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4 Powerful HERBS considered to produce Aphrodisiacal effects
MACA Root; Moringa Leaf; Damiana Leaf; Muira Puama Root.
So what is the correct maca dosage? That’s one of the most common questions we receive and a good one.
There are several things to understand that will help you make the most of taking Maca yourself. Here we break them down and give you our complete recommendations based on over 15 years of experience with Maca.
7 Things To Understand About Correct Maca Powder Dosage
Maca is a food – To begin with, it’s important to understand that pure maca powder, whether gelatinized or raw is a food. It comes from a turnip like root high in the Andes mountains and has been eaten for thousands of years by people and animals indigenous to the area. Maca is unlike other foods, though, in that it is a true nutritional powerhouse and an adaptogen.
- You can’t overdose, but… – In our experience it’s pretty much impossible to take too much Maca. (Since it’s a food and not a drug, herb or supplement). That said, some people report increased heart rate and nervous energy when they take too much. That’s why you should start with a conservative amount and work your way up slowly.
- You must consider your body weight - When you’re starting with Maca, you need to consider how much you weigh as an important factor in determining your dosage. The dosage levels we recommend below are for people who weigh 160 pounds (75 KG). Bigger people can generally take more. Smaller people should start with a smaller amount.
- You should also consider your overall health and age – After factoring in your weight, also reflect on your overall level of health and your age. A 30 year old athlete can start taking a higher Maca dosage than a 75 year old retiree. The younger and healthier you are the more you can start with.
- Maca affects different people differently – Even factoring in age, health and body weight, it’s important to remember that Maca has different effects on different people. No two bodies are exactly alike and since Maca is an adaptogen it will act in your body to support what your body needs to balance – especially in terms of your hormonal system.
- You can adjust quantities as needed – One thing that we do often here is to adjust the amount of Maca we take depending on how much extra energy we want, or how far we have come along in our health goals. Sometimes we’ll even stop taking Maca for a few days, when we feel like a break – more on that in a minute.
- Therapeutic Maca dosage is different than general health dosage – One final consideration is that recommended dosages of Maca for therapeutic purposes are generally higher than for general health. For example if you are taking Maca specifically to help with fertility, you will want to boost your intake over time..
Our General Maca Dosage Recommendations - Powder + Capsules
These dosage levels are based on a 40 year old with generally good health and weighing 160 lbs. If you weigh more or less adjust the dosage accordingly. Note: 1 measuring teaspoon of Maca powder weighs 3 grams.
Raw Organic Maca – all colors including Red Maca, Black Maca and Cream Maca
Daily Recommendations – 3-9 grams (1-3 teaspoons) or 4-12 capsules
MACA ROOT POWDER $ 10.5/100g (Brazil)
Regulates hormones in men & women + helps with Hot Flashes in Menopause
Increases libido Reduces Stress Improves mental clarity
Functions as an adaptogen Supports healthy energy levels, stamina & well-being
Also known as Lepidium mayenil Often called "Peruvian Ginseng", Maca is a unique root tuber with usage dating back to the mid 15th century. Natives of this area ate it raw, cooked or boiled and it became a staple in their everyday diet. Most of the communities diet was dependant on wild gathered material, hence the Maca was incorporated into their daily food consumption. It resembles a radish and is actually a close relative as well. The growing conditions are very specific and it will only thrive in the glaciated slopes of the Andes with a prime elevation of 12,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level. Currently the country of Peru is heavily subsidizing and studying the benefits of this root and several reports from educational and scientific institutions have showed significant (120-200%) increases in sexual endurance, physical stamina, adaptability to stressful situations and an increase in both the number and activity of spermatazoids (sperm). While this information has not been thoroughly reviewed or studied much outside of Peru, the users' testimonies for the last several years are notable.
Constituents High in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc), sterols (6 found), up to 20 essential fatty acids, lipids, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids. Parts Used The whole powdered or sliced root in either raw or roasted form.
Typical Preparations The whole root can be eaten raw, sliced, cooked, boiled or baked. Currently Western users utilize it in the form of a medicinal drink made from the powder or, taken in the form of capsules, and as a liquid extract. It can be easily and safely sprinkled in culinary dishes.
Summary Not much research has been carried out for this particular botanical out of its native country Peru, but several distinguished journals and scientists worldwide have supported what the Peruvian researchers have done and the preliminary studies they published. Maca root is being effectively administered to both men and women to help increase libido, men's sperm activity, and to assist both sexes with issues regarding their physical endurance and threshold. Most Maca roots are being wildharvested and we foresee grave danger for the safety and sustainability of this botanical. Trial cultivation plots are under way; attempting to address the situation. With any luck we will see an increase of imported Maca from this source. As with all potentially endangered plants, consume consciously. Precautions: To date no record of any contraindications, adverse effects, or toxicity have been found.
[from another website: Maca [Glandular]. Statistical reports suggest that 1 in 3 men in the United States between the ages of 18 and 59 years experience dissatisfaction with some aspects of sexual function. Women express equal dissatisfaction. Prescription drugs have been an answer to some sexual problems, but often they have side effects.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii), a tuber that is a member of the radish family that grows in the Andean mountains of South America, may provide a natural means for improving sexual desire and performance. It may also support physical and mental strength in both males and females. Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca may help enhance physical energy and endurance, promote mental clarity and concentration, and boost work capacity. As an adaptogen, it helps restore stamina and buffer the effects of stress.
Animal studies show that maca supports improvement in male subjects with erectile dysfunction. It also contains several flavones and flavonoid glycosides, which may support the balance of female reproductive hormones.]
Powder could also be made into a tea (not pleasant tasting) steeped in a re-usable Muslin Tea bag with draw string. See Muslin Tea Bags in 2 sizes under Accessories, or click here.
If you don't have any Moringa planted, or cannot get access to fresh Moringa products, then at least get some Moringa Leaf Powder. That's one way you can reap its benefits, without having trees of your own. The powder is potent, and 7 pounds of fresh leaves equal 1 lb. of Moringa leaf powder. It can be added to soups, casseroles, vegetables, smoothies, or just about anything you eat The dried leaf powder is an incredibly easy way to get some potent nutrition into anyone who is not receiving the proper nutrients on a daily basis. For invalids, infants, the elderly, or those suffering from malnutrition for any reason, a few spoons of the leaf powder mixed into their food, can effect a dramatic change in their overall health.
- 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges
- 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots
- 4 times the Calcium of milk
- 3 times the Potassium of bananas
- 3 times the Iron of spinach
- 2 times the Protein of yogurt
Moringa Leaf Powder can be effectively added to or used on:
- Smoothies - Cole slaw - Salad dressing
- Split pea soup - Garlic butter - Muffins
- Chip Dip - Pancakes - Mashed potatoes
- Potato pancakes - Bread mixes - Milk shakes
Oh, yes, it can! - Pizza sauce - Spaghetti sauce
- Baked potatoes - Sliced tomatoes - Herb teas
- Mayonnaise - Cooked brown rice - Vegetable Dip
- Green sauces. - Guacamolé - Casseroles
- Popcorn: just sprinkle it on, after the butter
- Pizza - as a topping - Scalloped potatoes
- Garlic bread - Corn bread - Oatmeal
- Minestrone - Cream of spinach soup
- Cream of broccoli soup - Peanut butter
- Fruit juices - Bruschetta - Chicken Soup
- Cocktail Sauce - Creamed vegetables
MORINGA LEAF C/S CO $ 9.50/100g
MORINGA LEAF POWDER CO $ 9.94 Sale 9.24
MORINGA LEAF POWDER wc $ 8.62
Considered a Super Food!! also "Dr. Oz promoted"
More Info for this Herb - http://www.themoringa.ca/products-page/
"Dried Moringa leaves make a very "potent" powder, it's recommended that you go s-l-o-w-l-y. Start out with a small amount, and increase it daily."
Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine.
Moringa powder is made by grinding the dehydrated Moringa leaves. Moringa leaves are the most nutrient rich parts of the Moringa plant. Moringa leaf powder contains 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants. Moringa leaf powder is one of the richest source of natural Iron and calcium. Moringa powder is considered a natural multivitamin supplement.
Moringa is used for “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production (see note at bottom of page!). Some people use it as a nutritional supplement or tonic.
Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snakebites, warts, and wounds.
Oil from moringa seeds is used in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant.
Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition. The immature green pods (drumsticks) are prepared similarly to green beans, while the seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a condiment.
The seed cake remaining after oil extraction is used as a fertilizer and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.
How does it work?
Moringa contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. As an antioxidant, it seems to help protect cells from damage.
Insufficient Evidence for:
TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Asthma. In an early study, taking 3 grams of moringa twice daily for three weeks reduced asthma symptoms and the severity of asthma attacks in adults.
- “Tired blood” (anemia).
- Birth control.
- Stomach pain (gastritis).
- Stomach and intestinal ulcers.
- Heart problems.
- High blood pressure.
- Kidney stones.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Thyroid disorders.
- As a nutritional supplement.
- Stimulating immunity.
- Increasing sex drive.
- Other conditions.
- Athlete’s foot.
- Skin infections.
- Gum disease (gingivitis).
- Other conditions.
MORINGA Side Effects & Safety
Moringa is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and used appropriately. The leaves, fruit, and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to avoid eating the root and its extracts. These parts of the plant may contain a toxic substance that can cause paralysis and death. Moringa has been used safely in doses up to 6 grams daily for up to 3 weeks.
There isn’t enough information to know if moringa is safe when used in medicinal amounts.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s LIKELY UNSAFE to use the root, bark or flowers of moringa if you are pregnant. Chemicals in the root, bark, and flowers can make the uterus contract, and this might cause a miscarriage. There is not enough information available about the safety of using other parts of moringa during pregnancy. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Moringa is sometimes used to increase breast milk production. Some research suggests it might do this, however, there isn’t enough information to know if it is safe for the nursing infant. Therefore, it is best to avoid moringa if you are breast-feeding.
MUIRA PUAMA ROOT CHIPS $6.45/100g sale 5.20
MUIRA PUAMA ROOT POWDER $6 60/100g
Typical Preparations Can be taken as a tea, in a capsule, or as a tincture.
This is among the most esteemed herbs from the Amazon, and is now a scientifically-proven, powerful aphrodisiac. The outstanding benefits include increased energy, enhanced stamina, mental clarity, increased athletic endurance and hormonal balancing. It helps with male and female impotence difficulties, erectile dysfunction, menopause, perimenopause and menstrual symptoms, and it exhibits powerful aphrodisiacal effects.
Traditionally, it was soaked in rum and buried for a week, and although alcohol extraction is most effective, it makes a delicious and potent tea as well. It's often combined with ashwaghanda, eleuthero root, or ginko biloba
Muira puama is a Brazilian herb. Muira puama tea is prepared from the roots and bark of the plant. It is also called as Murapuama. The herb acts as an aphrodisiac and is effective in increasing libido and erectile dysfunction. It is an excellent tonic for mental tiredness and general well-being.
Muira Puama Tea Benefits:
Muira puama herb is considered safe and it has following benefits -
- The herb helps in relief from rheumatism.
- Tea stimulates nervous system.
- It cures depression.
- Muira puama tea helps fight sexual impotence as it increases the blood flow to genitals.
- Tea is also beneficial in male pattern baldness.
- The herb is also believed to lessen menstrual discomfort.
- It can also increase energy levels.
- The herb is used to enhance overall nerve function and to get relief from nerve pain.
Precautions while taking Muira Puama Tea:
- Muira puama tea is not recommended for pregnant women.
- The herb can lead to insomnia as the side-effect when taken in excess amounts.
Bulk Price for Tea (chips as above) $ 4.47/100g (not so bad tasting)
To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of Muira Puama Root, cover and steep 3-5 minutes. Drink 2 - 3 cups per day, or as needed. Powder can be contained in re-usable Muslin tea bag & steeped in the same way,
Bulk Powder generally used in capsules $ 4.60 /100g
You can buy empty capsules and just make what you want, one capsule at a time.
Dosage and Administration
Indigenous tribes in South America have taken this herbal supplement by chewing the bark or brewing a tea using the bark, stems or roots. The common dosage used today is 1 to 1.5 grams of the bark, stem, and/or root. Muira puama is available as an extract or in powdered form in capsules.
Potential Side Effects of Muira Puama
Muira puama appears to be relatively safe at the dosages expressed above. Insomnia and restlessness have been noted with high doses. Due to lack of research in human subjects, women who are pregnant or lactating should avoid taking this supplement. Safety in children has also not been determined. There has not been any toxicity noted with long term use on muira puama. There do not appear to be any drug interactions with this supplement, although it may increase the effect of erectile dysfunction drugs and supplements.
DAMIANA LEAF C/S $ 9.45/100g
DAMIANA LEAF POWDER $ 8.78/100g
(MAKE YOUR OWN CAPSULES)
(Herbal Viagra for men & women)
Damiana is a popular aphrodisiac for men AND women.. The alkaloids contained within damiana stimulate blood flow to the genital area thereby increasing sensitivity; some even people report feelings of euphoria. It has also been traditionally used by numerous people for the purpose of enhancing orgasms in women, and for asthma, depression, digestive problems, and menstrual disorders. Two US patents list damiana as an ingredient in a "thermogenic" diet aid designed to increase metabolic rate. Menopause often heralds a decreased interest in sex and an aphrodisiac can sometimes be useful.
Damiana or Turnera Diffusa is native to Mexico and the Southwestern United States and is a major remedy and aphrodisiac in Mexican medical folklore. Damiana has been used for the treatment of impotence, sterility, menopause, diabetes, kidney disease, bladder infections, asthma, bronchitis, chronic fatigue and anxiety.
It's popularity as a sex herb and aphrodisiac is huge and growing. Damiana has a reputation for being an aphrodisiac primarily for women. Damiana helps when there has been a loss of vitality in the sexual organs by providing needed oxygen to the genital area and thus acts as a sexual rejuvenator and aphrodisiac. The most commonly used part of the plant are the leaves although some preparations also contain the stem.
Damiana is widely available in health food stores as tablets, extract or tea. It is generally suggested that you discontinue usage after two months if no positive results are noted.
Many herbs take at least 4-6 weeks to be of any benefit, so 2 months should be enough to see whether you feel any benefits or not.
There is some information that indicates that Damiana may interfere with iron absorption, although iron is not usually a problem once menopause is reached. So you must monitor iron levels if you are using damiana for longer periods.
Precautions: Teas of damiana may lower blood sugars, but tinctures do not. It should be avoided in pregnancy.
Typical Preparations: May be blended with other herbs as a tea blend, as the taste of it alone is rather bitter. It may also be compounded into an elixir, as a capsule and in extract form.
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