Q: I am 50 years old and have a tendency towards high blood pressure if I don’t adhere to a strict diet. I have just started taking Royal Maca and within an hour or so my blood pressure spiked and my heart rate was racing and erratic. I’m not sure if it was the maca or because I had just eaten some food with gluten (I’m gluten intolerant)…Can maca have that effect on your heart?
A: Maca root if taken in excess can raise blood pressure in people with a tendency towards high blood pressure, but it can also help lower or stabilize blood pressure if taken at a very minimal dosage over a period of several months. In fact, there is one doctor in England who has his high blood pressure patients take one capsule of Royal Maca daily to help stabilize their blood pressure at a healthy level.. It’s best to start with either ½ capsule daily (you can twist the capsule apart and tap out half) or one capsule daily depending on your sensitivity and your weight. If you do have high blood pressure, it would be important for you to work with your physician on developing a protocol that is right for you.About Royal Maca
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