is an essential herbal supplement that can be used to treat a wide variety of neurological disorders or problems, including:
- Addiction (including meth addiction, alcoholism, social media addiction, opiate addiction, and more)
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Fertility (NOTE: Mucuna increases fertility in both men and women, but women must stop taking it at a certain time during their cycle in order to receive the fertility increase, since Mucuna "decreases" fertility in women while they're taking it, and increases fertility during the time when it is stopped)
- Mood disorders
- And more...
is a bean that is consumed on a regular basis by tribal communities in Central America, and is also a recommended remedy in both Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It's possible to eat this bean just like any other bean and receive the benefits that way. Although you can certainly eat Mucuna pruriens
beans as food, we recommend taking a supplement like the one here because this way you can standardize the amount of L-dopa you're taking on a daily basis.
contains L-dopa, a compound that the brain can use to create dopamine quickly and easily. Individuals who don't have enough dopamine in their brain are significantly more likely to suffer from mood disorders and addiction.
This particular Mucuna
supplement is standardized to contain 30% L-dopa, in addition to including ashwagandha
, another herb called an "adaptogen" that is responsible for helping the body handle stress and change more smoothly. For people who are trying to overcome an addiction of any kind, the recommended dosage is 6000mg of Mucuna
per day; this supplement provides 1500mg/3 capsules, so the ideal way to take this supplement would be to take 3 capsules, 4 times per day (morning, noon, mid-afternoon, and at dinner time).
Mucuna is also known as the velvet bean, Pika Pika, and Kapikacchu.