Maca Root is often referred to as 'Peruvian Ginseng' and is rich in amino acids, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and has been described as an adaptogen, increasing the body's ability to defend itself against physical and mental stressors. It is thought that Maca has a balancing effect on the hormonal systems within our bodies.
Maca may benefit:
Low libido - studies indicate that Maca increases sexual desire and improves dysfunction in both sexes.
Fertility - Maca is believed to contain phytooestrogens which have been shown to affect fertility in both sexes.
Menopause - Maca has been shown to relieve common menopausal symptoms. Although no hormonal changes were noted in studies on libido, balancing effects were found on female hormones when Maca was given to menopausal women as a natural alternative to HRT.