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Can I take the Maca Root if I'm on Progesterone?

By Anonymous June 19, 2015 - 8:51am
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My doctor put me on progesterone to help me from bleeding so badly during my menstrual cycle. I've heard that Maca Root has helped many woman. I don't want to quit my prescribed regiment but would love to if this really works.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and I am glad you reached out to us with your question. Please do not start taking any herbal products until you have first spoken with your physician.

I can provide you with general information.

Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. It is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.

Maca root contains many chemicals, including fatty acids and amino acids. However, there isn't enough information to know how maca might work.

Patients with thyroid conditions should avoid maca because glucosinolates taken in excess and combined with a low-iodine diet can cause goiter.


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