Mucuna Pruriens naturally supports healthy mood, memory, libido and much more by stimulating dopamine production. Mucuna Pruriens by UMZU offers a thoroughly research-backed form of mucuna pruriens of the highest possibly quality, ethically and organically sourced. Mucuna Pruriens has been used by 10,000's to boost dopamine production, support sex drive, improve mood, memory and brain health.
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What is mucuna pruriens?
Mucuna pruriens, widely known as “velvet bean,” is actually a legume (not an herb) that grows in the tropics, originally from southern China and eastern India. While the bean is highly beneficial, you don’t want to touch the pod because it causes severe itching and irritation of the skin. In fact, one of its English names is “Cowitch.”
The dopa bean possesses an active compound known as L-dopa, which is a non-protein amino acid, in high concentration. Because it boosts dopamine levels in the brain, it’s often used to treat Parkinson’s disease in Ayurvedic medicine. Western medicine uses a synthetic form of L-dopa to treat Parkinson’s patients’ symptoms, but clinical trials have shown the use of mucuna pruriens to have equivalent (or better) results without the side effects.
How does mucuna pruriens work?
Mucuna pruriens contains high levels of naturally occurring L-dopa, which is the precursor to dopamine. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter that is essential for sleep, memory, mood, mental functions, and calming the nervous system.
By using this dopa bean supplement, you can support the body’s production of dopamine naturally. L-dopa crosses the blood-brain barrier and aides the body in creating this fantastic feel-good hormone.
As with everything, the right amount of dopamine is crucial. Normal levels keep your nervous system working properly. It promotes healthy levels of motivation, sex drive and appetite. Novel and pleasurable activities — like eating at a new restaurant, taking in a beautiful landscape, or going sky-diving — trigger the release of dopamine. It tells your brain, “I like this. Do it again.” The same thing happens when you conquer a long-term goal, like writing a book or getting a promotion.
Engaging in addictive behaviors like smoking, drinking, gambling, and overeating also heightens your dopamine levels. The problem is, too much dopamine can lead to your receptors not working correctly. Over time, addictive behaviors alter your brain cells, resulting in severe dopamine deficiency.
How does mucuna pruriens impact mood?
With dopamine being essential for mental function, emotions, and mood, it’s no wonder this magic bean also boosts the mood. Dopamine regulates the release of various hormones and is known to calm the nervous system.
In 2014 researchers studied the effect of mucuna pruriens for reducing anxiety in rats. They used three different experimental models and chronic administration of mucuna pruriens. The results of the study showed a significant anti-anxiety effect in each of the models they studied.
Mucuna also shows promise in treating stress and depression. However, there is the chance that giving mucuna to people who suffer from depression caused by low serotonin could make the depression more severe. That’s because dopamine in large enough doses may interfere with the production of serotonin, she explains.
How does mucuna pruriens impact focus?
If you feel like you have ADHD tendencies, mucuna may help you stay on task. Adderall, the attention deficit drug, keeps you focused by blocking the reuptake of dopamine, so there’s more of it floating around your nervous system.
A few studies show L-dopa works as a way to boost learning and reaction time.
One of the studies tested 8 adults between the ages of 21-28 with a single 200mg dose of levodopa (synthetic L-dopa) before a visual reaction time test. The results showed “Levodopa improved RT performance in a specific way: it interacted with signal intensity, but its effect was additive with those of stimulus-response mapping and foreperiod duration.”
Another study showed L-dopa to enhance new-word learning in adults. This study divided participants into two groups. One group received five doses of 100mg L-dopa before each of the five learning sessions over the period of one week. Each session involved a study phase and a test phase and the results showed a superior recall accuracy of the new words for those who took the L-dopa, as well as continued accuracy at a one-month follow-up.
How does mucuna pruriens impact libido?
A study involving 120 men showed Mucuna pruriens to reduce stress and improve quality of semen in infertile men. Sixty men were undergoing infertility screening, and the other 60 were healthy men who had initiated at least one pregnancy. The men were given 5 grams of mucuna pruriens powder a day for 3 months. They were also given a psychological stress assessment, and their cortisol levels were tested. After the 3 months, the results showed a significant decrease in cortisol levels and an increase in sperm count to the same level as the fertile men.
Mucuna Pruriens does one simple but powerful thing - Mucuna Pruriens increases dopamine production.†
Dopamine is the body's chief happiness neurotransmitter. With more dopamine, you'll enjoy better mood, well-being, focus and lust for life. † More dopamine can also result in stress reduction and even boosted reproductive health.
"M. pruriens significantly improved T, LH, dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline levels in infertile men and reduced levels of FSH and PRL. Sperm count and motility were significantly [improved]."†
Protection from Brain Ailments
Mucuna pruriens has been used in Ayurvedic Medicine to support optimal brain function and health. While Mucuna is a well-known natural source of levodopa (L-dopa), published studies suggest that other bioactive compounds may also be responsible for its anti-PF effects.†
"It is well known that dopamine is a neurotransmitter. the dopamine content in brain tissue is reduced when the conversion of tyrosine to L-dopa is blocked. L-Dopa, the precursor for dopamine, can cross the blood-brain barrier and undergo conversion to dopamine, restoring neurotransmission. Good yields of L-dopa can be extracted from M. pruriens seeds."†
"In a recent study, Kottai Muthu et al. (2010) found that ethylacetate and methanolic extract of whole M. pruriens plant, which contains large amounts of phenolic compounds, exhibits high anti-oxidant and free radical scavenging activities."†
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Questions aboutMucuna Pruriens:
Where should I store Mucuna Pruriens?
It is recommended to store in a cool, dark area away from moisture.
Is Mucuna Pruriens safe for pregnant women or breastfeeding moms?
We always recommend talking with your licensed healthcare professional first, as nutritional needs can vary when breastfeeding or expecting.If you have any further questions please consult your licensed healthcare professional.
When can I expect to see results?
Add Mucuna Pruriens to your everyday routine and get happy! Customers report noticeable short-term effects in the first 45 minutes after taking this supplement. Long-term impact on cognition and general well-being can be enjoyed after prolonged consistent use over about 12 weeks.
How do I use Mucuna Pruriens?
How to use Mucuna Pruriens:
Take 2 Capsules
In the morning with water
Enjoy some subtle short term effects like increased cognition, mood and happiness. Customers have reported feeling short-term effects after 45 minutes.
After prolonged use of around 12 weeks, enjoy long-lasting benefits in cognition and general well-being.
Does Mucuna Pruriens interact with any medications?
Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors.
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As a recovered opioid addict going on 11 years clean, I thought I might never quite have my old mindset back , overall happiness, pleasure in the simplest of things, situations, interactions ,etc etc ... just feeling alive and happy . But this stuff has taken my dopamine levels back to the old me. Simply put, its amazing for me to feel this way again . Thanks UMZU.
Good quality is hard to find in todays products. I trust that when i buy your product it works naturally, without any B.S fillers. The proof is how focused l have been everyday since I started taking Dopa Mucuna, it noticeably enhances my mood and I feel motivated to get things done. Highly recommended!!!
If you know anyone that struggles with focusing please try this. I have struggled with focusing and especially with things I don’t care about. I’m a great student but I struggle to stay on task, usually making me do work in bits. I’m also a gamer, an activity I force myself to focus in. I took one capsule(not knowing you should take two ****) and I felt locked in. It’s not a miracle worker but this will most definitely help you with completely immersing in activities. Sleep is also better than usual. Even when you’re in the worst position possible, you are still able to be well rested. My overall gaming experience was just simply more indulging. I also had an uncanny amount of social energy and happiness after taking it. I’m naturally always happy and sociable, but I was able to interact without a burnout which is a plus. Your overall well being around others will definitely be increased. It’s worth the 60 day automatic renewal for sure! [ABRIDGED]