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Enhancer/ Boost Sex Drive
Several quality research studies in male and females show that it
one research study done on human subjects on 2008 by C.M. Dording CM et
al., the researchers concluded that the herb "may also have a
beneficial effect on libido.”
In another study
by G.F. Gonzales et al. in 2002, his research team came to the
conclusion that this libido enhancement effect is not associated with
any increase in testosterone levels in human subject. It "has an
independent effect on sexual desire at 8 and 12 weeks of treatment".
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studies show that it improves erectile function in rats.
double-blinded research study done by C.M. Dording et al (2008),
the researchers found that, "maca was well tolerated. Maca root may
alleviate SSRI-induced sexual
dysfunction, and there may be a dose-related effect."
There is a number of clinical studies that show it works to treat
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||Fertility Enhancement in Males
one study done on rats by J. Rubio et al. in 2006, it prevented the
effect of a toxin (lead) on damaging and reducing sperm production. It
concluded that it may become “a potential treatment of male infertility
associated with lead exposure.”
In a 4 month study in human male
subjects conducted by G.F. Gonzales in 2001 "resulted in increased
seminal volume, sperm count per ejaculum, motile sperm count, and sperm
One small study showed that taking this herb resulted in less
psychological symptoms including anxiety and depression, and lowers
This benefit was not because of changes in hormone levels in the postmenopausal women.
Randomized clinical trials have shown that maca has a favorable positive effects on energy and mood.
||Increase Sperm Count
research studies showed that it increases the sperm count significantly
in rats. This would lead to increase fertility in animals with lower
One research study in rats done by M. Gasco
revealed that “it seems to act as a modulator of sperm count at the
reproductive tract level.” The effect on sperm count appeared as
quickly as in one day.
||Fertility Enhancement in Females
one study by A.C. Ruiz-Luna in 2005, it significantly increased the
uterine weight and the number mice produced by pregnant rats. We have
no studies in humans to confirm this.
Research studies show that it significantly shrinks enlarged prostate
in rats show that it significantly improves glucose tolerance (which
leads to diabetes) and reduces the amount of glucose in the
in rats show that it significantly lowers total cholesterol, the “bad”
cholesterol (LDL or low density lipoproteins) and VLDL (very low
density lipoproteins, a type of fat).
In a study done in rats by J. Rubio in 2007 showed that it improves
Research studies show that it seems to inhibit and slow down cancer
cells growth in animal studies.
Studies showed that it has can significantly reduce feelings of
depression in experimental rats.
In animal studies, it was able to prevent bone loss due to the lack of
estrogen (such as would be found in post-menopausal women).