Maca – The Ancient Inca herb for Increasing Libido
Today, more and more people are looking for natural ways to boost their sex drive and Maca the ancient herb of the Inca Indians is more popular than ever.
But are its claims to increase libido all hype? or is there substance to the legend? Let’s find out.
What is it?
Maca, Lepidium meyenii, is an annual plant which produces a radish-like root.
The root of maca can be dried and stored, and will keep for seven years and is cultivated in Peru's Central Highlands.
Maca was highly revered by the Inca according to legend.
Incan warriors would consume Maca before entering into battle.
The story goes that after conquering a city the Incan soldiers were stopped from using Maca in order to protect the conquered women from the warriors powerful sexual impulses.
A great story however is Maca's reputation for enhancing strength, libido and fertility really justified?
Maca contains large amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential amino acids and contains nearly 60 phytochemicals.
Maca is essentially an adaptogen and therefore adapts to the bodies metabolism and particular needs to achieve an overall sense of wellbeing.
It balances the functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands it also balances and optimizes the functioning of the adrenal glands, as well as the thyroid and finally, the pancreas.
It is believed that Maca increases and optimizes the levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone in the body.
It is for this reason that many people think Maca is so effective at increasing libido in both men and women.
Can maca help your libido?
Like all herbs it seems to work for some and not for others.
The best way to find out is simply to try it.
It can certainly do no harm and is natural with nutrients that will help your body and natural wellbeing anyway.
One point to keep in mind
One of the major problems with erectile function is not levels of testosterone, its the levels of nitric oxide, which are crucial to the erection process.
There are better natural supplements that are proven to do increase nitric oxide and if this is your problem, then you should read this more fully in our other writings and the best supplements that are proven to have a positive affect in this area.
It’s a colorful legend and there are many people who swear by Maca and others who dismiss it. Our view is try it for yourself, it is nutritious will do you no harm and you can see if it helps your sexual wellbeing to.
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