with yellow maca coming in second place. When maca was given to healthy women in menopause, maca helped to alleviate the symptoms being felt, and increased sexual function in the women taking it. After the maca was taken away, the women had more difficulty, and the symptoms returned.


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