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post #81 of 207
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My maca arrived and I took some just now.... whew!

So when I opened the package and got a whiff of it I was like oh GOD, this is going to be quite an experience. I put some in my breakfast smoothie (mango, banana, strawberries, blueberries & kiwi with a little OJ and a little yogurt) and at first I was like, hey, this isn't so bad, I can barely taste it! Then I got to the bottom of the glass and it was all clumped down there. I had to just chug it down. Yikes. The maca adventure begins!
post #82 of 207
Oh boy Alice! I should be getting mine in the mail any day now, but I've been taking the gelatanized (capsule) kind for about 5 days and it isn't bad at all. Maybe I'll stick with the capsules if the powder is really gross.
And here is an observation for the group: Maybe it's psychosomatic, but this weekend DH and I dtd 3 times in 24 hours and he would've been ready to go again if we weren't busy getting our house ready to be shown. Wow. I'll give the credit to Maca. And dh, of course.
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post #84 of 207
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Thanks again doodledoo!

LibraryMo - I think I just need to mix it up better! I had already made my smoothie when the package arrived and I just mixed some in with a spoon. Next time I'm pretty sure it will be a lot better!

From the taste of it I think it would be best hidden in a smoothie that has banana with either peanut/almond butter or chocolate.
post #85 of 207
It seems like there are so many places to get it from - I'm trying to figure out if it would 'float' - I have a powdered greenfood that I take (need to start taking again, if I can find one without soy/wheat), and I could totally mix the maca in with that.

Maybe I'll go to Whole Foods and get a small pack before I splurge on the big one.....
post #86 of 207
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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!
Are you using the E3Live mix?
post #87 of 207
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Welcome all new comers! Christina... your chart totally looks like the first half of mine... temps everywhere. Stupid BC pills...
JSMa, how long did it take you to get back to normal? I still need to look at your chart, obv.

I'm not finding the Maca to be that bad! I've been mixing 2 Tbsp in a smoothie of soy yogurt, frozen blueberries and strawberries, honey, pomegranate juice and wheat germ and I kinda like it!

It takes a while to make and I'm slow in the morning though. Is the goal to eat once a day at the same time or is it okay to eat sometimes in the a.m., sometimes in the p.m. Prob doesn't matter
post #88 of 207
Still waiting for mine to come in the mail....and waiting...and waiting...:

Add me to the list though! I got the powder and will be taking 2 tsp a day. As pp asked - does it have to be twice a day or just once? Oooh I can't wait!!
post #89 of 207
Oops! Didn't put all my info right! Sorry!

risen_joy/Ellie Taking 2 Tbsp whenever the heck it arrives!
post #90 of 207
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From the taste of it I think it would be best hidden in a smoothie that has banana with either peanut/almond butter or chocolate.
I made some tonight for DH with milk, ovaltine, half a banana & some peanut butter. He drank it
post #91 of 207
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Are you using the E3Live mix?
I don't think so. The container just says raw protein powder, Hemp, Flax & Maca.
post #92 of 207
I think I may be ovulating! This would be my earliest one in my whole adult life (at CD23). I have a positive OPK today (it was almost positive yesterday, that's why I took one in the a.m.) and I'm getting back to temping so I'll know if it happened in a few days.

Oh, and remember how I mentioned that there seemed to be a correlation to improved "response?" It's still true.

I told DH what Maca was and what people were saying about it and I think he wants to take it, too. Not sure I'm ready for that... lol
post #93 of 207
Yay Because! I am so excited for your "early" ovulation and I am also excited about my improved "response" which seems to have kicked in already (after a week of Maca)!
I wish us all luck and lots of baby dust...
post #94 of 207
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I think I may be ovulating!
Yay!
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I am also excited about my improved "response" which seems to have kicked in already
Yay, yay!

I am going to the dr tomorrow for a check up and hope she can help me sort out my crazy cycle. In the meantime, I'm so glad the Maca charm has kicked in for you guys. I'm feeling moodier than usual lately, and wondering if AF is finally on her way after 3 months of no show.
post #95 of 207
Alice... you are dead on. Out of all my experiments smoothies with banana in it comes out the best.

Maefair, I actually have not come back to normal yet. I have not had a period since December.
post #96 of 207
I just got my Maca today! YEA!!!! So I can be added to the list too:

Olerica+DH/Started Maca 3/27/2 TBSP per Day
post #97 of 207
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I think I may be ovulating! This would be my earliest one in my whole adult life (at CD23). I have a positive OPK today (it was almost positive yesterday, that's why I took one in the a.m.) and I'm getting back to temping so I'll know if it happened in a few days.

Oh, and remember how I mentioned that there seemed to be a correlation to improved "response?" It's still true.

I told DH what Maca was and what people were saying about it and I think he wants to take it, too. Not sure I'm ready for that... lol
Hey, I was just wondering.....where is everyone in reguards to their cycle 7 has the maca improved it...etc. You may be our 1st success here i took an OPK this morning & there was a "hint" of a line...so I may be right behind you!!! If so that would be great. Last cycle I "O"d CD23. I'm on CD11 now wooooooowhooooo!!!!! I'm gonna keep checking my OPK. I'm doing another one in a few hours. I hope it keeps getting darker.

GO Maca!!!!



PS I don't know how all of you get down 2 whole TBS at one time. That stuff tastes like an ashtray!!!! It also makes be use the toilet a lot...must be all that fiber BUT...It seems to be working...so.... Go Maca!!!!




Where are the rest of you on your cycle & what if any is your progress????? (can you tell I'm super excited???)
post #98 of 207
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AMothersLove - I'm having a hard time getting it down, too. This morning I made the deadly mistake of putting a tablespoon of it in some V8 (Someone on the ovusoft thread recommended it) and oh. my. god. It was disgusting. I had to pour it out. I didn't feel like making a smoothie so I decided to try to get some down as quickly as possible, and mixed it up with some water, chugged it and followed with an OJ chaser! I won't do that again either, though it wasn't as bad as the V8. I'll be making a smoothie tomorrow no matter what!

I'm not expecting any results from it in the near future, since I'm dealing with near-crippling stress at the moment. I highly doubt that my emotional state right now is conducive to finally ovulating. I guess I'm in for a few more messed up cycles. Actively TTC will be put on hold for me for a few months while I figure out my job situation, but I'm still taking maca in the hopes of getting a bit more regular eventually.
post #99 of 207
Ok, got my maca today...and ended up wasting 1/2 a Tbsp!!! : I don't have any smoothie ingredients (other than ice and yogurt) and decided "how bad can it be? I'll just mix it in with some ginger ale!" BIG mistake! Then I decided to smell the poo colored concoction before drinking it - SECOND BIG mistake! I have never before gagged and thrown up from a smell before!!!

Well, lesson learned - I'm off to the grocery store to get some fruit and other supplies!!

So I am now officially risen_joy/Ellie/started Maca 3.26.08
post #100 of 207
I've been kind of crampy the past two days... and my temp went way down this morning... lowest it has ever been. Seriously, the end of my chart makes me look like I'm dying or something. lol

I hope not... *looks*


I do the 2 tbls at one shot to get it done and over with... I need to pick up more OJ on the way home. I like the OJ mixes with Banana and stuff. *nods*
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