Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Are The Positive And Negative Affects To Using Maca Root

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. Im reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. Im reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Masturbation is not cause. ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
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

See 3 more doctor answers
6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
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

17

17
I was wondering if maca root help with the PCOS if so how so?

I was wondering if maca root help with the PCOS if so how so?

Not likely: There is no evidence that maca root would be helpful in PCOS. If overweight , weight loss is the key to PCOs management. Birth control can be used to regulate the menstrual cycles. ...Read more

18

18
Can maca root be taken with milk?

Can maca root be taken with milk?

Food: Yes can be taken with milk. Benefit related to gender small benefit male fertility no benefit female. ...Read more

19

19
Is maca root similar to fertilty blend?

Is maca root similar to fertilty blend?

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

20

20
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