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for these symptoms and may help with Energy, Stamina, Athletic Performance, Impotence, Fertility
Enhancement, Aphrodisiac Qualities, Male Menopause, Erectile Dysfunction,
Hormone Balancing and Increased Testosterone Levels.
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for these symptoms and may help with Menopause Symptoms, Hot Flashes, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Hormone
Balancing, Fertility Enhancement, Sexual Stimulation, Perimenopause, Fatigue,
Stamina, Athletic Performance and PMS Associated Problems.
is a hearty plant cultivated high in the Andean Mountains of Peru, at altitudes
from 11,000-14,500 feet. The only area where this particular species of MACA is
found is a region of intense sunlight, winds, and below freezing weather. With
its extreme temperatures this Peruvian mountain area rates among the worst
farmland, yet over the centuries MACA learned to flourish under these harsh
growing conditions. MACA was domesticated about 2,000 years ago by Peruvian
Indians and primitive cultivars of MACA have been found in archaeological sites
dating back as far as 1600 B.C.
To the Andean Indians,
MACA is a valuable commodity. Because so little else grows in the region, MACA
is often traded with communities at lower elevations for other staples like
rice, corn, and beans. The dried roots can be stored for up to seven years.
Native Peruvians have used MACA since before the time of the Inca's for both
nutritional and medicinal purposes.
MACA has been used
medicinally for centuries to enhance fertility in humans and animals. Soon after
the Spanish Conquest in South America, the Spanish found that their livestock
were reproducing poorly in the highlands. The local Indians recommended feeding
the animals Maca and the results were so remarkable that the Spanish chroniclers
wrote in-depth reports about Maca. Even Colonial records of some 200 years ago
indicate that payments of about 9 tons of MACA were demanded from one Andean
area for this purpose. In 1961, Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici, a biological
researcher, published her studies when her research clearly demonstrated the
increased fertility in animals using MACA. To date her work on MACA is
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Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici
Dr. Chacon's work
answered important scientific questions about MACA, which contains important
amounts of fatty acids including linoleic, palmitic and oleic acids. MACA is
rich in sterols and has a high mineral content as well. In addition to its rich
supply of essential nutrients, MACA contains alkaloids, tannins and saponins. A
chemical analysis shows the presence of biologically active aromatic
isothiocyanates, especially p-methoxbenzyl isothiocyanate, which have reputed
aphrodisiac properties. Analysis of MACA indicates that the effects on fertility
are a result of glucosinolates. Dr. Chacon discovered the four alkaloids present
in MACA that are responsible for MACA's reputed positive effect on hormonal
issues such as hot flashes, memory problems, fatigue, and male impotence more
than forty years ago as a 20 year old student at the University of San Marcos,
in Lima, Peru. She continues her lectures and symposiums on a regular basis
to the medical world.
growing in world popularity due to its energizing effects, and may benefit fertility
enhancement, and aphrodisiac qualities. Other traditional uses may include
increasing energy levels, stamina and endurance in athletes, promoting mental
clarity, treating male impotence, helping with menstrual irregularities and
female hormonal imbalances including hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings,
and other pre ands post menopausal difficulties.
cultivation of MACA is increasing in the highlands of the Andes to meet the
growing demand world wide for Maca's medicinal uses. In this severely
economically depressed region, the market for Maca is creating new and important
sources of income for the peoples of the Andes.
confusion exists about MACA. and several species of MACA are being sold
including other species being grown in Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Colombia
and other parts of South America. The seeds were removed from Peru in
order for plants to grow in other countries, but the biggest difference
is the mineral value of the soil in the high Andes mountains that made
maca what it is today. Even though these imports are being called Maca
they are really not the true plant that produces the medicinal
properties you have been reading about. Today it is against the law in
Peru to remove seeds from the country.
only species backed by scientific studies is Lepidium peruvianum Chacon. Named
after the researcher, Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici, this MACA is known to
contain all the nutrients and alkaloids responsible for the medicinal and
beneficial effects MACA is known for. Only Lepidium peruvianum Chacon has
scientific studies behind it. Dr. Chacon works directly with A Healthy
Alternative, LLC to insure and guarantees the high quality and organic quality
of our MACA. Other species called MACA are wild and do not grow in this
specific region of Peru and do not meet the medicinal and nutritional
standards of Lepidium peruvianum Chacón. Many brands of MACA are rated
standardized and are made in a laboratory as opposed to grown in rich mineral
soils that contain the healing qualities and alkaloids found in
available only through A
Healthy Alternative, LLC or it's worldwide distributors. Using only 100% premium grade Maca root, this MACA is
considered the best all natural product available anywhere.
Are Any Doctors In The United States Using MACA ?
Gary F. Gordon, M.D., former president of
the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, now Founder and
President of the International College of Advanced Longevity Medicine,
located in Chicago, Illinois, bases his appreciation of MACA on his own
experience of it and states that MACA improves the quality of life in
the area of sexuality.
Henry Camponile, M.D., of St. Petersburg, Florida states that his first
menopausal patient "started to feel better four days after she began taking
Maca", and finds that it promotes energy unlike any other herb he has used.
Dr. John Lichtenstein, M.D. acupuncturist and Family Medicine practitioner,
agrees that Maca is an herb that is of great benefit.
Dr. Richard Brown, M.D. author of STOP DEPRESSION NOW, says that Maca holds
great promise for the health and well being of men and women.
Dr.Mark Smith , M.D. has said "I have noticed a significant level of more
balanced energy, stamina & endurance markedly during cardio vascular workouts
Dr. Hugo Malaspina, a cardiologist practicing complementary medicine in
Lima, Peru, has been using Maca in his practice for more than ten years. Dr.
Malaspina first found out about Maca through a group of sexually active older
men who were taking the herb with good results. "One of these individuals in our
group started taking Maca and found he was able to perform satisfactorily in a
sexual relationship with a lady friend". Soon everyone in the group began
drinking the powdered Maca as a beverage and enjoying the boost that the root
was giving their hormonal functions. I have several of these men as patients,
and their improvement prompted me to find out more about Maca and begin
recommending it to my other patients on a regular basis."
Malaspina also frequently prescribes Maca to women experiencing premenstrual
discomfort or menopausal symptoms. "There are different medicinal plants
that work on the ovaries by stimulating them," he says. "With Maca
though, we should say that it regulates the ovarian function." Dr.
Malaspina further notes that "Maca regulates the organs of internal
secretion, such as the pituitary, the adrenal glands, and the pancreas. I have
had perhaps two hundred female patients whose Perimenopause and menopausal
symptoms have been alleviated by taking Maca."
The benefits of MACA are not limited to
older adults. The herb may support hormonal functioning in younger adults as
well, and athletes have been reporting increased energy and stamina in their
workout's. Teenagers have also reported benefits from it's effects on
hormone-balancing and acne. Athletes may have a much greater endurance when
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