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Old 04-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Maca Powder

Here are some acclaimed benefits of maca powder:

Increasing energy, stamina and endurance
Enhancing libido and treating impotence
Stimulating fertility in both sexes
Supporting the immune system and adrenal function
Reducing chronic fatigue
Regulating and supporting the endocrine system

Question is, has anyone tried it? Does it work?
I can't have caffeine (although chocolate is fine, but not in coffee or teas - I get anxiety) so would this make me anxious as well since it's an energy stimulator?

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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I have been putting red macca powder in my smoothies for about a month now. About a tablespoon for a pint jar worth of smoothie.

I do get a bit of a boost from it. I work nights and I tend to drink my smoothie around 2 or 3 am rather than a cup of coffee. It seems to work and doesn't keep me awake when i finally get to fall in to bed about 11am.

I think it has increased my libido a bit also.

But I haven't seen any of the other effects claimed for it. I've been kinda in the doldrums and low energy for a few months and the macca hasn't done anything for that.

Plus I hate the taste of it. Maybe hate is the wrong word but I don't much like it. I prefer my smoothies without the macca. I will continue to use it till it runs out (I bought a pound) in case it does have some effect on my vague depression but I don't expect to buy more.

I wouldn't recommend against trying it, I don't regret giving it a try at all. And my experiences may not be typical.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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I don't mess with anything that effects my hormones. I've taken maca, St. John's Wort, and 5-htp. I think they just messed up my hormones because my emotions were kinda out of control when I was taking them.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
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I would avoid Maca if you can't have caffeine - it did give a "jump". I did stop taking it when I started reading about the hormonal implications, as Euphy said - I don't mess with anything that effects my hormones (with the "exception" of BCP, but I think that's more than enough messing :P).
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:41 AM   #5
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I just bought some maca powder because I thought it was supposed to help regulate hormones?
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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But I haven't seen any of the other effects claimed for it. I've been kinda in the doldrums and low energy for a few months and the macca hasn't done anything for that.
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Old 11-16-2016, 03:38 PM   #7
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wondering if your hormones are already out of wack does this help...... also read that this increases your booty and hips wish Id love but could also increase belly wish obv Id hate
main goal

I began my weight loss mission on 10/18/12. I started at 219 (222 at my biggest) and I'm working towards 155.
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