Maca Root Extract

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Where it's from: Peru and Bolivia

Form: Extract

Benefits of Maca Root Extract

  • Mental performance
  • Calm
  • Relieves hot flushes
  • Vitality

    What is Maca Root Extract? 

    Maca is a hardy plant native to the high Andes in South America and has only come to the attention of Western medicine relatively recently. Extracts of the root of the Maca plant have been studied for balancing hormones, helping maintain both your physical and mental health, supporting your stamina and improving feelings of vitality.

    Used in traditional Andean medicine to relieve menopausal symptoms, research suggests that Maca Root can help to balance hormones. This means it can provide relief to both physiological and psychological symptoms that are experienced during perimenopause and menopause, including hot flushes, night sweating, interrupted sleep, nervousness, depression and heart palpitations. Discover the ‘12 most common symptoms of menopause’ and ‘8 unusual symptoms of the menopause’. 

    Peruvian farmers use the Maca plant for enhancing fertility. Some studies suggest that Maca can improve male sexual desire and reduce anxiety, depression and sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women. These effects are why it’s also called ‘Peruvian ginseng’, despite it not being related to the ginseng family. 

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