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Maca tablets are an ethically produced nutritional supplement derived from the nutritionally dense Maca plant. This powerhouse supplement is full of vitamins, minerals, amino, and fatty acids that are known to help improve energy, stamina, libido, mood, and help ease symptoms of menopause. Maca has been used for many centuries around the world to improve general health.
What are the benefits of Maca?
- Increases energy and stamina
- Improves physical and emotional well being
- Enhances libido
- Assists with hormone balancing
- Relieves hot flushes
- Helps to balance mood
- Improves symptoms of menopause including vaginal dryness
- Can help to improve memory
What is Maca Root?
Maca, otherwise known as Lepidium meyenii, is a biennial vegetable that is in the same plant family as cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli. It is commonly found in the Andes Mountains in Peru because it can withstand higher altitudes and severe climates. Native Peruvians have been cultivating Maca since the 1500's when Spanish explorers first made reference to this plant. It forms a fleshy firm root similar to that of a radish and produces green leafy vegetation that produces flowers. Both the leaves and the roots can be harvested and used for many purposes.
Macas closest relative is the radish, while its odour is similar to butterscotch. Maca roots are used in the pharmaceutical industry for medicinal purposes.
What is Maca used for?
Maca is a versatile plant that can be used for both nutritional and medicinal applications. Maca root contains 10.5% protein, 8.5% fiber, 19 essential amino acids, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and D. It is a wonderful source of iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, and free fatty acids making this an excellent supplement to enhance endurance and improve energy. It is also used for anaemia, improving mood, restoring hormone balance, and increasing libido.
Maca is possibly efficient for:
- Improving men’s sexual desire.
And it may also be effective for the following conditions, even though the evidence gathered until now is insufficient:
- Anaemia (“tired blood”).
- CFS (Chronic fatigue syndrome).
- Memory improvement.
- Athletic performance and energy improvement.
- Female hormone imbalance.
- Menstrual problems.
- Menopause symptoms.
- Boosting of the immune system.
- Sexual problems.
- Other conditions.
How does Maca work?
It is believed that many of the amino and fatty acids found in Maca work on the central nervous system by providing pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, or other shielding effects by regulating the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are responsible for our moods which lends an explanation as to why Maca helps to enhance mood and libido.
The protein, vitamins, and minerals provide energy and stamina by carrying nutrients and oxygen to various parts of the body. This, in turn, sends nerve signals and chemicals to the brain and other organs throughout the body to create more energy and stamina. The vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids, and fatty acids found in Maca all work together to convert food into energy.
Who should use Maca Extract?
Maca is suitable for both men and women over the age of 18. Please consult your doctor before taking nutritional supplements if you are pregnant, lactating, or taking medication. If you have thyroid disease, do not use this supplement. Maca contains a high amount of iodine which could worsen symptoms of thyroid disease.
Maca is usually taken for conditions such as anaemia (tired blood) and CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), or for improving athletic performance, fertility, memory, stamina, and energy. Women use Maca as a remedy for menstrual problems, female hormone imbalance, and menopause symptoms. Apart from these uses, Maca can also be taken by people who suffer from osteoporosis (weak bones), depression, erectile dysfunction, and by those who want to boost their immune system or to arouse their sexual desire.
How to take Maca?
As a dietary supplement for adults age 18 or older, take one to three tablets per day with or without food. Do not take more than the stated dose. Store in a cool dry place.
Maca root extract, cellulose, di-calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate
What studies have been conducted on Maca?
Maca has been in used for many years. There have been numerous studies related to the nutritional and medicinal benefits of this plant. The following is a condensed list of websites detailing the nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits of the Maca plant. There appears to be concrete evidence demonstrating that Maca does aid in sexual enhancement and menopausal relief.
The evidence gathered from all over the globe suggests and validates this plant as an aphrodisiac that is effective for both genders, working without any hormones (Maca has been rated as unable to increase LH and FSH, as well as oestrogen and testosterone, meaning that its components do not affect hormone levels in any way). Not many details are known about the mechanism of aphrodisiacs like Maca or about bio-actives. However, basic root extracts work, and its compounds are soluble in water.
Men who took this plant managed to increase their sperm productions, and its compounds have been rated as soluble in fat. When it comes to male sexuality, Maca should be consumed with prudence along with a meal, regardless of the purpose for which is taken: for its aphrodisiac compounds or for its spermatogenesis ones.
Apart from its effects on sexuality, Maca’s effects are promising when it comes to preventing brain damage (moderate potency), boosting the brain activity (weak evidence), or to its ability to work as an agent that increases bone health (moderate animal evidence). Besides, Maca doesn’t interact with fat metabolism or glucose, even though its benefits related to exercising performance are nonexistent or lacklustre.
Safety And Quality
- Manufactured to GMP protocols
- Uses pharmaceutical grade ingredients
- Manufactured in the UK
- EFSA compliance (European Food Safety Authority)
- Manufactured in an Informed Sport registered facility
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