Boost Male Libido and Sex Drive with Maca

There are many benefits of maca root for men, including its ability to increase testosterone levels, boost energy and stamina. Maca is full of vitamins, including B1, B2, C and E. This root contains calcium, zinc, iron and 20 essential amino acids. Maca is an aphrodisiac that when used daily will promote healthy libido and increased sex drive.

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a cruciferous vegetable, related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru for over 3,000 years. Maca is an adaptogenic plant. It gives your body the ability to adapt to or resist what’s going on in and around it, like anxiety, stress, and depression.

Benefits Of Maca Root

  • Increases male libido
  • Treats erectile dysfunction
  • Stimulates male fertility
  • Increases testosterone levels
  • Improves prostate health and prevents prostate cancer
  • Boosts natural muscle growth
  • Increases energy and stamina during sexual activity
  • Relieves symptoms of depression
  • Regulates hormonal levels
  • Increases bone strength and mineral density
  • Enhances brain health and protects against neurodegenerative disease


In a 2001 study, both dosages of 1.5g and 3g of daily use increased sperm count and sperm motility (1). Another study showed that maca improves erectile dysfunction (2).

Blood flow dictates many aspects of health and helps keep organs functioning optimally for years. This root improves blood flow to the penis resulting in stronger erections.

The average recommendation for erectile dysfunction is about 2500 milligrams taken at night. Over the course of 6-8 weeks, regular use of the root will show noticeable results.

This root is full of many nutrients including fatty acids and amino acids. It is an excellent source of protein, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and fiber. The powder works well in smoothies, cappuccinos, guacamole or hummus. This root has a tasty nutty, earthy flavor. You can combine it in your homemade baked goods or protein pancakes and add the powder to soups and stews.


For more information on men’s health see my post What Herbs Can Men Take For Optimal Sexual Health? and this post How Can Men Be Proactive For Prostate Health.