Mucuna Pruriens

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  1. How much L-dopa/mucuna should be taken, seen a study using up to 5 grams? Don't know what percentage of extract. If going in with a 15% extract for L-Dopa thinking of using 1600mg PCT.


  2. 8 caps before bedtime of Dopa Mucuna 15% 400 mg.



    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    How much L-dopa/mucuna should be taken, seen a study using up to 5 grams? Don't know what percentage of extract. If going in with a 15% extract for L-Dopa thinking of using 1600mg PCT.
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  3. I believe EGCG is a more powerful COMT inhibitor than it is a decarboxylase inhibitor. At any rate, its a good idea to take it with along with any dopamine or serotonin precurser to help minimize peripheral decarboxylase.

    also, tattvasherbs has probably the best mucuna around imo

  4. Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    How much L-dopa/mucuna should be taken, seen a study using up to 5 grams? Don't know what percentage of extract. If going in with a 15% extract for L-Dopa thinking of using 1600mg PCT.
    I wouldn't go any higher than 500 mg/day of 99% Mucuna extracted for L-Dopa, but I would only take 250 mg to start with- this would equate to an amount which would be a little under 250-500 mg/day of actual L-Dopa- anything over a gram a day can really start to throw off some side effects......
    Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
    Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals

  5. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    The full spectrum bean is ideal, so getting the lower percentage MP is more suited toward sexual function. You lose some of the beautiful alkaloids if you get the bean extracted for a higher percentage of L-Dopa
    very much in agreement here, as the extraction process in anything often leads to losing some of the great benefits, think why isolate VS concentrate and others.....

    great point
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  6. macuna


    makes me last a bit longer and my refractory period is shortened...ready to go again

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    makes me last a bit longer and my refractory period is shortened...ready to go again
    Which brand and dosing are you using?
  8. macuna


    Swansons Vitamins. com.....350mg capsules 2 to three a day,,,some studies have subjects take 5GRAMS a day

    Its cheap enough w/ swansons(13.99 for 200caps) tho the powder is light brown rather than dark brown w/ OTHER companies charging more

    My moods are better, so is libido and performance(I think a bit bigger too)...plus macuna helps cholesterol and blood sugar..Im not really taking it for lean muscle mass, but I understand it can help with that too...hmmm maybe Ill try taking more of it for a couple weeks and see what happens

    BTW, Tongkat Ali//longjack is great for sex booster

  9. what is your mucuna pruriens standardized at? The L-Dopa % is really what matters when using this herb
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager

  10. So, should one take mucuna and L-dopa. Been looking at NOW l-dopa

  11. Quote Originally Posted by dallasboy22 View Post
    So, should one take mucuna and L-dopa. Been looking at NOW l-dopa
    Edit: that was a question.
  12. macuna


    ..it has about 40%L Dopa

  13. Quote Originally Posted by dallasboy22 View Post
    Edit: that was a question.
    You only need Mucuna Pruriens that are standardized for L-Dopa...like this:

    http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/i...t-56-caps.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    ..it has about 40%L Dopa
    you sure about that?

    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/swans...50-mg-200-caps
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager
  14. macuna


    hmmm, no Im not...maybe oughtta call them

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    hmmm, no Im not...maybe oughtta call them
    What are you exactly looking for from Mucuna?

    Full spectrum bean like you pointed to is leaps and bounds better than the higher L-DOPA extract for libido and test... and has a neuro protective effect.
    The Historic PES Legend

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    hmmm, no Im not...maybe oughtta call them
    if its not listed directly on the label, its most likely simply raw herb that has been dried and processed...
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager
  17. macuna


    ..called them, NOT standardized for L dopa...jeez Im just taking macuna..might be 25 % or 40

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    ..called them, NOT standardized for L dopa...jeez Im just taking macuna..might be 25 % or 40
    if its not standardized, it only contains the amount found naturally in the plant.

    "The mature seeds of the plant contain about 3.1–6.1% L-DOPA,[10]"

    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    ..called them, NOT standardized for L dopa...jeez Im just taking macuna..might be 25 % or 40
    Again, what are you looking to get out of Mucuna?

    If it is libido/test.. you have the perfect product.
    The Historic PES Legend
  20. macuna


    yeh I was taking it for test, libido and moods(I quit smoking 3 yrs ago)

    Maybe Ill try Now foods or the other one Vaughn True reccommended...I need to lose a bit of body fat

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    yeh I was taking it for test, libido and moods(I quit smoking 3 yrs ago)

    Maybe Ill try Now foods or the other one Vaughn True reccommended...I need to lose a bit of body fat
    our dosing of the ingredient is specifically geared towards increasing HGH, which can definitely help reduce bodyfat. The 5-HTP also increases serotonin levels which helps reduce bad food cravings.
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager
  22. 5HTP


    ...and it helps me sleep, like melatonin

    So L DOPA in higher doses can increase GH and lose body fat?

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Handytom View Post
    ...and it helps me sleep, like melatonin

    So L DOPA in higher doses can increase GH and lose body fat?
    Correct. L-Dopa at 500mg/dosage was shown to increase GH by 1400%. This can turn into reduced body fat, quicker recovery, and better muscle gains.

    LiGHts Out will help you sleep BIG time as well.
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager
  24. wow


    THATS what I REALLY need

  25. Quote Originally Posted by VaughnTrue View Post
    Correct. L-Dopa at 500mg/dosage was shown to increase GH by 1400%. This can turn into reduced body fat, quicker recovery, and better muscle gains.

    LiGHts Out will help you sleep BIG time as well.
    Post up your research on the 1400%.. I am quite curious.
    The Historic PES Legend
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