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Product Name: Mucuna Extract Powder (Mucuna Pruriens P.E. 15% L-DOPA)
About: Mucuna Pruriens also known as velvet bean is a natural source for L-Dopa which is an amino acid that converts into dopamine. It is a key rejuvenating tonic in Ayurvedic Medicine with a bitter and sweet taste profile. It has been traditionally used for both strength and stamina but is now widely used to help improve sleep, sexual function, focus (cognitive function), mood, and overall well-being.
Size: 4OZ / 114G / Vegan - Non-GMO - GF - Kosher
How to Use: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times per day or more as recommended by your healthcare practitioner or TCM practitioner. Add to your favorite juices, smoothies or food dishes. For more information & recipes please visit: VitaJing.com
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp.
Servings Per Container: Apx. 92
Country of Origin: India
Made in Canada
*FDA: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Caution: If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care professional before using. Persons with a known medical condition should consult a health care practitioner before using any dietary supplements.
Do not use it if the seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Contains an oxygen absorber. Please recycle.
Manufactured Exclusively for:
VitaJing Ltd., Aurora, ON, L4G 3V6
1.844.310.JING / VitaJing.com
Mucuna Pruriens: Description
A revered Ayurvedic herb, containing 15% L-DOPA, an amino acid precursor to dopamine production. Supplementation with l-dopa has been found to optimize dopamine levels resulting in:
- Improved Nervous System Function
- Elevated, Stable Mood
- Enhanced Cognitive Function
- Increased Resilience to Stress (anti-stress)
Mucuna pruriens; also known as Velvet Bean, is a well-established herbal medicine used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for improving various aspects of health. It has been both traditionally and clinically proven to enhance fertility and sexual health, act as a powerful aphrodisiac, tonify the nervous system, boost mood, increase resilience to stress, and act as a neuroprotectant.
Antioxidant: According to research, Mucuna has antioxidant activity that has been proven in study to scavenge various free radicals and reactive oxygen species that contribute to many health conditions including Parkinson’s, diabetes, hair loss, cancer, and aging. 1
Correct Hair Loss: Mucuna has a very unique and important mechanism in correcting hair loss that is commonly overlooked; it inhibits the production of the pituitary stress hormone prolactin. Prolactin is a known hair growth inhibitor and has been found to be elevated in people with hair loss. It causes hair loss by opposing the production of thyroid hormone and testosterone, two essential hormones for healthy hair growth. Fortunately, through its dopaminergic effects, mucuna can effectively lower prolactin, ensuring an ideal hormonal balance favorable to hair growth. 2
Promotes Thyroid Health: One of the major reasons prolactin levels rise is due to hypothyroidism. This is because the thyroid hormone regulates prolactin, so when it is low, prolactin is left unopposed and therefore elevates. Since the relationship is two-way, lowering prolactin with mucuna can help to leave thyroid hormone unopposed by it and parathyroid, making mucuna a helpful herb in treating hypothyroidism.
Reduces Stress: Dopamine tends to be opposed by the substances that increase with stress, but also, opposes these substances. Increasing dopamine can improve the body’s ability to cope with stress and also prevent stress hormones from becoming elevated. In fact, studies have found that the use of mucuna extract was found to decrease the intensity of environmental stressors, demonstrated by reduced levels of cortisol and oxidative stress biomarkers. 3
- Sexual Enhancement/Fertility Health: Not many people know that dopamine is actually a precursor to the production of testosterone, one of the most important sex steroids for healthy fertility and sexual function. Mucuna’s ability to lower prolactin is also very helpful in regard to sexual health. Prolactin is known to be elevated in erectile dysfunction, low libido, and other issues of sexual dysfunction. Studies have even found that supplementing with Mucuna can improve sperm count, concentration, and motility, even when faced with stress. 4