The Role That Maca Can Play In Infertility In Women
There are now a growing number of people that believes that maca can really help infertile women get pregnant.
They base their belief in the researches and studies done about maca and the many nutrients it contains.
There are people who were infertile for years who also claim that they got pregnant after taking maca in just a
few months. The scientific studies really show that maca is able to increase the fertility of laboratory animals.
But there are no similar studies yet done on humans. But we have testimonies of several individuals who tried maca
for fertility and were successful in getting pregnant.
Maca is a root plant that is indigenous to Peru and Bolivia. It grows in the Andean Mountains about 3,000 to
4,000 meters above sea level, where weather conditions are at their very extreme. Maca is the only plant that can
grow in this inhospitable place. Those who have studied this plant believe that the special minerals in the Andes,
plus its ability to withstand the elements in such high altitudes are the reasons why it contains so many potent
substances. These powerful nutrients, scientists believe, are the reasons why maca can help reduce infertility in
The Components of Maca
Maca contains a good combination of minerals, vitamins, protein and
fiber. Its nutritional value is very high. Maca has 60 – 75% carbohydrates, 10 – 14% protein, 8.5% fiber and 2.2%
lipids. This plant also contains minerals that are important for our health. These minerals are calcium, iron,
zinc, copper, potassium, sodium and many others. Maca also has essential fatty acids such as oleic, linolenic and
palmitic acids. There are also sterols in maca about 0.05 – 0.1%. Vitamin C, E, B1, B2 and B12 are also contained
in maca. The protein contents of maca are mainly polypeptides and amino acids. Maca also has alkaloids, saponins
and tannins. With all these nutrients available in maca, no wonder it is considered by many herbalists as a ‘super
Maca’s Role In Improving Women’s Fertility
These potent nutrients contained in maca when
introduced in a woman’s body will definitely improve her health. Most often, infertility in women is caused by weak
reproductive organs. The ovaries are the women’s organ that produces the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.
The ovaries of infertile women are weak and cannot produce the right amounts of these hormones. This results in a
hormonal imbalance hence, the difficulty in getting pregnant. If this condition is corrected, the chances of
conception will increase.
It is in this context that maca can help infertile women. If these women begin taking maca daily, they will
start to correct their hormonal imbalance. After some time, they will achieve hormonal balance, which will result
in the strengthening of their reproductive organs – increasing their chances of getting pregnant. Maca’s value for
infertile women is its capacity to act as an adaptogen. As an adaptogen, maca will induce the woman’s body to
produce the hormones that she lacks. Maca does not actually produce the hormones but it helps the body to produce
it in the right amounts.
With the balancing of the hormones, her body will respond more readily with the many nutrients contained in maca.
Thus, her over-all health will begin to improve. All her bodily functions will return to normal. Additionally, maca
will also help her increase her libido which is very important in getting pregnant. This fact is proven by the many
testimonies of those who have already tried maca and succeeded in getting pregnant.
How Much Maca Do You Need To Take To Get Pregnant?
Most experts believe that women should take from 2,000 to 3,000 milligrams per day of maca until conception takes
place. Maca is now available in capsules, pills, gelatinized and in powder form. Although its taste is not
offensive, those who are taking it are mixing their maca powder with fruit juices, teas or smoothies to make them
easier to the taste. Just be sure that you are taking genuine maca that comes from Peru and those that are
What You Need To Consider
Maca is a food and not a medicine although it really has many medicinal benefits. As such, you can never get too
much of it. However, because of the high concentration of potent substances in maca, it is advised that you only
take what is reasonable considering your health conditions. Those who have thyroid problems are advised to seek
their doctor’s advice first before taking maca as a form of supplement or treatment.