Saturday, May 7, 2011

Using Maca to achieve Conception

Maca is known to increase fertility in an extremely safe and unique way, different than other herbs. In America, several companies sell the harvested root dried and powdered, then either put into capsules or simply sold as a loose powder (it actually has a pleasant taste).

Plan your dosage. For people using maca as a general tonic, a teaspoon a day 3 to 7 days a week is a maintenance dosage. For people needing more serious hormonal balance such as a need for increasing fertililty, a "loading dose" of a heaping tablespoon a day is sometimes recommended. Only you can make the decision on which dosage to begin, but since maca is a new vegetable for your body, even if you decide to start right in with the tablespoon a day, you may still want to take a few days first to build up to it so your body can get used to digesting it. Start with a teaspoon and work your way up to a heaping tablespoon. Many people having trouble conceiving who wondered how to increase fertility and then turned to maca continued to take it right on into their second or third child. Some people take it for life for its health benefits. If you decide to continue taking maca long term, it's suggested you take it for 120 days, go off for 30 days, then on again for 120 and so on. Somehow the body responds best to it this way. You may also want to decrease your amount over time because maca has a beneficial cumulative effect.

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    Plan how you'll get your daily amount. Decide on your dosage, then don't miss any days until you reach 120 days. If you decide your base daily dosage for increasing fertility will be, for example, one heaping tablespoon, adjust your methods of taking maca to make sure you obtain that dosage daily. For example, as mentioned, maca does come in capsule form also, so read the label to see what would be the equivalent of a tablespoon. Maca also comes in a tea form, so if you prefer that method, read the label and make sure you're getting your correct dosage, whether that be one, two, or three cups a day. Maca powder can be baked with, mixed in with yogurt, applesauce, milk, smoothies, fruit juice, mashed potatoes and brown rice, or just about any other way you can think of to take it, as heat doesn't destroy its ability to increase fertility. When baking eight muffins, for example, add two tablespoons of maca powder in with the mix. Two muffins would supply a half tablespoon of maca.