Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna Pruriens is a small plant legume that has been used in Ayurveda for over 4,500 years for it’s homeopathic like energy. It is one of the few plants known that naturally contains L-Dopa. Contrary to dopamine, L-Dopa is able to cross the blood brain barrier and it is the immediate precursor to dopamine, meaning that once in the brain it can convert to dopamine and increase dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is vitally important in sustaining your motor skills and as we age our dopamine levels drop.

Low levels of dopamine have been correlated to decrease will power, lack of motivation and drive plus adrenal exhaustion. Mucuna is a complete neurotransmitter superfood that can helps us alleviate stress by building our Stress Defense Shield and drive the fear out of us. Mucuna is a phenomenal Jing herb that helps restore our adrenals, works on the reproductive organs, rejuvenates the digestive tract and it is rich in tryptamine. Supplementing your diet with Mucuna and other L-dopa containing substances can help keep you active and feeling young. In addition dopamine makes you feel good and plays a major role in developing confidence and motivation.

Benefits of Mucuna Pruriens

Increasing libido & sexual performance for men & women
Improving mood & sense of well-being / antidepressant properties
Increasing energy levels
Boosting natural release of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) & Testosterone
Increasing bone density & fighting osteoporosis
Improving skin texture & appearance
Fighting Parkinson disease
Supporting healthy blood sugar levels
Strengthening immune system
Regeneration of organs (heart, kidney, liver, lungs)
Improving sleep (promotes deep sleep & lucid dreams)
Increasing sperm count
Reducing body fat & decreasing cellulite
Antioxidant properties
Decreasing wrinkles
Improving cholesterol profile
Increasing lean muscle mass (used by bodybuilders)

You can get mucuna on capsules or on powder to add to smoothies.