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10:1 Mucuna Pruriens Extract with 15% L-Dopa
Hyperion’s Mucuna Extract is a concentrated form of the Ayurvedic herb, Mucuna Pruriens, also known as velvet bean, and is a natural supplement for L-Dopa.
Ingredients: 10:1 Mucuna Pruriens Extract* (that’s it)
L-Dopa content: 15%
Container Size: 4 oz. | 114 grams
Suggested Serving Size: ¼-½ teaspoon which is about 1-2 grams, or as directed by a health professional
Serving Per Container: 57-114 servings
Directions: Add ¼-½ teaspoon (or as directed by your health professional) to beverage or food of choice.
Suggestions on usage: This powder can be added directly to smoothies, juices, and protein shakes. The flavor is versatile and would blend well with anything sweet, fruity, or savory. It is already prepared and ready to consume as-is- no heat or stewing necessary. Powdered extracts generally mix more easily in warmer temperatures, but a blender can be used to help incorporate the powder into cooler foods and beverages or simply to ensure more thorough distribution.
*This is NOT merely ground up or powdered raw herb. This powder is a CONCENTRATED EXTRACT, this means that the active constituents are extracted from the herb and then concentrated to a 10 to 1 ratio. The ratio simply means that TEN pounds of whole herb is concentrated down into one pound of extract. The medicinal components are separated from the indigestible and non-medicinal parts of the raw legume.
Benefits may include:
- Enhanced sexual fluids and performance
- Uplifting to mood
- Increase of fluidity of movement
- Improved sleep
- Increased metabolism
- Strengthened immune system
- Organ support
- Vibrancy of skin
- Natural release of growth hormone
- Regeneration of damaged nerves
Mucuna, also commonly known as velvet bean, is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used for centuries in India and Africa and has carried into modern medicine due to its vast range of uses. It is a legume that is notable for its ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen in the soil, allowing farmers to use them in a crop rotation with other plants that deplete nitrogen. These restorative properties are a reflection of what makes mucuna medicinally-revered, particularly for your brain-health and sexual vibrancy.
What is L-Dopa?
L-Dopa is an amino acid that converts into dopamine.
Dopamine has an extensive list of functions, affecting movement, emotions, the experience of pleasure, memory, and functionality of the brain and nervous system. Raised dopamine can stimulate production of the human growth hormone, and is mucuna’s reputational link to longevity and anti-aging.
Mucuna extract is used as a neuro-protectant, and may be an alternative treatment for conditions that are stemmed from the brain and nervous system, one of the biggest being Parkinson’s disease. This may also include recovering drug or alcohol addicts and those who also suffer from depression.
Overview of Mucuna’s effect on sexual activity in mice: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18973898?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=15
Mucuna and Parkinson’s: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19384573