Quite many are asking if maca has any influence on enhancing sex drive in both men and women.
So, here’s the story: Thousands of years ago, Andean people would take their herd to higher altitudes. Sometimes they would take them even as high altitude as where maca grows (between 10 000 and 15 000 feet). They noticed when taking their herds to areas where maca grew, their herds became stronger and more fertile. Soon maca was given to ordinary people and the results were as effective.
The legend also has it that this food was given warriors before the battle, to gain strength and energy. But, the legend also says that after a victory, soldiers were forbidden to consumer maca in order to protect women from soldiers powerful libido impulses.
Peruvians continue to use this root as food and as a medicine to this day. Both men and women find that maca improves their difficulties they may experience in maintaining good loving relationships especially as they age. Especially people well along in years claim maca restore their sex drive and boost their libido significantly.
What research says about maca’s influence on sex drive
Researchers point to two group of novel compounds in maca, the macamides and macaenes as likely sex and energy enhancers. In the experiments, sexual activity and stamina increased significantly as the quantities of macamides and macaenes in the diet increased.
Also in a study reported in the Journal Of Urology showed that oral administration of maca extract significantly enhanced the sexual function of mice and rats.
So, that maca increases sex drive in both men and women is very well documented and proven to be the fact. Different studies demostrated that maca promotes libido, potency and energy. Maca is also great to treat ED, impotence, increases sperm count, thus improve overall sexual health and libido in both men and women.
Maca is libido enhancer
Maca root has been used in Peru since Inca time as a sex-enhancing food. It is believed that this root has ability to balance entire endocrine system and it is effective when it comes to normalizing the body’s natural hormone levels, thus boosting libido in men. Today the maca root and its extract are used in medical practice in Peru and other countries around the world.
Instead of using different kind of artificial supplements, which may harm other parts of the body, with high confidence and pleasure many began to rely on natural wonder foods, especially when it comes to boosting libido.
As a natural alternative maca is also found to be a very effective proven herb for increasing libido, combat stress and lift energy levels in men not only in Peru but also in USA, Asia and Europe.
Lack of sexual activity
There are different reasons why men experience low libido such as the key hormone testosterone level drops (hormonal imbalance),nitric oxide levels decline, increased stress levels some caused by excessive drinking, some due to smoking, over eating and not exercising. The list is long.
Mostly, reasons to lack sexual activity is due to unbalanced hormonal levels. This would mean there is little or too much of mainly testosterone hormone. When out of balance, the body produces chemicals which directly affect hormones and the body system in general, especially mental state and physical abilities.
To some sexual drive goes down due to increased stress hormone, to some due to unbalanced life style and to some due to aging process. As a result men report decrease in erection or premature ejaculation, lack of sexual desire and so on.
Regulating essential hormones is really important if a better, stronger, longer-lasting sex life is to be experienced regardless of what age men is.
Men use Maca to cure impotence, erectile problems or when needed to increase testosterone levels.
Study results about maca and libido
To investigate maca’s health benefits scientist were conducting different studies in Peru, USA. In depth analysis shows that maca is nutritionally very potent food. Study research reveals an assortment of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, sterols, fatty acids, glucosinates and polysaccharides found in maca. They also discovered two novel compounds, the macamedes and macaenes. These two compounds are believed to be responsible for maca’s sex boosting properties.
This idea was also tested in vivo studies where was revealed that the maca extract promotes libido, sexual potency and increased frequency of sex. Individuals who consumed maca also got sexual results, thus normalzing steroid hormones like testosterone, progesterone and estrogen (In a research, men aged 21-56 years received maca for eight weeks in order to observe changes in sexual desire. Treatment with maca improved sexual desire).
If men have too much estrogen in their bodies, they can suffer from erectile dysfunction or absent libido. Maca is adaptogenic, therefore it responds to the needs of the body into which it is absorbed according to the age and gender of an individual. When taking this root, male libido will increase as well as their sperm count.