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Will maca root powder make fibroids get bigger?

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I am 2.5 days into avoiding solids for a while. I am drinking some not so tasty concoction throughout the day. I don’t have a set number of days that I’m planning to avoid eating solids. I’m just going to go day by day. In the meantime I went looking around for ideas to improve upon the taste of the concoctions I’ve been making and to find ways to fortify them with protein and other nutrients. I filled up a shopping cart with some hemp seeds, organic hemp protein powder, chia seeds and organic maca powder. I was about to checkout when I decided to check on Amazon to see if I could buy the items there so I could save some money on shipping by using Amazon Prime. As I was looking through the list of maca root powder products available on Amazon it occurred to me that I had no idea what maca powder is, so I stepped away from Amazon for a bit to go and do some googling.

The first thing I came across when searching “What is maca powder” was an article titled “What Nobody Tells You About Maca Root Powder – Dangers And Side Effects”. You can find the article (here). I read the article and became intrigued to find out more about maca root powder so I clicked around some more and came to another page where people were talking about how usage of maca powder resulted in an increase in breast size and also caused some issues with their menstrual cycles. So I am wondering now if maca root powder would be a bad thing to use when you have fibroids. I’m hoping someone with knowledge who stops by will share that knowledge in a comment. In the meantime I have been doing some digging around the web to try to find some answers.

Will maca root powder make fibroids get bigger?

The internet is a vast sea of information but we all know that you can’t really trust much of anything you read online because for every expert who says one thing there’s always an expert who says another. I can’t tell you anything about maca root powder and whether or not it will make fibroids get bigger. I did come across some articles when I put the question into google. In one of the articles, said to be written by a Dr. William Wong, ND, PhD., it lists maca as a tool for controlling estrogen dominance. The article states:

Aside from helping to make testosterone and progesterone, maca has Di Indole Methane an estrogen blocker and metabolizer (it gets rid of estrogen from the system). Unlike separate DIM products made from cabbage, the Maca does not slow down thyroid function as the cabbage based DIM’s do. The DIM of Maca becomes Indol 3 Carbinol which actually blocks the estrogen and helps to get it out of the body. Don’t use stand alone I3C products as I3C by itself has almost no shelf life and therefore most I3C products are dead in the bottle and have little or no effect. (complete article)

I also came across a page on the website wholeworldbotanicals.com where someone wrote in asking:

Will Royal Maca Feed My Uterine Fibroid Tumor and Make it Larger?

The response given by someone for the company was that they had never received a report from any customer in 15 years complaining that their product had made her fibroids larger. They wrote:

In our 15 years of experience at Whole World Botanicals with supplying the finest quality of maca root powder and capsules to our customers in the U.S., we have never had a customer report that Royal Maca had made her fibroids grow larger.  On the contrary, we often receive reports that the fibroids have shrunk or disappeared completely. (source page)

Of course you can’t really just go by their word. It’s always better to hear directly from people who use the product; but I haven’t found much by way of discussions related to maca root and fibroid growth or fibroid shrinkage.

I wasn’t really looking at the maca as something to take for help with shrinking fibroids. I was looking more to put it in my drinks to help with energy and get some additional calcium, iron and other minerals; but I am now concerned about some of the things I read, particularly with people crediting maca root with helping them get pregnant. That is the last thing in the world I need. One child was enough for me. I don’t want any more. Fuller breasts would be nice, and an increased libido isn’t something I would complain about; and energy is always good, but is it worth it to take something that could potentially make my fibroids grow larger and potentially cause me to become pregnant just to test to see if there’s any truth to the claims that the product will greatly boost energy and make you more receptive to your husband’s sexual overtures while also making your breasts fuller and also potentially helping to shrink your fibroids. I don’t know.

Potential Pros Potential Cons
Might shrink fibroids Might make fibroids larger
Might make breasts fuller Might make you get pregnant
Might increase libido Might give you bad acne
Might clear up your acne
and improve your skin
Might cause you to have irregular periods
Might normalize your period

I would love to hear from anyone who has experience with maca powder on whether it had any adverse impact on their fibroids. Also if anyone has suggestions for things you can take to neutralize whatever is in the maca root that improves fertility I would love to hear them.

In the meantime I will continue to do some more research before I decide whether or not to buy and try maca root powder.

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My name is Monica. I have fibroids. My fibroids are large enough that they have transformed my figure into something I am still trying to learn how to live with. In the meantime while I try to learn how to live with my fibroids I am also trying every possible method I can find to try to shrink them naturally because I am afraid of the idea of a hysterectomy. I lived with fibroids from 2007 - 2016. I started documenting my experiences on this blog in 2012. On March 7th 2016 I had a hysterectomy out of concern that I might have ovarian cancer. It did not turn out that I had ovarian cancer. The cancer scare forced the hysterectomy I was trying to avoid, and so, I became fibroid free as of March 7th 2016. I will try to keep this blog up and running in the hope that it will be of some use to others going through what I went through.


  1. I have read that maga root is estrogen base. we have to be careful what we put in our mouth if we have a problem with our uterus especially fibroids. It is best to ask a licensed herbalist.

  2. I am using maca root, Chasteberry, burdock, and milk thistle to balance me out. I’m going into my 3rd month of knowing I have uterine fibroids. Your just need to balance your entire system out down there and stay hydrated. And read about what foods help yout produce estrogen and limit or avoid those if you can. Also if you can or do mostly gluten free has helped me also. I also do/Herbalife. So I take supplements from that also as well as the shake and I have balanced meals and snacks. It’s alot to learn and process. I incorporated the Chasteberry last month and I had a normal period!! Still a little pain but not like it used to be.

    • i have used Chastebery, and Milk Thistle (to cleanse the liver), for going close to a year now……….this supplements have helped ALONG with eating the right foods, i cut red meats out completely, and only eat chicken (that has no antibiotics in all natural) and fish, vegtables, and fruits drink 8 glasses of water a day + green tea also helps with fibroid’s, just one making the changing in my eating habits took all pelvic pain away, also have done castor oil packs those help also and drink ACV with black strap molasses, all this has worked and then going on a month just added Maca root capsules 500 mg 2x a day i felt a tremendous energy my Brest pain has gone away (thank you Jesus) just stick to these things and in time you begin to see the difference, and feel the difference!!

  3. I used Maca at a dosage of 2,000 mg per day. I’m 45 years old and my children are 26 and 21. On my third month of using Maca I became pregnant again! (I will add that it is a very healthy pregnancy…no problems) There has also been a significant decrease in the size of my fibroids! And all of this after only three months of use. I for one plan to keep taking it. I hope this information will help someone else out with their decision to use Maca.

  4. Ive had mixed experiences with maca. It tastes great. The last time I used it I felt it gave me too much energy resulting in a few insomniac nights. I stopped using it after that, but I think if I lowered the dosage it might serve its intended purpose as an adaptogen.

  5. I have one 7x8x6.8 cm subserosal fibroid. It’s been there for almost 3 yrs. they wanted me to have a hysterectomy and there was no way in hell I was settling for that advice. I knew there had to be other alternatives. I wound up water fasting 3 times. Once was 8 1/2 days, the next was 61/2 and the following I didn’t even make it three. This was over the course of the first year. I went primarily plant based organic, and ate light. I exercise 3 x wk with strength training. I have shrunk my fibroid an entire cm on all measurements, shrunk my uterus by over 100cc and also shrunk the size of my ovaries as well as removing “trace fluid” in the abdomen. I proved to the cut happy doctors that our bodies can and will heal themselves if given the opportunity. Another thing I saught out were vasoconstrictors. They narrow the pathway so that it’ll slow your circulation thus limiting blood supply to the fibroid. This is my experience. You CAN get rid of these, you have to seriously want it though. It’s been hell, but I had something to prove. And I did. Avoid tea tree oil, rosemary and lavender as well. They bind to estrogen receptors.
    I wish you all luck and send hugs out to the many scared women who were/are in my position. Be strong! You will overcome! Dont settle and become one of the 650,000 unnecessary hysterectomies each year. Be better than the statistics! Take charge of your own bodies health and futures! God bless

    • Please don’t suggest a vegan diet shrinks fibroids. I went vegan for 4 months and my already large fibroid grew another cm. Diet does not cause fibroids or shrink them. I was already a healthy paleo/pagan eater for 40 years.

      • I went vegan and my fibroid shrubk from 8 x 8 cm to 6 x 4cm. In addition to helbal supplements I was taking and more frequent exercise. it grew larger when i started slacking. Were there any other factors that could have played a role in the fibroid increasing?

  6. Also, if there’s even a QUESTION as to a food adversely effecting your fibroids, AVOID IT! It’s common sense! Don’t introduce something new for no reason! Also, remember that the supplement industry is ZERO monitored. There’s is absolutely NO REGULATIONS or quality control testing what goes into supplements, pills, powders, gummies etc. the ONLY natural medicine is FOOD! Whole nutritional FOOD! No boxes or bags! Good luck!

  7. Uterine fibroids are caused by Epstein Barr virus. It doesn’t happen in everyone with Epstein Barr, but it does involve the inability of the liver to clear out all the excess estrogen in your body. So, concentrate on herbs / teas / supplements that improve liver clearance and fibroids will diminish. In addition, eat whole foods–fruits and veg–organic, if at all possible, to reduce amounts of xenoestrogens in the system.


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