Dosing Information

There is no established standard dosage, although general guidelines may be obtained from a few clinical studies that evaluated certain uses of the supplement.
(Click Maca Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

At this time, there are no well-established side effects that can be attributed to maca.
(Click Maca Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

It is not known if maca interacts with other medications or supplements (see Maca Drug Interactions).

Maca Safety

A normal consumption of maca (though food) is probably safe for most people. Short-term medicinal use also appears to be safe in many circumstances. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the substance medicinally if you have:
  • Any chronic medical condition
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Maca Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
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