Mucuna pruriens may be beneficial to:
- Provide a natural source of levodopa for healthy brain function
- Support healthy functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system
- Support the body's ability to respond to stress
- Promote coordination, physical balance, and healthy motor skills
Mucuna pruriens, commonly known as Velvet Bean, is a legume widely used in traditional Ayurvedic herbalism. M. pruriens is known to naturally possess the direct dopamine precursor, L-Dopa.* Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps to maintain normal brain and nervous system function and promotes a positive mood.* Unlike dopamine, L-Dopa can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and can be used by the brain to produce dopamine.