What is Mucuna 20% Pruriens L-Dopa?
Mucuna Pruriens, also known as Velvet Bean, is a bean that is grown on a climbing shrub and grows white, lavender, or purple flowers and can be very itchy when touched due to serotonin on the surface of the tree. It is found in India, the Caribbean, and Africa. The bean contains an excellent source of L-DOPA, and it also possesses antioxidant content. L-DOPA is a precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine, collectively known as catecholamines. L-DOPA can cross the blood-brain barrier, and it can improve dopamine concentrations. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter found in several parts of the brain that plays an integral role in memory, mood, cognition, attention, learning, and motivation. Norepinephrine, or noradrenaline, is part of the catecholamine family often used to regulate blood pressure. Epinephrine, also known as Adrenaline, is another hormone and neurotransmitter. Epinephrine is known to help promote a healthy cardiovascular system in that it increases blood sugar, heart rate, and how hard the heart pumps.
Potential Benefits May Include:
- Supports healthy sleep †
- Promotes better mood †
- Promotes improved cognition †
How Does Mucuna Pruriens 20% L-Dopa Work?
Mucuna Pruriens, a type of tropical bean, is processed into a powder for supplementation consumption. The primary compound in Mucuna Pruriens is the amino acid, levodopa, or L-Dopa. This amino acid is required in order for the brain to produce dopamine. Also known as Velvet Bean, Mucuna Pruriens is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which allows it to work directly with the brain and the central nervous system or CNS.
Consider pairing our Mucuna Pruriens with our GABA Powder for improved mood and cognition.†
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 - 2 capsules. Taken up to twice daily, preferably with meals or as directed by a qualified health professional.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
Store in a cool, dry place. Re-seal package immediately after use to preserve freshness.
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Statements & Warnings
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.