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Not for thyroid. I wish I would have done my research before purchasing this. I was looking for something to give my thyroid a boost and help balance my hormones however Maca contains a chemical that works as a goitrogen and goitorgens block iodine uptake from the thyroid and iodine is one of the most important building blocks in thyroid hormone production so being hypothyroid these made me worse. Even if you do not have a thyroid condition this could affect your thyroid function so be aware of that.
Maybe someone who is in my shoes will appreciate this review. I had a total hysterectomy in 2012 and then got breast cancer in 2013 from taking hormone Estradiol. I’ve suffered for years with hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc. I bought this based on the great reviews hoping for some relief. I started out the first week with 1 pill twice a day then went up the second week to the dose listed on the bottle - 2 twice a day (3800 mg). After my second week I knew it was working. Hot flashes were WAY better and I was sleeping great. Vaginal dryness was better as well. Last week (3rd week) I had severe, watery diarrhea and horrible stomach pain!!! Ended up being a really bad gallbladder attack that I suffered with for a week until I figured out it was the Maca. Increased estrogen in the body is known to cause gallbladder attacks. SO, it does reduce menopause symptoms and it definitely increases estrogen in your body but watch out for gallbladder attacks. So sorry I can’t keep taking this. My best friend is taking it without issue but she had her gallbladder removed years ago. Go figure!
Wow. i had a very traumatic experience with these capsules. i have had Maca before so i for sure know it is something wrong w/ this product. i took 2 capsules as instructed & i opened them to see the actual powder & they smelled just like the Maca im used to. about an hour later i felt so tired & sleepy like beyond my control type of tiredness. i was driving so i was super scared. i had to pull over. i felt very disoriented & very sick. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. i know because ive taken Maca for over a year & never experienced anything like this. AND the next day i went & bought Maca capsules from a vitamin store & did NOT have these symptoms.... these capsules are from China so be vary aware that they could be putting anything in them.
The only diff I felt was being very agitated!! I couldn't figure it out...started putting things together & quit taking it. I had been taking it for almost 3 weeks. Big diff. You just don't know how something that works for others might affect you in totally diff.way!:/ Trial & error but I'm steering clear of this product:(