Mucuna pruriens Extract Powder

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Mucuna pruriens, also referred to as velvet bean, is a tropical legume known for its neuroprotective and stress-relieving capabilities. The seeds of the plant contain high amounts of levodopa (L-dopa), the active compound which boosts dopamine – an important neurotransmitter in the brain that regulates learning, motivation, and mood.

Mucuna Pruriens Extract Benefits and Uses

As a supplement, studies found Mucuna pruriens has a number of health benefits including improving vitality, libido, and helping your body cope with stress. This is because the plant has adaptogenic properties which regulate mood and energy based on physical needs – inducing calm in periods of stress and improving energy when fatigued.

Anecdotally, Mucuna pruriens may act similarly to other dietary supplements such as Rhodiola rosea or Maca.

Mucuna pruriens extract is also known by a few different names, including:

  • Cowhage
  • Mucuna hirsuta
  • Atmagupta
  • Velvet bean
  • Pois mascate
  • HP-200
  • Couhage
  • Mucuna atrocarpa
  • Cowitch

Scientific Consensus

The Mucuna pruriens bean pod may cause severe irritation and burning when applied topically or taken orally and therefore should be avoided.

Dietary supplements of Mucuna Pruriens do not contain the bean pod and are generally considered safe for use when taken at recommended dosage. However, large servings may be hazardous to your health.

There is a need for further research into the health effects of long-term supplementation and the use of larger servings. Mucuna pruriens has the potential to interact with a number of medications, and caution should be used. Do not use Mucuna pruriens extract if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, especially antidepressants and anticoagulants.

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December 31, 2022
Mucuna pruriens Extract Powder

Compared to straight powdered Mucana Pruriens - this is a far superior product.

June 6, 2021
Mucuna pruriens Extract Powder

I've added this to a drink I mix for myself in the mornings, and it really does have a noticeable impact on mood! Feel great and wake up a lot faster. Wish it was offered in a larger size!

March 30, 2020
gretta m.
Mucuna pruriens Extract Powder

i bought a sample of mucuna from liftmode and with a few minutes i had a burst of energy and reorganized my whole kitchen ! very good quality!

Serving size is 500 mg. As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 servings up to 2 times per day. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response.

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 500 mg
Servings per container:
Amount per serving: % DV

Mucuna pruriens extract (Seed)[std. to 20% L-Dopa]

500 mg
LiftMode offers a variety of unit sizes of HPLC-tested Mucuna pruriens Extract Powder, including a a 5g unit, a 100g unit and a 200g unit. Our Mucuna pruriens Extract Powder is of the highest quality.
Store securely in a dry cool location away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not take this or any other supplement, and instead consult doctor about use, if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding, taking prescription or OTC / nonprescription drugs, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions. Do not use if product safety seal was damaged or missing upon receipt.
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Scientifically Tailored Ingredients

*Mucuna pruriens* is a tropical legume that is native to Africa and tropical Asia and has been used in eastern medicine for thousands of years. The primary active ingredient in *Mucuna pruriens* is an amino acid referred to as L-Dopa (or levodopa) which can also be bio-synthesized from L-Tyrosine.

L-Dopa is a natural precursor to dopamine, but can also help promote healthy levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine as well, which can be used to facilitate boosted learning, improved mood, increased energy, effective stress management, and even natural boosts in libido.

L-Dopa also has the natural ability to pass the blood-brain barrier, allowing for healthy hormone production in the brain; showing an effective potential for a powerful and regenerative boost in brain health.

– Improves Mood
– Sharpens Focus
– Promotes Healthy Libido

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