Femmenessence Macalife® is for peri menopausal women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms and still menstruating, even if menstruation is irregular.
Maca ( Lepidium peruvianum) has 13 different types or phenotypes that are different colors, contain different analytical profiles and can have different effects in the body.
Femmenessence MacaLife® is a proprietary combination of phenotypes for women experiencing menopausal symptoms.
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A small clinical trial found that healthy men who took dried maca powder had increased sperm counts and enhanced sperm motility.1
The herbs discussed here are considered members of a controversial category known as adaptogens, which are thought to increase the body's resistance to stress, and to generally enhance physical and mental functioning.1, 2 Many animal studies have shown that various herbal adaptogens have protective effects against physically stressful experiences,3, 4 but whether these findings are relevant to human stress experiences is debatable.
Animal studies have shown that maca can reduce the negative effects of stress; however, whether maca is effective in humans is unknown.5
1. Brekhman II, Dardymov IV. New substances of plant origin which increase nonspecific resistance. Annu Rev Pharmacol 1969;9:419-30 [review].
2. Panossian A, Wikman G, Wagner H. Plant adaptogens. III. Earlier and more recent aspects and concepts on their mode of action. Phytomedicine 1999;6:287-300 [review].
3. Rege NN, Thatte UM, Dahanukar SA. Adaptogenic properties of six rasayana herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. Phytother Res 1999;13:275-91 [review].
4. Wagner H, Nörr H, Winterhoff H. Plant adaptogens. Phytomedicine 1994;1:63-76.
5. Lopez-Fando A, Gomez-Serranillos MP, Iglesias I, et al. Lepidium peruvianum Chacon restores homeostasis impaired by restraint stress. Phytother Res 2004;18:471-4.
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable in the mustard family, related to radishes and turnips. Used as food and medicine in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it is not known to occur naturally anywhere else in the world. The four major cultivars of maca are red, black, cream, and purple; none has been definitely proven to be medicinally superior to any other.
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Standard Dose: 2 capsules, twice daily, away from meals
• First dose in the AM before breakfast
• Second dose in the early PM, ideally 30 minutes before you normally experience an energy low
Light Dose: For women who are more sensitive to the higher clinical dosages consider
• 1 capsule in the AM, 1 capsule in the early PM
Dosing Break: In order to help the body reset itself and optimize benefits, take a one week break after 4 months of use, then take a one week break every 8 weeks or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Result Timing: It can take between 2 days and 8 weeks before symptoms improve. Most women experience symptomatic relief within approximately 3 weeks. It can take up to 3-4 months to see improvements in heart and bone health.
Maintenance Dose: After 4-8 months of use, if the body has been rebalanced, reduce to half the original dose.
Our suggestion is that you always begin this process by consulting your healthcare professional.