Maca has been used by Peruvians for countless centuries, from before the time of the Incas.
It is a root-like vegetable shaped like a radish that grows high in the Andes mountains. The natives use it as both
a food and medicine.
Maca has found its way to the USA where many thousands of women are using it because of its unique ability to
improve libido and stop hot flashes, night sweats and fatigue.
Maca is not a medicine. It is a food supplement that works as an adaptogen; it improves the adaptation ability
of the body. It supplements the specific needs of the body according to age and sex of the person taking Maca.
It is important to remember that Maca does not itself contain any hormones, but its action on the body jolts the
pituitary gland into producing the precursor hormones which ultimately end up raising estrogen, progesterone and
testosterone levels, as well as helping to
balance the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the pancreas. This occurs naturally while increasing energy.
Peruvian medical doctors say that maca root works in a fundamentally different way than HRT, promoting optimal
functioning of the hypothalamus and the pituitary, thereby improving the functioning of all the endocrine
It has been claimed that Maca improves libido and vaginal dryness in
Since Maca is a food, it is used in much higher doses than most other medicinal herbs and can also be used over
a long period of time without harmful effects.
Because Maca is a food, like oatmeal or sweet potatoes, it is deemed to be a safe product.
You can mix the powder with a fruit juice and drink it between meals or sprinkle it over food or add it to cooked
foods such as soups and stews.