I just wanted to write about my experience using maca root powder. Just as a qualification, I am not affiliated with anybody who is selling this product, nor do I sell it myself - in fact, I just happened to try it kind of by accident.
Anyway, a few months ago, a friend of mine who follows a raw food diet told me about raw maca root powder, which he is taking as a supplement to boost energy. He gave me a kg bag to try as a gift (I know - weird gift) which I promptly stuck in my fridge and forgot about.
I noticed the bag about a couple months ago in my fridge and decided to just try it, since it was there. I began mixing a heaping teaspoon full of the powder in my oatmeal daily in the morning -- it actually adds kind of a nice caramelly taste.
I haven't really noticed any effects in regards to my energy levels, but I did notice quite a big difference in the hair growth on my arms.
I do have quite a bit of body hair (I'm currently getting laser on my legs) and I use an epilator on my arms. Normally the hair grows back fairly quickly after I epilate, and I get quite a few ingrowns if I'm not careful about exfoliating. With the maca root, the hair is growing back much, much more slowly -- I still have bald patches -- and no ingrowns. I still have some fairly coarse hair on my arms, but a lot of the hair that has come in has come in much finer.
It's a fairly dramatic difference for me in terms of epilating. I last epilated only once a couple months ago (around the same time as when I started the maca root) and I haven't bothered to do it again, as I'm still comfortable with the amount of hair I have on my arms. Normally I epilate about once a month or so.
I googled for more info on maca root, and I learned that it is supposed to help in balancing hormones, so maybe this is why I'm having this result.
Anyway, I just wanted to share my story about this in case anybody else wants to try it -- I'm sure the results I'm having are due to the maca root - I have not done anything else differently in the past couple of months, and as I've said, I see quite a dramatic difference. I'm going to continue with the maca root, and if I see any further effects, I'll let you all know.