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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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