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#1 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:19 PM

Hi everyone, 

 

I just wanted to tell you about a new study that just came out the other day about Maca and Fertility, specifically about how it affects the LH surge and ovulation.  Fascinating information!

 

Enjoy! 

 

Dr. Fiona


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#2 nettibug

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:14 PM

Interesting - thank you for posting!


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#3 SmallWonder

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for this article. I wondered about white vs. black maca and whether that was considered in the study. My dr told me that my prolactin is high and I was considering supplementing with maca. FYI: we are dealing with a male factor issue and we've had 3 failed IVFs using spermatids from a microtese. Moving on to IUI with donor sperm later this month. This is the first time in 4 years of treatment that I am hearing of a hormone issue on my side of things. I can't help but feel that all the meddling with my hormones via drugs has created this high prolactin issue. I appreciate your any thoughts you may have re: controlling prolactin with use of maca.

#4 pam2bemom

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

Thanks - I've been taking maca at the recommendation of my nutritionist and immediately saw my cycles get back on time (26-29 day for the last 4 months).

 

Interesting study.


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#5 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

Smallwonder, 

 

Maca could help with the LH surge.  You should also have your thyroid checked as hypothyroidism can cause elevated prolactin.  

 

Thanks for commenting! 

 

Dr. Fiona


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phone (416) 730-8218



 
 





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