Maca History

Maca History

Maca has become known also under the name of “Ginseng Andes”, “Peru Ginseng”, “Natural Viagra Plant” due to its high content of protein, vitamins, minerals, phosphorous, alkaloids and plant sterols.

Maca is the ideal supplement for students, professionals, writers, athletes and every type of peron because of the enhancement of physical and mental energies it provides.

Maca has been used for centuries in the Andes to enhance fertility in humans and animals. Shortly after the Spanish conquered South America, they found that the livestock was reproducing poorly in the highlands. The local Indians recommended to feed the animals with maca, the results were so impressive that gave Spanish chronicles in-depth reports. Even colonial records of some 200 years ago indicated that payment of (just) nine tons of maca was demanded by one Andean area for this purpose.

Today in Peruvian herbal medicine, it is reported that Maca is used as an immunostimulant, for anemia, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, sterility (and other reproductive and sexual disorders) and to enhance memory.

Maca has been growing worldwide popularity in recent years thanks to several marketing campaigns in the U.S. which upheld its energetic properties, fertility-boosting, hormone balancers, aphrodisiac, and, especially, sexual performance-boosting.

Other (anecdotal) herbal medicinal uses in the U.S. and abroad include increasing energy, life force, and endurance in athletes, promote mental clarity, treats male impotence and helps with menstrual irregularities, female hormonal imbalances, menopause, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Maca Properties

Protein: Maca has an average of 11 g% in the dried root.

Fibers: The Maca root cellulose found lingina, ie a large number of fibers. So much interest in the fibers arising from the investigations that resulted in a large amount of fiber decreases the risk of cancer of the large intestine, stimulating bowel function helping the body eliminate food waste that are not used.

Carbohydrates: These are the main sources of human energy and vegetables cheaper and easier to swallow.

Starch: Starch of Maca contains calcium, iron, forming chemical compounds that will influence own nutrition and consumer health.

Maltose is a disaccharide with reducing power is not found in large amounts in nature, and like many other oligosaccharides are obtained by partial hydrolysis of larger molecules.

Fructose or Lebulosa: A sugar used by the seminal plasma for sperm production.

Tannins: Tannins are used internally as an adjunct in the treatment of diarrhea.
Combined with other medicines has utility in the treatment of inflammatory processes of small extent as chronic ulcers, sores, etc..

Fatty acids: There are fatty acids used as antiseptics and / or local antiseptic, fungicide and food preservative.

Alkaloids Maca has four alkaloids Macaína 1, 2, 3 and 4. The alkaloids exert physiological effects on humans and animals, act in very small amounts, causing notable effects. Alkaloids have characters themselves are very different from proteins, they are soluble salts formed with acids and dissolving in organic solvents. The alkaloid extract of Maca is a harmless chemical in very small amounts, but they stimulate the reproductive system regulating hormones found in the brain, but not only that, but it helps growth hormones. The alkaloid extract of Maca could activate the hormones that regulate the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.

Macronutrients: Maca root has vitamins and minerals essential for life because it serves as a nutritional adjunct in patients with tuberculosis, HIV, leukemia, anemia and convalescents.

Calcium: Calcium in maca is a vital element for the development of living beings. He’s focused on the ground in greater numbers than in milk is essential for the formation of bones, teeth, skeleton and blood clotting in heart function, nerve and blood system.

Phosphorus: Phosphorus Maca helps the structural features affecting the skeleton and soft tissues, and regulatory functions as neuromuscular transmission of chemical and electrical stimuli.

Micronutrients and trace elements: In this part of the plant there are many minerals in a small amount but which together help antibody production by lymphocyte cells type B, which decrease if they are deficient.

Magnesium: A deficiency of this element in the body is unlikely, in any way, if there is deficiency can occur in diarrhea, and a vast magnesium deficiency can lead to loss of susceptibility in the mechanical and acoustical visual stimulus.

Potassium Potassium is involved in regulating the osmotic pressure and acid-base balance, its activity is only carried out inside the cells.

Iron: Helps in making hemoglobin to prevent anemia caused by a lack of these. Still, the excessive amount of iron can be harmful because it blocks the proper absorption of phosphorus in the body and can lead to rickets.

Silicon: Help especially connective tissues, including the aorta, trachea, tendons, bones and skin as they contain most of the silicon body.

Sodium: potassium promotes Along with the drop in blood pressure. It was found that the increase in the daily diet of the sodium-potassium ratio helps people with hypertension, however, an excessive increase of this ratio might lead to a decrease in susceptibility to cerebral accidents not swung-dependent pressure.

Manganese has been shown that an experimental diet lacking this element, led to the withdrawal of growth in mice and altered reproduction in rats. Still, pending results in people.

Copper: Copper is very important because iron absorbs the digestive tract and is likely to be involved in the favorable formation of hemoglobin. The lack of copper leads to cutting a large amount of enzymes necessary for the body.

Tin and aluminum: These elements are generally associated with calcium and silica, carbonates and silicates form involved in the formation.