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Maca Extract (Powder) 5:1  200g

Energize Your Body

Price: AUD $44.95


Maca root is grown in the high Andes and traditionally used by Peruvians as food and for healing. It is considered as safe to eat as any other vegetable food. However, it contains unique alkaloids which activate or balance the entire endocrine system, and also strengthen the immune system. This may initially cause various reactions as the body tries to adjust and find a new balance. This can be a problem especially with the elderly or those on medical drugs. Therefore one should always start with a low dose, increase gradually, and cut back temporarily if and when any problems arise.

Its main use as a supplement is for menopausal and menstrual problems, infertility, libido, normalising thyroid, adrenal and prostate functions, increasing stamina, vitality and energy.

Menopause: Maca root is often used instead of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). While HRT can cause ovaries to atrophy, maca root simply helps to balance it by stimulating the pituitary gland. "Maca has proved to be very effective with menopausal patients in eliminating hot flashes and depression, and in increasing energy levels."
It is also believed to work as well for male menopause problems.

Infertility: Many man and women use maca root supplements to help combat infertility as well. It may help prevent/alleviate enlarged prostate, ease male impotence, as well as enhancing sexual desire and performance. Clinical studies indicate that Maca improves these conditions without increasing testosterone levels.

Menstrual Relief: Maca is also considered effective in relieving menstrual symptoms. Sometimes women found it helpful to take maca only on days 1-14 of their cycle (day 1 being the first day of bleeding). Taken on other days some PMS may get worse and/or skin breakouts. Experiment and see what works best for you.

Other Health benefits: Maca reputedly increases stamina, vitality and energy levels, and may be especially good for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It tends to improve alertness and concentration, helps to improve the body’s ability to handle stress (by enhancing the function of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary Axis). It helps with the fat metabolism as it has anti-lipidaemia properties, improves blood sugar problems or diabetes conditions, and stimulates the pancreas and regulates the thyroid. As an alternative to anabolic steroids it helps to build muscle.

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