has anyone tried using maca for impotence?

Answered on June 24, 2014
Created December 26, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Hey, It's kind of embarassing to talk about it,

I'm 33years old and had lately problems with functioning in bed (some level of impotence ). I don't know what exactly causes it, maybe the fact that i'm highly anxious about something lately.

I read at this maca root website, that maca supplements can contribute to impotence. Can anyone please say from your experience, that this actually works?

Thank you, will appreciate any help with this disturbing issue

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on April 17, 2014
at 11:49 AM

Sounds like your lifestyle finally swept up with you. Make some changes.

No smoking - no beer/ale - no booze - no drugs. These can interrupt blood flow for your penis resulting in diminished libido & cause erection dysfunction or impotence. Stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, crappy diet, loss of focus, & some medications can also cause malfunction in the junction.

Few years back i was too suffering from impotency issues. My doctor prescribed me effective kamagra oral jelly 100mg. Its found to be best medication for impotency problem and also it gives very long lasting erection. This medicine should be taken 25-60 minutes right before sexual activity, with a maximum dose frequency of once every day.



on December 27, 2013
at 01:59 PM

Keep in mind that trouble in bed is an indicator of big trouble in health.

Maca won't do very much, it will however provide a lot of the minerals needed to produce testosterone (zinc, magnesium, etc.). In large amounts, it's also a goitrogen, you could use it, it's not too bad.

As long as you consume a good supply of healthy fats (grassfed butter, grassfed beef fat, the saturated fats from coconut oil, avocados, pastured egg yolks and even olive oil) you'll produce enough cholesterol to produce the right hormones. However, due to things like high cortisol, or endocrine disruptors (soy and other legumes, plasticizers, artificial scents, the classic BPA/BPS, pthalates, etc. fat stores which produce aromatase) you might not produce the right signals to produce testosterone.

There are two herbs that produce great results: Tribulus Terestris and Longjack (aka tongkat ali). However, you'd need to take them with a chelated zinc, and some magnesium. ZMA is a popular bodybuilding supplement that can work as a source of zinc and magnesium, though you should add another source of magnesium along with it such as a glycinate or malate. A great food source would be shellfish such as clams, mussels, oysters.

Go easy on tribulus and longjack, it's not a good idea to produce too much testosterone. Take up a weight lifting program, as you'll need to dispose of the excess and there's nothing better than muscle tissue for this.

The next problem is that if you're producing aromatase due to too much fat, or have been exposed to endocrine disruptors, you'll need something to block estrogen, such as DIM or calcium d-glucurate, ortherwise whatever testosterone you produce will be converted to estrodiol. Be careful with DIM, it does turn off ATP production, so if you take it, don't take a lot, and only at night and don't take it forever. There are other estrogen blocking substances that you might want to research.


on December 26, 2013
at 10:37 PM

I'm a girl so I can't give you much advice, but I took maca for a few months and definitely felt an increase in libido and energy. I think your results will mostly depend on your cause of impotence. Maca is great if it's an endocrine issue, but it won't help if your problem is from emotional/mental stress.

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