View Full Version : Anyone use Maca?
05-26-2006, 12:06 PM
Just wondered if anyone here uses maca? I hear it is really great stuff, but not sure if it will be suitable for me. I am about 95 percent raw and have been for almost 6 months. I train on my bike 5-12 hours per week, plus racing, yoga, and I tend to get stressed out. I think maca might be good for my adrenals?
Also, anyone know of any good sources to buy it? I know it may not be technically 'raw', but I think it would be a good thing for me to check out :)
I've been using it for the past couple of weeks and although it does seem to have affected my libido a little, I can't honestly say I've noticed any other effects just yet - I know these things sometimes take time, though, so I'm not drawing any firm conclusions just yet!
I got mine from Natures First Law - it's the powdered juice form - 'Maca Extreme'.
BTW, if you do lots of excercise, you might benefit a great deal from the regular inclusion in your diet of celery juice, as a great deal of sodium is lost from the body during exercise. Coconut juice and wheatgrass juice are also good sources of a number of minerals and trace elements.
05-26-2006, 07:55 PM
I use maca! I like it quite a bit. It's a "bulky" item that is quite satisfying. The benefits are really awesome.. I'm not sure how it is for adrenals.. I started using it to help balance out my hormones and reduce PMS. I've felt great since i've started adding it to my smoothies- I surely recommend it.
A friend gave me an extra bag that she got from Nature's First Law. It is considered 100% raw so I wouldn't worry about that. It's good. Has a lot of fiber in it being a cruciferous vegetable that has been powdered, so if you're sensetive to that (which I think I am) you might like Maca Extreme better. That has the fiber taken out. Most of the stuff in the health food store has been roasted.
That's my experience. see if it works for you.
05-26-2006, 08:34 PM
Yes, I went off it to see if I noticed a difference. I did. I am going back on it. I was putting it on my grapefruit & in my drinks.
05-27-2006, 06:54 AM
I just ordered Raw Power by Nature's First Law which has Maca in it. I hope it arrives early this coming week. I think it will be good for me. I really like the extra energy!
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