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Maca - Lepidium Meyenii
Lepidium meyenii (Maca) is a cruciferous, the family of the Brassicaceae that grows in the Central Andes of Peru, above 3 500 meters above sea level. A particular Features of maca, is that it absorbs all the food of arable land, 4 years being necessary for the land to recover and be useful for volgo to plant maca.
The hypocotyl of this plant has been widely used in the traditional way, attributing medicinal properties. The first to point properties of maca was related Fertility Bernabe Cobo (Cobo 1956).
Have distinguished different varieties of maca according to the color of the hypocotyl (Tello et al 1992; Yllescas et al 1994), the most studied varieties, red, yellow and black (Gonzales et al 2005; Gonzales et al 2006a, Gasco et al 2007), differing between them not only in color of your hipocótilo but also in its phytochemical constitution and biological effects (Gonzales et al 2005; Gonzales et al 2006a, Gasco et al 2007). Many cruciferous, among which is the maca, synthesize glucosinolates (Fahey et al., 2001) although its content may vary depending on the species, even within the same species this content may vary, depending on the age of the species, and environmental factors under which this grows (Ciska et al., 2000) which could explain the differences between varieties of maca on the effects of different treatments.
A number of studies have shown that Maca has properties that favor reproductive parameters in male factor (Gonzales et al 2001a; Gonzales et al 2001b; Gonzales et al 2003b; Gonzales et al 2004, Cicero et al 2001; Chung et al 2005 ; Rubio et al 2006), also has been shown to have a positive effect on sexual function (Zheng et al 2000; Gonzales et al 2003a; Lentz et al 2007).
Aguaje - Mauritia flexuosa L.f.
The aguaje is an Amazonian native species high in Phyto Hormones Fermeninas , Vitamin A ( Beta Carotene ), E ( tocopherols ) and vitamins B and C plus
THE Aguaje is the edible fruit with the highest concentration of beta -carotene (vitamin A). Compared with carrot and spinach ( both known for their high content of vitamin A) , aguaje fruit contains five times more .
The high content of Vitamin A Aguaje fruit , makes it a unique source of nutrition for children and pregnant women , as it helps build and maintain healthy teeth, bones and soft tissue , mucous membranes and skin. Vitamin A promotes good vision , especially in low-light environments , and is also required for reproduction and lactation.
Source : " The wonderful palm Aguaje " Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon, 2006 "
Camu Camu - Myrciaria dubia
Camu-camu is the fruit with the highest concentration of Vitamin C known in the world. Orange provides between 500 to 4.000 ppm of Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid; Acerola provides in the range of 16.000 to 172.000 ppm. Camu camu provides more than 500,000 ppm, or 2 grams of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit. Compared with oranges camu-camu has 100 times more Vitamin C. Ascorbic C-300 is also a significant source of potassium. Also it contains a wide range of minerals and amino acids that help the absorption of vitamin C.
Uses and daily requirement of this vitamin are the source of extensive discussions. People who consume diets rich in ascorbic acid from natural sources such as fruits and vegetables are healthier and have lower mortality and fewer chronic diseases.
According to the Department of Nutrition IOM (Institute of Medicine: Institute of Medicine) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture: United States Department of Agriculture) the recommended daily doses of Vitamin C are as follows:
Infants and children:
• 0-6 months: 40 mg / day (mg / day)
• 7 -12 months: 50 mg / day
• 1-3 years old: 15 mg / day
• 4- to 8 years: 25 mg / day
• 9-13 years: 45 mg / day
• Women 14 to 18 years: 65 mg / day
• Men aged 14 to 18 years: 75 mg / day
• Men 19 and older: 90 mg / day
• Women 19 years or more: 75 mg / day
- Pregnancy: 80-85 mg / day
- Breastfeeding: 115 mg.
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