Maca is known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii, it is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng. It is related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale and it has a very long history in traditional Peruvian medicine. Mace is rich in carbs, low in fat and contains a decent amount of fiber. It is high in vitamin C, copper, iron, and other essential vitamins. It also contains various plant compounds that may aid in the prevention of several diseases. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21977053, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16315492
Maca may increase libido in men and in women. It is popularly marketed as being effective at improving sexual desire and this has been backed by research. One study of 131 participants found that maca significantly improved sexual desire after at least six weeks of ingestion. Maca may also increase fertility in men. There some studies that back this up. A study that reviewed nine healthy men found that after eating maca for four months a significant increase in sperm volume, count, and motility was detected. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12472620, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20691074, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11753476/
Studies have also shown that maca can enhance your mood. Researchers believe it may be due to plant compounds called flavonoids, which have been suggested to have psychological benefits. Other studies have shown that it can reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24931003, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18784609
Maca has been shown to possibly improve bran function. Several studies have shown that maca has demonstrated cognitive boosting effects. In traditional Peruvian medicine, Maca has been used to help children’s performance in school. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21780878, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18955369/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20090350
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