Friday, April 27, 2007

A Natural Viagra?


Several weeks ago I resumed ingesting the (powdered) herb Maca after many years absence as I felt I needed more energy, and I can already feel the benefits of increased energy and stamina from this remarkable herb.

Maca increases one's endurance, strength, libido and fertility research has proven. If you would like to read more about maca, here's some links:

Wikipedia
Discovery Health

On the Health Discovery site, I feel good advice is given as the following states:

"How Much Maca Should You Take?

Keep in mind that maca is a food, and is not used in tiny quantities. Most supplement companies that are selling maca are putting about 500 milligrams of ground, dried maca in each capsule. Some recommend three capsules daily, some six.

I believe that many people think of herbs like drugs, and assume that small amounts will do some good. In most cases, that's not true. As a rule, consumers take too little of most herbs to derive the benefits those herbs can impart. Rare is the herb that works in small doses. And many herbal product labels offer dosage recommendations based not on efficacy, but on price.

To be consistent with Peruvian use you'd take a minimum of six to ten 500-milligram capsules of powdered maca daily, equal to 3,000 to 5,000 milligrams of maca. You can certainly take more. You can also obtain powdered maca root under some brands. With those products, you can toss a tablespoon full into a blender drink every day and enjoy maca the way the Peruvians do."

What I particularly like about maca:

I'm less hungry, have more energy and focus, and I don't have any of the buzzing, jittery feeling that some herbs give you. Maca is truly a remarkable herb.




2 comments:

Puss-in-Boots said...

Sounds interesting...I'll have to check out the health food store and see if I can get some. Natural Viagra, eh? I rather like the sound of that...heheh!

Gen said...

Really interesting thanks for sharing!