by Life Enthusiast Staff
Maca - Lepidium meyenii
Proponents of Maca claim that maca may help with these health concerns:
- symptoms of menopause
- sexual dysfunction in women
- sexual dysfunction in men (including erectile dysfunction)
- also said to aid in the treatment of cancer.
On the high Andes, at extreme altitude, grows Maca. It is a potato-like primary food staple for entire populations living at high altitudes. They trade it for beans and corn with those farming the lower altitudes.
It is interesting in that it is a tuberous root, but propagates by means of flowering and seeds.
The early Spaniards arriving in these high altitude regions soon noticed that while the natives' livestock herds reproduced vigorously, their own herds languished, uninterested in life and "love." The natives shared their secret of Maca. Soon the Spanish herds were reproducing as lively as the indigenous herds. Maca made the difference.
And for men or women who are "languishing," it may only take a small amount of 4:1 Maca extract to make a meaningful difference.