Does Maca Root Increase Fertility?

Does Maca Root Increase Fertility?

Posted by The Maca Team on 20th May 2024

For as long as it’s been consumed by humans, maca root has been linked with numerous reported benefits ranging from increased libido to improved concentration and mental focus. Maca’s association with conception is twofold: it’s said to help men struggling with erectile dysfunction and sperm motility, and women with fertility. But is any of this based on fact?

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For some couples, the process of growing their family is easy and straightforward. Not all couples are so fortunate, though. It’s currently estimated that over 50% of men experience some degree of erectile dysfunction, and women may suffer from some sexual dysfunction as well. It can take a lot of work before that bundle of joy comes along, even requiring costly and uncomfortable procedures like IVF. But the problem isn’t a new one, and families throughout history have turned to numerous natural remedies to step up their fertility.

Maca originates in the Peruvian Andes region, where it’s been grown and harvested for over a thousand years. Native inhabitants of the Lake Junin plateau region where The Maca Team’s maca comes from have long celebrated the benefits of maca, consuming it themselves and feeding it to their livestock to increase the likelihood of conception. So how does it work?

Several studies have linked consuming maca with improvements in erectile dysfunction. Men participating in studies on the effects of maca on their ED have reported experiencing significant improvement in their general and sexual wellbeing. Tests performed on animal subjects found that regular servings of maca contributed towards improving sperm quantity, quality, and motility. While the research is ongoing, it appears that more and more of it demonstrates the success of maca in stimulating sexual desire and combating the effects of erectile dysfunction.

And men aren’t the only ones who struggle with a reduced sex drive. Maca has been found to bring some relief of symptoms in postmenopausal women, and to women suffering from SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction.

Maca contains neither testosterone nor estrogen. It is, however, an adaptogen, meaning that it exerts a “normalizing” effect on bodily functions. This manifests in large part by helping to balance your hormones.

Keep in mind that maca should be part of a healthy, balanced diet and exercise routine. Unlike Viagra or similar pharmaceuticals, maca root isn’t something that you can expect immediate results from. To see the effects of maca, you’ll need to incorporate it into your diet for a period of several days or even weeks before you experience any noteworthy change. But the wait is well worth it!

"We tried a lot of things to get pregnant before we learned about Peruvian Maca in a book on natural fertility. My husband and I started taking it religiously after that. I got pregnant 6 months later and I’m sure the maca helped." Jennifer and Ray Collins, Washington

Why Choose The Maca Team's Maca?

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Our maca products, including our raw powdered maca and liquid maca extracts, are all 100% fair trade, non-GMO, organically-grown maca root all the time. Our family-owned business works with local growers to ensure that our maca root is harvested sustainably, allowing the fields to rest between growing periods in order to protect the health of the land and ensure that we’re always able to import reliably good maca.

When you’re purchasing from us, our goal is for you to join the many happy customers who have been moved to contribute their testimonials of our products. So why not give The Maca Team’s maca a try? If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616!

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