As a dietary supplement, take three caplets six hours prior to activity.
|Serving Size 3 Caplets|
|Servings Per Container 20|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Niacin (as Niacin and Niacinamide)||50.00 mg||250%|
|Maca Root and Tubers Powder (Lepidium meyenii)||900.00 mg||0%|
|Yohimbe Bark Extract (Pausinystalia yohimba) (8% Yohimbine Alkaloids = 5 mg)||62.50 mg||0%|
|Ginkgo biloba Leaf Extract (24% Ginkgo Flavonglycosides = 9.6mg) (6% Terpene Lactones = 2.4 mg)||40.00 mg||0%|
|** Daily Value (DV) not established|
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Food Glaze
No Sugar, No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children
Use only as directed. Do not exceed three caplets daily. Niacin may cause a temporary flushing reaction. Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.
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A small clinical trial found that healthy men who took dried maca powder had increased sperm counts and enhanced sperm motility.1
The herbs discussed here are considered members of a controversial category known as adaptogens, which are thought to increase the body's resistance to stress, and to generally enhance physical and mental functioning.1, 2 Many animal studies have shown that various herbal adaptogens have protective effects against physically stressful experiences,3, 4 but whether these findings are relevant to human stress experiences is debatable.
Animal studies have shown that maca can reduce the negative effects of stress; however, whether maca is effective in humans is unknown.5
1. Brekhman II, Dardymov IV. New substances of plant origin which increase nonspecific resistance. Annu Rev Pharmacol 1969;9:419-30 [review].
2. Panossian A, Wikman G, Wagner H. Plant adaptogens. III. Earlier and more recent aspects and concepts on their mode of action. Phytomedicine 1999;6:287-300 [review].
3. Rege NN, Thatte UM, Dahanukar SA. Adaptogenic properties of six rasayana herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. Phytother Res 1999;13:275-91 [review].
4. Wagner H, Norr H, Winterhoff H. Plant adaptogens. Phytomedicine 1994;1:63-76.
5. Lopez-Fando A, Gomez-Serranillos MP, Iglesias I, et al. Lepidium peruvianum Chacon restores homeostasis impaired by restraint stress. Phytother Res 2004;18:471-4.
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable in the mustard family, related to radishes and turnips. Used as food and medicine in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it is not known to occur naturally anywhere else in the world. The four major cultivars of maca are red, black, cream, and purple; none has been definitely proven to be medicinally superior to any other.
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