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Maca & Pregnancy

author image Brian Connolly
Based in the Appalachian Mountains, Brian Connolly is a certified nutritionist and has been writing professionally since 2000. He is a licensed yoga and martial arts instructor whose work regularly appears in “Metabolism,” “Verve” and publications throughout the East Coast. Connolly holds advanced degrees from the University of North Carolina, Asheville and the University of Virginia.
Maca & Pregnancy
Skip using maca while you're pregnant. Photo Credit: 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 (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.

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in food form, maca is probably safe

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