"Take Control Of Your Health And Escape The Sickness Industry" Elaine Hollingsworth "The only energy boosters I know of which are effective and safe are Ambrotose, by Mannatech, which is effective but expensive, and Peruvian Maca, which is effective and inexpensive. Both of those remedies support, rather than whip, the glands. Both work gently and slowly, building gradually to increase energy and wellbeing. Ambrotose is relatively new, Maca is ancient, having been used in Peru for 10,000 years with great success."
"We think Maca is the finest food supplement yet discovered. It is grown at 14.000 feet elevation, in the unpolluted Peruvian Andes."
Medical Journal Report On Sex Enhancing Herbal Extract Urology, a major peer-reviewed medical journal that first published the Viagra® study, will publish a study confirming the sex-enhancing effects of an extract of Maca, a root from the central highlands of Peru. "This is a significant development in maca research, and a breakthrough for the herbal industry," says Dr. David Forrester. "This is a very unusual development for a major medical journal to publish findings on a sex-enhancing herb." Since the release of the drug Viagra, a plethora of supplement companies have marketed herbal products purported to enhance libido and sexual function. But these products have lacked clinical validation. In the study which will appear in the April 2000 issue of Urology, mice fed Maca Root extract exhibited a significant increase in sexual activity when compared to the control group. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) has been used by Peruvians for centuries as an energy and sex-enhancing botanical. To investigate traditional maca use and cultivation, the Peruvian government sponsored research in the Andes highlands (see Expedition Bulletin). To unlock maca's chemical secrets, scientists conducted the most comprehensive analysis of maca ever performed. Under the direction of Dr. Qun Yi Zheng, chemists discovered several previously unknown compounds in the plant. To ensure product safety, a cultivator donated an industry brand extract for oral toxicity testing. The results revealed no toxicity and an absence of adverse pharmacalogic effects. Further in vivo studies showed that the maca extract promotes libido, sexual potency and energy. Animals fed the extract greatly increased their sexual activity, engaging in sex far more frequently than usual. The Urology article, authored by Dr. Zheng and colleagues, describes the studies. Anecdotal reports from individuals given Maca further confirm the sex-enhancing effects of the extract. Users claim a significant increase in libido, enhanced sexual function, and increased frequency of sex. Article:
Female Viagra! (Source: the Scottish Herbal News Media)
In Scotland, a natural aphrodisiac being touted as the Female Viagra is being supplied. The liquid extract is said to be of benefit in boosting the libido of both sexes but of particular value to females. Harvested 13,000 feet up in the central Andes, the herb was considered so potent that the Incas confined its use to their royal family. After almost becoming extinct, the plant's properties to improve sex lives and fertility are again being seized on in the wake of the world-wide Viagra craze.
From only a few acres of the crop in 1995, there are now 1500 acres with plans to plant a further 5000 acres. The liquid Maca, Express Extract?, "fully unlocks the potential of what the Incas called their superfood", say Herbal propionates in Europe, "It's very hot stuff and it's going to be very big as it does not have any side-effects". Apart from increasing sexual stamina and Fertility, its other uses include hormone re-placement therapy and the easing of pre-menstrual tension. While some companies are seeking patents on the products derived from Maca, others consider it a gift to the world and offer it without a patent.