Royal Maca (180 caps., 500 mg ea.)
A breakthrough in herbal health for older adults. Promotes healthy male sexual functioning. Supports energy, promotes healthy estrogen and progesterone levels in women.
WHAT IS MACA?
Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacón) is a cruciferous (same botanical family as broccoli) root plant native to the highlands of Peru, used for thousands of years for its beneficial health effects. It is both a food and an herb and is eaten by native people of the highlands of Peru, of all ages, from three year olds to the elderly. When fresh, it looks like a small turnip, when dried, like a mushroom. Our Royal Maca™ is the only Maca sold which is
guaranteed to have been grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Maca has adaptogen qualities, that is, its effects are appropriate to the age and sex of the person using it, produced by the alkaloids.
HOW IS ROYAL MACA PREPARED?
The newly harvested maca roots are sun-dried for two months, then heated and processed in a unique manner to preserve its health enhancing qualities and to bring out its delicious flavor.
IS THE MACA ROOT A SAFE HERB TO TAKE?
Although there are no published human studies on the long term use of the Maca root, it is considered to be very safe by native populations of the Peruvian highlands, where it has been used for thousands of years. The native people who consume maca as part of their regular diet have a very low rate of breast, uterine and prostate cancer as compared to the U.S. population.
ROYAL MACA™ SUPPORTS NORMAL SEXUAL FUNCTIONS IN BOTH MEN AND WOMEN
An article entitled “Hormonal Effects of Peruvian Maca” in the November, 1998 issue of the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients by Dr. Morton Walker, discusses Royal Maca™’s contribution to improving the quality of life for older adults. Gary F. Gordon, M.D., former president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, now Founder and President of the International College of Advanced Longevity Medicine, located in Chicago, Illinois, bases his appreciation of maca on his own experience with it and states that Royal Maca™ improves the quality of life in the area of sexuality. Henry Camponile, M.D., of St. Petersburg, Florida, states that his first menopausal woman patient “started to feel better four days after she began taking Royal Maca” and finds that it promotes energy unlike any other herb which he has used. But the benefits of Royal Maca™ are not limited to older adults. It supports healthy hormonal functions in younger adults as well. Teenagers may benefit from the hormone balancing effects of Royal Maca, as well as young adults in their 20’s.,br.
HAVE HORMONAL EFFECTS OF THE MACA ROOT BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY STUDIED?
Its valuable qualities have only been discovered by scientists in the last thirty years. Dr. Gloria Chacon, a research biologist from Lima, Peru, isolated the four alkaloids that Maca contains in 1990, and injected them into rats. She learned that it was the alkaloids which were responsible for the hormonal changes in the reproductive systems of both male and female rats. Dr. Chacon’s research revealed that the alkaloids in Maca act on the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland which together help regulate the endocrine glands, including the adrenals, the thyroid, the pancreas, the ovaries, and the testes, by releasing higher levels of precursor hormones to these glands.
Dr. Chacon concluded that the maca root supports healthy estrogen and progesterone levels in women and healthy testosterone levels in men.
ONCE I START TAKING ROYAL MACA,™ DO I HAVE TO TAKE IT THE REST OF MY LIFE?
No, since Royal Maca is not replacing hormones, it is fine to start and stop using this herbal product at any time. The maca root provides nutritional support for normal hormonal balance in men and women. It can be used on and off without fear of causing adrenal function, ovarian function or function of the testes to diminish. In fact, as with most herbs, it is advisable to alternate periods of taking the herb with periods of rest (3 months on and 2
to 4 weeks off) in order to maximize the bodys response to the herb.
CAN ROYAL MACA BE TAKEN SAFELY IN COMBINATION WITH HORMONES SUCH AS DHEA, PREGNENOLONE, PHYTO-ESTROGENIC HERBS SUCH AS BLACK COHOSH OR A PHARMACEUTICAL HRT?
Many people have used Royal Maca™ at the same time they were taking hormones or phyto-estrogens, and they have not experienced any negative reactions. But when they discontinued the use of DHEA or pregnenolone they generally had the same positive effects without the use of hormones.
. DOES TAKING ROYAL MACA™ SUPPORT THE MAINTENANCE OF HEALTHY BONES?
Yes. Since Royal Maca™ is known to support healthy estrogen levels in women, it is helpful in the maintenance of healthy bones, brain and heart. Substantial research has confirmed the link between a healthy estrogen level in older women and healthy bones. But Royal Maca™ cannot be considered as a treatment for any woman who has osteoporosis, a heart condition, or Alzheimer’s Disease. She should consult a physician about her condition.
HOW DOES ROYAL MACA COMPARE TO OTHER MENOPAUSE HERBS LIKE BLACK COHOSH OR THE NUMEROUS WOMEN’S MENOPAUSE FORMULAS?
Royal Maca provides the ingredients to support menopausal health. It works through the hypothalamus and the pituitary to help insure balanced and healthy hormone levels in the body. Royal Maca helps to promote healthy sexual functioning, insures vaginal lubrication and, in general, brings about all of the benefits of healthy, balanced hormone levels in the body. Many women notice the difference in four to seven days. Black cohosh, licorice root, and soy products all contain weak plant phyto-estrogens. Many women do not notice a significant difference in how they feel when they take these estrogenic herbs. For that reason, we feel that Royal Maca is a better choice for many women.
ROYAL MACA’S EFFECT ON SPORTS PERFORMANCE.
The head trainer of a major league U.S. baseball team ordered Royal Maca for his entire team as an integral part of their sports nutrition program after using it himself and experiencing how it supported his energy. Men who work out have begun to use Royal Maca to promote stamina and personal trainers are recommending its use to their clients.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Consult your doctor if you have breast, prostate or other hormone related cancers, a high or rising PSA level, an enlarged prostate, or a hormone related condition such as fibroid tumors. Also, consult your doctor if you have high blood pressure, gall bladder or liver disease. This advice is based on the lack of formal scientific studies which would prove or disprove the safety of consuming the maca root in the presence of different
health problems. We have no actual evidence to date that consuming maca could cause harm. We urge great caution in the absence of studies. The regular use of ginseng along with Royal Maca is not recommended.
WARNING Keep out of the reach of children. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should consult their doctor.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Royal Maca comes in powder (175 grams, 70 tsp. per bottle) and capsule (500 mg., 180 per bottle). The powder may be mixed in juice, milk, cereal, salad dressing etc. Added to hot water, it makes a pleasant tasting, malty flavored tea. If Royal Maca is taken daily, it should be discontinued after three months for 2 to 4 weeks before resuming. This keeps the body’s response to the herb strong. Try Royal Maca at the initial level for one week. Increase the amount taken as needed to support over all health and a feeling of well being. If there is not a significant difference in how you feel after one week, you may increase the amount taken by three capsules or one-half teaspoon for the second week. Keep on increasing the dosage on a weekly basis if no significant effect is noted. The daily amount taken should not exceed 16 capsules or three teaspoons, except on the advice of a doctor.
TO SUPPORT HEALTHY SEXUAL FUNCTIONING:
Take four to six capsules or three-quarters to one teaspoon daily. Or take up to twelve capsules or two teaspoons of Royal Maca™ powder three times a week. Then stop for two to four weeks before resuming.
TO SUPPORT ENERGY:
Take 2-6 capsules (1/4 tsp. to one tsp.) daily for three months, then stop for 2 to 4 weeks before resuming.
PERIMENOPAUSAL WOMEN AND YOUNG WOMEN:
Who have their menstrual periods but are experiencing PMS may take 2 capsules or 1/4 tsp. per day.* Larger doses may cause the onset of the menstrual cycle. After 3 months of use, stop for one month before resuming to keep the body’s response strong to this herb.
TO SUPPORT HEALTHY HORMONAL BALANCE IN MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: For first week, take 3 to 6 capsules or 1/2 to one tsp. a day. If you do not notice a significant difference in one week, increase the dosage to 12 capsules daily or 2 teaspoons a day. In exceptional cases, 16 capsules or three teaspoons daily may be needed to notice a difference. Some women may find 1/4 teaspoon five times a week adequate for maintaining healthy hormonal balance in menopause and post-menopause. It is advisable to stop taking Royal Maca for two to four weeks after using it for three months in order to keep your body responsive to its phyto-nutrients. Some women may want to periodically measure their estradiol (estrogen) level by saliva or blood tests.
May take on average 3 to 6 capsules or one tsp. daily. If breast tenderness occurs, reduce amount taken. If symptoms persist after 4 - 7 days, reduce again. To promote healthy hormonal balance in post-menopausal women, a blood serum level of estradiol (a form of estrogen) of 75 is desirable, according to the clinical experience of Dr. Hugo Malaspina, a medical doctor and naturopathic physician, who practices in Lima, Peru.
Some North American physicians state that a blood serum estradiol level in the 60‘s is sufficiently high to promote healthy bones and to support a healthy brain. Women may want to have a baseline hormone (estradiol and progesterone) test before beginning to consume Royal Maca™ and then repeat this test after taking Royal Maca for six weeks or longer.
Neither irradiation nor gas is used to clean Royal Maca products. Heat is used to sterilize the products before they are encapsulated or packaged as powder. Heat does not damage the alkaloids or the minerals in the root; in fact, the native people always cook the roots before eating them.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Ingredients: Selenium, Maca Root, Boron, Lithium.
For Royal Maca Powder see product 428