The Planet Magazine
PERUVIAN FOOD OF THE GODS
Lacking energy? – Hormones out of balance? – Feeling old before your time?
From the high regions of the Andes Mountains of Peru comes a root vegetable rich in nutrients and minerals. Reputed to have amazing restorative, balancing and energizing qualities, it is known as the plant Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon). Farmed by hand and grown free of chemicals and pesticides at approximately 14,000 feet, where the purity of the ground, air and water assure the organic potency of this plant.
How does it work?
Dr Gloria Chacon, the scientist responsible for much of the research on maca says, “it is important to remember that Maca itself does not contain any hormones, but it’s actions on the body stimulates the pituitary into producing precursor hormones. Research indicates that the alkaloids present in Maca act on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis, which explains why the plant has an equal effect on men and women. This also explains why it affects not only the sex glands but the adrenals, pancreas and thyroid, giving a feeling of greater energy and vitality, a natural boost for those suffering chronic fatigue, stress or burnout.
Alternative to HRT and Viagra?
Remember that Maca works on men and women without introducing ‘natural’ or synthetic hormones. The body has a chance to produce what is needed at the time, according to the needs, age and gender of the individual, and there is no usage of time-bomb drugs that throw the entire body into confusion.
Lack of Libido?
As Dr Garry F. Gordon, President of the International College of Advanced Longevity Medicine in America, said: “what I see in Maca is a means of normalising hormones like testosterone, progesterone and oestrogen. Therefore it has the facility to forestall the hormonal changes of ageing. Maca acts on men and women to restore them to a healthy functional status in which they experience a more active libido. We currently live in an era in which almost everyone will be doing something to deal with the hormonal consequences of ageing. And Maca is now readily available”.
Maca may assist
- Menopausal symptoms
- Energy booster
- Male impotence/Erectile dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue
- Period/cycling problems