What is Maca root?

Category: Supplements

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Maca has been used traditionally to enhance fertility and sexual performance in both men and women and to relieve menopausal symptoms. Maca root contains far greater amounts of glucosinolates than other members of the Brassicacae family, such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support hormone balance 5 4
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1 2
General health 1 1
Perimenopause 1 1
Sexual dysfunction 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Maca root

Side effect Patients
Moodiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Maca root

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg daily 1
1,000 mg four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Maca root

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 3
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Maca root

Duration

Currently taking Maca root

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Maca root

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 10
Not specified 4
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Maca root

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Adaptigen,w/far more glucosinolates than other of Brassicacae family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 6, 2014 (Started Apr 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 capsule(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 9, 2014 (Started Apr 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 capsule(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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