Maca: The Adaptogen for Female Libido

Maca: The Adaptogen for Female Libido

A low sex drive is commonly known as a “low libido”.

It is problem that often affects both men and women. Through research we know that it can be linked to anxiety, a lack of energy and vitality, medical condition, or tensions in personal relationships. Most sexual problems however between couples are caused by a lack of libido. Sexual libido in a relationship requires two people. Both partners need to feel connected and women especially need the feeling of being close. Poor communications, a sense of betrayal, lack of trust, and repeated fighting and criticism may create a relationship that lacks closeness and intimacy. Counseling often helps if the couples challenges are difficult to resolve, but DIET is a less spoken of solution in North America but can truly be a savior in the bedroom!

One of the oldest and most natural products for addressing a low libido is called Maca.

Maca has been used for centuries throughout Peru and other South American countries as an Aphrodisiac. For women it reduces blood pressure and depression while increasing vitality and libido. Maca has also been shown to increase blood flow to the vaginal area helping a woman to achieve orgasm much more easily. Likewise for men, Maca increases sexual desire, has been known to correct erectile dysfunction and has been shown to increase sperm levels in semen. More and more research is being done on this natural remedy and is showing amazing results. One such study done in 2002 illustrated that men who took between 1.5 and 3 grams Maca per day experienced increased their libido compared with the male participants who only received a placebo. This makes Maca a powerhouse for couples in their lovemaking.

Maca is a root vegetable primarily growing in the high Andean mountains of Peru. It is resembles a turnip but tastes more like a potato. Maca contains many carbohydrates, protein, fats, and dietary fiber. It is also rich in iron, selenium, magnesium, calcium and fatty acids. In addition to increasing sexual libido, it has been used for hundreds of years in Peru to treat menopausal symptoms in women and to increase memory while helping to reduce depression.  In addition Maca is known for several purported benefits including reducing stress, and boosting the immune system.  It can help those suffering from chronic fatigue and may help lower cholesterol. The energizing effect of Maca also may help with weight loss as it promotes exercise and stimulates the thyroid. Master Maca? I think YES!


Archaeology illustrates that Maca has been used by the Peruvians for over 2,00 years. It is difficult for us to conceive of a little vegetable helping humans for that long here on earth. The Peruvian farmers were smart and observant, knowing that nature often educates us before we even engineer the land. At first they noticed that after farm animals fed on Maca, the animals demonstrated increased energy levels while showing improved fertility. For a farmer this was good news! Today there exists over 1,000 hectares of growing Maca fields in Peru which are being cultivated and used to increase vitality, libido and one’s energy. Intimacy cannot be achieved without these three ingredients and thus improves a couple’s relationship. Maca… most definitely poses as a powerful punch to any difficulty in the bedroom!