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post #61 of 207
I started taking maca yesterday am excited about the group! Please add me too!
maefair/Christina, started Maca 2 Tbsp/day 3/21/08.

I started looking into natural supplements because I went off BCP and started TTC on 1/3/08 and haven't seen AF since 12/20/07. I don't know if I am ovulating yet, but will add a link to my chart in a few. My husband isn't taking it, just me. I am so excited to join you guys!
post #62 of 207
How caloric is the Maca Powder? Is it mostly protein? Carbs? just curious.
post #63 of 207
Thread Starter 
Updated!

Lauren31, I'm not sure! I'll see if I can find some info on that.
post #64 of 207
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I just tried to post this once, hopefully it won't double post:

Lauren, here's what I just found:

Serving Size of 2 tsp.
Calories 22
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 136 mg
Saturated Fat 52 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2.5 mg
Potassium 125 mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.8 g
Dietary Fiber 510 mg
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 670 mg

Note however that 2 tsp is below the normal recommended dosage... so you may need to multiply this to see what you're actually getting.
post #65 of 207
does anyone have experience with the gelatinized powder vs the regular raw powder? i know it's a bit more expensive, but if there's a big difference in taste/palatability i might have to splurge just to insure that dh will be more willing to take it
post #66 of 207
Thanks!!

Can you buy the root itself and eat it??? I don't do shakes and stuff like that.



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Originally Posted by WoodlandFairytale View Post
I just tried to post this once, hopefully it won't double post:

Lauren, here's what I just found:

Serving Size of 2 tsp.
Calories 22
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 136 mg
Saturated Fat 52 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2.5 mg
Potassium 125 mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.8 g
Dietary Fiber 510 mg
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 670 mg

Note however that 2 tsp is below the normal recommended dosage... so you may need to multiply this to see what you're actually getting.
post #67 of 207
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lauren31 View Post
Thanks!!

Can you buy the root itself and eat it??? I don't do shakes and stuff like that.
That, I don't know - I have only ever seen it sold powdered.
post #68 of 207
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Well according to FedEx my maca was supposed to be here yesterday, but the package never came! I'm guessing that means it will be here on Monday... hopefully!
post #69 of 207
Hey all...
I have this raw protein powder stuff that is a Maca/Hemp/Flax mix. I ate some probably only 5 times in the first half of my cycle, but I think it might have been at least a part of why I ovulated earlier than usual. Day 16 instead of day 21-24.
I'm not sure if we were able to time right to get pregnant, but I guess we'll see!
post #70 of 207
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Originally Posted by pittnurse08 View Post
does anyone have experience with the gelatinized powder vs the regular raw powder? i know it's a bit more expensive, but if there's a big difference in taste/palatability i might have to splurge just to insure that dh will be more willing to take it
I don't have any experience with the raw powder, even though I should be getting mine in the mail in the next few days, but I bought the capsule kind about 4 days ago and find that it has no taste. My dh takes it as soon as I give it to him and I don't have the reaction I have when I take my prenatals (yuck). Of course, it's only been a few days so I'm not sure that it has any effect either. I am, however, really hopeful. I can't wait to see what happens as the weeks pass.
post #71 of 207
Welcome all new comers! Christina... your chart totally looks like the first half of mine... temps everywhere. Stupid BC pills...



Made a smoothie with the Maca on Friday... so much better. It seems half way decent in Orange Juice too. I've noted banana flavored things help a lot.

Temps are still even compared to earlier on my chart... this is a positive thing. Hoping something of note happens soon.
post #72 of 207
I tried Maca for awhile, but found that it worsened my already low blood pressure. Maybe I should have taken it with salt to counter all the potassium?
post #73 of 207
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Originally Posted by JSMa View Post
Temps are still even compared to earlier on my chart... this is a positive thing. Hoping something of note happens soon.
Your temps do look like they're stabilizing! Good sign!
post #74 of 207
Thanks, Alice! I hope so. lol How are you doing??
post #75 of 207
Thread Starter 
I could be better. I am still having some weird bright red spotting that makes me worry that I do have a cyst or fibroid, and I'm also really concerned that losing my job & thus my health insurance will impact my ability to treat these potential problems. It is a lot on my plate right now... I'm just hoping that answers will come and times will get better soon. Thanks for asking.
post #76 of 207
Oh, Alice! I'm so sorry about the job! That is a lot on your plate right now... stress can do some CRAZY things... so maybe that is even affecting the spotting.

I hope things calm down and sort out in your life so you can TTC stress-free.
post #77 of 207
My maca came today & I was sooo excited!!! Until I tasted it
I put just a teasponn in some soda & it was gross! Then when I gaged it down I saw most of it was still on the bottom!! I didn't even get it all down. Then I say to myself....I have to do this 5 more times today????...lol.Poor me!!!(okay, I'm done now heee-heee)


A Mothers Love is trying real real hard to get dowm 2 TBS a day. Going to try to get DH to *at least do 1 TBS a day


FYI.....not good in Pepsi!!!:::nana:
post #78 of 207
lol! Try fresh grapefruit or orange juice and just chug it down quick!
post #79 of 207
Hi everyone
I'd like to join in with this one too, although I still have to order the maca - which I'll do shortly! Just a question - is maca considered OK to take with soy isoflavone? I'm going to poke around online now and see if I can find an answer but just thought I'd throw it out to you guys as well!

Also, any of you ladies UK based and found a good supplier?

Sorry for all the questions!

Alice - sorry to hear about your job situ, just wanted to let you know the same happened me almost exactly a year ago and I felt like my whole life would collapse - a year on, self employed and loving it! Just wanted to share, so you know it can work out! Love your jewellery! Do you do any kinda artwork for products / would you conisder doing it? Just one of the companies I do some work with has just launched in the US and will probably be looking for artists.
post #80 of 207
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Thanks doodledoo - yes, I do graphic design for products as well as web graphics and print materials... if you wouldn't mind PMing me with the company name & possibly contact info, that would be great! I would love to freelance for a living, I'm just so nervous about keeping a steady stream of work coming.
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