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Maca – Your Wonder Herb For Fertility

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A very common issue that has been seen with couples is related to fertility. While many find it easy to conceives becomes a major worry for others. Unruly lifestyle and wrong food are the primary cause of infertility. Therefore, it is highly recommended that the couple who are struggling with fertility issues should adhere to a proper and nutritious diet. Keeping oneself fit and follow a proper and disciplined lifestyle itself solve the major causes of infertility issues. In case the fertility issues still do not get resolved by following all these measures, then herb “Maca” can do wonders.
Maca is one of the plants that is widely found in parts of the Southern parts of America, especially Peru. Hence it is also known by the name  Peruvian Ginseng. This is one herb that is loaded with great benefits as it helps to enhance fertility, trigger the energy levels and even the libido. Going forward, we will be studying what maca is? How does it help in boosting fertility, its advantages, the right way of taking it, the advised dosage of maca for enhancing fertility, the side-effects of its consumption?

What Is Maca?

Maca looks like a turnip and grows in extreme conditions of Southern America. This herb grows by facing strong and harsh winds, heavy sunlight, extreme cold weather conditions, etc. This herb has been extensively used in cooking as well as in the medical field.
This herb can be segregated in different classes subject to the root color. The roots of this herb can be black, red, yellow, or pink. The most common and hunted for Maca root is that of yellow color. Maca is nutrient loaded that provides support to the sperm and the egg; it even enhances the libido and the energy levels and is an asset for those who go through extreme stress.

 

How Does Maca Work For Fertility?

The herb Maca is beneficial for the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary glands and can even affect some vital hormones for both males as well as females. This herb comprises 31 types of minerals, 60 varieties of Phyto-nutrients, and a compound called glucosinolates. Glucosinolates can greatly influence the fertility issues of both men and women. Therefore, maca is an ideal choice for the ones suffering from infertility.
Here are four ways how Maca root boosts the fertility

  1. Maca roots act as a natural aphrodisiac, the substance that enhances libido when consumed. It also increases sperm count in men.
  2. As already mentioned above, maca is loaded with minerals and phytonutrients which increases the quality of the eggs and sperms
  3. Maca is an excellent hormone balancer and stress reducer. Do you know stress is the main factor that triggers infertility? By means of maca, depression and anxiety are found to reduce significantly. Likewise, maca supports the endocrine system, thereby, regulates the hormones, which is an essential factor that enhance fertility.
  4. It boosts the immunity significantly. Therefore maca is a blessing for those who are going through immune-related infertility.

Benefits Of Maca For Boosting Fertility

The herb Maca is loaded with numerous nutrients, minerals, and many compounds, as well. People of Peru have taken maca almost regularly, and so is considered safe for consumption. Let us study the benefits associated with it, and they are as follows:

1. Nutrients That Help Boost The Fertility

The root of Maca has many minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, fatty acids, fiber, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, and sterols that are known for boosting fertility.

2. It Helps To Stimulate The Sexual Desires

Maca is loaded with sterols, which are known to enhance the testosterone level and impede the production of estrogen.

3. Helps To Balance The Hormones

The root of Maca has no hormones, yet it supports the healthy production of hormones. It helps to control the master glands and even balance other glands, especially the thyroid, pancreas, and ovarian. This herb works wonders for ladies suffering from menopause, PMS, etc.

4. Readily Available And Affordable As Well

The powder of Maca can easily be found in al health and food supply stores, either as capsules or powder. Though capsules are slightly costlier than the powder and known to be cheaper than any other fertility treatments and more effective as well.

5. Boost The Sperm Count And Helps To Regulates Cycle

Studies show that Maca helps to boost sperm count, which in turn improves fertility in men, and in women, it helps to control their cycles, enhancing the fertility levels.

How To Take Maca For Fertility

Maca can undoubtedly be taken for fertility issues, but it is important to take only the ones that have roots and no stems and leaves. The Maca product can be found in three types, powder, tincture as well as capsules. Let us now see the form of taking Maca to resolve fertility issues, and they are:

Maca Powder

The maca powder comes in two forms, raw as well as gelatine based. The raw maca powder is nothing but the plain maca that is crushed into powder, Whereas, in the gelatine based form, the starch of the herb gets removed. This will make mica powder more beneficial and readily absorbable.
This powder can be consumed by adding it to juice, baked or grilled foods, smoothies, yogurt, etc.
Since no animal products are used, it is safe to be used both by vegans and vegetarians.

Maca Capsules

Consuming the Maca powder could be troublesome as one has to decide the way to have it. On the other hand, taking a capsule form of mica is easier as it can be consumed at the drop of a hat with a glass of water.

Maca Tincture

The Maca tincture is the liquid portion of the root, which is enriched with medicinal qualities and can be consumed by adding it to smoothies, juices, etc. It can even be taken with plain regular water as well.

Recommended Daily Intake Of Maca For Fertility

The dosage of the herb, as advised by the medical experts for enhancing or resolving fertility issues, is in between 1000-3000 mg daily. This can either be taken in one single dose or smaller quantities within the whole day. The dosage of Maca can be quite refreshing and energizing, so it is best to be taken before 3 pm so that it does not disturb the sleep at night.

Are There Any Side Effects Of Consuming Maca For Fertility?

Let us study some of the side effects that one can have after consuming Maca for fertility.

  • As the people in Peru used mica as food and as well as medicine, it is considered safe. Yet some women do feel stomach aches and even experience spotting when they consume the raw or gelatinized Maca for the very first time. It has been even reported that its consumption does bring changes in the menstrual cycle. However, it is not a cause of worry because, after the first time, the body hormones are balanced, the body starts to accept the minerals and nutrients present in Maca.
  • Some safety cautions state that mica is not safe to be taken during pregnancy. However, no cases of any ill- effects on the mother and the baby have been reported so far.
  • This herb works wonderfully and is a safe option to recover from the fertility issue and can even be taken to enhance fertility as it is a great tonic and supplement.

Thus, it can be said that Maca is not only good for fertility, but it also helps in the protection of the brain, enhancing the bone health, and helps to repair cognitive disorders. For men, it helps to repress prostate issues as well.

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