Maca: Will it Increase Your Fertility?

Be sure to speak with your physician (either OB/gyn or a fertility expert) before you begin this supplement to make sure it won’t interfere with any other medications or supplements you are taking. This is especially important for women undergoing infertility treatment because of maca’s potential affects on hormones.

Is it effective?

The research isn’t clear yet about the effectiveness of maca, especially for female infertility. More studies are needed, however, many women will attest to its usefulness in conception.

How should I take maca?

There are no studies that point to a single, effective dosing schedule, however, many people report that 1,500 to 3,000 mg a day is average. It can be taken as a pill, placed in hot water as a tea or even taken in the form of a concentrated extract.

Also note that maca should be dried before it is consumed. Eating this root in its fresh state can cause stomach upset and pain.

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