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Maca root herbal supplements and birth control taken together, is this okay?

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Dr. Doina Marina
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Use cautiously.

Maca has not been studied in women.
Studies in men have not shown maca to induce changes in luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, testosterone and estradiol. It should be used cautiously in birth control pill users, due to potential effects of maca on sex hormone regulation.

In brief: Use cautiously.

Maca has not been studied in women.
Studies in men have not shown maca to induce changes in luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, testosterone and estradiol. It should be used cautiously in birth control pill users, due to potential effects of maca on sex hormone regulation.
Dr. Doina Marina
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