Lepidium meyenii, the plant root also known as maca, is a plant native to the Andes of Peru. Some call it a “super food” because it is full of natural ingredients and nutrients that help rebuild and boost the immune system. Not only that, but it properly nourishes a body back to health and increases energy and endurance. All of these benefits are crucial to a healthy pregnancy. So, combine all of these factors and you’ve got one super plant. But what if it could do even more than that? The maca root is widely known in Peru as an aphrodisiac. That is as such because not only does it make the user feel good, but it also actively increases libido, sexual function, and female fertility. Maca and female fertility is widely adopted in Peru and is becoming popular in many other countries. The maca root was first found to have worked on local Peruvian animals (cattle, horses, mules) when they stopped reproducing, but the locals came to find that it could also work on themselves, and that it had many benefits to their overall health and reproductive system.
The maca root nourishes the endocrine system, aiding all of the glands that balance hormones. In women, that means that maca controls estrogen in the body. Estrogen is one of the key hormones in the female reproductive system, and fertility is highly affected by an improper balance of it. Maca also increases progesterone levels, which many women find to be low, which are crucial for carrying out a healthy pregnancy. The plant root also increases libido and sperm count in men, escalating a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. What sets the maca root apart from many other fertility treatments is that it is fairly inexpensive and can work for almost anyone. It is recommended for women trying to become pregnant, experiencing poor egg healthy, and infertility due to stress. Women who have recurring miscarriages, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome may also find that the maca plant can really improve their reproductive health.