Mucuna Extract

Mucuna Extract helps to support your calm and focus. Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens) is commonly known as Cowhage. It is a member of the Fabaceae/Leguminosae family. Mucuna is indigenous to the tropical regions of the world, especially India and the West Indies. The hair on the pods and seed can be used medicinally. A significant constituent of Mucuna is levodopa, or L-dopa. L-dopa is the precursor to dopamine, an essential neurotransmitter. This has led researchers to study the effectiveness of Mucuna on Parkinson's Disease.

Mucuna also contains prurieninin whihc may help to slow the heart rate, decrease blood pressure and stimulate the intestines. Mucuna has demonstrated antiflatulent, anthelmintic, and cholesterol lowering properties.

Mucuna extract has been used for rheumatic disorders, muscular pain, anxiety, arthritis, and fever.

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Special Considerations Kava Kave and vitamin B6 can decrease the effectiveness of Mucuna. As Mucuna has demonstrated hypoglycemic effects, avoid use if diabetic.

Cautions Orally, Mucuna is well tolerated. However, the most common side effects were nausea and a sensation of abdominal distention.