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    Default Gaining weight with MACA, ooo nooo :(

    Hi Ladies,

    Just wanted to see if any of you have gained weight while using maca? I love the stuff, it has improved my cycle - however I have gained about 5lbs in the last 3 months, nothing else has changed with my habits. To the contrary I have been exercising more.

    I've just read online that maca can make you gain weight and add muscle, body builders use it for increased muscle.

    Any advice? I really have all the curves I need without the help of maca - so I don't need to pack more pounds or curves.

    Do you stop gaining weight after a while? Or will this weight gain continue?
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    I was thinking of trying maca root and magnesiom. But now Im unsure if its right because Im already a bigger person and I dont want to gain anymore weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedolphinldy View Post
    I was thinking of trying maca root and magnesiom. But now Im unsure if its right because Im already a bigger person and I dont want to gain anymore weight.
    Bluedolphin,
    I would encourage you to give maca a try. Yes I have gained 5lbs, but I will continue to use it bc it really has worked for me.

    I don't mean to discourage anyone from using it.
    28, 130lbs, 5.4, Not TTC yet

    Pre Natural Remedies:
    Testosterone 109, Free Testosterone 7.3
    DHEA 142, LH 18.5, FSH 4.2
    Very irregular AF - every 3months

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    Testosterone 44, Free Testosterone 3.1
    DHEA 101, SHBG 62
    Cycle: 32 - 40 days Hidden Content

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    Only Natural Remedies: 2 Maca Pills/Day

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    Hi OnVaction,

    I been on maca for about a month and I haven't noticed any weight gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetyzoya View Post
    Hi OnVaction,

    I been on maca for about a month and I haven't noticed any weight gain.
    Hi Zoya,

    Thanks for letting me know, that's great.

    Over the last month I have increased my exercise intensity but the extra 5lbs are being very stubborn.

    I talked to my herbalist and he confirmed that yes maca is known to give you rounder curves and just few extra pounds. But your body adjusts and the weight will not keep piling on.

    I will still continue taking maca, it has worked really well for my cycle and I encourage everyone to try it.
    28, 130lbs, 5.4, Not TTC yet

    Pre Natural Remedies:
    Testosterone 109, Free Testosterone 7.3
    DHEA 142, LH 18.5, FSH 4.2
    Very irregular AF - every 3months

    With Natural Remedies:
    Testosterone 44, Free Testosterone 3.1
    DHEA 101, SHBG 62
    Cycle: 32 - 40 days Hidden Content

    Taking:
    Only Natural Remedies: 2 Maca Pills/Day

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    Everyone's body is different, it is kind of like weight gain and bcp. Not everyone does, and it's not always going to be the same pound. I would think that since it helps balance your body, it is not all going to one place? I hope not since I am starting tomorrow and my body usually reacts that way to things like this!

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