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Aguaje And Maca
Hi, I want to know what would happen if my 13 yr old niece consumed aguaje on a daily basis? Like would it harm her in anyway? Pleasee be specific.
Need more info: I am not familiar with the product you mentioned. Do you have the correct spelling? ...Read more
No data to answer: I have not found any research studies that answer this question. Aguaje is said to be a rich source of phytoestrogens & is traditionally used to increase fertility. I would be cautious during the first trimester (when one should be cautious re: most supps) but as a fruit that is apparently widely eaten in the amazon during pregnancy it is probably safe. ...Read more
Maca root comes from a plant native to peru and has been used as a natural medicine by a number of cultures. There have been some clinical studies using it to treat sexual dysfunction with limited success.
For more information see: http://dietarysupplements. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dietary/ingreddetail. Jsp? Contain=maca&id=1155. ...Read more
Exactly: I actually did research topic before answering your question. Could find no studies with women. Sorry I did try to help. ...Read more
As is often the case with herbs, there has not been research yet that can definitively answer your question, but maca has been used for over 2000 years ; is thought by those who have used it to promote fertility. It is very safe and animal studies suggest that it might indeed be beneficial for reproductive health.
See http://natural-fertility-info. Com/maca
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Probably not: That's sort of like asking if a potato is similar to a vitamin supplement. Neither maca root nor fertility blend are single items (several manufacturers put those words on their labels). Neither maca root nor fertility blend are medications. They are over-the-counter supplements, which means little or no testing has been done, and nobody really knows for sure what the effects or side effects are. ...Read more
Efficacy unknown: It is unlikely to hurt, but there is not much evidence that it will help. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe to take both.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: In fact some companies make supplements that combine these in the same capsule, often combined with additional herbs, to support sexual and reproductive health. It is common in herbal medicine to combine multiple herbs together for a synergistic effect. It is generally quite safe to combine herbs. ...Read more
Little data...: Experiments on some animal models have shown that maca root may improve sperm motility. Studies in humans are much more limiting. No clinical trials have tested whether or not maca root improved fertility. Prenatal pills will not help with fertility, but will help your fetus grow properly if you do conceive. Good luck. ...Read more
What is IUS? IUD?: If you mean iud (intrauterine device) used as a longterm form of contraception, then yes, maca is fine. While I cannot speak about uk laws, manufacture ; sales of dietary supplements in states is unregulated quality is of concern. Always a good idea to discuss your nutrition (including natural, organic herbal dietary supplements) and medications (otc ; prescription) w/your family doc. ...Read more
See a doctor: Ed in a 38 year old needs an overall men's health eval. You may have lifestyle risk factors you can improve to get erections back naturally. ...Read more
Hello, I was wondering if I can take a tablespoon of maca and Royal jelly 500 mg, together will it effect me? Georgina
Yes, though subtle:
Everything we ingest affects us to some degree. If you are talking about a one time dose you may not notice much. Taken on a regular basis, maca tends to help balance hormones and royal jelly is a natural source of vitamins, minerals and proteins and is a general tonic. See
and http://en. Mr-ginseng. Com/royal-jelly/ ...Read more
Is it safe to take maca root pills? I'm trying to gain weight and I've saw reviews of it helping people to gain more weight.
WHY?: Why would you take anything that you don't know what it is, don't know what it's supposed to do for you, don't know how to judge if it's helping and don't know what harm it might do or how it could interact with your medication? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Stick with what your doctor prescribes and that only. It won't help you and could hurt you. ...Read more
Yes: Many research studies have been done ; maca has been found to be very safe ; well-tolerated in them. As it's in the cruciferous family, large amounts of raw maca may reduce thyroid function. Safety in pregnancy hasn't been researched in humans so it would be wise to stop if pregnant. See http://examine. Com/supplements/maca/ for a review of research. ...Read more
Lepidium meyenii can: Be a component of a weight gain program but has no special properties regarding weight gain. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, >>. ...Read more
Maca: Maca - "ancient super food of the incas" - is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root has been used to make medicine for a whole panoply of conditions such as anemia, osteoporosis, male and female sexual issues, infections such as TB and hiv, etc. There are very few medical reports of efficacy, and even less is known about potential side effects & interactions. ...Read more
Probably not much...: Some people believe that maca root can increase fertility, among other things. There are not much human data to support this, though in animal models the data look a little more promising. Another area that has better data is in the area of sexual dysfunction caused by ssri antidepressants. ...Read more
Hormone balance: Maca is a nutritionally dense super-food that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Maca root is rich in b-vitamins, which are the energy vitamins, and maca is a vegetarian source of b-12. To boot, maca has high levels of bioavailable calcium and magnesium and is great for reminilization. Balances the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. ...Read more
Maca: I would expect that "Peruvian Ginseng" could be purchased on line and possibly at some health food grocers. Maca root is reportedly used for fatigue, ^ fertility, menstrual issues, ^ stamina, erectile dysfunction, to treat cancers etc. I can not personally vouch for it's effectiveness. ...Read more
?: What are you expecting it to do? ...Read more
MACA is GREAT: Www. Pubmed. Gov; only a few studies have been performed but both these and ethnobotanical experience show this herb to be effective in treating sexual dysfunction including that which is related to side effects of anti-depressants. Very few negative effects are reported and they are vague. Some suggestion of interference in thyroid patients is postulated. ...Read more
I'm still taken maca root and stop taking prenatal pills cause I did not want to take two pills at a time?
Why?: Why don't you want to take 2 pills at a time? Prenatal vitamins are proven to significantly reduce the incidence of birth defects when taken in early pregnancy, so if you have any chance of becoming pregnant please do yourself & future baby a favor by taking a prenatal. If you are to stop one, stop maca, which is not essential, but I don't see any reason to not take both. ...Read more