How Maca can Boost Female and Male Fertility

If you would like to increase your chances of conceiving a child without medication, Maca may be able to help.

What is Maca?

Maca is an herbaceous biennial root vegetable in the same family as cabbage.  It is native to Peru, which has some of the harshest growing conditions in the world. Maca not only grows in these conditions, but is the only plant that can thrive there, making it unique in its hardiness.  As a supplement, it has a variety of health benefits, including increasing fertility.

Female fertility

The fertility benefits of Maca are nothing new.  In fact, Maca has been used to promote conception for millennia.  Maca contains more than 30 minerals and 60 phytonutrients that can help balance hormones in men and women alike.  The nutrients in Maca also promote healthy sexual function, increase libido, and support the thyroid, the pituitary gland, and other normal physiological processes.

Male fertility

Maca’s fertility benefits aren’t limited to women; it’s also an excellent supplement for men.  It can help increase sperm count, motility, and movement.  If you and your partner are trying to have a child, you can maximize your chances if both of you start taking the supplement.

You can take Maca on it’s own or part of a wider supplement that also contains healthy vitamins and botanics. A good is example is Wellman Conception by Vitabiotics. This male fertility supplement contains a generous amount of maca in each capsule, in recognition of the benefits for male fertility.

Where is Maca sold

Maca is available over the counter and without a prescription at health food stores and other places where dietary supplements are sold.  It’s available in capsules or loose powder and is inexpensive. At Zoom Baby we have been selling Maca for a number of years. We pride ourselves on offering one of the purest types of the supplement you will find on the market at a excellent price. (All of our supplements are produced in the UK to the highest standards!)

How is Maca used

If you choose the capsules, you can take it just as you would a daily vitamin.  The powder can be sprinkled over your food or dissolved in your favourite beverage. It can take time before you start seeing the benefits of this natural supplement, as long as 3-6 months for some people, though others start noticing benefits faster.  Maca is all natural and contains no synthetic chemicals, and it has been trusted for thousands of years.

Give it a try and see if you notice the benefits too.

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