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Lepidium meyenii Maca is a Peruvian hypocotyl that grows exclusively between and m in the central Andes. This study was a week double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, parallel trial in which active treatment with different doses of Maca Gelatinizada was compared with a placebo.

Men aged between 21 and 56 Years received mg or mg Maca. Serum levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin, alpha hydroxyprogesterone, testosterone and beta estradiol were measured before and at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of treatment with placebo or Maca 1. Data showed that compared with placebo Maca had no effect on any of the hormones studied nor did the hormones show any changes over time.

Multiple regression analysis showed that serum testosterone levels were not affected by treatment with Maca at any of the times studied P, not significant. In conclusion, treatment with Maca does not affect serum reproductive hormone levels. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features!

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