Often referred to as an Incan superfood, Maca is considered by many as a potent, yet safe, fertility-enhancing herb with relevance for both women and men.
Often referred to as an Incan superfood, Maca is a cruciferous plant native to the mountainous regions of Peru. It has been used for centuries as a folk remedy thought to benefit libido and energy levels.
Maca’s relevance to fertility can be traced back to Incan times, when farmers made the connection between their herd’s consumption of the Maca plant and increased fertility rates. Fast forward several hundred years and Maca is still considered by many as a potent, yet safe, fertility-enhancing herb with relevance for both women and men.
One study examined the effects of Maca supplementation in men for a period of four months. At the conclusion of the test period, significant increases in sperm count, motility, and semen volume were observed. Animal studies with Maca have also indicated that it may benefit overall sperm health and encourage healthy spermatogenesis (sperm production). Many people also believe that men may experience an increase in sexual desire and function when taking Maca.
It is thought that Maca’s benefit to female fertility comes from its ability to restore hormonal balance. In particular, it is believed that Maca may help suppress estrogen dominance, and encourage a favorable estrogen/progesterone balance conducive to achieving pregnancy. Many women also report an increase in libido and sexual function when taking Maca.
Here’s our list of most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed or you need further clarification, please contact us directly.
Is this product for men or women?
Maca can be used by both men and women to optimize reproductive health and wellness.
Do you use black or yellow Maca?
It is yellow Maca.
What is the dosage for Maca?
The daily dosage for our Maca supplement is one capsule a day. You receive a 2 month supply per bottle.
When should I begin use?
Maca is a daily use supplement, and you can begin use once received. For women, you can use the supplement throughout the course of your cycle -even during menstrual bleeding.
Can I take Maca when pregnant?
Once pregnancy is confirmed with either a blood or urine test, we recommend that you discontinue use of Maca.
Can I take Maca during breastfeeding ?
We do not recommend using Maca while breastfeeding.