Peruvian Maca Root Information And Benefit (The Maca Story):
“Peruvian Ginseng!”, “A Miracle Product!”, “The 21st Century Food!”. These are just some of the terms that people are giving to a little root vegetable that grows high in Peru called Peruvian maca root. Peruvian maca root is quickly gaining the attention and interests of a growing number of people daily. Peruvian maca root’s main fame lies in it’s ability to increase the sexual urges and fertility rates of men and women. But there are numerous other benefits and attributes of Peruvian maca root that also are well known such as it’s ability to make people more energetic, stronger and have more endurance, and to make them feel better emotionally. Peruvian maca root is renowned for relieving the symptoms of menopause and andropause and correcting hormonal imbalances in men and women as well.
Peruvian maca roots looks similar to a radish or a turnip, being in the same family as them, but it comes in a multitude of colors ranging from white to black and purple. Peruvian maca root has grown wild high in the Andes mountain ranges of Peru for thousands of years. Peruvian maca root grows at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level where the climate and conditions are very extreme such as freezing cold, intense sunlight and strong winds. These conditions are not very suitable for growing any vegetation and Peruvian maca root has the honor of being the highest growing food plant in the world. The soil and climate where Peruvian maca root grows is probably one of the worst in the world for being able to grow things but Peruvian maca root has somehow thrived where nothing else will. The native people have probably developed their ability to live and survive at those high altitudes in part at least due to the incredible life giving properties of Peruvian maca root.
When the farmers were grazing their flocks in Peru many years ago they noticed that when they let their animals graze where there was lots of Peruvian maca root growing the animals would become much healthier, hardier, and stronger, and also they would tend to copulate a lot more and have a much higher fertility rate. After a while the farmers tried the Peruvian maca root on themselves and found that it made them much more energetic, and strong, and better able to withstand the high altitude, and harsh climate, and also that it made them more sexually active, and fertile as well. Since then, there has been much widespread recorded knowledge and facts about the reputed abilty of Peruvian maca root to be a true aphrodisiac, and a fertility enhancer as well as a very effective energizer, strengthener, and instiller of a feeling of well being.
What can Peruvian maca root do for you? According to scientific literature Peruvian maca root is amazingly rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamin and minerals. Maybe because of the volcano enriched soil where Peruvian maca root grows and the rarified air and amazingly pure atmosphere around that area, Peruvian maca root has an abundance of trace minerals, and even some that scientists have not even classified yet. Peruvian maca root is truly a powerhouse of nutrition and energy and life giving ingredients, and a few spoonfuls of this powder every day can be a most beneficial supplement for you to take. If you are not taking a vitamin or mineral supplement, but you are taking Peruvian maca root, you will probably not be missing many essential nutrients from your diet. There is so much nutrition and goodness in this humble little tuber root that it is like a once a day supplement itself. Scientists have discovered that Peruvian maca root 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 Peruvian maca root is that it is not “gender specific” and works equally well at the hormonal changing benefits for both sexes equally.
Like ginseng, Peruvian maca root is an adaptogen, and even though Peruvian maca root is not in the ginseng family it shares many similarities to ginseng. Adaptogens are by definition substances that raise the physical body’s state of resistance to diseases through physiological health and emotional health improvements. Peruvian maca root somehow supports and rejuvenates overwhelmed, tired adrenal glands eventually resulting in much greater energy, stamina, clarity of mind and spirit, and the ability to handle stress. It should be pointed out that adaptogens work gradually and at their own speed, so the changes may take a little while to notice according to the make-up and physiological state of each individual. But continued, and persistent use of Peruvian maca root does promote phenomenal and profound changes in the hormonal, physical, and emotional states of people.
One of the most amazing things about Peruvian maca root is it’s ability to relieve the symptoms of menopause and andropause (male menopause). The hot flashes, depression, and other symptoms are alleviated very much by taking Peruvian maca root, and the improvements are noticed quite quickly (within days) with most people that try it. Peruvian maca root seems to optimize hormonal system function to ensure ideal levels of progesterone, estrogen, DHEA, testosterone, and human growth hormone. A lot of doctors are having great success with Peruvian maca root as a therapy for menopause symptoms, for increasing energy levels, and for patients who have low adrenal function. Many doctors prefer and recommend it now instead of other hormone replacement therapies because there is no damage to the body by the diminishing of the hormone producing capabilities of the glands.
Bring up the word Peruvian maca root to anyone in a casual conversation and if they have ever heard of it they probably relate it to it’s reputation of having aphrodisiacal properties. That is the most well known thing about Peruvian maca root, and it is for a good reason. It is a true effective sexual enhancer. In a recent human clinical trial published in the Asian Journal Of Andrology, Peruvian maca root increased libido by 180% and sperm count by 200%. Peruvian maca root increased mating frequency in rodents by 400% in laboratory studies. Maybe this is why Peruvian maca root is being the called “the aphrodisiac of the herbal kingdom”.