Mucuna Pruriens: Information
Mucuna pruriens is a tropical legume from which herbal extracts are produced. Mucuna pruriens contains a compound called levodopa, a precursor to an important neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine has an enormous influence on mood, libido and behavior. Since dopamine can't be supplemented directly, levodopa, or L-dopa is used to increase dopamine levels. L-dopa is also prescription medication when prepared at much pharmaceutical concentrations. Mucuna pruriens supplements may also have antidepressant properties, possibly due to the presence of 5-HTP.
Health Benefits of Mucuna Pruriens
Mucuna pruriens supplements are generally used to boost mood and libido both alone and in combination with other supplements.
Using Mucuna Pruriens Supplements
Use as directed.