The Amazing Benefits of Maca & Ashwagandha: Herbal Keys to Unlock a Healthy Lifestyle

The Amazing Benefits of Maca & Ashwagandha: Herbal Keys to Unlock a Healthy Lifestyle

By Jhoane Robinson


We all want to live a long and healthy life. The trick is, how to put that in place. Let me introduce you to two herbs from opposite sides of the world that have been helping people live long and healthily for centuries. Those herbs are Maca and Ashwagandha, herbs that support health and wellbeing without adverse effects or side effects that allopathic medicines have.

The founder of Cedar Bear Naturals has been dedicated to helping you unlock the secrets to health with amazing herbal supplements for over 40 years! So read on, and I’ll tell you more about not only the herbs, but about how Cedar Bear works hard to make the best of the best for your health and wellbeing.



A powerful health builder, Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a lowly turnip-like plant that grows in the high plateaus of the South American Andes Mountains. Cultivated for at least 3,000 years by the indigenous people of Peru, it grows in high altitudes and low temperatures where many other plants won’t grow and is eaten as a food to increase overall health, energy, and vitality. Here are some of Maca’s amazing benefits:

  • Maca is such a nutritionally dense powerhouse that it is considered a “super food!”
  • Adaptogenic, (an adaptogen is an herb that helps the body be more resilient in dealing with stress), Maca is so similar to Ginseng in its action that is has been colloquially referred to as Peruvian Ginseng.
  • Enhances energy and vitality.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Benefits the brain’s cognitive function and memory.
  • Helps balance and lift mood.
  • Used by athletes to increase their endurance and stamina.
  • Reported to support hormone balance and healthy hormone levels.
  • Believed to have a strong action in increasing libido for both men and women, boosting both sexual energy and endurance by building underlying health and vitality.
  • Benefits male fertility and sperm motility, even supporting testosterone levels and reducing such issues as temporary erectile dysfunction.
  • Balancing support for women during menstrual and postmenopausal years.



Scientific studies like those done by the NIH’s National Library of Medicine and Science Direct have supported Maca’s health benefits.




Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera) is one of the most important and widely utilized herbs of Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India. Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back to 6,000 B.C.A., takes our whole being, (body, mind, and spirit), into account and focuses on restoring health through diet, herbs, and lifestyle changes. In the Ayurvedic tradition, Ashwagandha is used regularly as a revitalizing health tonic because of its ability to promote energy and vitality, and is referred as “Indian Ginseng,” and the “King of Herbs.” (Holy Basil is the “Queen of Herbs.”) Ashwagandha’s Latin name somnifera means “sleep inducing,” referring to its nervous system calming benefits. So, what does that translate into for helping you with your health and vitality?

  • Stress Support – As a premier adaptogen, Ashwagandha helps rejuvenate endocrine system function, especially the thyroid and adrenal glands, reducing adrenal fatigue, which helps lower inflammatory causing cortisol levels.
  • Helps overcome both physical and emotional stress and exhaustion.
  • Immune Support ­ – Strengthens the immune system and helps relieve stress, which suppresses immune function.
  • Antioxidants and Aging – Helps slow the aging process by protecting against naturally occurring and stress-induced free radical cell activity and oxidative stress.
  • Brain strengthener – used regularly, Maca supports mental function and concentration.
  • Nerves and Mood – Rejuvenates and brings greater resiliency to the nervous system.
  • Rejuvenates Energy and Vitality – Used as a daily building tonic, Maca helps restore your body’s underlying energy levels, energy reserves, and strengthens vitality.
  • Recommended for young children and elderly people that need strengthened health and vitality.
  • For athletes, this herb is a good daily support to benefit muscle mass and to increase stamina and resiliency after workouts.
  • Effectively rejuvenates both male and female reproductive energy and vitality, sexual desire, and overall sexual function.



A quick google search shows there are many well documented scientific studies on the beneficial effects of Ashwagandha.



Now that you know more about these two amazing herbs, imagine the health benefits and the powerhouse for your health when you use both Ashwagandha supplements and Maca supplements on a daily basis! When taken together, either as single herbs or in Cedar Bear’s Ginseng Vitality formula, (Asian Ginseng, American Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Eleuthero [formerly known as Siberian Ginseng], and Maca), your whole body benefits as these incredible health building herbs work synergistically together, strengthening your underlying vitality, energy levels, cognitive function, and overall health.



For decades, Cedar Bear has been committed to providing natural solutions to health needs. With the innovation of the TincTract® process to produce herbal supplements that synergize with the body, meticulous manufacturing practices, and thorough independent laboratory testing for identity, purity, and quality assurance of ingredients, you can trust in Cedar Bear!



It’s not just the herbs that makes Maca and Ashwagandha so effective at revitalizing your health. Over 35 years ago, using ancient alchemical principles together with modern technology, Carl developed a process that was totally new and the most ‘synergy-enhanced’ of all liquid processed herbal products. At the time there was nothing like it. Alcohol tinctures tasted nasty and alcohol denatures and breaks the synergy of many health benefits of the herbs, and, existing glycerin-based extracts were weak.

More than a TINCture, (no alcohol ever used) and much more than and exTRACT, and working better than either, Carl called his revolutionary process the TincTract®. From there, he began applying his training in phytopharmacology and biochemistry to formulate amazingly effective herbal remedies.

Cedar Bear’s TincTract® process makes herbs both bio-available and bio-utilizable, so every drop goes right to work supporting your health and well-being. Best of all, the TincTract® process not only makes herbs work better, but they taste better, too!

Like all Cedar Bear® herbs, Maca and Ashwagandha TincTract®s are totally alcohol-free. They have only three things in them, the herb, glycerin, and water. Nothing else!

There’s a lot of noise out there about powders, capsules, tablets, gummies, and what not, but our true alcohol-free liquid is STILL the best way to take herbs. Both Ashwagandha and Maca root powders are available, (I have some myself), but for taking these herbs as a dietary supplement, the real power is in Cedar Bear’s TincTract®!


Independent Laboratory Tested

Cedar Bear is dedicated to following FDA (Federal Drug Administration) regulations in providing safe as well as effective herbal products. Each herb goes through careful systematic review and rigorous testing protocols from independent laboratories to assure they are indeed the correct herb and are free of any bad chemicals, bacteria, molds, or anything else. Only herbs on the USDA GRAS list (generally recognized as safe) are used.



Adaptogenic, revitalizing, energy building and strengthening, Maca and Ashwagandha strengthen your nervous system and immune system, support your endocrine system, and improve mental function and energy levels. Strengthen and revitalize your health with Cedar Bear’s great tasting, alcohol-free TincTract® of Maca Root and Ashwagandha Root!


NOTE: Consult with your healthcare provider for medical advice before starting new supplements if you have a medical condition, are on medications, or are pregnant or nursing.


Maca Root is in these Cedar Bear® Formulas:

Ginseng Vitality




Ashwagandha Root is in these Cedar Bear® Formulas:

Ginseng Vitality

Energy & Stamina




In today’s hard driving world, our vitality reserves are easily exhausted. Ginseng Vitality has five powerhouse health-supporting herbs: Asian Ginseng, revered in Asia for centuries for building health and longevity, American Ginseng, used by Native Americans and Europeans, Ashwagandha, one of the most important herbs in India, Eleuthero (formerly known as Siberian Ginseng), an amazing health strengthening herb from Russia, and Maca, the health and longevity herb from South America. Together, these herbs benefit your overall health and longevity, slow the aging process, and help maintain your physical, mental, and emotional vitality. They support heart and cardiovascular health, brain function, immune function, overall stamina, and even help strengthen libido! Recover the energy of youth with Ginseng Vitality by Cedar Bear®!




Supports stamina, endurance and energy for hard working, active people who want to keep themselves both more balanced and energized. Rejuvenates exhausted body systems with antioxidant, health balancing, and tissue supporting herbs that work together to help reduce fatigue, slow the aging process, and improve mental function as they help build your endurance, energy, and stamina. Contains natural caffeine. To have more get-up-and-go to get-up-and-go with, instead of reaching for health crashing “energy” drinks, boost your energy and stamina naturally with Cedar Bear’s Energy & Stamina!




(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.)