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Sfera Maca Extra Strength 60caps

Maca is actually a tuber native to Peru that is known for its ability to balance hormones, increase fertility, boost adrenal healthy and improve thyroid function.

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60 Caps

R 210.00

Maca Extra Strength

INGREDIENTS:  one vegetarian capsule provides:

 

Maca 4:1 Extract (Lepidium meyenii)

200mg

Maca Powder (Lepidium meyenii)

300mg

Other ingredients:  Cellulose vegi-capsule

 

 

Sfera Maca features:

  • Vegan Friendly
  • THE FINAL PRODUCT CONTAINS NO FILLERS, BINDERS, PRESERVATIVES OR COLORANTS.
  •  Certified Organic by Organic EU and USDA-NOP (Netherlands and USA)
  • Certified Kosher by Union Israelita del Peru


Technical information:

Mechanism of Action of Lepidium Meyenii

Lepidium meyenii (Maca) supports the endocrine system by stimulating the pituitary gland.  The pituitary gland controls the ovaries and testes – maintaining the steroid hormones in healthy levels.

Maca also act on the adrenals, pancreas and thyroid.

By doing so, Maca nourishes the body and promotes its natural ability to normalize the levels of steroid hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

The most impressive property of Maca is that it does not contain hormones itself.  Instead it provides a unique set of nutrients that helps to balance the endocrine system. 

Here are benefits of Maca:

  • Optimal functioning of vital organs
  • Strengthening the immune system – contains notable levels of vitamin c, zinc and a host of other beneficial nutrients.
  • Menopause symptoms relief – Maca may help the body to normalize oestrogen imbalance in an entirely different way than phytoestrogen herbs.  Maca shows potential as natural HRT alternative.
  • PMS symptoms relief.
  • Increased physical and mental activity – Maca contains complex carbohydrates for more energy.
  • Sexual functioning – When the endocrine system maintains testosterone and oestrogen hormones in balanced levels, it notably may improve sexual functioning.
  • Fertility Enhancement – Maca stimulates each sex to respond in a gender appropriate manner.  In females Maca my help to increase egg follicle maturation and increase the number of follicles.  In males, it increases sperm count as well as increased sperm motility.
  • Maca have been shown protect cells against oxidative damage.

 

More facts:

  • Dried Maca root contains 59% Carbohydrates; 10.2% protein; 8.5% fibre; and 2.2% lipids including linolenic, palmitic, and oleic acids.
  • It contains sterols such as campesterol, stigmasterol, and beta-sitosterol.
  • It also contains significant amounts of minerals including iron, calcium and copper. [1]
  • Two polyunsaturated fatty acids, macaene and macamide, are used as compounds for maca. [2]
  • Lipid extracts of macaene and macamide seem to increase sexual activity and correct erectile dysfunction in experimental animals. The mechanism for this activity is unknown. [3]
  • Maca does not appear to significantly affect serum concentrations of reproductive hormones including testosterone, estradiol, and 17-hydroxyprogesterone in healthy men. [4]
  • Maca also contains glucosinolates, which might have cancer-protecting properties and central nervous system effects.  [5] [6]

 

Safety Concerns:

Maca is a natural cruciferous, it is eaten on a daily basis in Peru with no risks and it does not produce any allergenic reaction.  However, in rare cases, extremely sensitive people could have bad reaction to Maca, but this is not common.

Adverse Reactions – none reported. 

Interactions with herbs and other dietary supplements – None known.

Interactions with drugs – None known

Interactions with foods – None known

Interactions with lab tests – None known

Interactions with Diseases or Conditions – None known

Pregnancy and lactation – Pregnant women and nursing mothers can safely take Maca since it is a safe food vegetable.


Dosage and Administration:

Oral:  1 capsule taken 3 times a day with food.

Comments:

Maca grows in centralPeruin the high plateaus of theAndesMountains.  It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in theAndesMountainsfor at least 3000 years.  Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odour similar to butterscotch (or horlicks).  It was also used to enhance fertility of humans and livestock. [7][8]

Maca is the highest altitude-cultivated crop in the world.  At an altitude of 4419.6m above sea level, it grows higher than light planes can legally fly.

 

References:

 [1] Economic Botany 2001;55 :255-62

[2] Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 2002;50:988-99

[3] J Endocrinol 2003;176:63-168

[4] Urology 2000;55:598-602

[5] J Agric Food Chem 2002;50:5621-25

[6] Economic Botany 2001;55:255-62

[7]NationalAcademyof Science.  Lost Crops of the Incas.  Little-Known Plants of theAndeswith Promise for Worldwide Cultivation (1989). 

[8] Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 2002;50:988-99