Maca 180 capsules - adaptogen out of Peru from Lepidum meyenii | AOR
Maca is Lepidum meyenii Walp., an hypocotyl of the Brassica family which grows exclusively in the Peruvian Andes in a narrow elevation range. Maca has been used traditionally since precolonial times as an adaptogen, to provide balance in menopause, and to support sexual function; this latter use is supported by recent clinical and experimental studies. Maca's mechanism of action remains to be elucidated, but is independent of any effect on androgens.
An Adaptogenic Plant
Maca is an extract of a Brassica-family plant, found in the Andes of Peru. Maca's traditional uses include helping the body adapt to stress, helping with symptoms of menopause, and supporting sexual function. Maca's active ingredients are four compounds known as alkaloids which act on the endocrine glands to balance the effects of steroid hormones including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Support for Balanced Hormones
Maca's effects appear to be specific to the age, sex and neuroendocrine condition of each individual. It raises levels of hormones that are too low, and lowers levels of those that are excessively high. As an adaptogen, Maca helps to fight stress and increase energy. It also helps to maintain healthy levels of blood glucose. In men, Maca helps to maintain sexual function. In women, it helps to normalize menopause and premenstrual symptoms.
A Natural Solution
Maca is a natural balancer of steroid hormones. Its effects help the body to regulate its own production of natural sex hormones. AOR's Maca comes from an ecologically responsible, pesticide-free source.
• menopause support
• andropause support
• premenstrual syndrome
• sports performance
Maca (Lepidium peruvium chacon), a plant native to Peru, is a cruciferous plant whose roots are eaten as a vegetable by the native peoples. Along with a rich mineral content, Maca contains four alkaloids -- the so-called macainas -- which clinical and anecdotal experience suggests may nourish the endocrine glands in an adaptogenic fashion. That is, by balancing the effects of major steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone,
Maca may create effects that are specific to the age and neuroendocrine condition of the individual, elevating low levels of some hormones while lowering levels of hormones present in excess. It is thus reported by some clinicians - including such MDs as cardiologist Dr. Hugo Malaspina, internist Dr. Aguila Calderon, complementary medical practitioner Dr. Henry Campanile, and chelation therapist Dr. Harold Clark -- that Maca assists in the maintenance of male sexual function, can be helpful in normalizing menopausal and premenstrual symptoms, including helping to maintain bone structure, fights stress and increases energy, and helps maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
AOR's Maca is the only maca supplement available which is grown in an environment free of pesticides and fertilizers. The harvesting process is socially as well as ecologically responsible: the root is purchased directly from traditional cattle herders in the Andes. The decision-making process on land use is communitarian/consensus-based, with the communal council having final say on crop planting and harvesting. This allows these peoples to retain aspects of their traditional culture while integrating to a necessary degree into the prevailing cash economy.
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Take two capsules twice a day for one month, then two capsules daily, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
Maca (Lepidum meyenii Walp.) (0.6% Glucosinolates) 375mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (maca extract), capsule (hypromellose, water)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature
keep out of reach of young children
Do not use when pregnant or nursing
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans