Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will MacaPause upset my digestive system e.g. loose stool, cramps, gas, bloating?
A: This is uncommon however, it can occur due to hormone shifts, digestive or absorption issues.
- Decreasing the serving size by half until digestive symptoms resolve
- Taking Femmenessence with food, then after 7-10 days try taking it between meals
- Including a probiotic to improve your digestive health
- Use Sole therapy to assist in gastrointestinal absorption.
For more on Sole and how to make it, go to www.himalayancrystalsalt.com/sole
Q: Is MacaPause contraindicated with other supplements or over-the-counter medications?
A: There are no documented interactions to date. However we recommend taking MacaPause 1 hour apart from other supplements or medications and always recommend working with your healthcare professional. As a precaution we recommend that individuals who have been prescribed or are currently taking Tamoxifen or any hormone suppressing medication not use MacaPause.*
Q: Can I take MacaPause with my hypothyroid medication?
A: Yes. We recommend starting with a light serving and increasing to a standard serving over 2 to 4 weeks. Take MacaPause 1 hour before or after taking thyroid medication.
Initially, some women may experience symptoms associated with too much thyroid medication. If this is the case, discuss with your healthcare professional. Be sure to work closely with your healthcare professional so he or she can monitor and potentially adjust your medication needs over time. Changing dosage of your medications should only be done under the supervision of your healthcare professional. Individuals taking prescription medications, other dietary supplements, or that have health history related to hormonal balance, please consult your healthcare professional.
Q: I started taking MacaPause and my symptoms got worse?
A: That is actually good news! It means your body responds extremely well to MacaPause but it is over stimulating. Simply reduce your serving by half and you should see results within days.
Q: Can I take MacaPause if I am taking Hormone Therapy or Bio-Identical Hormones?
A: Yes, you can. We recommend starting on a light dose of 1 cap twice daily. After 4 weeks, increase the serving to the standard serving of 2 caps twice daily. You may be able to reduce your hormone therapy by a third and continue with a similar reduction each month. This gradual weaning process can continue for 3-4 months as your body supports your own hormone production and reduces its need for direct hormone therapy. Please note this does not always result in women coming completely off hormone therapy and reducing or discontinuing your hormone replacement therapy should be done only under the supervision of your healthcare professional. For additional resources for you or your healthcare professional please contact our Medical Team.
Q: Can I take MacaPause if I have or have had a history of hormone-dependent cancer, such as breast cancer?
A: Although Macapause does not introduce any hormones into the body, rather it supports your body’s own production, and it has been shown to support the metabolism of hormones, we recommend contacting our Medical Team and working with your healthcare professional to make a decision. Individuals taking prescription medications, other dietary supplements, or that have health history related to hormonal balance, please consult your healthcare professional.