One other important note is that scientists have also discovered that due to Maca’s nutritional value, the food has the ability to regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women for optimal function. One of the very great things about Maca root is that it is not "gender specific” and works equally well for both men and women.
Benefits of Maca in menopause symptons
"The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine” reports that maca may help with menopausal symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia and hot flashes. According to the authors, while the root does not contain estrogens, it stimulates the hypothalamus and the pituitary areas in the brain to increase estrogen levels in the body. The encyclopedia also contains a discussion of a four-month study in which menopausal women were given either a placebo or 2 grams of maca daily. After two months, there was an increase in estrogen production among those in the maca group; after four months, those women reported that the maca significantly relieved numerous symptoms of menopause.
Benefits of Maca in male sexuality
According to "Natural Medications for Psychiatric Disorders: Considering the Alternatives,” the current evidence indicates that maca has a positive effect on male reproduction. In a 12-week double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial, healthy adult men received either placebo or maca at daily doses of 1,500 or 3,000 milligrams.
Although there was no discussion by the authors on the differences in effects between the dosages, both groups reported an improvement in sexual desire starting at eight weeks of treatment. The authors also described a four-month study in which healthy men were given a daily dose of 1,500 or 3,000 milligrams of maca. By the end of the study, the men had improved sperm count and sperm motility
Doctor in Traditional Chinese Medicine by Southwest Medical University, China. Licensed Acupuncturist (N.0500096) and Phytotherapist (N.0400028) by the Portuguese Health Ministry. Post-Graduated in Health Sciences at Oporto University, Portugal
Maca is has authentic powerful nutritional value. Contains 13-16% protein, 8.5% fiber, 19 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D, minerals iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, several glucosinolates, 20 free fatty acids, and unique compounds called macaenes and macamides. Beyond that, Maca is one of only a handful of foods considered to be an "adaptogen," meaning it´s a food that raises overall life force energy.
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