by Alba
(California, USA)

Is it counterproductive to use maca (I use Royal Maca) along with natural progesterone? Thanks!

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Jan 31, 2012
by: Wray

Hi Alba It's debatable! Interestingly maca apparently has no affect on oestrogen or testosterone levels according to this one paper, see here. And yet this paper said it increased oestradiol levels, see here. If this is so it could cause Oestrogen Dominance symptoms. It does appear to increase diastolic blood pressure slightly too, see here. One woman has just written in about it and found her blood pressure went down after she stopped taking it. And her cravings had increased while on it. Both these would be caused by excess oestrogen, as it causes water retention, which can increase blood pressure, and it destabilises blood glucose. If you do try it let me know how you fare. We're all so different it might not affect you. Take care Wray

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