• Menopause support
• Andropause support
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Sports performance
Supplement FactsServing Size:1 Capsule
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) (>0.6% Glucosinolates) … 500 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Capsule: hypromellose.
AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.
Source: Lepidum meyeni Walp.
What Is It?
Maca (Lepidium meyenii), a plant native to Peru, is a cruciferous plant whose roots are eaten as a vegetable by the native peoples. Along with a rich mineral content, Maca contains four alkaloids - the so-called macainas - which clinical and anecdotal experience suggests may nourish the endocrine glands in an adaptogenic fashion. AOR's Maca is sustainably harvested and supports its local economy.
What Does It Do?Primary Uses: Maca balances the effects of major steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, and may create effects that are specific to the condition of the individual, elevating low levels of some hormones while lowering levels of hormones present in excess. Health professionals who use Maca in their practices thus report that Maca assists in the maintenance of sexual function, can be helpful in normalizing menopausal and premenstrual symptoms. Some studies have not found changes in hormone levels yet still noted improvements in emotional and mental aspects of sexual function in both men and women, suggesting that Maca positively affects subjective sexual well-being.
Secondary Uses: As an adaptogen, it has been shown to support bone structure, fight stress, increase energy, and promote balanced blood glucose levels and cardiovascular health.
Who Should Take It?
Maca may function as an excellent adjunct or natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women and has been shown to improve libido in aging men and women. Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may also benefit from maca, and it functions as an adaptogen, supporting youthful energy levels and body functions.
Take 2 capsules twice a day without food for one month, then 2 capsules daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
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