Maca - anyone tried it?

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Hello lovely ladies, I've posted on here a few times about my peri menopause symptoms that have plagued me over the past 18 months (since my cycle returned after breastfeeding) I was put on oestrogen gel which worked great to begin with but doesn't seem to be effective anymore so my doctors have advised that I come off it - today I've been reading about maca which seems to have nothing but positive reviews for balancing hormones and giving energy - has anyone here tired it ?

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    Yes Karen,I've been using it and it has really helped with energy levels and balancing my hormones,I do use vitex as well.My functional cysts have resolved also, plus libido

    has been a suprise bonus 

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      H i Fairywren

      Are you taking mega supplements or powder form?

      I tried the powder form but don't think I took long enough to notice anything

      Im just afraid to try things because of my stomach issue.

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    So I've just rushed off to holland and Baratt and asked them for maca, and the guy gave me a coy look! He said they only have the powder as the capsules are more intense and tend to rush off the shelves, so he asked me what I wanted it for and I said to balance hormones and give energy and he was like yeah it does that and also boosts libido which is why it's so popular?? Why have I not heard about this before!!! So I have a link which says which is the most effective type to get I can pm it ir it's pretty easy to find on google - Amazon seems to have loads of different types so I'm off there now to get me some !!

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    I'm curious too..  I thought I looked into and there were mixed reviews..  some it worked for and others it made worse.  I don't know, maybe I'll look into it again.  I don't think it would hurt my energy is what I need.  : )  

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      Definitely most of the reviews are positive which is unusual as people usually only review when they are unhappy - apparently the roles to go by when choosing a brand are - that it is geletanised, organic and grown in Peru, otherwise it can upset the stomach, you also have to start slowly and build up - I've just found one on Amazon from the healthy tree company that seems to fit the bill - as you say it can't hurt to try it !

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    I bought MACA powder over 6 months ago after I read about it also.  I didnt really try it for a good period of time to see how well it would work for me.   I still have it and after reading everyone here am thinking about trying it agan.  When I did use it I put it in my morning smoothies.  
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    Keep us posted on how it goes...   I think I'm nervous about trying it due to the possiblity of gaining weight..  Some lose, some gain..  I guess one takes a chance depending on the brand.

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