Maca for Fertility
How Maca Improves Fertility in both Men and Women
Maca is growing in popularity as a supplement that you can take to boost your fertility. But,
can maca help you conceive? Tracing the history
of maca will help us understand why it has been gaining this reputation in our present day setting.
This root plant with the scientific name Lepidium meyenii, is the only plant that grows in the inhospitable
climate of the high Andean mountains in Peru and Bolivia. The altitude of this place is about 4,000 meters above
sea level. The ancient Incas of 2,000 years ago used this plant for food and medicine. Modern researchers have
branded maca as a superfood because of its ability to improve the performance of all organs of the body, especially
those related to our sexual functions.
The Discovery of Maca’s Ability To Boost Fertility
From the pages of history, we can take a
glimpse of how maca was discovered as a potent agent in boosting one’s sexual function. During the time of the
Spanish conquest, the Spaniards noticed that they were losing their sex drive. At that very high altitude and
extreme climate conditions of the Andes Mountain, the sexual functions of both Spanish men and women were adversely
affected. They experienced problems with conception and carrying their pregnancies into their full term. The same
thing happened to their domesticated animals. Even their animals stopped producing their normal litters.
They noticed that nothing of that condition has happened to the native Incas. One thing they observed was that
the natives were eating a root plant which can only be found in the Andes Mountain. They cooked the root plant,
powdered it and consumed it regularly. Their animals also dug up the root plants to eat them. The Spaniards then
began to give maca to their animals and they themselves ate them too. Their began to recover their sex drive and so
do their animals. Soon they were back to their normal sexual functions once again. Eventually the word spread out
to the west reaching down to our time. Maca began to be known as a powerful aphrodisiac. Modern doctors began using
it in the ‘80s and the ‘90s. Now, maca is being marketed in different forms, in pills, capsules, powder form and
How Maca Will Help Improve Your Fertility
Maca nourishes your endocrine system and helps the
efficient functioning of your granular system as well. These include your thyroid glands, adrenal glands and
pituitary glands which are all essential in attaining hormonal balance. Although maca does not produce hormones, it
will induce your body to produce the required hormones in a balanced way. With women, maca will help in achieving
the correct ratio between estrogen and progesterone which is optimal for fertility. With men, maca will help in the
right production of estrogen and testosterone which will help treat erectile dysfunction, and increase sperm
Using Maca For Fertility
Here are some of the fundamental things you need to follow when
using maca for fertility purposes.
• Whenever possible, use only maca powder of the highest quality. Look for maca roots that are grown
• Consume maca in dosages specifically suited for you. People will react to maca differently therefore
don’t use other people’s dosage even if they experience improvement in their conditions. Use a therapeutic
dosage since you are using it therapeutically.
• If it is possible, use red maca. This variety is more potent for fertility enhancement. It is the most
nutritionally packed form of maca.
• You and your partner should use maca to achieve maximum results. It can give both of you additional
health benefits which can help in your objective of fertilization.
• Consider detoxifying your system. If your system is cleansed of toxins, absorption of healthy nutrients
will be maximized. This condition will help your system absorb the medicinal benefits of maca in optimum
Maca is available in pills, capsules, powder, tincture and in gelatinized form. The easiest to digest is the
gelatinized maca because most of the starch content is removed. It is also the most concentrated form of maca.
Recommended Dosages of Maca
It is safe to think that since maca is a food, there is no way
you can take an overdose. Even then, it is better to start slowly. The usual dose for a beginner is 500 to 1,000 mg
per day. As soon as you can, increase it to the regular daily recommended dosage which is 3,000 to 5,000 mg per
day. This is approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons of maca powder. Some even take about 1 tablespoon per day. If you are
taking it in capsule form, three to six capsules per day will give you good results.
Divide these doses equally three times a day. It is always safe to start with lower doses then increase the
doses to the optimum level as soon as you are able to. For safety purposes, if you have high blood pressure or if
you are using a heart pace maker, consult a health professional first before taking maca for fertility.
The Role That Maca Can Play In
Infertility In Women- Many women have used maca to help with their infertility problems. We consider
the role that maca plays in these cases.
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what maca can do to help men's fertility.