Benefits of Maca
March 27, 2015
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Maca is a nutritional supplement and functional food made from Maca, a root vegetable cultivated by indigenous people in the High Andes of Bolivia.
Maca has been cultivated in the Andes for thousands of years. It is extremely rich nutritionally and contains 31 different minerals along with amino acids, antioxidants, alkaloids.
- Increases libido and improves sexual function
- Promotes hormonal balance for men and women
- Relieves symptoms of menopause
- Increases resistance to disease and strengthens immunity
- Increases energy, endurance, and stamina
- Reduces stress and improves sleep quality
Maca flourishes in conditions where few other plants can survive, at altitudes above 14,000 feet, through freezing winds and blistering heat. This endurance may help explain its potent healing and energizing properties.
The native peoples of Bolivia and Peru have used Maca root as a libido enhancer and reproductive aid for thousands of years. Since being "rediscovered by modern science" Maca supplements have become popular as a safe and natural way to improve sexual vitality, desire and performance.
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Bolivian natives have traditionally turned to Maca root to treat a variety of female health problems, from infertility to menstrual dysfunction and menopausal difficulties. In North America, some naturopaths and clinicians suggest Maca as a safe alternative to HRT (hormone replacement therapy), for balancing hormones and improving sexual function.
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