Mucuna Pruriens Extract Powder 4 oz.
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Mucuna pruriens, widely known as “velvet bean,” is actually a legume (nutritive herb) that grows in the tropics, originally from southern China and eastern India, often used to lower stress, improves focus, elevates mood, and
Mucuna Pruriens is also especially beneficial to brain health; its primary compound, “levodopa (L-dopa),” is a precursor to dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. While dopamine is most commonly associated with pleasure, it actually plays a critical role in muscle control. L-dopa is synthesized in the brain into dopamine and is often used to treat Parkinson’s disease. By raising low dopamine levels, this herb can positively affect motivation, attention span, the ability to relax, and general mental well-being.
Mood & Stress
Sometimes referred to as “nature’s chill pill,” Mucuna Pruriens is a master adaptogen. Adaptogenic herbs contain a unique set of phytonutrients that feed the adrenals, balance hormones, and significantly reduce stress levels by lowering cortisol.
Researchers at the Department of Biochemistry, Chhatrapati Medical University in India found that
Mucuna Prurienssupports the normal function of the male reproductive system, particularly supporting normal levels of male fertility. This appears to be related to this herb's ability to; increase libido (men and women), increase sperm count, enhance blood circulation to the genitals, strengthen and tone the sexual glands, and release bound-up – increasing the level of bio-available testosterone.
Its libido enhancing effects are thought to be due to L-dopa's high levels (an amino acid that converts into dopamine) contained in this herb. Dopamine is an essential component of the body and is especially required for the brain's proper functioning. L-dopa contains natural secretagogues that are believed to support the body’s ability to stimulate HGH's natural release (human growth hormone). The blood carries dopamine to the brain, where it naturally increases HGH production from the pituitary gland. The increased dopamine levels optimize the production of other hormones – including testosterone – leading to an increased sex drive and improved sexual performance in both men and women.