Maca (Lepidium meyenii) - Of the radish family, the incas have used maca for 3,000 years as an energy and sex-enhancing botanical.
The most popular source of Maca is MacaPureTM from Pure World Botanicals of New Jersey.
Pure World sponsored research in the Peruvian highlands to discover Macas chemical secrets. Under the direction of Dr. Qun Yi Zheng, Pure Worlds team of chemists identified several previously unknown compounds in the plant. After the discovery, MacaPureTM was standardized to these compounds.
MacaPureTM extract was tested for oral toxicity to ensure product safety. The end result was no toxicity and a complete absence of adverse pharmacological effects. In vivo studies concluded that MacaPure TM extract promotes libido, sexual potency and energy. MacaPureTM extract users claim a significant increase in libido, and dramatically improved sexual function, resulting in increased frequency of sex.
The following is a list of Maca's potential uses:
- alleviate erectile problems
- improve libido in men and women
- relieve menopause symptoms
- natural Viagra alternative
- enhance sexual function
- help vaginal lubrication
Potential Side Effects