I've tried raw and gelatinized (cooked) yellow maca as I live in Peru and the raw maca is no where near as potent as the gelatinized version at least for immediate effects. However I've boiled up black maca in its dried whole food state and it was pretty effective on immediate energy levels. I haven't tried pine pollen yet but was hoping you guys would share your experiences with either product or both and explain which one you prefer.
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on December 31, 2012
at 10:42 PM
Maca tastes like old library books. I cannot recommend it for this reason.
on December 17, 2012
at 01:38 PM
Powdered maca, gelatinized or not, absolutely wrecks my guts. Gassy, grainy baby-poop diarrhea. And it gives me a putrid BO, for some reason.
Man, that is one thing I do not put into my body.
on November 19, 2012
at 11:49 AM
I've had Maca in powdered form, wish I had access to the actual roots. It has a very nice effect. I think the whole libido increase is overrated, but what it does is it helps provide the minerals (magnesium, zinc, etc.) needed for health so that you do feel an increase in energy levels.
From what I understand, you'd need to cycle these things, that is take it for a week, and then don't take it for a while.
I've never used or heard of pine pollen, what is it supposed to do?