Mucuna pruriens (Velvet bean)

Mucuna pruriens

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What is Mucuna pruriens for?

Mucuna pruriens is a legume used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is a type of adaptogen, meaning it helps regulate hormones to help your body better handle stress. Specifically, mucuna pruriens contains high levels of naturally occurring L-dopa, the precursor to dopamine.

Traditional Health Benefits of 

Mucuna pruriens

  • Enhances mood

  • Reduces anxiety & depression

  • Increases focus

  • Boosts learning & reaction time

  • Increases fertility & libido


  • Artificial Coloring Free

  • Artificial Flavoring Free

  • GMO Free

  • Sugar Free

  • Soy Free

  • Yeast Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Corn Free
  • Gluten Free

  • Wheat Free

  • Nut Free

  • MSG Free

  • Egg Free

  • Fish Free

  • Peanut Free

  • Shellfish Free

  • Kosher

  • Organic


This information in our Ingredient Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.

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