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post #141 of 207
I picked up the maca from WalMart today they are 1000mg pills. I gave one to Dh with his vitamins and took one myself as well. I am planning to take them twice a day. I will post on how things go.

massaginmommy/Laurie:1000 mg tablet twice a day since March 30
post #142 of 207
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Updated to here!

JSMa, I've been taking it for 1 week, but missed 2 days.

Wanalil_bean
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post #143 of 207
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Lauren31 - nope, nothing wrong with the gelatinized! It might help you get it down easier.
post #144 of 207
I live in Israel and had NO idea where to find Maca here. I asked at the local health food store and they had no idea what it is!!

Just wanted to say that I ended up ordering it from eBay of all places b/c that's the only way I could figure out how to get it here without paying a huge amount on shipping rates. I ordered 1 lb.

So encouraging to read others' experiences!

We've been TTC for #3 since Aug.
post #145 of 207
Alice, can you please put my start date as of 3/29?

Has anyone else noticed that they are less hungry after drinking the Maca? I am enjoying this unexpected side effect! I am also finding it easier to get down although my DH has not braved it yet. But I think I need it more than him so I am not too concerned...
post #146 of 207
Reina28, I have noticed it is very filling for me, and I don't do shakes. I just mix it with flavored OJ.

I hope your cycle starts behaving soon Alice!
post #147 of 207
Another question:

Do any of you ladies believe Maca is making you O earlier? If so, how long were you taking it before you noticed that effect? I am thinking I might want to start OPK testing a little bit in advance to prepare for that eventuality but wanted to get some input...
post #148 of 207
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Another question:

Do any of you ladies believe Maca is making you O earlier? If so, how long were you taking it before you noticed that effect? I am thinking I might want to start OPK testing a little bit in advance to prepare for that eventuality but wanted to get some input...
Maybe. I'm in my first real cycle since DS was born 27 months ago. I o'd earlier than ever before at 23 dpo but I don't have enough cycles to say whether it's from the Maca. And besides, I'm not taking a ton of it. I've been taking it since a few weeks before my FPPAF.

Good luck!
post #149 of 207
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Another question:

Do any of you ladies believe Maca is making you O earlier? If so, how long were you taking it before you noticed that effect? I am thinking I might want to start OPK testing a little bit in advance to prepare for that eventuality but wanted to get some input...
This is my first month taking maca, since CD2, and I o'd yesterday on CD12. This is only my second month charting, so I can't say for sure, but this will be an approximately 26-day cycle (or a BFP, *fingers crossed*) which is shorter than my usual 28-30 day cycle and the only thing I'm doing differently this cycle is taking maca. Also, I started with an OPK on CD10 because I was feeling very wet and had EWCM, which surprised me so early on, but it was negative. Then, on CD 11 I took another OPK in the afternoon, after holding my pee for 4 hours (ouch), and I had a really dark positive line, darker than ever before. I would say start with your OPK if you're feeling like you might be Oing soon.
I'm finding this experiment to be fascinating and I'm really hopeful that we'll start seeing a lot of BFPs.
post #150 of 207
After reading that insanely long thread on ovusoft last night I finally pulled my bookmark back up and bought a pound of the powder. I should get it in the next 5 days. I'm 2dpo right now so I'll probably just start taking it next cycle. I'm going to get DH to take it too since we know he has lower #s than he should at 21.

So add me --Rochelle and Matt - 2tbpsn/day - Starting April 13th-ish
post #151 of 207
I haven't actually started on the whole maca train, but I was wondering if anyone had had any raw cacao bars with maca? They are delicious, but how much would be workable? Also, does anyone know about Herb Pharm's pharma maca tincture? What do you think would be a reasonable dose (if any)?
post #152 of 207
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Getting maca down continues to be a battle for me! I haven't found the 'right' combination of ingredients/method to make it bearable. Last night I tried it just mixed in with some grapefruit juice, plugged my nose and chugged - and after the first few gulps, I didn't really taste it any more, but afterward I had some major maca burps (eewww) plus my stomach hurt from drinking so much grapefruit juice so fast. I'm still only doing 1tbsp too.
post #153 of 207
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Getting maca down continues to be a battle for me! I haven't found the 'right' combination of ingredients/method to make it bearable. Last night I tried it just mixed in with some grapefruit juice, plugged my nose and chugged - and after the first few gulps, I didn't really taste it any more, but afterward I had some major maca burps (eewww) plus my stomach hurt from drinking so much grapefruit juice so fast. I'm still only doing 1tbsp too.
try mixing it with just a few sips of juice instead of a glass. There will be less to gulp.
post #154 of 207
Hi Ladies! Got my crosshairs this morning, even though I think I may only be 2DPO, either way it was an early O and I attribute that to maca. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now and I am really hopeful for a little stocking stuffer of my own. Happy April!
post #155 of 207
Wonderful, LibraryMo! Probably time to start my OPK's if that is the case.
post #156 of 207
I am getting my first pos. OPK's EVER!!!
I'm so excited:

Bananas in the Maca it really covers it up!!!!
post #157 of 207
Yup banana anything helps the taste LOTS.


Ugh! So my temp went down again today! *cries* It's still above cover... but meh... *prays it goes back up tomorrow* :
post #158 of 207
JSMa

A Mother's Love

AAM - I think I am seeing EWCM today on CD7 which is about seven days pre-O where last month it showed up about 4 days pre-O. I don't know if that means I am O'ing earlier or if I am having more CM or if I am just hallucinating.

However, I have also noted a marked improvement in energy which is good enough in and of itself.
post #159 of 207
Oh yeah and what's with all the Monty Python references(under our names)?!? April Fool's anyone???
post #160 of 207
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Yup banana anything helps the taste LOTS.


Ugh! So my temp went down again today! *cries* It's still above cover... but meh... *prays it goes back up tomorrow* :
Implantation dip? maybe? If it goes back up then...... yay Just have to wait~N~see ......how exciting
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