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|Combo Discount:||- $3.00|
- Vegetarian Capsule
- Dietary Supplement
- Natural L-Dopa for Mood & Performance
- Suitable for Vegetarians
Mucuna Dopa uses a potent extract of the Mucuna pruriens seed which assists in brain function, libido and supporting muscle growth. Mucuna pruriens contains high concentrations of L-Dopa, a neurotransmitter that prompts a positive mental state of action and assertiveness. Source Naturals Mucuna Dopa comes in 100 mg vegetarian capsules.
Start with 1 capsule per day and adjust dose accordingly. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day. For best results do not take with high protein meals or in conjunction with vitamin B-6, as they may interfere with absorption of this product.
Hydroxypropyl cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, silica, and magnesium stearate.
Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.
Do not use if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding. If you have a history of melanoma or any blood glucose disorder such as diabetes, or if you are taking MAO inhibitors or any prescription drug, consult your physician before using this product.
Note: Natural plant variation may affect product color.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Mucuna pruriens Seed Extract Yielding 100 mg L-Dopa||166 mg||†|
|†Daily Value not established.|
Product Overview Description on iHerb states "Source Naturals Mucuna Dopa comes in 100 mg vegetarian capsules", which suggests that each caplet contains 100mg of Mucuna Pruriens. On the front packaging of the product, it also states "100mg" but without referencing to either weight of Mucuna Pruriens or L-Dopa. On the hind packaging, it states "166mg per serving, yielding 100mg L-Dopa", which suggests a whopping 60% concentration. Most other brands on sale in iHerb have up to 15% concentration of L-Dopa. I think Source Natural needs to clarify the above to remove any doubt and/or confusion in order that consumers are better informed. Thank you.
iHerb is a terrific place to deal with- their prices (including shipping) in most cases are the best. This stuff does work. I notice a calming effect and mood-lift with this product as well as more focus and energy. I've read that it's good to keep the dose low and one cap seems to do it. Also read that taking a break, 5 days on 2 days off is a good idea and also helps to keep the low dose effective. I take it in the morning on an empty stomach, about an hour before eating. I feel it working in about 15 minutes. I also take DLPA, which has similar effects, although mucuna seems smoother. I take 5-htp at night, which I heard was a good idea when taking mucuna and helps with sleep. I like that this brand tells you the amount of l-dopa (100 mgs)is in each cap.
Posted by Reviewer2139526 on Dec 02, 2016
A previous review mentioned risks of dyskinesia. I googled it and found the opposite information. The Antiparkinsonian and Antidyskinetic Mechanisms of Mucuna pruriens in the MPTP-Treated Nonhuman Primate Chronic treatment with levodopa (LD) in Parkinson's disease (PD) can cause drug induced dyskinesias. Mucuna pruriens endocarp powder (MPEP) contains several compounds including natural LD and has been reported to not cause drug-induced dyskinesias. We evaluated the effects of Mucuna pruriens to determine if its underlying mechanistic actions are exclusively due to LD. We first compared MPEP with and without carbidopa (CD), and LD + CD in hemiparkinsonian (HP) monkeys. Each treatment ameliorated parkinsonism. We then compared the neuronal firing properties of the substantia nigra reticulata (SNR) and subthalamic nucleus (STN) in HP monkeys with MPEP + CD and LD + CD to evaluate basal ganglia circuitry alterations. Both treatments decreased SNR firing rate compared to HP state. However, LD+CD treatments significantly increased SNR bursting firing patterns that were not seen with MPEP+CD treatments. No significant changes were seen in STN firing properties. We then evaluated the effects of a water extract of MPEP. Oral MPWE ameliorated parkinsonism without causing drug-induced dyskinesias. The distinctive neurophysiological findings in the basal ganglia and the ability to ameliorate parkinsonism without causing dyskinesias strongly suggest that Mucuna pruriens acts through a novel mechanism that is different from that of LD.
This product makes a difference
Posted by 5719002163136740145 on Oct 12, 2016
I have been trying different amounts of capsules in a day, going from 1 in the morning and 1 for lunch, to 3 in the morning and 2 for lunch, and my trouble with primary tremor has been becoming less. I am happy that we have a natural solution around, and that the presentation of 100 mg is available.
Posted by Reviewer3075222 on Oct 10, 2016
This is an easy to swallow capsule. I tested it for my body and it was acceptable as a supplement. I test myself daily for dosage and usually take 3 xapsules. It seems to help my muscle cramps and slight intention tremor.
Posted by 5740493892917164782 on Aug 18, 2016
This gave me motivation and euphoric feelings, but it also made me crazy after few days of taking it I got bad panic attacks and after it I have gotten them from coffee also, this is strong stuff.
Posted by 4681119648810339227 on Aug 05, 2016
Only rated 3 stars because I keep reading conflicting information on this product. I am unsure if this product is beneficial or not and I have read using this could further damage dopamine receptors??... I cannot give a informative review as I am unsure if I myself will continue using the product until I seek further medical advice..... oh wait bummer I forgot doctors won't comment on natural medicine!