Source Naturals - Mucuna Dopa 100 mg - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Source Naturals Mucuna Dopa contains natural L-Dopa for mood & performance. Mucuna Dopa uses a potent extract of the Mucuna pruriens seed which assists in brain function, libido, and supporting muscle growth. Mucuna pruriens contains high concentrations of l-Dopa, a neurotransmitter that prompts a positive mental state of action and assertiveness. Source Naturals Mucuna Dopa comes in 100 mg vegetarian capsules.
The Magic Bean
The plant, Mucuna pruriens, or “velvet bean,” is a multi-purpose herb that runs the gamut of health uses. It is indigenous to tropical regions in Africa, India, South America and the West Indies. The vine produces clusters of mucuna beans inside hairy pods. Local people throughout these regions know the value of mucuna and treasure the colorful beans, using them plentifully.
Mucuna is known by many names throughout the world such as “the magic bean,” “nescafé” and “bengal bean.” Mucuna beans have been
ground into a savory coffee substitute in Central America. The people of India eat it as a vegetable. But perhaps the magic bean’s most popular usage is how the Brazilians use it - for sexual vitality. Increasingly, Mucuna pruriens is used as a health compound due to the concentration of l-dopa in the seeds.
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are used to relay, amplify and modulate signals between a neuron and another cell. This process is known as neural transmission and is a vital brain function. Mucuna pruriens seeds contain high concentrations of levodopa, or l-dopa, which is a direct precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Scientists discovered the body converts l-dopa into dopamine, which has strong effect on brain function. Without dopamine to create a damping effect on neural transmissions, muscles become tense and tremble. l-dopa also boosts a sense of assertiveness and positive activity performances. In addition, the mucuna plant contains serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. Release of serotonin in the nervous system causes the opposite nerve to fire, and carries serotonin’s message along the connector impulse to the receptors where it docks and releases serotonin into the brain, causing a sense of well-being. Further, Mucuna pruriens contains 5-HTP, shown in research to cause serotonin-producing neurons to increase production. The result of increased serotonin production is increased serotonin release, again enhancing a peaceful mood.
Source Naturals strives to maintain plant nutrients in their natural state so the body may assimilate the most nutrients possible. So, with the goal
of preserving the best from the pristine Mucuna pruriens beans, we developed Mucuna Dopa—nature’s neurotransmitter.
Enhanced Athletic Performance
Olympic champions know that healthy dopamine levels are necessary for athletes to perform better in sports. The presence of dopamine helps create an assertive “can do” attitude in an athlete, critical in athletic performance. When the body’s dopamine supply is at required levels, it may help support healthy bone and muscle growth. With high concentrations of l-dopa in mucuna seeds, Mucuna Dopa may benefit athletic performance.
Often recommended by Ayurvedic practitioners for bedroom boredom, East Indians used the mucuna bean for centuries to improve their libido. It is thought that the positive relationship between the neurotransmitter pathways and the androgenic properties of Mucuna pruriens enhances sexual function in both men and women.
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