Mucuna Pruriens Seeds (non-GMO) are a natural source of L-Dopa which may help improve mood, as well as energy and endurance levels. L-Dopa in mucuna is a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. L-dopa converts into dopamine, an important brain chemical involved in mood, movement, sexual urge and interest. Traditionally Mucuna has been used as an effective aphrodisiac to increase the libido in both men and women. Mucuna Pruriens Seed has been used traditionally to increase sexual stamina, sensation, libido, and blood vessel dilation for maximum engorgement.
L-Dopa contains natural secretagogues which may support the body's ability to release the natural growth hormone. The blood carries the dopamine into the brain, where it naturally increases HGH production from the pituitary gland. The increased dopamine levels also optimize the production of other hormones, including testosterone, which may lead to increased sex drive and improved sexual performance for both men and women.
In an aphrodisiac study done at College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal, Mucuna Pruriens when administered in a dose of 75 mg/kg body weight daily, increased the sexual activity of male albino rats considerably by stimulating testosterone level. A ten fold increase in the mounting frequency was observed. The research shows that sexually active animals had increased sexual desire and improved sexual performance after 21 to 28 days. However, impotent animals did not derived any benefits.
Another research study shows that Mucuna Pruriens heightened arousal and increased sexual activity to a moderate extent but also sustains it for a longer time as indicated by the increase in Ejaculation Latency (control group = 194.16 vs Mucuna Pruriens group = 317.00) and decrease in Post Ejaculatory Interval (control group = 362.83 vs Mucuna Pruriens group = 322.46). Mucuna Pruriens is shown to possess central depressant activity. The delay in ejaculation could be due to toning down of hypersensitivity of genitals and hyperexcitation of the regulatory centers. This study show that Mucuna Pruriens can be used to improve libido and delay premature ejaculation.
The total alkaloids from Mucuna Pruriens comprise of five alkaloids (purienine and purienidine), are found to stimulate the secretion of testosterone to ensure greater availability to gonads. This leads to increase sperm count and increase testes size. The testes section of the mice shows increase sperm count at the 20th day, and even higher sperm count on the 30th day. Spermatogenesis is governed by testosterone. The alkaloids in Mucuna Pruriens increase testosterone level in seminiferous tubules either by action on pituitary function or on leydig's cells that store testosterone.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Mucuna Pruriens Seed Powder may include:
● Supports overall sexual health for men & women
● May Improve mood & sense of well-being / antidepressant properties
● Supports healthy energy levels
● Boosting natural release of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) & Testosterone
● May support bone health
● May support skin health
● May support the nervous system
● Supporting healthy blood sugar levels
● May Improve sleep (promotes deep sleep & lucid dreams)
● May Increase sperm count
● Antioxidant properties
● May improve cholesterol profile
● May increase lean muscle mass
● Supports immune system health
Suggested Use: Begin by taking 1/4 teaspoon each day and if no negative reactions occur work up to 1 teaspoon daily. Mix with water, juice, yogurt, add to a smoothie, or infuse into a tea. Mucuna may work best when taken together with green tea extract.
Mucuna Pruriens is an established herbal remedy in some societies. However, due to the lack of robust scientific evidence as to its safety and effectiveness, its use in the U.S. requires medical supervision.
Botanical Name: Mucuna Pruriens
Other Names: Velvet bean, Cowitch, Cowhage, Cow-itch, mucuna, nescafé, pó de mico, fava-coceira, cabeca-de-frade, cowage, bengal bean, mauritius bean, itchy bean, krame, picapica, chiporro, buffalo bean
Ingredients: Mucuna Pruriens Seed.
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