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What is Maca?

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MACA

Maca is a powerful herb that has been in use for thousands of years mostly to treat issues associated with women’s health and hormones. However, maca has been studied and proven effective for many different health conditions. It also serves as an adaptogen which aids in the body’s response to stress.

HERBS USED TO INCREASE FERTILITY AND SEXUAL DESIRE

Maca’s effectiveness in increasing and enhancing fertility has been studied in both men and women. When taken by men, studies show that maca can increase both the volume and motility of sperm. When taken by women, maca promotes the balance of two essential hormones for fertility, estrogen and progesterone. When these hormones are out of balance, the ability to conceive is greatly compromised.

Perhaps, the most well-known effect of maca is its ability to increase sexual desire and enhance libido. In both men and women, libido declines with age. Maca is an effective tool against this symptom and can increase sexual desire in both men and women.

TREATING MENSTRUAL CYCLE IRREGULARITIES WITH MACA

One of the complaints heard most often from female patients is menstrual cycle irregularities due to aging or hormone disruptors, such as the discontinuation of birth control. Maca can be extremely powerful in combating these irregularities and reducing the symptoms caused by them. Maca can also help alleviate hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

Some research suggests that maca can be beneficial in improving bone density in patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis. This is commonly seen in both peri- and post-menopausal women.

HOW TO REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE AND INCREASE COGNITIVE FUNCTION NATURALLY

In several studies, the flavonoid content of maca has been shown to improve mood and significantly reduce depression and anxiety. Recent research also discovered that maca possesses the ability to reduce blood pressure naturally in as little as 12 weeks.

Additionally, maca can be beneficial in increasing cognitive function which usually declines with age. The herb also increases brain power by stimulating more mitochondrial activity which also typically decreases with age.

If you are interested in learning more about how maca may benefit you and how to implement this powerful herb in your personal health regimen, please call Renaissance Health Centre at 702-258-7860 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Erica Soria today.

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