What is Mucuna Pruriens and what is it used for?
Whether you have Parkinson's disease or are a close family member, you will know that it is a major life change for the person diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The mucuna is a plant used for the manufacture of food supplements, and although these products are widely marketed as "Mucuna Pruriens", actually the product is an extract of the seeds of this plant that are those that possess the active properties that we want to obtain after the consumption of these seeds. In this case, to reduce the effects of Parkinson's disease in a person.
What are the properties of mucuna?
Mucuna Pruriens seeds have a high amount of L-Dopa, which is an amino acid precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which fulfills a variety of physiological functions (sleep control, mood, cognition, reward system and addiction, catecholaminergic, milk production ...). This is the reason why used in different ways, it is often used for its anti-Parkinson qualities and for its invigorating effect on men.
Therefore, Mucuna Pruriens extract is a potent dopaminergic, i.e. a substance used to increase dopamine concentrations in the body. Different studies and tests have shown that dopamine helps to alleviate the effects of Parkinson's disease.
This progressive neurodegenerative disease is characterized by the destruction of presynaptic neurons located in the substantia nigra, thus significantly reducing dopamine synthesis. Mucuna Pruriens is a very effective substance in increasing plasma concentrations of dopamine: making the concentration higher.
How should mucuna be taken?
Dopamine deficiency causes loss of control of body movement. However, synthetic dopamine supplements are not assimilated by the body. By acting on its natural production, L-Dopa from Mucuna Pruriens favors the recovery of impulses and therefore reduces muscle stiffness and tremors.
You can find Mucuna Pruriens in MIND ayurvedic brain superfoods from HB Naturals products.

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