has been busy making a name for itself, considered by many a
aptogenic herb (adjusts to the bodies needs),
outstanding properties and should be carefully studied much more
by the medical profession.
This website has a considerable amount
of information that can be examined and studied about Maca for you
to come to your own conclusions. There are many farmers and
of Maca on many altitudes and regions, however because
Peru is a
third world nation its struggling farmers are growing Maca every
where to earn incomes for there families, However it is
important to understand that sanitary conditions and standards are
in many facilities
and that is why Imperial Gold Maca™ is grown
on its own contracted organic land
and analyzed in Peru for best potency and maximum sanitary
è See Our Growing
Maca For Women:
Has Been Used for Menopause
Symptoms, Hot Flashes, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Hormone Balancing, Fertility
Enhancement, Sexual Stimulation, Perimenopause, Fatigue, Stamina, Athletic Performance and
PMS Associated Problems. It has also been very effective in treating
Fibromyalgia and Thyroidal Imbalances.
Has Been Used for Energy,
Stamina, Athletic Performance, Impotence, Fertility Enhancement, Aphrodisiac Qualities,
Male Menopause, Erectile Dysfunction, Hormone Balancing and Increased Testosterone Levels.
A Complete Background On Maca Is
Included At This Website. Try To Read As Much As Possible So You Will Have A Better
Understanding Of The Uses And Effectiveness Of This Remarkable Natural Herb.
MACA is a hearty plant cultivated high in the Andean
Mountains at altitudes from 11,000-14,500 feet. The only area where this particular
species of MACA is found is a region of intense sunlight, winds, and below freezing
weather. With its extreme temperatures this Peruvian mountain area rates among the worst
farmland, yet over the centuries MACA learned to flourish under these harsh growing
conditions. MACA was domesticated about 2,000 years ago by Peruvian Indians and primitive
cultivars of MACA have been found in archaeological sites dating back as far as 1600 B.C.
To the Andean Indians, MACA is a
valuable commodity. Because so little else grows in the region, MACA is often traded with
communities at lower elevations for other staples like rice, corn, and beans. The dried
roots can be stored for up to seven years. Native Peruvians have used MACA since before
the time of the Inca's for both nutritional and medicinal purposes.
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been used medicinally for centuries to enhance fertility in humans and animals. Soon after
the Spanish Conquest in South America, the Spanish found that their livestock were
reproducing poorly in the highlands. The local Indians recommended feeding the animals
Maca and the results were so remarkable that the Spanish chroniclers wrote in-depth
reports about Maca. Even Colonial records of some 200 years ago indicate that payments of
about 9 tons of MACA were demanded from one Andean area for this purpose. In 1961,
Gloria Chacon de Popovici, a biological researcher, published her studies when her
research clearly demonstrated the increased fertility in animals using MACA. To date her
work on MACA is unmatched!
MACA is growing in
world popularity due to its energizing effects, fertility enhancement, and aphrodisiac
type qualities such as improving libido. Other traditional uses include increasing energy levels, stamina and endurance
in athletes, promoting mental clarity, treating male impotence, helping with menstrual
irregularities and female hormonal imbalances including
hot flashes, fatigue,
swings, and other pre ands post
Chacon's work answered important scientific questions about MACA, which
contains important amounts of fatty acids including linoleic, palmitic and
oleic acids. MACA is rich
in sterols and has a high mineral content as well. In addition to its rich
supply of essential nutrients, MACA contains alkaloids, tannins and saponins.
A chemical analysis shows the presence of biologically active aromatic
isothiocyanates, especially p-methoxbenzyl isothiocyanate, which have
reputed aphrodisiac properties. Analysis of MACA indicates
that the effects on fertility are a result of glucosinolates. Dr. Chacon
discovered the four alkaloids present in MACA that are responsible for
MACA's reputed positive effect on hormonal issues such as hot flashes,
memory problems, fatigue, and male impotence
more than forty years ago as a 20 year old student at the University of San
Marcos, in Lima, Peru. She continues her lectures and symposiums on a
regular basis to the medical world. Here she is with NASA Peruvian Astronaut
SEE CHACON BIO
The cultivation of MACA is increasing in the
highlands of the Andes to meet the growing demand
world wide for Maca's medicinal uses. In this
severely economically depressed region, the market
for Maca is creating new and important sources of
income for the peoples of the Andes. Her book on
Maca is available for sale here. MACA BOOK
Much confusion exists about MACA. and several
species of MACA are being sold that have the same claims. The only species backed by scientific studies is Lepidium
peruvianum Chacon, named after the researcher, Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici, this MACA is
known to contain all the nutrients and alkaloids responsible for the medicinal and
beneficial effects MACA is known for. Only Lepidium peruvianum Chacon has scientific
studies behind it. Dr. Chacón has worked directly with Imperialgoldmaca.com
when consulted with to insure that the correct information is
communicated to the public and buyers of our
Imperial Gold Maca™
brand. Other species called MACA
are wild or from different regions or parts of South America and Chinaand and may not grow in this specific region of Peru and do not meet the medicinal and
nutritional standards of Lepidium peruvianum Chacón as outlined in Dr. Chacón's
book. Many brands of MACA are rated
standardized and are made in a laboratory as opposed to grown in rich mineral soils that
contain the healing qualities and alkaloids found in
Imperial Gold Maca™
available only through A Healthy Alternative,
LLC or it's worldwide distributors. Using only organic premium grade Maca root,
this MACA is considered the best all natural product available anywhere.
Cultivation Done Correctly
The benefits of MACA
are not limited to older adults. The herb may support hormonal functioning in younger adults
as well, and athletes have been reporting increased energy and stamina in their workout's.
Teenagers may also benefit from it's effects on hormone-balancing and
acne. Athletes may have a much greater endurance when using
Imperial Gold Maca™
Will I Have To Take MACA For
The Rest of My Life ?
No, since MACA is not replacing hormones it is fine
to start using the herb at any time and to stop
without any danger to the body. It is advisable not
to use it continuously but to alternate periods of
taking the herb with periods of rest from the herb
to maximize the body's response to MACA. For
example, stay on 90 - 120 days and off 30 days might
be a good rest period for the body.
How Does MACA Compare to
Other Menopausal Herbs Like Black Cohosh or Other Women's Formulas ?
provides the ingredients to support menopausal health. The herb works through the
hypothalamus and pituitary to help insure balanced and healthy hormone levels in the body.
Many men and women notice the difference within a week! MACA helps promote sexual
functioning, insures vaginal lubrication, and, in general, brings about all the benefits
of healthy, balanced hormone levels in the body. Black Cohosh, licorice root, and soy
products all contain weak plant estrogens and have not been satisfying to most women. Many
women do not feel a difference when they take these herbs or the effect is not
lasting. For this reason we feel Imperial Gold Maca™
is a better choice and the results are quick.
MACA's Effect on Sports
The head trainer of a major league U.S. baseball
team ordered MACA for the entire
team as an integral part of their
sports nutrition program after using it himself and
experiencing that it supported his energy. Men who work out have begun to use MACA
promote stamina and personal trainers are recommending it to
their clients. Athletes
notice a difference within an hour and excel
with greater endurance. (Read
some of the testimonials).
people have used MACA with DHEA and
they have not experienced any negative
reactions. But when they did discontinue the
use of DHEA they generally had the same
positive effects without the use of the hormone, DHEA.
Can MACA Be Taken With DHEA?
How Effective Is MACA As An
Aphrodisiac? MACA's ability to act as an aphrodisiac is well known. Ask almost any South
American if they have ever heard of MACA and they will probably smile back and say
"Oh, yes, Spanish Viagra". MACA is not Viagra, but it
does nurture the hormonal system of men and women so well that a healthy hormonal balance
is restored and the body can operate at optimum conditions. Some studies have recently
indicated that the reason for the libido enhancing effect of MACA is due to isocyanothides
and fatty acids. Further research is needed.
How Does MACA Balance Hormones In Men
MACA is an
Adaptogen herb. This means the herb
will work in the body according to the needs, age and gender of the person using
MACA. If a woman is entering menopause and is peri-menopausal, or begins having symptoms
related to a change in hormone production such as fatigue, night sweats, dizziness or
palpitations, it is very likely her hormones are no longer being produced in amounts that
can work in concert with each other. For example, her estrogen production may be normal
but her progesterone production is unable to keep up with it. Or, as she begins menopause,
her estrogen production may drop off leaving her with too much progesterone. Or the
production of both these hormones could be too low for her to maintain a good quality of
life before and after menopause. MACA has been shown to promote the body's production of
the proper amounts of hormones to maintain health. Even in men testosterone levels will
increase, sexual potency will be maintained throughout a man's lifetime.
Who Is Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popovici ? Gloria Chacon de Popovici, PhD, is the biologist
South America who, in 1960, isolated the 4 alkaloids responsible for the
medicinal and nutritional effects of MACA. Dr. Chacon, who has worked with
the United Nations and Universities in both North and South America, lives a
powerful commitment to bring the knowledge of MACA to countries concerned
with hormonally related illnesses, malnutrition, osteoporosis and all who
suffer needlessly who still do not know about this magnificent discovery.
"It is an honor for me to have discovered scientifically 40+ years ago, the
nutritional and medicinal value of this unique species of "MACA" (Lepidium
peruvianum Chacon) ,the Andes plant that our ancestors have known about for thousands of
years. I sincerely
IMPERIAL GOLD MACA™,
natural product gives our planet a better quality of
life not only in the present but in the future as
November 29, 1999
Are There Testimonials From User's Of
Internationally there are thousand's of men and women who have used MACA (Lepidium
peruvianum Chacon) Here is what some of them are saying.
MACA has been known to increase a women's
ability to conceive rather dramatically. This happens because of MACA's ability to promote
the production of the Luteneinizing Hormone (LH). The LH causes ovulation. MACA has also
been shown to increase sperm counts in men. Research studies on animals were conducted by
Dr. Gloria Chacon and Dr. with extremely successful results in almost all cases! (These
studies will be published later on this year.)
How Effective is MACA For Fertility ?
Are There Any Side Effect's ? After thousands of years of use as a food in
South America and the recent extensive increase in the consumption of MACA in this country
there are no known side effects. However, ongoing concerns exist about the species and
purity of MACA being sold. For this reason Imperial Gold Maca is certified by Dr.
Gloria Chacon as the species and purity of MACA (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon)
and as having been grown in accordance with her discoveries 40 years ago.
What Is The Difference Between Other
MACA And Yours ?
species of MACA like plants grow wild and at low altitudes in parts of Bolivia, Argentina
and Peru. The MACA like plants are then harvested under less than optimal conditions with
flowers and weeds that grow at these lower altitudes. Not all Maca
are the same, with reduced medicinal properties they serve of minimal value. (also see standardized)
Imperial Gold Maca™
is produced at the
National University Of Agriculture at La Molina, Peru and is guaranteed to
be the very best maca product available today. "If its not
Imperial Gold Maca™,
its just not Maca"
Imperial Gold Maca™
to be grown at the proper altitude of 13000 feet and above sea level. No other plants grow at this
altitude. Imperial Gold Maca™
is 100% pure premium organic MACA root and
is guaranteed to be the correct species and to contain the alkaloids that have the
Can Children Use Maca ?
Gloria Chacon has performed tests over a period of time with the assistance of Dr. Jorge
Aguila Calderon and Dr. Freddy Madrid Gironda on local children in Peru, with similar
results as adults received. Children who had trouble with attention and staying focused,
were relieved considerably of these symptoms, in addition, they become more alert and
What Is Standardized Maca ?
True medicinal plants
grow naturally and are available through harvesting and old fashioned farming. In the last
few years the term STANDARDIZED has come into the botanical market place which is the
laboratory version of herbs. We at
pharmaceutical quality just doesn't agree with our all natural philosophy, We use
only the finest and best premium quality organic MACA root, and that is why
Imperial Gold Maca™
is so popular and effective. Just ask
our customers who have tried other brands and came loyally back to
Imperial Gold Maca™
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