Maca has been heavily marketed as being effective at improving sexual desire, and this claim is backed by research.
A review from 2010 that included four randomized clinical studies with a total of 131 participants found evidence that maca improves sexual desire after at least six weeks of ingestion.
2. Maca Increase Fertility in Men
When it comes to sexual health, reproduction may not be on every couple’s list, but for those looking to conceive, there may be some help in maca. Evidence has shown that maca root increases men’s fertility and can improve semen quality in both infertile and healthy men.
One of the studies reviewed included nine healthy men. After consuming maca for four months, researchers detected an increase in the volume, count and motility of sperm.
3. Reduce Erectile Dysfunction
Maca root could also have benefits for people with erectile dysfunction (ED). A small study in 2009 looked at the effect of consuming 2.4g of maca root per day for 12 weeks on participants’ perception of their general and sexual well-being.
The study participants were males with mild ED. Those taking maca root experienced a more significant increase in sexual well-being than those taking a placebo.
4. Maca Can Boost Energy & Endurance During Sex
Many athletes use maca root as a supplement to increase energy and performance, but who says you can’t take your energy from the gym to the bedroom?
A pilot study in 2009 found that using maca extract for 14 days improved performance for male cyclists in a 40-kilometer time trial.
If you’re looking for a natural way to rev up your sexual engine maca may be the way. Add maca to your diet and see how quickly your relationship heats up!