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My husband and I have unexplained infertility. We needed some help (clomid, femara, trigger shot, IUI) conceiving both our children. We are currently trying for a third but opted to take it easy and try on our own. I came across Maca in my research for supplements to regulate my long cycles and promote ovulation.
I started my husband on Maca first, giving him one pill a day in addition to Fertilaid (fertility multivitamin that already contains a small amount of Maca). It’s been about 2 weeks and he seems to be doing fine. No noticeable change in libido, but no negative change in mood either. Then today I decided to try it too. I took one in the morning and I kid you not I turned into the Hulk all day. I was nearly uncontrollably angry at everything. I considered the possibility that I’m just PMS-ing, but this felt sudden and random. A quick google search showed that there are some people who may be more prone to anger and emotional issues and should not take Maca.
My words of advice - if you take it and start feeling off, you should trust yourself and stop right away.
I wanted to love this one, but I am not sure why it makes me dehydrated, specially in the morning when i get up my tongue is super dry like I haven’t had water in days. I stopped taking after 3 weeks and the dehydration went away. I might give it another shot eventually
At first I loved this, I felt a bit of energy, less stressed, & a sense of calm-like I didn’t quickly get stressed/upset. That particular effect didn’t last long-maybe a week or two? As far as being helpful as far as libido goes, I think it helped. It wasn’t like it made me crave sex. It was more like it helped once “things started to get heated up”, & improved sensitivity, leading to longer arousal & sometimes multiple orgasms. However, there is a negative, I did eventually begin to feel a bit of an anxiety/“on something” type of feeling, so I discontinued use of this. I decided I’d try Natures Truth Horny Goatweed with Macca. I take it prior to sex and it works just as well, if not better than this product. Plus no strange anxiety/high type of feeling.
Bought this to help gain some weight. First week I was fine. Increased my appetite perfectly. Second week .. started to notice i couldn’t sleep at all. I mean I take this at 10am in the morning but I’m staying up til 6am back to back to back n badly trying hard to force myself to sleep so i been sleeping for 4 hours. Anxiety increased badly at night. Thought my heart was beating faster every time i closed my eyes. Was getting headaches every night of not being able to sleep. Also started noticing stomach pains an hour or 2 after taking the pill for the 2nd week. I stopped taking the pill for 2 days just to see and noticed I was able to sleep through the night. Also I’m normally really light with my period but after i took this!! My first cycle with the people I saw major blood clots. 😕
Good news: i noticed my hips enhancing more and my booty felt a little more plumped but idk maybe this is a big high dosage amount for me.
Be careful if you already have high testosterone (PCOS) this will make it higher! Didn’t help with conceiving or regulating hormones. Guess it depends on what kind imbalance you have. It definitely will make you gain weight and “in the mood” so if that’s what you’re looking for, go for it.
*UPDATE* Do not use this if your menstrual cycle is regular! My cycle has always been 27-28 days and after only taking a single capsule of this supplement now months later my cycle is STILL out of wack and I worry if it will ever go back to normal again.
Got this supplement to try out and took just 1 capsule a couple days before my period was due to start, and it never did. Got negative pregnancy tests and was baffled as to why my period would be late. Did some googling and turns out maca can make your period late and your cycles longer. So before you take this supplement be knowledgeable of the potential side effects so you don’t stress out like I have been!
Reference: I’m 28 & perfectly healthy. I started taking this about two weeks ago to help with fertility (we just started trying but I figured why not improve our chances). The first week the only thing I noticed was slightly heightened libido & random hot flash type occurrences. This week I have been having TERRIBLE anxiety attacks (literally can’t catch my breath doing simple things), I’ve been overly emotional & my breasts hurt sooo bad. I haven’t been able to sleep, my period was all over the friggin place (I’m normally very regular) and my cramps are terrible. Basically, if you’re super healthy & normal, this may not be the best supplement for you, it just caused a slew of issues that I’ve never struggled with before.
I took 2 pills in the morning and 2 in the evening for 60 days. I noticed an increase (probably 20-30% if I had to guess) in my cardiovascular endurance - I could tolerate an elevated heart rate and breathing rate for longer than usual, allowing me to workout for longer periods of time without breaks. I noticed no other effects, including the purported effects on libido.
The length of the pill is of an inch so you have to have a mouthful of water to drink it down. It just tastes like the outside of the pill like any other medication you can take (similar to fish oil pills). It is fresh! I found that when you take this it causes more of a numbing feeling in your stomach not really something that's going to get you feeling "hungry" unlike the other reviews but its more so of a mindset that you have to have to eat more food.