Frequently Asked Questions
Has anyone had good results by using maca root?
I tried maca root last cycle and I ovulated! No pregnancy tho. But I don't ovulate every month so I was thrilled. Has anyone used maca root to become pregnant and how long were you ttc? I'm trying to achieve pregnancy on my own. I used clomid last year and I mc. I feel that with a healthy mind and body I can do this
Sorry i don't have an answer about maca root, though i'm thinking about taking this also..
though i am taking agnus castus, which is also vitex which helps regulate periods and ovulation, i've only been taking it for a little more than a month, but so far its been wonderful! and there are many many success storys here on answers that you can look at..
but mostly i'm wishin you the best of luck!!
Maca Root & Pregnancy (ttc)?
It's been 2 years ttc so before going to fertility doctors I decided to go the natural way...
I looked online for MONTHS for the best herb for fertility
So I finally went into a fertility store and Maca was the first thing she picked up and said it has worked wonders for her customers
Anyone else have any success stories I'm getting discouraged
I'm sooo happy u asked:)..I did the same..my husband and I tried for a year and a half and I finally got fed up..drs just wanted to give me drugs and I wanted to try naturally..I did research also and I took 1 pill of meca and 1 of vitex herb a day. The first month I was consistant and took them the same time every day we got pregnant!:) were now 23 weeks along and having a boy! I'm a cosmetologist and recommend it to any cleint who's having trouble..my issue was a crazy period. Id have my period 2 time a month for longer than a week each time..so I was bleeding pretty much all the time..the vitex and meca together regulated me perfectly and I got pregnant right away naturally:)..I really hope it works for you! I swear by it and will continue to take it after pregnancy if my period is irregular still.
Has anyone tried Maca Root for trying to conceive?
DH & I have been ttc for 3 yrs with unexplained infertility. We have gone through all the dr testing and are still continuing, but starting to look into more natural ways. I heard Maca can help regulate things but won;t overregulate if things don't need regulating. I'm not sure if something is outa wack with me or not.. all dr tests for hormones are good, but it makes me wonder if they really test for everything! Any feedback would be great and any success stories too Thanks
Maca [Lepidium] is more used for libido enhancement where it is lacking or male fertility problems rather than female:
Gonzales, G. F., et al. "Effect of Black maca (Lepidium meyenii) on one spermatogenic cycle in rats." Andrologia. 2006 Oct; 38(5): 166-72.
Bustos-Obregon, E., et al. "Lepidium meyenii (Maca) reduces spermatogenic damage induced by a single dose of malathion in mice." Asian J. Androl. 2005 Mar; 7(1): 71-6.
Ruiz-Luna, A.C., et al. "Lepidium meyenii (Maca) increases litter size in normal adult female mice." Reprod. Biol. Endocrinol. 2005 May; 3(1): 16.
Gonzales, C., et al. "Effect of short-term and long-term treatments with three ecotypes of Lepidium meyenii (MACA) on spermatogenesis in rats." J. Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Feb 20; 103(3): 448-54.
Gonzales, G. F., et al. "Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on spermatogenesis in male rats acutely exposed to high altitude (4340 m)." J. Endocrinol. 2004; 180(1): 87-95.
Gonzales, G. F., et al. "Lepidium meyenii (maca) improved semen parameters in adult men." Asian J. Androl. 2001; 3(4): 301–3.
Gonzales, G. F., et al. "Effect of Lepidium meyenii (maca) roots on spermatogenesis of male rats." Asian J. Androl. 2001; 3(3): 231–33.
Cicero, A. F., et al. “Hexanic maca extract improves rat sexual performance more effectively than methanolic and chloroformic maca extracts.” Andrologia. 2002; 34(3): 177–79.
Cicero, A. F., et al. “Lepidium meyenii Walp. improves sexual behaviour in male rats independently from its action on spontaneous locomotor activity.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 2001; 75(2–3): 225–29.
Zheng, B. L., et al. “Effect of a lipidic extract from Lepidium meyenii on sexual behavior in mice and rats." Urology 2000; 55(4): 598–602.
Refs extracted from the rain-tree website entry for Maca...
The more traditional herbs for female fertility include agnus castus [chasteberry/vitex], dong quai, red clover, raspberry leaf and also the oil of the evening primrose flower.
You may benefit from joining a forum, to see what other women have tried with success.
Low progesterone levels are often associated with female infertility or failure to carry a pregnancy to term.
A double blind, placebo-controlled study of the effects of a proprietary nutritional supplement [Fertility Blend: containing chasteberry, green tea, L-arginine, vitamins (including folate) and minerals] has been conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine....looking at progesterone level, basal body temperature, menstrual cycle length, pregnancy rate and side-effects. After three months, 14 of the 53 women in the FB group were pregnant (26%) compared to four of the 40 women in the placebo group (10%; p = 0.01). Three additional women conceived after six months on FB (32%). No significant side-effects were noted. .....info extracted from an extract on Pubmed.....
Ref: Westphal LM, Polan ML, Trant AS. "Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Fertilityblend: a nutritional supplement for improving fertility in women." Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(4):205-8.
Best wishes and good luck with ttc.......God be with you..