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What is maca root?

What is maca root?

Peruvian plant...: 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

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

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

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

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

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Where could i buy maca root?

Where could i buy maca root?

Peruvian Ginseng: I would expect that this could be purchased on line and possibly at some health food grocers. ...Read more

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Can i still take maca roots?

Can i still take maca roots?

Yes: Maca root seems to be safe to take for its stimulant properties. Always follow the directions on the container and never take with any other medication. ...Read more

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Does maca make you gain weight?

Does maca make you gain weight?

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

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What is maca and how can it help you?

What is maca and  how can it help you?

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

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I'm taking maca root what will it do for me?

I'm taking maca root what will it do for me?

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

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What is maca root and what it does to females?

What is maca root and what it does to females?

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

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Where do you buy maca powder? What does it do?

Where do you buy maca powder? What does it do?

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

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That was not helpful i'm a women and i'm taken maca roots?

That was not helpful i'm a women and i'm taken maca roots?

Exactly: I actually did research topic before answering your question. Could find no studies with women. Sorry i did try to help. ...Read more

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What are the positive and negative affects to using maca root?

What are the positive and negative affects to using maca root?

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

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I'm still taken maca root and stop taking prenatal pills cause i did not want to take two pills at a time?

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

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Does maca mimic estrogen?

Does maca mimic estrogen?

MACA: Some studies have shown that it has no effect on sex hormone levels, including lh, fsh, prolactin, 17-oh progesterone, testosterone, or estradiol. Some claims it improves fertility that is why companies have taken comercial interest in it. ...Read more

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Does maca increase estrogen?

Does maca increase estrogen?

MACA: Some studies have shown that it has no effect on sex hormone levels, including lh, fsh, prolactin, 17-oh progesterone, testosterone, or estradiol. Some claims it improves fertility that is why companies have taken comercial interest in it. ...Read more

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Can maca really help with ttc?

Can maca really help with ttc?

Probably: 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 for details. ...Read more