October 30, 2018

Get In the Mood with Maca

Maca—you’ve probably seen it in foods like chocolate, energy bars, by itself, and in supplements. But what is it and what’s it for? Maca is a plant native to the Andes Mountains. It’s available in red, yellow and black varieties. While maca root has several uses, its most popular ones are for enhancing fertility and sexual function. The Sperm-Enhancing Effects of Maca Maca appears to enhance sperm-producing ability. In men, maca has been shown to increase sperm count and motility. A study of men ages 20 to 40 years found increases in sperm concentration and motility in comparison with non-supplemented group […]
March 28, 2017

Maca Is Hormone Balancer and Energy Booster

You may have seen maca popping up in trendy restaurants and wondering if this South American vegetable root may benefit your health. Maca grows wild at high elevations in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina and has recently gained popularity in U.S. cuisine. A relative of the radish, maca and often appears a brilliant yellow color with an odor similar to butterscotch though it does come in a range of colors from white to black. A member of the Brassica family, maca contains similar health benefits to other cruciferous veggies but is best known for its potential for boosting libido and […]