Maca for Men
The Health Benefits of Maca for Men
Maca is a perennial plant that grows in the high Andean mountains in Peru. The Incas, a native people of these
highlands have been using this plant for centuries for food and medicine.
This region’s history says that the plant was also used by ancient men to prepare them for battle because it
increases their vigor and strength. Early Spanish settlers also witnessed the traditional use of maca – in
improving the sexual health of the people, men in particular. Present day people of Peru have continued to consume
maca in this traditional spirit. Slowly, this knowledge has filtered to our modern society and we now have maca
products to help modern men enjoy its health benefits.
Recent studies and researches have found that maca contains powerful ingredients that can improve the health of
men. The plant contains large amounts of magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, as well as amino acids and proteins.
These substances are very important in maintaining good health. Plant sterols have also been found in maca. They
are much sought after by athletes who want to build muscles but are avoiding the adverse side effects of anabolic
steroids. There are also 55 phyto-chemicals in maca, a number of which is only found in the plant. These are the
substances that caused maca to be regarded as an aphrodisiac – as it causes an increase in sexual performance.
Men Can Benefit From Maca
In Peru, men remain to be productive well into their 70’s and
80’s. They experience very few problems with prostate cancer, heart disease and other chronic ailments. A major
reason for this is their consumption of maca roots for vegetables and as herbs for treatment of diseases. Here are
some of the benefits men can get from taking maca supplements.
- It will improve your sexual functions – statistics shows that on the average, men over 50 experience
decreased libido, sexual dysfunctions, weakness, etc.
- 1. Taking maca supplements will increase your libido.
- 2. Taking maca will help heal your erectile dysfunction.
- 3. Taking maca will improve your fertility because it will increase the number of your sperm
count and also increase their level of activity.
- 4. Taking maca will increase your overall energy for physical activities. It will increase
your lasting power in the bedroom.
- It will Balance Your Hormone Levels – the correct use of maca will help regulate the ratio between your
male sex hormones, testosterone and progesterone.
- It will Improve Your Mental and Physical Health – the balancing of your hormone levels will have an added
benefit of a general feeling of wellness and emotional stability.
How Does Maca Work?
Maca basically works as an adaptogen. Together with its powerful
substances, maca induces your body to produce the nutrients that it needs for a healthy existence. Its actions are
specifically dependent upon your need, your age and your sex and your health condition.
Maca has the element p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate which acts as an aphrodisiac. For instance, maca does not
technically produce hormones but it boosts your endocrine glands to release the hormones that will initiate arousal
and your improved sexual performance.
Does Maca Really Work?
Several tests and experiments have already been conducted which
proved maca’s ability in increasing sexual desire in rats and mice. There are also small-scale clinical tests
conducted on men which have achieved the same results. In fact, a double blind human test proved that maca seemed
to alleviate SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction. This is due to maca’s ability to induce the glands to function more
efficiently in producing the right hormones required for improved sexual functions. These tests and experiments
have also proved that maca can help increase men’s production of sperm.
What Are The Right Maca Dosages For Men?
The right dosage of maca is dependent upon your
age, your sex and your health condition. Therefore each person must determine his correct dosage. However, for
health maintenance, you can follow this general guideline.
- For better results, take maca daily for a 30-day period. Then take a week off to give your body rest. This
will help your body to respond more favorably to phytonutrients.
- A daily dosage of one teaspoon (3.5 to 5 grams) of maca is recommended. Gelatinized maca is preferred
because you can obtain results faster than other modalities. Taking it with the evening meal is preferred by
some to improve their sexual vigor.
- Suppliers of maca in capsule forms recommend taking maca capsules beginning with 4 capsules, two or three
times a day preferably within 2 to 3 hours of bedtime. Taking maca later in the evening may cause