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Maca can help counter sexual dysfunctions and maintain a healthy prostate

5/15/2014 - The maca plant is a product from South America, and it was originally found in large quantities in the Andean mountains of Peru. The Peruvians like to use maca flour for baking as a base and a flavoring ingredient. It has long been known to normalize the body's stress response and of course provide...

Maca root can increase libido and help treat sexual dysfunction

4/29/2014 - Few foods can beat maca root when it comes to improving stamina and physical performance. In fact, this nutritious tuber, which is native to the Andes of South America, was the Incas' primary source of energy, and it remains a popular natural alternative to anabolic steroids among many of today's athletes....

Three superfoods that can help treat depression

12/3/2013 - Statistics show that approximately 10 percent of the American population suffers from depression, and that number is on the increase. While most of these people suffer from sporadic bouts of depression, others often endure it their whole lives. Consequently, many of them resort to antidepressants to...

Powder power: Woman with PCOS uses maca root powder to balance menstrual cycle

11/17/2013 - When Tosha Nichole, who suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), had gone eight months without menstruating, she turned to maca powder to jump start her cycle. Her past experience and success with the powder led to this decision, and today, she recommends women suffering from PCOS to use maca...

History behind the ancient and powerful Maca

11/8/2013 - Maca, or Lepidium meyenii, is an herbaceous biennial plant from the Peruvian Andes and Bolivia. It is used as a root vegetable and medicinal herb. Used by the Andean people for more than 2,000 years, its rich history includes being used as a currency during the Incan empire due to its value for enhancing...

The unique superfood power of maca - Latest research

10/24/2013 - Maca, sometimes called 'Peruvian ginseng,' is an ancient food source and herbal medicine from the Andes region with a rich supply of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and sterols. According to ancient and modern Peruvian herbal medicine it is used for anemia, menstrual...

Seven fast and natural ways to jump-start your libido

9/6/2013 - Do you suffer from diminished sex drive, impotence, or some other form of low libido? If so, you may have already grown weary of trying to fix these problems with Western medicine's drug-based treatments, many of which can make libido problems worse in the long run. So here are seven natural ways to...

Maca root improves libido, boosts stamina, and lowers cholesterol

5/20/2013 - Maca is a plant that is native to the Andes mountains of Peru, and which is characterized by its fleshy taproot. This taproot (which is usually what is meant when people speak of 'maca') has been used by the indigenous Peruvians for centuries as a vegetable and medicinal herb, and it remains prized...

Maca enhances libido, increases sperm count, and reduces post-menopausal symptoms

3/18/2012 - Maca (Lepidium mayenii), also known as Peruvian ginseng, is a favorite herb in South America to increase sexual desire in both men and women. It only grows high in the Andes mountains in Peru. While traditionally prepared as a root vegetable similar to radishes, maca is used primarily in powder form...

Maca Root: A Compelling True Adaptogen Affects the Body and Mind

6/30/2010 - Maca has been cultivated and grown high in the Andean Mountains of Peru for thousands of years. Only recently, the many health benefits of maca have been brought to the awareness of the developing world. Also called "Peruvian Ginseng," this hardy root grows where no other cultivated crop can survive....

Maca is the ancient superfood of the Incas

5/13/2010 - Superfood enthusiasts know all about the incredible nutritional powers of maca. This superfood, grown in the high Andes mountains in Peru, is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, tannins, complex alkaloids and other phytochemicals. It's one of the favorite powders to add to any smoothie, and it's...

Maca Gives Potential Relief for Migraine Sufferers

4/27/2010 - People who suffer from the debilitating pain of migraine headaches need relief. Could the solution be found in a radish-like root vegetable that grows in an extreme climate where few other plants can survive? Might something the Incas consumed regularly 2,000 years ago be a modern day panacea for migraine...

Maca: Peruvian Superfood is Excellent for Libido and Nutrition

2/23/2010 - There are many plants and herbs that are able to affect libido in both men and women. However some of those plants, such as yohimbe, have negative side effects such as raising the heart rate and increasing blood pressure. Thanks to recent research done on a Peruvian plant, we now have a safe alternative...

Benefits of Maca Root: Find More Energy and Hormonal Balance

12/24/2009 - Find yourself depending on coffee for a boost in the morning? Why not try maca instead? Maca is a root from Peru; it's a tuber, like a potato, and offers an amazing energy boost for those with low energy. Maca however, unlike coffee, offers energy in a non-caffeinated way that supports the body. Maca...

Maca Restores Sexual Health without Raising Hormone Levels

6/9/2009 - Maca increases sperm count, shrinks enlarged prostates, increases libido, aids in sexual functioning, and reduces anxiety according to recent research findings. But maca is more than a new darling in the research lab. It is an herb that has stood the test of time, with anecdotal information passed from...

Maca is the New Old Herbal Supplement

2/26/2009 - This unusual root has been growing in high-altitude areas of South America for at least two-thousand years. Deliberately cultivated and harvested by Peruvian Incans, it was used as currency at one time. During Spanish colonization of Peru, maca was used by the Incans to pay taxes. Although known to...

Studies Show That Maca Boosts Sex Drive

8/29/2008 - Maca is a cruciferous vegetable that has been used in Peru for thousands of years as a food as well as for its libido boosting, health enhancing properties and high nutritional content. Maca can actually be traced back to the Incan empire, where warriors used it before entering into battle. However,...

Interview: Zach Adelman and Navitas Naturals discuss maca, cacao, Incan berries and goji berries

11/20/2006 - Mike: Hi, everyone. Let me introduce Zach Adelman from Navitas Naturals Company. Navitas Naturals offers maca powder, cacao powder, golden power Incan berries and Goji berries, which are all some of the best superfoods available in the world today. Zach Adelman with Navitas Naturals is going to give...

Interview with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods

7/17/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods. The company's web address is ruthshempfoods.com. Ruth, you have a line of hemp-based products. Could you give people an overview of your product line, and then we'll get into more of the history of your company and your experience? Shamai: Absolutely....

Maca Magic: the Peruvian superfood for hormone balance and much more

6/11/2005 - Mike: Today we're speaking with Todd Rumery. What's your position at Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories? Rumery: I'm the manager of sales and marketing on the national level, and what we're talking about here is Maca Magic. Maca is from Peru. Known as the superfood of the Inca, it's been around for...

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