Mucuna Pruriens Powder
Macuna Purines usually contains 15% L-Dopa which is converted to dopamine. Dopamine is largely responsible for pleasure and motivation as well as the coordination of physical movement. It plays a neurocognitive role, particularly with memory, problem solving, motivation, learning and the ability to focus.
Mucuna may have a positive effect on mood and neurological function. Several studies show Mucuna pruriens ability to increase libido, sperm quality and male fertility.
I have been using mucuna on and off for years. You can take if as needed without risk of becoming dependent on it. It is my favorite go to superfood to enhance cognitive ability before a long day conference, patient load or to produce an euphoric feeling before a concert or night out on the town. I mostly prescribe it for patients who are struggling with depression or lack of sex drive. Mucuna can make clouds part and a little dopamine can go a long way.
Another bonus is this superfood is also anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties.