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    Hello Everyone,

    Yesterday I picked up a bottle of MACA capsules from my HFS. It is made by Solaray and the bottle says this:
    Maca - Lepidium SPP - 525 MG. per capsule
    Maca is a root vegetable that is native to Peru. It is a close relative to Mexican yam and has been used as both a food source and a medicine by Peruvians. Its traditional use is to increase energy and stamina.

    So my question is....is this a good brand does anyone know? How many should I take a day, it says to take 1 three times a day with meals or water. Also, the bottle was $14.95 for 100, so not too bad.

    Thank you!
    Mary Ann







  • #2
    ANYONE? BUMP!





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    • #3
      Hey MaryAnn ~ I have not used this particular brand so I can't offer any advice.....I used powdered MACA/tsp a day.......but I can say to start slow and build up. I think you will be happy with the product.

      laura





      laura

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      • #4
        Try and see how you like. I have not used that product either.

        I look for certified organic as well.

        Denise
        T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois


        http://flowerchild.younglivingworld.com
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        Denise VanVliet DD, LMT, RMT
        T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois
        Licensed Massage Therapist
        ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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        • #5
          In general, Solaray is a pretty good brand, but I just don't know specifically for maca. For me, though, it worked better to start out with more until I started feeling the effects, then drop the dosage, as recommended by the brand I use.

          Let us know!

          -Moyne

          "She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain." -Louisa May Alcott





          -Moyne
          Holistic Health Life Coach


          "She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain." -Louisa May Alcott

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          • #6
            How many would you start with? The dosage is 525 MG per capsule.

            Thank you! Next time I think I will buy in bulk and just put it in my smoothie or something. I am also going to start my hubby on it.

            Thank you!
            Mary Ann





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            • #7
              What is the dosing info on the bottle? If there's a range, maybe just go with the highest and later back off if you feel like it.[?]

              That's one reason I bought the brand I did, other than Denise's testimony. They have so much good information about it online, including studies and specific info about what it's good for and how much to take, etc., so I felt like they really knew their product.

              -Moyne

              "She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain." -Louisa May Alcott





              -Moyne
              Holistic Health Life Coach


              "She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain." -Louisa May Alcott

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              • #8
                Denise and Moyne,

                Which product do you take? My bottle says to take 1-3 a day with meals and is 525 MG per capsule.

                Also it stated Maca - Lepidium SPP.

                Thanks!





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                • #9
                  Lepidium SPP is the scientific name for the peppergrass family.

                  There is the link to where I buy my MACA from on the MACA ROOT thread.
                  I take about a teaspoon of the gelatinizd MACA. I make my own OO capsules. This company was recommended by the Tooth Soap lady.


                  Denise
                  T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois


                  http://flowerchild.younglivingworld.com
                  http://niecy.gaia.com/





                  Denise VanVliet DD, LMT, RMT
                  T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois
                  Licensed Massage Therapist
                  ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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                  • #10
                    Hi Denise!

                    I went to the website that you linked and it states that the MACA is Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon - so is there a difference in what I'm taking?

                    Thanks!






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                    • #11
                      MACA is from the peppergrass family. It's the root that is used. It's the scientific name for the group of grasses.

                      Denise
                      T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois


                      http://flowerchild.younglivingworld.com
                      http://niecy.gaia.com/





                      Denise VanVliet DD, LMT, RMT
                      T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois
                      Licensed Massage Therapist
                      ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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                      • #12
                        You might not be able to totally do a straight comparison. As they say here in Texas, "if I was you and you was me and we was each other", I'd go ahead and take what you've got, using the dosing amount on the bottle, and order some of the bulk stuff from "our" company, so you get it before you run out of the stuff you have. I bet it will come out to be cheaper, and then at least you'll know you're taking the kind that others have experienced success with.

                        HTH!

                        -Moyne

                        "She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain." -Louisa May Alcott





                        -Moyne
                        Holistic Health Life Coach


                        "She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain." -Louisa May Alcott

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                        • #13
                          Okay, I have some more questions....DH and I have been taking the MACA, this is day 3 (and I'm taking 3 a day). Has anyone had any gas issues[:I] seriously, both of us have noticed this.

                          One more serious question I have is I am taking iron supplements because my stored iron levels were extremely low. On the website where you all get your MACA, I did some reading and it stated that MACA was good for anemia. So, will I be getting iron overload?

                          THANK YOU!
                          Mary Ann





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                          • #14
                            Taking iron causes all kinds of stomach problems with me. I don't take it. I have not had any problems with the MACA. But I'm taking a different brand. I'm not sure it that makes a difference or not. Oh! That reminds me, I'm popping mine right now.
                            I'm not sure about the iron overload. Do what feels right for you. For me, I would support the liver and up the MACA.


                            Denise
                            T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois


                            http://flowerchild.younglivingworld.com
                            http://niecy.gaia.com/





                            Denise VanVliet DD, LMT, RMT
                            T-Tapp Trainer - Illinois
                            Licensed Massage Therapist
                            ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by niecy View Post
                              Lepidium SPP is the scientific name for the peppergrass family. There is the link to where I buy my maca from on the maca root thread. I take about a teaspoon of the gelatinizd maca. I make my own OO capsules. This company was recommended by the Tooth Soap lady.
                              Hmm, isn't Maca Root a libido enhancer??? My best friend is a naturopath and gave me a woman's multi-vitamin supp that had that in there and told me that it was for such. I took it and overall felt great. I don't think my husband was too bummed about my decision to take it either. ;0)
                              Last edited by nath5212; 04-23-2013, 11:20 AM.

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