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#271 of 285 Old 03-12-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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Do you think maca is just not for some people?
My cycles, thanks to maca are shorter and I am ovulating a WEEK earlier than normally- Oing CD13/14.
BUT - Even lower (is that possible? lol) sex drive and very little ewcm!
I am even taking only 500mg this cycle around (the least I can take - one pill a day!).
So maybe its just not for me?
I did get pregnant last cycle on it but that one didnt stick around - which I dont think is macas fault - a whole other issue we are trying to figure out. But the rest is making things just worse and not better.
at that low of dose, I doubt it is the maca...

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last cycle was the same though - despite me being on nearly 3000mg a day of maca.

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at that low of dose, I doubt it is the maca...


I have heard some people get stomach upset from maca, but mostly I hear good things about it.

Individual constitutions are different and it is impossible that one herb/supplement will be good for everyone. Listen to your gut, if it doesn't feel right to take it, then listen to yourself

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last cycle was the same though - despite me being on nearly 3000mg a day of maca.
If you are uncomfortable taking it, I would not. It can't help you if you think it is destroying your libido... sometimes I think the mind is more powerful then the body.

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What kind of Maca you are taking: Maca Magic 500 mg/capsule
How much Maca you take: 2000 mg/day
How has it changed your cycle so far? Today is my first day! I took two capsules this morning and two this afternoon.

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Wow, I forgot this thread was still around! Hi Susan!

I'm taking about the same amount as you. Do you like it so far?

Is anyone else wanting to talk maca? I took my dose today and it doesn't make my stomach hurt anymore. :

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So happy to see this thread back in action! I'm not TTC, but taking maca to even out my cycle so we can TTC in 2010. I just took my first dose today, too!

I'm using the Maca Magic powder and started with a 1/2 tsp. I plan on gradually increasing to 1 1/2 or 2 tsp, and maybe even a bit more than that around ovulation.

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Name: Amy
What kind of Maca you are taking: Raw Organic Maca Powder, Navitas (though I really want to take the gelatinized- didn't have it in stock at Soulful Renaissance... http://www.soulfulrenaissance.com/price.html)
How much Maca you take: 1 heaping teaspoon in my kombucha with a tablespoon of Pure Synergy Greens and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. I really like the taste together- they really blend well. I started taking adding it to my morning green drink about 2 months ago.
How has it changed your cycle so far? I have more cervical mucus then I've had before. I have an easier time "warming up" when it's time for lovin'. I feel more energy.

I took maca two years ago for about 3 months to ttc my 5th and she was conceived the first try. I was 39 at the time.

I am currently nursing my 13 month old and getting ready to ttc #6 next cycle.

I am trying to chart but haven't been the last few weeks- baby keeps waking me up at different hours so my temps are all over the place. CM signs are right on the O day 14 and bring on AF 14 days later.

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I hate to butt in the middle here but I am so excited to find people taking Maca!!! I'm on a different forum but it seems nobody there has tried it or has even heard of it.
I scanned through a few of the posts and it seems that Maca is a wonder root. I'm really curious how long it took for you guys to notice a difference? I have only been taking it for about a week 2tsp/day. Haven't noticed anything really, should I have noticed something by now?
And do any of your husbands take it? If so have they noticed any differences?
I'm sooo excited to find people with maca experience!!!
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Checking back in to say that this stuff is awesome! I've only been taking it for a week and worked my way up from 0.5 tsp to 1.5 tsps and my energy level is astounding. The last two evenings I wasn't dragging at 9pm and the last two mornings I've woken up at 5am raring to go - that NEVER happens here! If I never see the fertility or libido effects, this change alone will make it worthwhile to take the maca, ttc or not!

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Back to share the I got my first cycle taking maca! We were CTA and the maca moved my O date up by a week, so here we are. Good luck to everyone else TTC with maca!

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What kind of Maca you are taking: Navitas maca powder
How much Maca you take: 1 tbs per day
How has it changed your cycle so far? just started yesterday so waiting to see what happens
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What kind of Maca you are taking:NOW Maca capsules (500mg)


How much Maca you take: 2,000mg (2 in morning, 1 in evening, 1 at night)


How has it changed your cycle so far?I just started about a week ago (right after O) so I'm not sure yet, but we'll see!

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Can I ask everyone here a question about MACA? What exactly is it supposed to help with? Does it affect when you O?

I typically have a 26-28 day cycle with regular O between days 12 and 14. This month was nuts, I O'd on CD7 and should have AF this Friday or so.

I think I might be having some low progesterone in the latter part of my LP. Has anyone seen this problem helped by taking MACA?

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here's to a huge jump in time ! I hope all of you ladies got your bfps !
sorry to bring up this thread again but I started Maca last weekend and am now on CD7. I'm taking the capsule form and I am really disliking the taste, even through the capsule yucks ! so I'm only taking 1500mg a day because I think it makes my tummy upset a bit. my cycles are 25/26 days and I O around cd13 so I'm really hoping the maca won't screw up my cycles so much. anyway I was so excited to read all your inputs and hope to see more maca TTCers joining in smile.gif
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