A Maca is a medicinal root that is widely known as an aphrodisiac/ testosterone booster and is found in Andes, Peru. It’s also considered as a super food that contains nutrients and antioxidants. Maca was found to have a positive boosted test in animal studies their:
- Serum T levels increased
- Leydig cells increased
- Weight of seminal vesicles increased
When it comes to human studies, the result does suggest the same effects except for serum levels as it remained the same throughout the test. None the less it does prove that it’s a very viable plant that has a testosterone like effect. For body builders who want to have a balanced take on body building while increasing their sexual drive, Maca is the perfect supplement along with other drugs for that.
Dosage: Maca is considered as a food and not a supplement in Peru:
- 1,500 – 3,000 mg daily
- Typically split into 3 servings
Ranges daily, but since outside Peru where this is made as a supplement, the concentration of the Maca is very dense thus advised to take small doses, if you plan to take Maca supplements you need to discuss this further with a physician in order for you to get a professional advice and help you make a successful diet and intake plan out of it for your cycles when your body building (if you plan to include it). It’s important that you get their supplements from reliable sources and not dodgy ones.
Side effects: Now Maca is not exactly a drug/ synthetic thus it doesn’t have any reported side effects and this has been proven during a test on both animals and humans. What you need to look after if you are mixing this with other drugs is that this is the thing that you need to consult with an expert on what can possibly happen if you mix with other T supplements and other drugs that you use for your body building. This is essential because in body building you are playing with chemical levels in your body that can directly affect how your body functions so you need to do more research especially if there is any harm to it.
Preparations: Since Maca is very popular, it has been made into various forms:
- Standardized Maca
- Gelatinized Maca
What you need to remember is that Maca is an aphrodisiac and is not widely known to be a T-booster nor had there been any study combining it with T supplements. There are no risks in taking Maca but combining it with other drugs would be another topic of discussion that needs to be explained further by an expert because this is multidisciplinary. Maca is very popular especially in the US where it’s sold as a supplement, this isn’t banned in the US since this is considered as a food supplement but what you need to look out for are fake Maca products due to its popularity. It’s better to buy this from a trusted source than sourcing it elsewhere, try to ask any Maca expert for reference on where you can buy one.