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MoonBean Superfood Coffee

Product Review (submitted on 6 September 2017):
I really like the taste of this coffee, however I feel the need to add a WARNING about it. The coffee contains raw maca powder. (from a root of a plant grown in South America) The Peruvians have been eating Maca for a very long time, but the big difference is that they COOK the root before eating it. Raw Maca powder contains a inhibiting digestive enzyme. If you suffer from stomach cramps, dizziness, nausea, headaches, or a change in your menstrual cycle then please consider that it could be the cause of raw maca consumption. {I had to find this out the hard way!}
It apparently belongs to the crusiferous family (like broccoli, cabbage etc) and can cause digestive upsets like cramping, bloating, gas etc. So Fodmappers need to avoid it.

Not only that but it can interfere with hormones and cause estrogen dominance. It can also cause you to have irregular or early mensus. (I experienced all this).

My son also had the sore stomach, dizziness and nausea from another product we were taking for smoothies which had raw maca root powder in it. We know it was the maca in both cases as when we stopped all products containing maca the symptoms cleared up.

Please do your own research on the side effects of Maca root powder before begining products that contain it. It seems the side effects can outweigh the good.

If we consider we don't eat raw potatoes-some food is meant to be cooked in order to reap the full benefits of it. Maca seems to be one of those. Not everything raw is good for you.

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