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Human Studies

Black Maca


  1. Kang S, Ahn BO, Park MH, Lim ST, Lee E. Effects of Black Maca supplement on isokinetics muscular performance of elite women's handball players: placebo-controlled, crossover study. Food Nutr Res. 2023;67:10.29219/fnr.v67.10250. Published 2023 Dec 15. doi:10.29219/fnr.v67.10250

  2. Lee E, Park M, Kim B, Kang S. Effect of black maca supplementation on inflammatory markers and physical fitness in male elite athletes. Nutrients. 2023;15(7):1618. Published 2023 Mar 27. doi:10.3390/nu15071618

  3. Park M.H., Lim S.T., Lee J., Kim B.J., Kang S. Effects of resistance exercise, black Maca and combined treatment on blood muscle fatigue factors and muscle function in racket athletes. Exerc. Sci. 2022;31:459–468. doi: 10.15857/ksep.2022.00465.

  4. Shin D, Jeon SH, Piao J, et al. Efficacy and safety of maca (Lepidium meyenii) in patients with symptoms of late-onset hypogonadism: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. World J Mens Health. 2023;41(3):692-700. doi:10.5534/wjmh.220112

  5. Choi, J.W.  Effect of intake black maca on inflammatory factors in female athletics. J. Sport. Dan. Sci, 2021;1: 39-47. 

  6. Kim, SC. Effects of maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) for sperm mobility and erectile function in adult men: A randomized placebo controlled clinical trial. Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul. 2011. [Abstract only] (As reported in Lee MS, Lee HW, You S, Ha KT. The use of maca (Lepidium meyenii) to improve semen quality: A systematic review. Maturitas. 2016;92:64-69. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.07.013)

  7. Gonzales-Arimborgo C, Yupanqui I, Montero E, et al. Acceptability, safety, and efficacy of oral administration of extracts of black or red maca (Lepidium meyenii) in adult human subjects: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2016;9(3):49. Published 2016 Aug 18. doi:10.3390/ph9030049

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