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Mucuna pruriens legume bean

What is Mucuna?

Mucuna, aka "dopa bean," is a legume that grows in the tropics. It contains an active compound known as L-dopa, which is known to boost dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a vital neurotransmitter that is essential for sleep, memory, mood and brain functions. Mucuna has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Benefits of Mucuna

Aside from mucuna’s L-dopa content, the legume also contains minerals, dietary proteins and essential amino acids. It is easily digestible and has an array of positive health benefits. Mucuna is believed to:

  • Regulate stress levels
  • Boost mood
  • Enhance focus
  • Improve sleep
  • Lower cholesterol