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Is maca root similar to fertility blend ?

Is maca root similar to fertility blend ?

See below: No maca is not similar to fertility blend - and if you are trying to get pregnant - see an ob/gyn prior to getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Will taking maca root affect the paragard iud?

Will taking maca root affect the paragard iud?

Probably not: The copper IUD works locally in the uterus so there should be no interactions with this root you are eating, but I'm not familiar with it. ...Read more

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I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Blood test: Valerian root is not particularly known to cause false positive pregnancy tests. It is in the nature of any testing that tests turn up false positive. If the pregnancy test was a urine test, a blood test would be the next step, if a false positive test is suspected. Other than pregnancy, certain diseases can cause pregnancy test to turn up positive. ...Read more

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Do maca root is associated with fertility?

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. ...Read more

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Can rhodiola rosea standardized extract be taken with maca root?

Can rhodiola rosea standardized extract be taken with maca root?

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

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Can Licorice root extract boost my immune system?

Can Licorice root extract boost my immune system?

Depends who you ask!: I did a quick online search and found plenty of claims of immune system benefit from licorice root extract but none that I could quote as good high quality evidence. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-881-licorice.aspx?activeingredientid=881 which is best I could find. I'm hopeful my colleagues can edify both of us!. Also check out http://goo.gl/khYX2Z ...Read more

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Can kava kava extract, valerian root or st. Johns wort cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle test?

Can kava kava extract, valerian root or st. Johns wort cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle test?

No, but: All these are a useless waste of money ; sometimes harmful. Why a hair follicle test? Collecting hairs for how long? There must be a special reason as this is not a routine test. ...Read more

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Can ginseng root cause false drug screen?

Can ginseng root cause false drug screen?

No: there are no reports that I have been able to locate of any false positives on any of the commonly used screening tests with ginseng. ...Read more

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Will taking the following vitamins/supplements adversely affect my ovarian cyst: skin, hair, and nail vitamin; maca root; osteo bi-flex?

Will taking the following  vitamins/supplements adversely affect my ovarian cyst: skin, hair, and nail vitamin; maca root; osteo bi-flex?

Maca may: Maca can increase testosterone levels which may then affect other hormones. That is the only one that coud affect you. The rest are fine. ...Read more

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Can women take maca root to conceive?

Can women take maca root to conceive?

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. ...Read more

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Do neuroleptic drugs affect the immune system? I took some capsules for my eyes. Composition: turmeric root-tuber, radix polygalae, gold theragran p.E

Do neuroleptic drugs affect the immune system? I took some capsules for my eyes. Composition: turmeric root-tuber, radix polygalae, gold theragran p.E

Turmeric does: Turmeric can suppress lymphocytes important in immune tolerance of foreign substances. Taking excessive amounts of turmeric could result in development of new food allergies that you had tolerated in the past. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of golden root (rhodiola rosea) powder?

What are the health benefits of golden root (rhodiola rosea) powder?

Rhodiola Rosea : Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen with a number of positive effects (v depression, improve immunity, ^ energy, v fatigue, expedite muscle recovery, improve erectile dysfunction ; high altitude sickness prevention). It also helps us to adapt to stressors. Rhodiola has been used to help with weight loss ; it can improve regulation of blood sugar. ...Read more

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Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test..How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?

Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test..How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?

Adrenal Fatigue: First off, in addition to dr. James wilson's af site, this guy has a good article on af, causes, treatment etc. http://tinyurl.com/b8x5rvr as to how long things are in the system...We look at what doc's call "half-life"..This is the time it takes to get 1/2 of it gone. They say it takes 5 half lives to totally clear it. The half lives are- sg .8-7.4 hrs lr 5 hours (what do you mean bovine?). ...Read more

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I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?

No: I hope you're not spending too much money on this stuff. I'm glad you're interested in "natural healing", but think about getting with an evidence-based holist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction? Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction?  Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Herbs won't help: Unfortunately there is no good treatment of ssri induced sexual dysfunction. Taking a drug holiday for a few days sometimes helps but not with fluoxetine. The herbs will not help with tis problem or with anything else. ...Read more

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Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction? Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction?  Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Probably safe but...: There are some concerns gingko with fluoxetine might increase risk of seizures but it's unlikely. There are no known interactions with maca. BUT these are unlikely to help. The best solution is to stop fluoxetine and try different treatments but this should only be done with help of a doctor. Other antidepressants such as bupropion cause less dysfunction. Consider non-pharmacologic Rx-see comment: ...Read more

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Does maca root help womens estrogen levels rise?

Does maca root help womens estrogen levels rise?

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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Failed hip replacement likely to negatively affect woman?

Failed hip replacement likely to negatively affect woman?

Depends: As with any surgery, complications can happen and may have a negative effect. A failed hip replacement would likely affect women and men similarly in terms of daily activities, walking, etc. However, in most cases, failed hip replacements can be revised and treated so that ultimately, the patient is functional and pain free. Good luck! ...Read more