Aor Maca 180 Veg Capsules

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Aor Maca 180 Veg Capsules:

Increase your Vitality.
  • Peruvian root traditionally used as an adaptogen
  • Sexual function & psychological support for men and women
  • Supports menopausal symptoms and hormone levels
  • Socially & ecologically responsible harvesting

Maca is Lepidium meyenii, a hypocotyl of the Brassica family which grows exclusively in the Peruvian Andes in a narrow elevation range. Maca supports emotional aspects of sexual health and mood balance during menopause.

Maca (Lepidium meyenii), a plant native to Peru, is a cruciferous, mineral-rich plant whose roots are eaten as a vegetable by the native peoples. Maca balances the effects of major steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, and may create effects that are specific to the condition of the individual, elevating low levels of some hormones while lowering levels of hormones present in excess. Health professionals who use Maca in their practices thus report that Maca assists in the maintenance of sexual function, and can be helpful in normalizing menopausal and premenstrual symptoms. 

As an adaptogen, Maca has been shown to support bone structure, fight stress, increase energy, and promote balanced blood glucose levels and cardiovascular health.  

Maca may function as an excellent addition to any hormone balancing program for menopausal women and has been shown to improve libido in aging men and women. Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may also benefit from Maca, and it functions as an adaptogen, supporting youthful energy levels and bodily functions. AOR’s Maca is sustainably harvested, with profits going directly into its local economy.

Supplement Facts Per 2 Capsules:
Maca root (Lepidium meyenii) (4:1 extract)
750 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide.
Capsule: hypromellose. 

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AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.

Adult Dosage: Take 2 capsules daily without food or as directed by a qualified health practitioner.

Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have high blood pressure, are taking anti-depressants, suffer from any psychological disorder or condition such as frequent anxiety or depression or if you are taking blood thinners. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months, or beyond 6 weeks for menopausal & post-menopausal women.

Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a health care practitioner

Lepidum meyenii Walp.

Main Indications:

  • Menopause support
  • Andropause support
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Sports performance
  • Libido
  • Stress


Sexual Function and Psychology It is reported by some clinicians - including such MDs as cardiologist Dr. Hugo Malaspina, internist Dr. Aguila Calderon, complementary medical practitioner Dr. Henry Campanile, and chelation therapist Dr. Harold Clark -that Maca assists in the maintenance of male sexual function, can be helpful in normalizing menopausal and premenstrual symptoms, including helping to maintain bone structure, fight stress and increase energy, and help maintain healthy blood glucose levels. One study found a mild improvement in subjective sexual well-being in men with erectile dysfunction after 12 weeks of taking 2400 mg of Maca, although the placebo also produced somewhat of an effect. Another crossover study administered 3.5 g/day of Maca or placebo to post-menopausal women for 6 weeks each, and found that Maca significantly reduced anxiety, depression and sexual dysfunction scores without modifying any sex hormone measures.


  1. Brooks NA, Wilcox G, Walker KZ, Ashton JF, Cox MB, Stojanovska L. Beneficial effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on psychological symptoms and measures of sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women are not related to estrogen or androgen content. Menopause. 2008 Nov-Dec;15(6):1157-62.
  2. Chacon de Popvici (1961), "Estudio fitoquimico de Lepidium meyenii Walp." Thesis, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos: 43. Cicero AF, Bandieri E, Arletti R. "Lepidium meyenii Walp. improves sexual behaviour in male rats independently from its action on spontaneous locomotor activity." J Ethnopharmacol 2001 May; 75(2-3): 225-9.
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