Dr. Lam, What do you think about Maca in helping with adrenals, thyroid, etc?
Q: Dr. Lam, What do you think about Maca in helping with adrenals, thyroid, etc?
A: Maca is also called “Peruvian Ginseng” because it is used as a folk remedy to increase stamina, energy, and sexual function. It falls in the class of adrenal stimulants that I seldom find the need to use. I find that while they can have a temporary benefit for some in early stages, prolonged use is not indicated. Furthermore, in advance cases, they can cause too much stimulation, and you can actually feel worse than when you started.