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GNC Herbal PlusŪ Whole Herb Maca Root

GNC Herbal PlusŪ Whole Herb Maca Root
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GNC Herbal PlusŪ Whole Herb Maca Root

100 Vegetarian Capsules

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Description
Whole Herb - 525mg
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule.
Serving Size   1 Capsule
Servings Per Container  100
Amount Per Serving   % DV
Maca Root and Tubers Powder (Lepidium meyenii)    525.00 mg   ** 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients:  Vegetable Cellulose Capsule, Cellulose

No Sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free.

Warning:  Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Health Notes

Maca

Maca
Common names:
Black Maca
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Low Libido
1,500 mg or 3,000 mg per day for 8 weeks2 stars[2 stars]
In a double-blind study, treatment with maca increased sexual desire in young and middle-aged men. 
Male Infertility
1,500 to 3,000 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
A small clinical trial found that healthy men who took dried maca powder had increased sperm counts and enhanced sperm motility.
Menopause
2.5 to 3 grams per day for 6 to 12 weeks2 stars[2 stars]
Traditionally used for balancing female hormones, maca appears to be beneficial in treating menopausal symptoms.
Stress
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Studies have shown that maca can reduce the negative effects of stress.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Maca is a cruciferous vegetable in the mustard family, related to radishes and turnips. Used as food and medicine in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it is not known to occur naturally anywhere else in the world. The four major cultivars of maca are red, black, cream, and purple; none has been definitely proven to be medicinally superior to any other.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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Ratings and Reviews

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GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZEDGNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (10)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good value (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (10)
    • Women (10)
    • Men (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (8)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 minutes (4), 30 minutes (3)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    highly recommended

    By vpingleton61

    from Olathe, KS

    About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Medical Professional

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men
      • Women

      Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

      About a year ago I went in search for an alternative to my birth control since I was only using it to regulate horrible cystic acne I'd been suffering from for years. Although the birth control was working I was really looking for a more natural alternative. I take it daily and have loved it ever since I started. I con't to have clear skin and have noticed a stable jump in my sex drive as well as a more stable mood. Highly recommended!

       
      2.0

      Not for me

      By xlindseyfrankenstein

      from Ohio

      About Me Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

          I tried maca root in one of many desperate attempts to boost my non-existent sex drive. Unfortunately this was another flop for me. I hate when people discourage others from trying a product just because it didn't work for them, since everyone's body is absolutely different, so I'm not NOT recommending it. It's worth a shot. It's just not guarenteed to be a miracle worker. I guess I'm definitely an out of the oridinary case because I'm only 21 and I suspect the source of my problem is my birth control, whereas the vast majority of reviewers of this product are decades older than me. Still, from all the rave reviews and research I've read, I'm extremely disappointed. The only difference I noticed was an increase in lubrication, but I don't mean that in a good way at all. Constant "moistness" with no increase in desire was not pleasant..

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 1+ Hour
           
          4.0

          We will never stop using this product!

          By terri

          from Mankato, MN

          About Me Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Men
            • Women

            Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

            We take capsuls daily to keep up strength and vitalitity

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Feel like your old self again

            By carminjo

            from Huntington, IN

            About Me Budget Buyer

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

              I started struggling with mood swings and hot flashes about a year ago. I did lots of research and did not want to add harsh meds with all the side effects. I found Maca Root info on line, upon making my first purchase the employees at my local GNC store were baffled, they had never heard of it being used for menopause, (they thought I was nuts), told me only men used it for testerone. But I taught them some new info.

              I am here to tell all women it really worked for me, within a couple of weeks my mood swings were so much better, hot flashes not minutes apart but almost days apart. A year later I am still taking Maca Root and would not stop. Feel like my much younger self, more energy, less breast pain, no more severe mood swings, less hot flashes, not so frazzled feeling.

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OH-EM-GEE This stuff is awesome!!

              By tankgrrl29

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Budget Buyer

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Kills Hotflashes On Sight
              • Lightweight
              • No aftertaste

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Menopause Flashes
                • Women

                Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

                I was desperately seeking something to help with my hot flashes when I read about using Maca Root. I was tracking my episodes at over 1 per hour - they'd come in waves and leave me clammy and freezing about 10 minutes later. Seriously - it was bad! I'd go from feeling like my spine was on fire to having chills with goosebumps so intense they hurt. That was in addition to waking up a couple times a night throwing my covers off - then back on - from them.

                So, I started taking 3 capsules per day about a week ago, and by day-three I was seeing definite improvement. I actually started noticing earlier, but I thought it was just wishful thinking. But nope - day 7, and I'm not waking up sweaty - AND - the flashes have almost disappeared completely! Yesterday and today, all I noticed was a couple instances of overall "warmth". They didn't come on in waves like usual though, and there was no initial "whoosh" of adrenaline. Also, I know they're not as intense because I'm not getting the chills after they pass.

                Not sure about the energy boost - I take them throughout the day - even close to bed time - and they don't keep me up like some people have said. Also, I really hope it doesn't make my butt bigger like I've read other places. But if that happens, c'est la vie - I'd rather have a Kim Kardashian booty and be rid of the flashes, so I'm super frakkin thrilled about this!!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                its worth a try

                By kaprice8289

                from minneapolis, minnesota

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Funny after taste

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Women

                Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

                ok so i bought this product back in april and started taking it right away. my whole use for it was to get my cycle back in order so i could become pregnant. the first month i started taking it i went from a 45 day cycle. the next month it went down to 43 days by june i was down to a 30 day cycle. now its the very end of aug. and my cycle was 28 days finally. i havent became pregnant so idk if it really helps me ovulate but i know 4 sure it helped me get my cycle back on track. i have no fertility issues so its a big waiting game to see if it will help me conceive. during taking this supplement i noticed my pms got wayyyy better. i used to have severe cramping and breast pain well not any more :) it increased my sex drive as well. the only thing i dont really like about it is the after taste i can taste it the most when i burp. i will continue to use this product cause it is natural and i dont believe in taking those harsh pills the md prescribes with all the side effects.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                PLEASE TAKE YOU WILL THANK ME !

                By cswilliams007

                from Atlanta, Ga

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                Pros

                • Better moods
                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Works Immediately

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

                  While attempting to TTC. My cycle was 30+ plus days and not even for sure if I was even ovaluating. But this brought me down to 28 cycle and I ovalute on 14 day of each cycle. My moods are better, positive attitude. I have not concieved just yet--because I am not currently. But I know that this works. I will update once I do. You WILL be able to notice instant changes within a week of your attitudes and thought process. I will continue to take this everyday!

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love It

                  By nmelvin21

                  from Denver, CO

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                  Pros

                  • Effective

                  Cons

                  • Tastes gross

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • Women

                  Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

                  My husband and I take it everyday. Has helped with my cramps, cleared my face up & our sex drive has definitely spiked.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works for Me!

                  By juicypinkpop

                  from Fort Washington, MD

                  About Me Budget Buyer

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                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Helps With Menstruation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Women

                    Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

                    I've used 2 different brands of this product and I like GNC Maca root best out of the 2. I could really tell it was working for me and it really help with menstrual cramps especially paired with evening primrose oil. It also boost energy and that's always a plus!

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Helps with cystic acne!

                    By alena1989

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Budget Buyer

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • SMELLS BAD

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Women

                    Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Maca Root:

                    I mainly use Maca Root for my face. Last year I developed some cystic acne. I tried everything. At the beginning AirBorne worked for me but then I found Maca Root on line and as of recently I have noticed that this has been very efficient at controlling my outbreaks. I noticed this because I always forget to take my vitamins on the weekends. So whenever I would forget to take my Maca pills, I'd just break out again.

                    I know that Maca is also used for other things like reducing stress, increasing your sex drive, and supposedly making your butt bigger. I am not sure if it has helped with the other things but I will definitely continue using for the acne.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

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