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#1 MitchM

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:25 PM

Hey, Everyone.
I'm trying my hardest to find some definite facts about maca powder, but I'm coming up blank.
Most sites advertise maca as a performance enhancer to increase libido, but also mention that it can heal acne due to it's natural hormonal balancing effect. I'm really confused because they also say it increases testosterone, and from what I've read, high testosterone levels can actually lead to further breakout! Every site on this topic contradicts itself or another, and I'm a little fed up. Are there any young males out there who've had experience with maca and acne? I'd be more than thankful for any response!

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:28 AM

I may be trying some of that stuff out when I start training again. Have you heard of Resveratrol? This stuff also increases testosterone, but has been known to help acne significantly. I don't think testosterone plays the biggest role in acne anyway.

EDIT: Here's a link to an older thread on Maca Powder. http://www.acne.org/...ts-t183156.html

Apparently most people had cystic breakouts..

Edited by Mr. Crab, 14 September 2009 - 09:43 AM.


#3 MitchM

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (Mr. Crab @ Sep 14 2009, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I may be trying some of that stuff out when I start training again. Have you heard of Resveratrol? This stuff also increases testosterone, but has been known to help acne significantly. I don't think testosterone plays the biggest role in acne anyway.

EDIT: Here's a link to an older thread on Maca Powder.

Apparently most people had cystic breakouts..


Thanks for the response! I actually emailed a site advertising maca powder and expressed my concerns, and was give this response:
"Here is an article that shows how our MacaActive works:
"MacaActive nutrients help restore natural hormones. Unlike hormone drugs,
which are basically resumed in taking hormones artificially, MacaActive acts
totally different in your body. It stimulates your own natural hormone
production, by inducing the optimal functioning of the pituitary and
endocrine glands", says Dr. Chacon (Nature & Health magazine). Rather than
taking drugs to supply hormones into your body, MacaActive (which is a root
tuber) acts naturally nourishing your glands with natural elements inducing
proper production of your own hormones. Dr. Chacon's discoveries of the
pituitary stimulating effects of MacaActive are enormous."
This answer seems reputable, and it's eased a lot of my concern, so I will be introducing myself to it slowly, and updating this post with my results. I did already see the older post and a few videos by the same person, but I believe the effect in myself will be without the same side effects simply because I'm going to introduce it slowly, and I'm a young male, not an adult woman who's symptom's relate mostly to PMT.

Edited by MitchM, 14 September 2009 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:52 PM

Ah. I definitely would introduce it slowly to your system anyway. It would be nice to hear how it goes if/when you start taking it.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (Mr. Crab @ Sep 14 2009, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I may be trying some of that stuff out when I start training again. Have you heard of Resveratrol? This stuff also increases testosterone, but has been known to help acne significantly. I don't think testosterone plays the biggest role in acne anyway.


Testosterone when converted to DHT triggers oily skin, which doesn't necessarily lead to acne. Resveratrol purportedly helps prevent hyperkeratinization and/or hyperproliferation which is what causes clogged pores and is the real root of acne and other clogged pore related conditions like keratosis pilaris.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Hey, Everyone.
I'm trying my hardest to find some definite facts about maca powder, but I'm coming up blank.
Most sites advertise maca as a performance enhancer to increase libido, but also mention that it can heal acne due to it's natural hormonal balancing effect. I'm really confused because they also say it increases testosterone, and from what I've read, high testosterone levels can actually lead to further breakout! Every site on this topic contradicts itself or another, and I'm a little fed up. Are there any young males out there who've had experience with maca and acne? I'd be more than thankful for any response!

 

I realy would like to know more on the Indian & chinese methods of treatment of acne. I have tried Macca capsuals ,that you recommended in a recent vidio post. At first it worked for about 2 weeks, and then I was totaly broken out more than ever with hudge cyst like bumps under the skin. I have had like one or two in the past but never like that. So I stoped taking it. So please let me know.


Edited by nath5212, 25 April 2013 - 10:54 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

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Edited by heh2, 24 March 2014 - 09:25 AM.





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