Peruvian ginseng – Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a herb that has adaptogenic properties, increases resistance to the organism, improves its functioning, boosts mental and physical health, and has no side effects. It resembles a rock and grows in the highlands of the Andes in Peru.

The area where the maca grows is known for the extreme climatic conditions (reduced oxygen, ice, strong winds, and Sun). No other herb used in the diet grows in these conditions.

maca root
Lepidium meyenii

Peruvian maca is highly regarded as food and as a natural remedy. It contains significant amounts of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, and vitamins like vitamin B1, B2, B12, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

It also contains essential fatty acids (aspartic, glutamine, serine, glycine, arginine, palmitic, oleic, and others), rich in herbal sterols, alkaloids, tannins, and saponins, over 60 phytonutrients, and contains biologically active aromas that act as aphrodisiacs. As an adaptogen, it primarily acts on the function of the Endocrine system.

By stimulating the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, it affects all the glands for internal excretion in maintaining the optimum level of hormones in the body for its normal functioning. It is a natural and effective regulator of hormonal balance and can be used by men and women of all ages.

Use of Peruvian maca in men:

  • Increases physical endurance and energy
  • Increases potency and libido
  • Helps form muscle mass naturally
  • It helps with acne and other skin disorders
  • Increases testosterone levels
  • It improves erection and its duration
  • Increases the number and motility of the sperm
  • It relieves the symptoms of andropause (cessation of male sexual activity)

Use of Peruvian Pain in Women :

  • A natural substitute for hormonal therapy
  • It relieves the symptoms of PMS
  • It reduces menstrual pain
  • It regulates menstrual cycles
  • It helps in the appearance of acne, dry skin, and other problems associated with facial and body skin as a consequence of hormonal dysfunction
  • Removes symptoms of menopause (night sweats, mood swings, etc.), osteoporosis, etc.
  • Prevents vaginal dryness
  • Increases fertility

Peruvian maca is consumed in the form of powder because it is the best, simplest, and most natural way of its use. Also, it is most often gelatinized, which allows its better absorption in the body. The maca powder can be mixed with juice, yogurt or milk, or applied to food.

The best result is achieved if taken along with the meal. It is recommended to take 2 to 6 tablespoons per day. There are no known side effects from the use of maca, but pregnant and nursing women must consult a doctor before using it.