Maca root and sexual function in women
Article by Don GoldbergMaca root and sexual function in women
More than half of women who take antidepressants complain of sexual dysfunction, with many discontinuing treatment. In this study, 42 women with depression and sexual dysfunction from antidepressants took a placebo or 1,500 mg of maca root twice per day.
Maca is an herb (derived from a cruciferous vegetable native to the Andes Mountains of Perus, long used there as a food and medicine.
After 12 weeks, more women in the maca group reported being in remission, meaning better sex drive, arousal, vaginal lubrication, and ability to reach orgasm. In another measure, 30 percent of the women taking maca reported having restored normal sexual experience compared to 20 percent for placebo.
Additional Comments . . . from Don Goldberg
Interestingly, maca has been shown to be of value to both men and women. In men, studies have shown it to improve low libido and infertility, and women have used it successfully for menopause. It’s action in women is often categorized as “balancing hormones.”
Examples of quality maca supplements:
Code: 57076 Maca Root 1:2 Willner Phyto Tech 1 fl oz
Code: 62202 Macarich Maca 500 mg Natural Factors 90 Veggie Caps
Code: 56222 Maca 500 NOW Foods 250 Caps
Code: 33414 Maca Extract Standardized Nature’s Way 60 Caps
In fact, Willner Chemists carries maca supplements from fifteen different manufactures. To see a full listing, along with the current discount prices, go to www.willner.com and type “maca” in the “Enter Keyword” box under “Product Quick Search” at the upper left corner of the home page. The pharmacists and nutritionists at Willner Chemists are always available to help you select a product if you prefer.
Reference: Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2015, Article ID 949036, Published Online
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