Thursday, July 9, 2009

Increase pregnancy chances with a maca root supplement

Struggling with fertility issues? Recent studies indicate a root vegetable in the form of a tablet or powder may increase chances of conception when added to a couple’s diet.

Another natural and organic supplement that makes claims of successfully increasing fertility is called maca (Lepidium meyenii). It comes in the form of a tablet or powder and appears to be receiving high accolades. This root-like vegetable, shaped like a turnip grows at 12,000 feet above sea level. It is grown in the higher altitudes of the Andes.

Native Peruvians have successfully used maca root for hundreds of years in an effort to affect fertility at higher altitudes. This supplement can be used by both the man and woman.

Numerous small studies have been conducted on the use of maca. One study included nine men who received maca tablets between 1500 and 3000 mg/day) for 4 months depending upon their weight and size. Their levels were measured before and after treatment.

After using a maca supplement for four months, their seminal volume increased as did their sperm count per ejaculation. Sperm motility showed positive response as well.

Progesterone levels in women are essential to carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Maca root supplements work for women by attempting to control estrogen levels from becoming too high, thus causing progesterone levels to plummet possibly leading to miscarriage.

Increasing egg health and viability, normalizing hormonal balance, increasing seminal volume, increasing sperm count and motility may be as simple as adding this supplement to one’s diet. The cost for 100 tablets runs approximately $25 and about $20 for the powder.

Author: Cindy Ferda

1 comment:

TopHat said...

Do you know if it's safe to take while breastfeeding?