I read that the abundant energy and resilience of a South American soccer team was due to their use of maca as a supplement. Apparently, maca is not only good for energy, it helps improve healing. So, I decided to try it, after I got over a cold. In the mean time, my wife tried it with great results, in regard to improved energy.
Well, the initial response was that I felt sluggish, even with added glucose. That did not surprise me, as vitamins will bog me down. So, I decided to take it before bedtime…bad move; this stuff causes nightmares, when used before bedtime.
So, I switched back to days and got progressively worse, to the point of a minor attack. We decided that maca and porphyria do not mix. The last dose was yesterday morning; and, I am starting to get back to my baseline of just feeling marginal.
Our verdict – maca & porphyria don’t mix. It is pretty cool stuff for folks who aren’t in the porphyria club.