How this lost Incan remedy cures an embarrassing problem

Maca or Lepidium Meyenii - The Good Life Letter

16th October 2009

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  • How this plant helps ease the symptoms of the menopause

I've never been so out of breath as when I visited Machu Picchu...

This ancient Incan ruin is hidden high up in the Peruvian Andes, more than 2,500 metres above sea level. At that height, the air is so thin your lungs gasp and your head spins with the altitude.

Despite me wheezing, it was probably one of the most memorable places I visited when I went to South America in my twenties.

At the time, I decided it was a good idea to shove loads of cocoa leaves into my mouth for an energy boost.

Well, the guides were doing it, and I was game for anything.

The idea is that you chew on a wedge of leaves over the course of the day. It releases small doses of energy into your bloodstream, and makes you resistant to the altitude. The locals who live at these high altitudes depend on it to keep working.

Cocoa is South America's most famous and controversial crop... revered there for its restorative powers... but hated by governments who dislike what it can be turned into - namely, cocaine.

However, there's another crop from Peru that gets far less international attention... but its powers as a source of energy are now well known in natural health circles.

Here's a list of just some of its reported benefits...

  • Boosts libido, stamina and endurance
  • Helps decrease erectile dysfunction and impotency
  • Increases energy
  • Improves mood and mental agility
  • Reduces menopausal symptoms
  • Regulates menstruation and period pains
  • Improves testosterone levels

So what could possibly do all this?

Well you'll be amazed to know that the plant that can do this looks a bit like a potato, is shaped like a giant radish, and is related to the cabbage family...

The cabbage that could solve an embarrassing problem

The plant is called Maca, or "Lepidium Meyenii". It is the only plant that can survive at up to 4000 metres above sea level in South America. Doing so, it has to cope with severe heat during the day... and then freezing cold at night.

(Believe me, I camped up there during my Machu Picchu trek in 5 layers of clothing, under two blankets, and in a sleeping bag tighter than a sock. And STILL I was cold).

But the benefits of it achieving this endurance feat are immense...

See, the soil in which Maca grows is packed full of minerals. This makes Maca unusually high vitamins, essential amino acids and important fatty acids.

The locals in some of these remote Andean communities have eaten the stuff for years, of course. But elsewhere the knowledge of it died out.
It was only after the 60s when German and North American scientists went into these remote villages to study the plant-life, that Maca was re-introduced to the world.

Since then, Maca has garnered a stronger reputation as the "Peruvian Viagra". And, yes, one if its main uses is as a solution to various problems in the bedroom.

It can help fight erective dysfunctions and impotency. It can increase libido and desire in both men and women. And it offers a decent energy boost too...

Take a look at this website which explains all: Maca Secrets

But it's actually quite different to Viagra. For one thing, it can help both men AND women in the bedroom. And for another, users claim it has significant benefits for a variety of hormonal problems.

A natural hormone regulator

  • Women use Maca to ease the symptoms of peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause.
  • Many women use it as a safe and natural alternative for hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • For men, Maca also increases the testosterone level and improves energy level, sporting performance and stamina.

If you want to try it out and see what the fuss is about, please heed this word of warning.

There are a lot of people peddling sub-standard Maca on the internet. Some of it is grown in Europe, which means it doesn't contain the same level of nutrients as the real stuff.

If you want to try Maca that's genuinely from Peru, try out this website. I've checked these guys out thoroughly and they offer a really good service and product. Click here for more information.

And here's another interesting benefit...

Maca is packed with calcium, containing 350mgs-500mgs per 100 grams. This makes it a more powerful alternative to milk, without the dairy. And it also makes it a good supplement to take if you want to increase your bone density.
This makes it worth considering if you suffer from osteoporosis, for instance.

By the way, a final point. Maca is really easy to take. It's available in a supplement form - either as a tablet or a powder. Whichever you prefer, you can order it here:

Order Maca Now

I'll be back with more during the week.

Yours, as ever


Ray Collins
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