Thesis Defense Announcement

The School of Health Studies announces the final Thesis of

Ryan Moran

for the degree of Master of Science

August 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm in 161, Fieldhouse


Major Advisor: Richard Bloomer, PhD

Effects of Eurycoma longifolia and Maca Root on Libido and Mood in Premenopausal Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine if Eurycoma longifolia in combination with maca root could be effective in treating women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Using a randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over, case study design we evaluated the hypothesis that E. longifolia and maca root (3400 total mg/day) supplementation by premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder would improve subjective feelings of mood, libido, overall quality of life, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. E. longifolia and maca root supplementation had little effect on the measured variables.