References For Lepidium meyenii – Maca product

– Balick MJ,.Lee R. Maca: from traditional food crop to energy and libido stimulant. Altern.Ther.Health Med 2002;8:96-8.

– Chung F, et al. Dose-response effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) aqueous extract on testicular function and weight of different organs in adult rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005.

– Dording CM, Fisher L, Papkostas G, et al. A double-blind, randomized, pilot dose-finding study of maca root (L. Meyenii) for the management of SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction. CNS Neurosci. Ther., 2008,14:182-191.

– Gasco, M.; Villegas L., Yucra S., Rubio J. & Gonzales GF. “Dose-response effect of Red Maca (Lepidium meyenii) on benign prostatic hyperplasia induced by testosterone enanthate”. Phytomedicine 2007, 14: 460.

– Gonzales GF, Cordova A, Gonzales C, Chung A, Vega K, Villena A. Lepidium meyenii (Maca) improved semen parameters in adult men. Asian J Androl 2001;3:301-3.

– Gonzales GF, Cordova  A, Vega K, et al. Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a root with  aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing properties, on serum reproductive  hormone levels in adult healthy men. J Endocrinol 2003;176(1):163-8.

– Gonzales GF , Córdova A , Vega K , et al. Effect of Lepidium meyenii  (MACA) on sexual desire and its absent relationship with serum testosterone levels in adult healthy men. Andrologia .2002;34(6):367-372.

– Gonzales GF. Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a Plant from the Peruvian Highlands. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012.

– Gonzales GF. MACA: Del alimento perdido de los Incas al milagro de los Andes: Estudio de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional. Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional, Campinas. 2010;16-17(1):16–36.

– Li G, Ammermann U, Quiros CF.  Glucosinolate Contents in Maca (Lepidium peruvianum chacon) Seeds,  Sprouts, Mature Plants and Several Derived Commercial Products. Economic Botany 2001;55:255-62.

– Rubio J , Dang H , Gong M , Liu X , Chen SL , Gonzales GF . Aqueous and hydroalcoholic extracts of black maca ( Lepidium meyenii ) improve scopolamine-induced memory impairment in mice . Food Chem Toxicol . 2007 ;45(10):1882-1890.

– Rubio, J., et al. “Effect of three different cultivars of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on learning and depression in ovariectomized mice.” BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 2006 Jun 23; 6:23.

– Sandoval M , Okuhama NN , Angeles FM , et al. Antioxidant activity of the cruciferous vegetable maca ( Lepidium meyenii ) . Food Chem . 2002;79(2):207-213.

– Shin BC, et al. Maca (L. meyenii) for improving sexual function: a systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2010.

– Valentová K , Buckiová D , Kren V , Peknicová J, Ulrichová J , Simánek V . The in vitro biological activity of  Lepidium meyenii extracts . Cell Biol Toxicol . 2006;22(2):91-99.

– Valentová K, et al. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) and yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) in combination with silymarin as food supplements: in vivo safety assessment. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008.

– Valerio LG, Gonzales GF. Toxicological aspects of the South American herbs cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) and maca (Lepidium meyenii): a critical synopsis. Toxicological Reviews. 2005;24(1):11–35.

– Vecera R , Orolin J , Skottová N , et al. The influence of maca ( Lepidium meyenii ) on antioxidant status, lipid and  glucose metabolism in rat . Plant Foods Hum Nutr . 2007;62(2):59-63.