Maca root is a plant that can be found in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Before the time of Spanish Conquests, it was a widely used “super food” and “cure-all” that was greatly prized by the indigenous healers of South America. It was used to help people feel better, look healthier and to enhance physical performance. While the conquering Spaniards did take note of this highly nutritious root, it was not until the 1930’s that the plant’s true clinical adaptogenic powers were finally rediscovered by the Modern World. It was then that Russian Scientists studying the plant found that the plant provided many benefits to an organism without displaying any type of negative side effects.
Here are some of Benefits that Maca Root has displayed:
Scientists have found that Maca is a great natural way to help support a healthy endocrine system. A well regulated endocrine system leads to a better metabolism, higher energy levels, better sexual development and a more positive outlook on life Aguaje. The unique set of nutrients within Maca Root helps to directly fuel the endocrine glands, helping them to better produce the vital hormones your body needs at the right doses.
Maca has been shown to aid in the reproductive health of both men and women. In women is helps regulate estrogen and progesterone, helping to alleviate PMS symptoms. In men is has been shown to help increase sperm count as well as sperm motility. Because of the unique adaptogenic quality which encourages proper function of hormone producing glands in lieu of producing any hormones of its own, Maca Root was found to work in both sexes in a gender appropriate manner.
Maca Root contains a chemical called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate which is widely believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac. The root also contains L’Arginine which has been found not only to increase sexual desire, but also to aid in erectile tissue response in men.