What Maca Is Used For?
Gary F. Gordon, M.D., former
president of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, now Founder and
President of the International College of Advanced Longevity Medicine, located in Chicago,
Illinois, bases his appreciation of MACA on his own experience of it and states that
improves the quality of life in the area of sexuality.
Henry Camponile, M.D., of St.
Petersburg, Florida states that his first menopausal patient "started to feel better
four days after she began taking Maca", and finds that it promotes energy unlike any
other herb he has used.
Dr. Gloria Chacon de
Popovici, PhD, "Maca is a miracle herb sent my god to help humanity. This herb
can cause men and women to eliminate or reduce suffering in many areas of their
Dr. John Lichtenstein, M.D.
acupuncturist and Family Medicine practitioner, agrees that Maca
is an herb that
is of great benefit.
Dr. Richard Brown, M.D. author of
STOP DEPRESSION NOW, says that Maca
promise for the health and well being of men and women.
Dr.Mark Smith , M.D. has
said, "I have noticed a significant
level of more balanced energy, stamina & endurance markedly during cardio vascular
workouts using MACA".
Malaspina, a cardiologist practicing complementary medicine in
Lima, Peru, has been using Maca in his practice for more than ten years. Dr.
Malaspina first found out about Maca through a group of sexually active older
men who were taking the herb with good results. "One of these individuals
in our group started taking Maca and found he was able to perform satisfactorily
in a sexual relationship with a lady friend. Soon, everyone in the group
began drinking the powdered Maca as a beverage and enjoying the boost that the
root was giving their hormonal functions. I have several of these men as
patients, and their improvement prompted me to find out more about Maca and
begin recommending it to my other patients on a regular basis."
also frequently prescribes Maca to women experiencing premenstrual discomfort or
menopausal symptoms. "There are different medicinal plants that work on the
ovaries by stimulating them," he says. "With Maca though, we should
say that it regulates the ovarian function." Dr. Malaspina further notes
that "Maca regulates the organs of internal secretion, such as the
pituitary, the adrenal glands, and the pancreas. I have had perhaps two hundred
female patients whose perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms have been
alleviated by taking Maca."