Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in Peru for at least 3000 years.
- Enhances sexual desire in men
- Helps with “tired blood” (anemia)
- Is used for symptoms of leukemia.
- Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
- Improves energy and athletic performance
- Helps alleviate depression
- Relieves stress
- Helps with female hormone imbalance
- Alleviates menstrual problems.
- Used for symptoms of infertility
- Enhances memory
- Reduces symptoms of menopause
- Helps in treatment of osteoporosis
- Used for problems associated with stomach cancer.
- Helps in treatment of tuberculosis.
- Alleviates sexual problems.
- Boosts the immune system.
- Helps in treatment of AIDS.
For increasing sexual desire in men: 1500 to 3000 mg of maca daily in 3 divided doses should be take. The 1500 mg dose appears to be as effective as the 3000 mg dose.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of maca for these uses. Not enough is known about the use of maca during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Extracts from maca might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, do not use these extracts.
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