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The #1 Sex Secret of the Incas – Maca
The #1 Sex Secret of the Incas – Maca
High up in South America’s Andes Mountains grows an ancient plant. It thrives at heights – 2 to 3 miles above sea level – most plants can’t tolerate. For more than 2,000 years, it’s been an important source of food and medicine.
Especially medicine. Because this hardy herb is the little-known sex secret of the Incas. And much more.
Maca isn’t well known outside its home range. But it was revered by the Incas. In a harsh land where few food crops grow, maca was vital for life. And for health.
Today, the Inca’s descendants still grow maca. And it’s a big part of traditional herbal medicine. Especially for male virility.
Inca warriors made a point to eat maca before battle. They believed it gave them courage and stamina. They also believed it made them equally invincible in the bedroom.
Something certainly made the Inca unusual. They built one of history’s greatest empires without the wheel or writing. Modern research suggests maca may have been part of their success.
Maca is truly a wonder plant. Although it grows in poor soil and under harsh conditions, it packs a powerful nutritional punch.
Just 3-1/2 ounces of maca delivers almost a third of your daily protein. It’s high in fiber… contains almost 5 times the vitamin C you need… plus it’s fairly high in B vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese. And one serving will more than fill your daily need for copper.
Maca is also remarkable in that it’s fairly high in carbs, but actually promotes healthy blood sugar levels!
All of this would qualify maca as a superfood. But the Inca warriors were right about one more thing. Maca also has powerful effects on sexual health.
Legend has it maca turned Inca warriors into tigers in the bedroom. So Peruvian scientists set out to test the legend. They gave maca to men ranging from 21 – 56 years old. Within a few weeks, the men reported an increase in sexual desire.1
In another study, doctors tested maca on men with erection problems. They gave some men maca, while others took a placebo.
Both groups showed improvement. But the maca group showed much more. And in areas the placebo group didn’t. The bottom line? Maca supported stronger erections and greater sexual satisfaction.2
Maca may support more satisfying sex in yet another way.
Prostate growth is a common cause of sexual problems. And studies show maca has a positive effect on swollen prostate glands. Maca appears to encourage a slowing of growth – or even shrinking – of the prostate.3
So far, I’ve only mentioned men. But maca may be useful for you ladies, too.
The change can cause women to feel blue and uninterested in sex. Research led by Boston’s MA General Hospital shows maca can help. In this study, women taking maca felt better – and were more interested in sex – than women who didn’t.4
Other studies show maca may help boost energy, improve memory, strengthen reproductive health, support bone health, healthy blood pressure, and much more.5
To take advantage of maca’s many benefits, you’ll find a few nutritional supplements are available. Most are male health supplements. But you may find maca powder at your local health food store.
Yours in continued good health,
Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
1 Gonzales, G.F., et al, ” Effect of Lepidium meyenii (MACA) on sexual desire and its absent relationship with serum testosterone levels in adult healthy men ,” Andrologia. Dec 2002; 34(6): 367-372.
2 Zenico, T., et al, ” Subjective effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) extract on well-being and sexual performances in patients with mild erectile dysfunction: a randomised, double-blind clinical trial, ” Andrologia. Apr 2009; 41(2): 95-99.
3 Shrivastava, A. and Gupta, V.B., ” Various treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia: A current update ,” Saudi Journal of Health Sciences. 2012; 1(2): 53-60.
4 Dording, C.M., et al, “ A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Maca Root as Treatment for Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction in Women ,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2015; Article ID 949036: 9 pages.
5 Gonzales, G.F., ” Maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp), a review of its biological properties ,” Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2014; 31(1): 100-110.
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