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Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
« on: 22/06/04, 09:46 »
Hi
Ive been taking something called maca for a few months - it is supposed to help with fertility and regulates hormornes
Does anyone know if it is safe to take during a cycle?
Also I see that a lot of you are taking  protein powder - I found some in Holland and Barrett and it seems to be the stuff that body buliders use!
Is that what everyones taking and if so how much of it do you need a day?
thanks
julie

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    Offline Karen-C

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    Julie

    At long last ... someone else who has heard of Maca.  I bought some and started taking it - I bought two bottles of the stuff, each containing 90 capsules, took 4 per day and have finished them now.  I really dunno if they have done me any good but the blurb that came with them and all the stuff on the internet about them made them look really good!  I am currently on my 2ww after having my 5th iui and stopped taking them before I started stabbing!  I, personally, wouldn't take them while doing tx.  Waiting to see now if they have done anything for me and if I get a BFP!  Did get a BFP on my 4th cycle of iui but sadly m/c'd.

    Let me know what you think of the tabs!

    Take care

    Love

    Karen xxx

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    Thanks Karen
    I also thought it was just me!
    I have been taking the powdered form for about 3 months as well as having acupuncture - I definately have more energy but  dont know if it has affected the right bits!
    I think I will stop during treatment as its supposed to have an effect on hormones and I dont want anything to interfere with tx
    Wonderful that you are in 2WW!
    Take Care of your self and I will keep everything crossed for you
    love
    julie

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    Hi macaroni

    not a nurse but I have take herbal remedies in the past and have been advised its a bad idea to combine them with conventional therapies as they can interact with each other and give unwanted results.

    Clare

    PS how are things going with the cycle ?

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    thanks claire
    im going to stop taking it before treatment as Id hate to think Ive done anything to affect the drugs!

    have had my injection training - it was not as bad as expected - unfortunately your auto injector wouldnt fit the CARE syringes so will have to face the needle after all!

    I have my drugs so all set to start tx when AF arrives (eta 3rd July)

    If anyone else rreading this would like the auto injector please contact me

    julie

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    Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
    « Reply #5 on: 1/06/05, 12:55 »
    Maca (Lepidium meyenii)       organic
    ok, this product may not be suitable for all of you but it could certainly help some of you. look up the research on this on google or jeeves, better to use the botanical name as you find more info and less sales gumf.
    maca has been used in IVF trials and the results appear to be better then the ivfs without. its a 'super food' root used for centuries in south america. please look it up, theres so much about it and fertility. i have now met several people who concieved on maca and have wonderful healthy 'maca babies' (and also from personal experience it does have an improvement on impotency)

    p.s better to buy in capsules as it's taste is enough to make you gag and despite what people said to me it does not get any better......!!

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    Re: Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
    « Reply #6 on: 1/06/05, 17:26 »
    Here is a link - i just pulled up a few off google and thought i'd post it here for anyone who is itnerested.

    I will have to read a little more myself to see if this could help me - not sure yet how it is supposed to increase fertility ,.....

    http://www.viable-herbal.com/singles/herbs/s410.htm


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    Re: Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
    « Reply #7 on: 3/06/05, 16:38 »
    Hi girls,
     Maca is supposed to help with fertility, but I'm not 100% sure how??? I have been looking around for the best buy and have so far come up with a couple on ebay (American and u.k) around 15 give or take for 100 capsules. (includes postage) cant decide which ones to get so I think I will pop down the herbalists and ask them.Holland and barrets do a horny goatweed and maca (20) but the label made it look like something you would buy from a dodgy mag!!! ??? so I thought just maca was the answer!!!LOL ;D
      If anybody has found it cheaper then please let me know.
    Love,
    Claire,
    XXX.

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    Re: Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
    « Reply #8 on: 4/06/05, 02:15 »
    LOL Claire, you still not got your maca yet hun? Its sposed to be a herbal viagra innit? Maybe once this lilun has popped out and we are ready for another :) I'll give maca ago!!!! Just for the fun if nothing else hehehe.

    Hope your doing wel

    Dawn x x x

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    Re: Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
    « Reply #9 on: 4/06/05, 09:05 »
    Morning,
     No Dawn still not got it yet ;D!!! its donkeys since we first talked about it!!! ah well grabbing the bull by the horns and buying some today ;D will keep you updated as to its effects!!! :o, hows you anyway?
    Take care,
    Love,
    Claire, :)
    xxx.