AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Maca tablets.
Maca extract comes from a root that has been consumed in the Andean diet for thousands of years as a root vegetable and food staple. Maca grows in central Peru in the Andes Mountains. As it grows at high altitudes, it is the highest growing food crop in the world. Maca is an adaptogen and known as a “superfood”. Adaptogens are known to raise overall life force energy. Maca contains protein, fiber, essential amino acids, a multitude of vitamins and fatty acids, and various minerals. It offers many benefits, such as those in sexual health, energy levels, and hormones.
Maca’s benefits in sexual health are widespread. Maca extract helps to improve sexual function and arousal, normalize menopause symptoms, and improve fertility in both men and women. For men, it encourages sperm production, mobility, and volume. In men, maca also reduces the prostate size, as a large prostate may have unhealthy results.
Maca’s cognitive benefits include improvements in mood and brain health, memory, focus, and capacity to learn. It helps with energy and stamina, improving athletic endurance and fighting chronic fatigue syndrome. It improves brain density and reduces depression, anxiety, and stress.
Maca also offers cardiovascular benefits. It is an antioxidant booster that combats diseases with high levels of “bad” cholesterol or impaired glucose tolerance. It helps to improve circulation and treat anemia (tired blood).
Joint improvements resulting from maca include treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and stronger teeth and bones. Maca may help with skin health by treating acne, improving the skin tone, decreasing skin sensitivity, and offering protection from UV radiation. It may also stimulate hair growth. Other improvements offered by maca include muscle gain, regulation of hormones, stimulation of thyroid function, treatment of tuberculosis, and the improvement of the immune system.
Consult a doctor before taking maca extract if you are also taking hormone-altering medications to treat illnesses, high blood pressure, or are a pregnant or nursing woman. Those with thyroid problems should take maca extract with caution. Take maca extract in moderation.