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Maca

Main Ingredients:   Maca (AKA: Lepidium Meyenii, Peruvian Ginseng)

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10  Effectiveness
8.6  Side Effects
7.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 10 Maca side effects and 3 Maca benefits.

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Effectiveness of Maca by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Maca, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 16.7% 16.7% 66.7% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 16.7% 0% 83.3% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 16.7% 0% 83.3% 0% 0%
Breathing 16.7% 0% 83.3% 0% 0%
Confidence 16.7% 0% 66.7% 0% 16.7%
Coordination/Motor Skills 16.7% 0% 83.3% 0% 0%
Digestion 16.7% 0% 83.3% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 16.7% 33.3% 16.7% 33.3% 0%
Energy 16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 16.7%
Eyesight 16.7% 0% 83.3% 0% 0%
Memory 16.7% 16.7% 66.7% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 16.7% 0%
Pain 16.7% 0% 66.7% 16.7% 0%
Patience 33.3% 0% 50% 16.7% 0%
Sexual Health 16.7% 16.7% 66.7% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 16.7% 0% 50% 16.7% 16.7%
Sleep 33.3% 16.7% 33.3% 0% 16.7%
Stress Level 16.7% 16.7% 50% 16.7% 0%
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Commonly Reported Maca Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Skin Coloring 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Headache 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Mood Swings 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Nausea 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Redness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Maca Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Behavioral / Mood Disorder 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Change in Weight 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Maca
Since taking Maca Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Hospitalization 2.2%
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User Comments about Maca
02 Oct 2011 I've noticed that I have less facial hair, more energy and I've also lost 18lbs in 4 months, of course this is only one supplement I'm taking. I really think it is working best with the Zymactive. I tried taking one without the other and noticed things weren't working as well. I should also point out that I had high testosterone and an underactive thyroid but since using this, things seem to be fine.
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