Benefits of Maca

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Interested in hearing from those using Maca what are the benefits of it and how do you dose it?
 
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This has to be the absolute best libido booster I've ever used. Hella cheap @ Nutraplanet right now too!
 
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I got good libido boost from it. Great for the price and can stack with alot of products.
 
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How do you dose and how soon do you notice effects?

I am going with NoW Foods 750mg caps.

This has to be the absolute best libido booster I've ever used. Hella cheap @ Nutraplanet right now too!
 
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Not sure you will notice much from Now brand.

Macapro is way stronger.
 
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I can give my seal of approval for maca pro very good product
 
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Maca is more of a health supplement. But I bet if you typed "Benefits of Maca" into google you'd get a ton of results.
 
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Has anyone ever eaten it on a recipe?

I can get it in bulk in a bunch of stores here and was always curious what it tasted like
 
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Has anyone ever eaten it on a recipe?

I can get it in bulk in a bunch of stores here and was always curious what it tasted like
I ate the powder but never in recipe. You can can get some bags of the bulk organic stuff from amazon to add to recipes though. Take a look through the reviews on Amazon and people talk about adding it to certain foods.
 
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Has anyone ever eaten it on a recipe? I can get it in bulk in a bunch of stores here and was always curious what it tasted like
Ive added it to protein pancakes in the past. I dont recall it changing the product noticeably. Ill try it again this week.
 
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I ate the powder but never in recipe. You can can get some bags of the bulk organic stuff from amazon to add to recipes though. Take a look through the reviews on Amazon and people talk about adding it to certain foods.
Its sold in my bulk barn lol

So many old school herbal health nuts around here
 
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I've had bulk powder and took it max 2 tablespoons/day without any effect. I wouldn't call it unedible, but the taste is not something I would like to include to my pancakes :no:
 
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I've had bulk powder and took it max 2 tablespoons/day without any effect. I wouldn't call it unedible, but the taste is not something I would like to include to my pancakes :no:
An extract for supplementing or the whole plant?
 
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Now Foods is a quality company - you should be fine. Although I have only used their TestoJack 200 product, which contains: "Organic Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii (6:1 Concentrate)". Their stand alone product does not list any extractions, etc... It's for Libido (Red Maca may also protect the Prostate). 1,500mg is a prevalent dosage in the human studies. It builds too, testing intervals were at 4, 8, and 12 weeks.

http://examine.com/supplements/Maca/
 

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Maca definitely can give a libido boost and older people often get a great boost in energy. I believe Maca readily converts into progesterone which helps preserve testosterone. Also Maca contains Diindolylmethane which also helps with test/estro ratio. Most people prefer gelatinized Maca which is essentially like a concentrate. I have heard people having GI issues with straight raw Maca and supposedly people in the regions where Maca is grown never eat it raw. I have never used Macapro, but I will say that some extracts work and others don't. Seems most people on here agree Macapro works though. If you do take the gelatinized powder, 2-6 tablespoons a day usually do the trick. Some people describe the taste as a bitter, burnt butterscotch.
 
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Now Foods is a quality company - you should be fine. Although I have only used their TestoJack 200 product, which contains: "Organic Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii (6:1 Concentrate)". Their stand alone product does not list any extractions, etc... It's for Libido (Red Maca may also protect the Prostate). 1,500mg is a prevalent dosage in the human studies. It builds too, testing intervals were at 4, 8, and 12 weeks.

http://examine.com/supplements/Maca/
If you subscribe to consumer reports, you'll see that NOW foods fails a lot of 3rd party independent tests.
 
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Have tried that Peruvian maca That is in health stores. Taste is weird: mild but kinda malty and sweet. The texture seems to stick to my teeth making the flavor linger.

I get a mild libido boost and mild energy boost from it.
 
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With the price maca pro now, less than 12 bucks a bottle and bps reputation how could you deviate from that lol
 
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different m acas have different tastes. have used maca in the past with little benefit at label doses of raw root powder/ caps. only felt some adaptogenic benefits and mild libido/junk improvements.
but recently i started taking macapro after picking up a couple bottles on sale from np. did not expect anything b ut after 2 weeks of use at 2 caps ed (coupled with 3 caps of their endosurge turbo product, which contains 1/4 the amount of maca present in one cap macapro), i can say without a doubt that it raised my libido, increased my loads and improved my junk (pardon for being graphic). have been pleasantly surprised with it. definitely a quality product that seems very potent
 
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True, which is why I am going with their Maca Raw 6:1.
MacaPro is a 20:1 extract, and it's on sale right now for only $10.79 for a bottle of 60 capsules! :eek:

I generally only take 2 per day, and see good results in the libido department.

With the price maca pro now, less than 12 bucks a bottle and bps reputation how could you deviate from that lol
^^^^ this!!
Thanks for the support! Stack this with EndoSurge Turbo for extra benefit :)
 

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Now is also a HUGE company so you've got to put things into perspective.
ON is bigger, doesn't regularly fail tests for multiple products and ingredients. Many others that are bigger don't have this issue.
 
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Thanks for all the feedback. Already got Now Foods Raw caps as I have always had good luck with their products.

Back to OP, "Interested in hearing from those using Maca what are the benefits of it and how do you dose it?"
 
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Thanks for all the feedback. Already got Now Foods Raw caps as I have always had good luck with their products.

Back to OP, "Interested in hearing from those using Maca what are the benefits of it and how do you dose it?"
Subjective well-being, erection and libido enhancement are the main benefits seen in studies. One of the studies used a maca product from a supplier, but I can't find the % extract. They took about 3 grams per day, but I am assuming that it was straight maca not an extract. The extract for MacaPro would give you approximately 20 grams of dried powder if taken at 2 caps per day.

Here's the study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18801111
 
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Misfit, I think you asked me to try Macapro once, so I'm assuming it's great for us ladies. Going to grab some off Nutraplanet this week and give it a run on my cut
 
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Misfit, I think you asked me to try Macapro once, so I'm assuming it's great for us ladies. Going to grab some off Nutraplanet this week and give it a run on my cut
Yep, I sure did. I think there was at least one log by a female, I'll have to check. Wasn't it you, love2liftkat?

Also, congrats on the rep position :)
 
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Yep, I sure did. I think there was at least one log by a female, I'll have to check. Wasn't it you, love2liftkat? Also, congrats on the rep position :)
Nope wasn't me. Was going to be but I ended up logging something else right before that opp came up.

Thanks! Pretty excited to be a rep for a solid company!
 

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I have used bulk premium maca from ELF, a blend of yellow, red & black maca. it was great! I used it in baking all the time Driven2lift it didn't really affect the flavour.
I have also used UNTCO Maca Xpresso, the flavour wasn't that great brewed, but I liked to drop into baking recipes or have with proats/sludge.

I'm currently using dark mint MacaForce.
 
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Yes, it was me! It was great!! I think you'll really enjoy it Levyii
 
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Thanks Kat! I'm going to give it a try! What did you enjoy the most about it?
The biggest benefit for me was feeling more balanced hormonally and my monthly cycles not being near as miserable! The focus was great as well!!

I thought it was you :) Thanks for replying!
Absolutely! Thanks for the mention so I'd find the thread!
 
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Great to hear. Now Foods Raw has been working great for me so far.

Now Foods is a quality company - you should be fine. Although I have only used their TestoJack 200 product, which contains: "Organic Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii (6:1 Concentrate)". Their stand alone product does not list any extractions, etc... It's for Libido (Red Maca may also protect the Prostate). 1,500mg is a prevalent dosage in the human studies. It builds too, testing intervals were at 4, 8, and 12 weeks.

http://examine.com/supplements/Maca/
 
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RIP bps maca pro!!!
 
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Anyone familiar with this brand? pretty good extract ratios. Or does anyone have a brand suggestion?

 
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RIP bps maca pro!!!
I've used Maca twice. Once was Maca Pro and the other was another 20:1 in a formula. Never saw as much as a tickle on my nuts.

I'm really debating trying the branded Lepidamax. Looks promising.
 
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RIP bps maca pro!!!
is BPS gone? or did they just can that product? seems like a long tiem ago I worked on this for them:
 
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is BPS gone? or did they just can that product? seems like a long tiem ago I worked on this for them:
I used to rep for them back when they had formasurge...it seems once formasurge was banned the company started to go downhill.

btw-i actually logged endosurge and gave it high marks.
 
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formasurge was EPIC.. loved it with trest.
lol...I started using formestane back in bulk nutrition days E-FORM....after spending a fortune on stuff I decided to try E-FORM for $14, it was the best 'supplement' I had ver used and price was incredible.

agreed-formasurge was great!!!
 
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Apex 6oxo is similar to it I feel like.
 
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let me know if you think the same!
 
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let me know if you think the same!
I tried it for around 4 days to test it, yeah it's got a lot of similar effect as formestane-not quite as good but close, a lot better than oral 6oxo...saving it to run after my andro cycle, I've got too many td's i'm applying for now-just added in epichaos.
 

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