Maca Root is going to be your friend from now on. It’s originally from Peru, found in the Andes Mountains. Maca Root is also also known as Peruvian ginseng, and was used by the Inca warriors in large amounts. They were fabled to be very strong and have great stamina in battle. Maca Root is also a superfood, and has quickly gained in popularity in recent years. In addition to helping you with your sexual desire, it’s also something that can help you relieve symptoms of hormonal changes from menopause AND increases your chances of getting pregnant. Oh, and let’s not forget the bodybuilder community that loves it as well because of the strength and recovery it provides.
Here at Mamavation we’re also calling it one of the sexiest superfoods, perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond. There are so many reasons why Maca Root should be your best friend, so if you are looking to increase you libido OR virility, keep reading.
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Studies Show That Maca Root Can Increase Libido
In a 2-week study to see if it affected endurance and desire in cyclists, Maca Root showed a definite change within two weeks. With as many as 20 percents of American marriages having partners that state they are in a low-or-no sex marriage, this is good news. Whether you’ve done the horizontal tango in a while or not, because of a hectic life or a new baby, Maca Root can give you a boost in the bedroom.
Maca Can Help Libido In Those Taking Antidepressants
Twelve percent of Americans are regularly taking an anti-depressant. Unfortunately, a lack of libido is one of the main side effects of these prescription drugs. This can wreak havoc on your marriage, and totally suck…or not suck, depending on the pun. But if you are in need of more dopamine, a hormone released after sex, get your hands on some Maca Root. In a double blind study, dramatic improvements were shown in patients who had (selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor) SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction after taking 3 grams of maca root a day. That’s great in the bedroom for anyone who is one anti-depressants.
Maca Root Does Not Affect Hormones
That’s the magic of Maca Root. It doesn’t affect estrogen or testosterone levels. It also does not effect prolactin levels (which influence breast milk production). So Maca Root does not cause you to gain weight, grow more hair in weird places, change your menstrual cycle, give you mood swings or cause trouble sleeping. All these things are possible with other medications or herbs that affect your hormones. Good for you and your man too, especially if you are taking a medication that is already working with your hormones.
Maca Root Can Alleviate Anxiety, Depression and Improves Libido In Postmenopausal Women
Peri-and-postmenopausal women can have a drop in their libido, among other things. This is something that grandma never told you about. With peri-menopause, beginning for women anywhere in their thirties through to their sixties, ladies may want a non-hormonal boost to help with their mental well-being and libido. Consider Maca Root a non-hormonal boost of youth!
Studies Show Maca Root Can Alleviate Erectile Dysfunction
It helps him get it up as well! Studies show maca helps with mid erectile dysfunction in men, something which is very embarrassing to men and can lead to them seeking out prescription medication to alleviate the problem. Maca has also helped with enlarged prostates, which is great news as well.
Sidebar: BPA is still prevalent in food packaging and can affect the sex drive of your man or cause erectile dysfunction. Please check the resin number on your plastic containers to ensure safety. BPA would be one thing to avoid if you want your man to be more virile.
Maca Root Can Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
All sorts of environmental factors can decrease your chances of getting pregnant, like exposure to pesticides, heavy metals and even stress, which can lessen the amount of healthy sperm a man can produce. Maca Root has shown definite effects on fertility. Four months of ingesting 1500-3000 mg of maca showed a definite increase in sperm count along with sperm mobility and volume. A study in animals also showed increased egg production and improved quality of the embryo in female mice. Let’s get it on!
Maca Improves General Well-Being and Alleviates Adrenal Fatigue
Stress and other factors can bring cortisol levels up and cause fatigue along with digestion issues and a weakened immune system. When you feel worn out all the time, you’re not interested in getting tangled in the sheets. Maca Root is high in vitamins and nutrients like Magnesium, Iron, Vitamins C, Vitamin E, amino acids and fatty acids. Maca provides nutrition and lowers stress levels to help combat adrenal fatigue.
New To Maca Root?
It tastes a bit like dirt and grass, so you don’t want to swallow this stuff as a powder. Start with capsules. Maca is readily available as a raw powder, but it is more digestible when it is gelatinized. Take it daily alongside food.
First time taking maca root? We recommend Femmenessence for women. They have organic products for menstrual and fertility health, peri-menopause and menopause. Femmenessence is not a sponsor of Mamavation but we did receive free product from them to evaluate and we really liked it and were happy to include it as a good source of Maca Root. Please let us know if you have another brand to recommend in the comment section and we can check it out too.
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