CONTRAINDICATIONS OF PERUVIAN MACA
Why is maca used?
Maca is a Peruvian plant used since ancient times as revitalizing and remineralizing to treat anemia, chronic fatigue and increase energy. It also enhances endurance and physical performance of athletes.
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What are the main contraindications of Maca?
Maca is a safe supplement for health, so it does not present any serious contraindications for healthy adults.
Who should avoid taking Maca?
- Pregnant women and infants: It has not been demonstrated the safety of maca in pregnancy or lactation.
- People with antidepressant medication: Although Maca has been shown effective in improving the side effects of antidepressant medication (SSRIs), it is imperative that a qualified physician supervise the treatment with maca in these people.
- People with autoimmune diseases: Maca can boost the immune system, but people with autoimmune diseases can experience a worsening of their symptoms if they choose maca supplementation. Before taking maca, you should consult your doctor.
Precautions with maca
- Start treatment with 1.5 g. maca daily, divided into 3 doses of 0.5 g., during a period of 30 days.
- In case you want to increase the dose, treatment with 3g daily have proved effective: deliver 3 g. of maca daily in three doses of 1g. If supplementation with 1.5 g. daily is working well, it is not necessary to increase the dose.
- Do not perpetuate maca supplementation for more than 3 months.
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