Maca

Botanical  Information

Maca is a root plant native to Peru. It is also known as “Peruvian ginseng” despite the fact that is not a member of the ginseng family. It is typically taken as a pill or liquid or as powdered maca root.

Features & Benefits

  • Studies found maca to have positive effects on sexual dysfunction or sexual desire in health menopausal women and healthy adult men
  • Maca has also been shown to help alleviate sexual dysfunction cause by use of SSRI medications, used in treatment of depression
  • Purported as a fertility tonic
  • May help to improve endurance, boost energy and fight fatigue

Suggestions & Precautions

  • Little is known about the safety and side effects of short-term or long-term use of maca

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