Maca & Pregnancy

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Skip using maca while you're pregnant. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Maca is a type of plant that ancient Incan people used for the promotion of fertility. (See Reference 1) It was a prized plant that was typically only available to the wealthy, and it was also used to treat anemia, tuberculosis and fatigue, according to Drugs.com. (See Reference 1) There is no evidence suggesting that using maca during pregnancy is safe, so it's best to avoid the plant while you're expecting. Of course, you should always discuss any additions to your health routine with your obstetrician, as well.

Keep This In Mind

in food form, maca is probably safe

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