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Effects of Maca

Maca - Lepidium meyeniiMaca is regarded as a super food for a reason. With prolonged use, it has a lot of health benefits that can drastically improve your quality of life – and one teaspoon is only 10 calories to boot!

The following are some of the health benefits that are said to come from consuming maca:




Sex drive and fertility:

This is what maca is most known for in the western world. It has been shown that maca can help boost fertility in both men and women, help with impotence and increase male sex drive.


This is another main use for maca. Most people can feel the boost to energy almost instantly. It can be a great replacement for coffee, as it has none of the addictive qualities of caffeine.


Maca is reported to increase endurance with long term use in addition to giving the user energy.


Maca improves both our learning ability and our memory, it also makes us much more aware and alert.


Most migraines are related to hormonal imbalances. Maca works with the body to help level these out by helping the body produce hormones a lot more consistently and effectively.

Immune system boost:

The healthy fatty acids within maca make it a great natural antiseptic and fungicide. When combined with the large amounts of vitamins and nutrients packed into maca, it can act as a great immune system boost.

Thyroid gland:

This gland is responsible for the rate at which body turns nutrients into energy. The alkaloids within maca help boost the rate at which the Thyroid controls the metabolism of both calcium and prosperous in the blood.


The regular use of maca can help reduce the impact of adrenal stress, both physically and mentally – handy if you are in a high pressure job. Maca will also reduce blood pressure, helping you stay in control.


Maca can help boost your pancreas, allowing it to maintain blood sugar level much more efficiently.


Maca boost the rate at which blood clots in wounds, as well as boosting the blood circulatory system as a whole.

Menstrual and menopausal problems:

Maca is reported to help relieve some of the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushed. It is also thought to help women maintain a more regular cycle.

As you can see, there are a lot of potential benefits to the prolonged use of maca. It is been considered a super food for thousands of years and will likely to continue to be viewed as such for many more to come. A word of caution though, do not take too much too soon – it can be a shock to the system. Make sure to stay within the recommended dosage.

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