Stomach pain common side effect
I noticed some good effects from taking this, but I also noticed some stomach pain every time. Did some research and found that this is very common - and for some people the pain was long lasting! No one in Peru eats raw Maca. You want the gelatinized version, which employs light cooking to break down the starches - it's also more nutrient-dense. There are a few versions of the gelatinized here, and more elsewhere.
In my opinion, raw maca should not even be sold.
January 27, 2014
Swansons' Maca Rocka!
This stuff give me that extra edge I need. Makes me feel more manly. I think it might even be helping me keep the weight off as well.
December 23, 2013
Great product for a peanut butter lover with 85% less fat. I use it in smoothies & love it. This is the best price Ive found. highly recommend.
December 8, 2013
Swanson regular Maca
I have used, alternately, Swanson regular Maca (SW961) and Swanson Maca 4:1 Extract (SWP011) over several cycles at the recommended dosage. The supposedly stronger extract was notable for having no noticeable effect. The regular Maca does have, for me, an effect at the recommended dosage. It has been used regularly since. Authoritative sources have recommended using maca--a food--at the level Peruvians do, 3-5 grams per day or higher. The regular Maca has been used at these increased dosages with increased effect and no apparent problems.
November 8, 2013
great product great price
Awesome product. I've been using it for years. Everything it promises and more. Best maca product out there hands down.
October 27, 2013
I use a bit higher dosage then recommended, have found it useful to improve that loving feeling.
It also is good for general energy in day to day living.
September 26, 2013
Just say yes
Being a 59 5/6ths year old.woman the old woohoo sometimes goes out of your life. This seems to be helping to get the old fire's burning again. If you've lost that lovin' feeling, you need that try this.
July 21, 2013
love this product
this is high quality maca and i would not buy it anywhere else.
July 2, 2013
Verdict still out
I've taken the recommended two capsules per day for 30 days now and I am not seeing any results. In fact, my night sweats are more often now than when I wasn't taken it. However! I haven't given up on it yet. I'm increasing my dose and will see if that helps. Will update this review (or post a new one) if the extra dose helps.
June 12, 2013
this review pertains to the following product used as a swanson combo:
D aspartic acid
Been on this for 3 weeks and this is what I noticed:
better energy (diminished afternoon crash)
better sleep even though I am sleeping slightly less hours
libido and performance and noticeably improved in all aspects
improved performance and endurance in the gym
slight acne - indicative of higher testosterone and estrogen (might need to add an AI later on)
cons : the fenugreek is somewhat expensive but the bundle as a whole is very nicely priced :-)
note : the DAA I used is called testforce and is chelated DAA
also note : this review is repeated across each of the bundle components
April 24, 2013
It really works!!!
This product really works!, I have been night sweat and hot flash free since a week after I began taking this product!!! yay!!!
April 9, 2013
There are better Maca supplements
I have been trying different Maca supplements over the years and I have found that Swanson brand Maca is not as potent as many other brands on the market. I LOVE The price at Swansons, but I am having to go elswhere to get better Maca.
March 18, 2013
Have used two bottles of Maca. Husband and I have noticed increase in libido.
February 22, 2013
I started working night shift about 4 months ago and had no energy for the gym and started gaining weight. A friend from work turned me on to this. I mix 1 maca, 1 gurana, 1 asprin and 1 jet alert. I take all that right before i leave for the gym, it takes me about 20 mins to get there. My workouts are now twice as long and more intense with not much more effort. Plus i have energy threw out the night, havent even finished that first bottle and im buying another one because im afraid of running out.
February 6, 2013
Wake up quickly
assists me in the morning when I awaken
November 10, 2012
For peri-menopausal symptoms
This works great. Once you let it build in your system for a few days, 1 twice a day keeps those night sweats and hot flashes in check. This formula seems to work better than other ones I've tried.
October 4, 2012
i can feel somewhat improvement in hormonal arousal. i also take the homeopathic menopause formula by Dr. Barbara Hendel
April 11, 2012
When I added Maca to my diet, I felt a difference very quickly in my hormonal balance. My PMS was much improved over the previous month.
April 2, 2012
Maca Root is GREAT!
I am very happy with it, I started out w/ the lowest dose, but that didn't do much, so I added 1 capsule to the dosage making it 2/morning 1/lunch, I have felt more energized, my periods don't hurt near as bad, I don't feel as moody as usual, I sleep a little better at night, don't know about hot flashes, too young for those but I do know I feel better, don't have so much problem staying awake during the day, I feel more active, so I am very satisfied. Oh & I did lose the 5 lbs I gained, time to try for more!!! I like this stuff! :)
March 4, 2012
not so much
I have had heat flashes now for over a year, have tried EVERYTHING money can buy, including this product, sadly to report, again, no help whatsoever. Good luck to anybody else trying to get rid of "meno-mania"
January 8, 2012
Cook that Maca!
Let me begin by saying I love Maca! I truly can see the benefits it provides in the gym, the bedroom , and as a natural energy stabilizer throughout the day. However, in order for Maca to truly be effective in the body it must be cooked (or gelatinized). There is an enzyme present in Maca that when not cooked out disrupts the digestive system and may bind you up something fierce! This is why the people indigenous to the region of the high Andes where Maca is native, eat it cooked and not raw. You wouldn't eat a raw potato now would you? Unfortunately, Swanson does not offer a gelatinized Maca supplement. Cook that Maca!
May 24, 2011
It really works
Boy, ,does this product work. For me at least. I bought it fully expecting nothing to happen. It definitely heightens the desire and now i take it all the time.
May 14, 2011
I have been taking this supplement for 4 weeks now. I feel no difference, as I thought I would. I don't even know why I'm finishing them up! Probably because I figure it migiht start working, and I don't want to waste the money I spent on it. I'm sorry. I wish I had better news for you!
May 12, 2011
maca root works great for me!
i've been taking the maca root for about a year now. i take 3 to 4 capsules a day. after one to two months of taking it, my libido increased, energy increased, and menstrual period regulated. i highly recommend it!
February 11, 2011
I've been taking this product for several years and love it.
January 7, 2011