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Mucuna Pruriens Review and Experience

September 12, 2019

Hey guys today we’re going to be taking
a look at Mucuna Pruiens (Pure –ree- ns). I will include links to information I’ve
used in the course of this research as I’ve mentioned in all my reviews always consult
your health care professional before taking any product you see from sources that aren’t
certified, licensed or that have not been tested by the FDA and the medical science
community. Mucuna is a tropical legume known as velvet
bean or cowitch. It’s found in Africa, India and the Caribbean. The plant itself is infamous for the extreme
itchiness it produces on contact, however today we’re looking at its medicinal elements,
benefits and my personal experience using this herb. Traditionally, the seeds of Mucuna have been
used in Ayurvedic (Air- O- Vedic) Medicine, Ayurveic means “The Knowledge For Long Life”. It’s the world’s richest sources of L-Dopa
and has been used medicinally for thousands of years to promote sexual function, youthful
vigor, burn off body fat and increase lean muscle mass. Mucuna stimulates the Pituitary gland. The Pituitary gland helps control growth,
blood pressure, sexual function in both male and females, thyroid gland function, helps
in food metabolism, pain relief, osmolarity (Oz-moe-larity) regulation, which is water
balance by the kidneys, temperature regulation and pain relief. In Pharmacology the mucuna seeds high concentration
of Levodopa (Lee-Vo-dopa), the precursor of the neurotransmitter Dopamine has been studied
in Airovedic Indian medicine for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Along with its source of L-Dopa it also contains
Serotonin. My primary focus on Mucuna derived from the
fact that I was looking for a mood balance enhancer to go along with or enhance other
areas of Adaptogen’s that I’ve been trying. So what are the benefits of Mucuna Pruiens
and or what have I experienced from using the product. It does have a very mild to moderate mood
lifting affect. The sensation is similar to a sense of joy. It sparks a feeling of alertness, energy,
concentration and perhaps a mild euphoric sensation depending on your state of mind. Some may even liken the sensation to a mild
alcohol buzz in which you feel at ease, a soothing sense of calm or clarity, along with
a spry boost in confidence. I typically take a teaspoon full mixed with
Yogurt or Chocolate Syrup, stirred with milk, because the powder is so fine that it will
simply float on top of a liquid. You could take it with ice cream, stirred
with a smoothie, mixed with honey or jam, because you want to make sure that it doesn’t
stick to whatever container you’re going to consume it from. Mucuna can be a little pricey, so I take it
sparingly on those occasions where I’m looking to take a little bit of the edge off during
a stressful day or in preparation for an event or function where I want a lift in my demeanor. Granted, those are my particular experiences
and in no way I’m I suggesting that you may get the same benefit or that the product
could or should be used in any way to treat any medical conditions, for use in weight
loss, muscle conditioning, physiological or psychological treatment. There isn’t a lot of information concerning
side the effects of Mucuna, however a word of caution is outlined for those who suffer
from Glaucoma, people using MAO inhibitors, those who have a history of melanoma or suspicious
and undiagnosed skin lesions. Over all Mucuna Pruiens has been a safe, none
habit forming mood enhancer that I’ve been taking for several months with very positive
results. I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and if
you consider taking or have taken Mucuna I’d enjoy hearing your comments below. Thanks for watching.


  • Reply Secrets of Longevity February 1, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Nice review 🙂

  • Reply Dave Waldeck February 1, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I have also experienced very pleasurable effects from Mucuna. One of my favorite herbs! Awesome review!

  • Reply BuzWeaver February 1, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Appreciate it, thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply BuzWeaver February 1, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Its impressive how effective it is.

  • Reply BuzWeaver February 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hi'ah Prophetic, I've added two links for you. I've not checked my local health food stores to see if they carry it as I get a good bit of my products online as I get better prices and the products are just as safe.

  • Reply SomaSurion April 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    i found mixing it with cacao and guarana to be insanely good… altho i've read green tea is great gave me anxiety. it seems to be a great base for other things, preferably floured herbs. did you find any issue using it daily? i'm going to get some 5-htp to use every other day on my breaks.

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I've recently started mixing it with Honey. I don't use Mucuna daily, as I understand it from others you use it in cycles. Three Weeks on Three Weeks off, however I use it just to take off an edge if I'm somewhat stressed. It can give you a little bit of a rush (caffeine/stimulant affect), which can feel alarming and perhaps trigger a little anxiety. It does amp up your circulation, I'd just reduce the portions you're taking and find a good medium dose.

  • Reply SomaSurion April 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    one can develop an imbalance of serotonin to i use it every other day with no ill effects..never more than 3 days on, 3 days off. if i eat a banana about an hr after having it that helps too.. imo there's a lot of research that needs to happen with this little bean. have you tried different kinds? i have a mixture i made of: vanilla and coffee.., so far..

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 9, 2013 at 1:47 am

    I've tried different brands and I prefer a particular brand over another, however the company is showing their Mucuna as Out of Stock.

  • Reply SomaSurion April 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    i have just one place i order it from.. i tried to PM you but can't find it with the new layout.
    you gotta mix it with green tea or cacao and the L-Dopa absorbs better across the blood-brain barrier. try green tea, equal amounts of loose tea to mucuna and you'll see what i mean…err, have you tried that? the contents of cacao lengthen's the effects, too. this herb is great for those tapering away from opiate abuse….

  • Reply youngatnaruto April 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

    btw mucuna isnt a adaptogen

  • Reply BuzWeaver June 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Not necessarily, although it does help promote lean muscle mass.

  • Reply sixthsense11100 July 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Which company is it?

  • Reply BuzWeaver July 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    For price and quality I go with taoofherbs(.com). Their quality is as good as LongEvity, but Tao's prices are a lot better by quantity.

  • Reply lovewoolies July 24, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I recently took a macuna concentrate and feel extremely strange. i took less than the product instructed me to and am confised dizzy and anxious. i am getting hot flushes and cannot controll my thoughts. it feel as though my brain chemistry is really out of wack
    im also finding it hard to breathe and my blood pressure is through the roof. has anybody had this before?

  • Reply BuzWeaver July 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    It may depend on your natural dopamine levels in how your body will react or just a typical introduction of the product. Taking to high of a dose can cause you to feel excitable as though you had consumed a lot of Caffeine. I tell people to start out with 1/4 of a teaspoon first. Also, on the packaging it should suggest to start out with a small dose first to see how you will react. In your case I'd drink plenty of water to help flush it out.

  • Reply authorgirlpetparent August 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Sounds like an allergic reaction. David Wolfe writes about this on the Longevity Warehouse website.

  • Reply belovingkindness August 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I just bought it in pill form yesterday. The label says 1 pill is one serving, 400 mg. But suggested use says take 6 to 8 before bed on an empty stomach. I took 3 before bed, was fine, no effects that I was aware of. Will continue as I'm interested in all it's benefits. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Reply Agastya October 1, 2013 at 1:06 am

    i have been diagnosed with Parkinson's and going to try it

  • Reply BuzWeaver October 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Let me know if it helps.

  • Reply Tara Vera October 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    good video, thanks a lot

  • Reply BuzWeaver October 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply TheMacocko October 4, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Death to the FDA!

  • Reply tortuga15 October 9, 2013 at 5:21 am

    it works as a mood lifter and relaxes ones attitude…..a small amount…50 milligrams one feels the effect and works well with theanine..using it on larger dosage helps with exercise…that is i focus and seem to lift weights…..this may also be with d-aspartic acid i use with it….one of the very best supplements i have used….not sure of any side effects…

  • Reply Arnold Ware October 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    The following is a paragraph from
    Cowhage (Mucuna pruriens) contains levodopa (L-dopa), which is used to treat Parkinson's disease. L-dopa is changed to the chemical dopamine in the brain. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease occur in patients due to low levels of dopamine in the brain. Unfortunately, most L-dopa is broken down in the body before it ever reaches the brain unless special chemicals are used with levodopa. These chemicals are not present in cowhage.

  • Reply BuzWeaver October 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Mucuna is a "source of" L-dopa. We all process what we put in our bodies differently. It should also be noted from WebMD: Today, cowhage is still used for treating Parkinson's disease, as well as for treating anxiety, arthritis, parasitic infections, and a condition called hyperprolactinemia. In hyperprolactinemia, the blood levels of a hormone called prolactin are too high. The "special" chemicals they are referring to are called Binders.

  • Reply ORGAN1X November 7, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Great video, I just purchased mucuna today an took it with ashwaganda,an lucuma.I feel uplift an a sense of hope.This herb seems very promising an has a nice synergy with other calming herbs.

  • Reply ORGAN1X November 7, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Btw I purchased the high end Ojio brand in 2 oz glass jar.

  • Reply Manny Mazik November 18, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Can this help attention deficit disorder and what stores sells this product that are NOT online?

  • Reply Y January 22, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I just purchased (50) Mucuna Pruriens seeds to grow in my garden.
    I will start the seeds indoors around March, and then, transplant
    them in my garden. Since Mucuna Pruiens is a tropical plant, I
    will be growing them as a mass production annual plants, harvesting
    the seeds at the end of the summer season.
    NOTE: In the right growing conditions, the Mucuna Pruriens can grow
    4 inches in one day!

  • Reply DET313 August 24, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I don't agree with one thing you said – to me, the "high" is nothing like  that of alcohol. The effect of alcohol, i,e, drunkeness, is far less focused. I think a person can take mucuna and not have any negative effect on their ability to drive. Just MHO.

  • Reply Stewart Rap January 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I've been taking 5mg selegiline (MAOI) daily. Adding 200mg mucuna pruriens gets me moderately high. excellent focus, positive, outgoing. Taken together with selegiline, this seems like it could definitely be addictive. Something to do only in moderation, imho.. Or perhaps cycled with other stimulants to avoid tolerance.

  • Reply o0o April 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    i think i did it wrong, tried 1000mg first day, 7 hours later was serious vomiting, everything i eat or drink comes back up and bad diarrhoea, just on water and toast now, it may have been dodgy product, it was from thailand

  • Reply TheSilentCartographer May 1, 2015 at 1:25 am

    That intro was overkill for the video XD

  • Reply David Vallotton July 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I bought some whole seeds in Thailand. Can I eat these seeds or do I have to buy the powder form?

  • Reply Ted Turner September 27, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I have some on order will be trying as soon as it's in. Thanks for your review! I will re post here about my experience

  • Reply TheMiguel December 1, 2016 at 5:53 am

    since there's serotonin in mucuna can you take it with kanna?

  • Reply Tomas Av. March 5, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    fuck your fda

  • Reply Tony Gareth June 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Obviously pull form is the easiest way to take these herbs, but I have powder because my supplier doesn't sell it in capsules. Anyway, this stuff doesn't taste well so I'm wondering how to take it. I notice the video advised how to take mucuna, but my question is how can I ( or should I) take mucuna and Ashwagandha together because it tastes horrible?! I also have Kratom. How is everyone combining and using these things? What/when to take for every and alertness, and when for sleep? Please advise I'm new to al of this

  • Reply navidmuqtadir July 14, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I put 2-3 raw beans in a glass of lukewarm milk and i blend it in a blender and i drink it everynight after dinner. Ofcourse I peel off the black skin first. IS there any problem with eating raw velvet beans ???

  • Reply fernando dealmeida July 22, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I am Pam, 52 years. I take Gabapantin for my whole body pain. severe legs pain from last 12 years. so I have tried every thing. I have tried all kinds of antidrepressant. nothing works on my legs. now I am trying herbs. Mucuna, Ashwagandha and some other. I want to know that can I take Gabapantin and Duloxitine with these herbs. I don't know and my doctors they don't know what is Mucuna and Ashwagandha and other herbs like passion flowers/hopes/Valerian. Dr. never like when I ask this kind of question. please let me know.

  • Reply Jesus Saves July 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    totally gay commercial before the video with two dudes in a bed….. STOP THE GAY AGENDA! SICK OF IT.

  • Reply Joe Cam November 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I started taking MP on a friends suggestion, I took a 1000mg cap at 8am and I forgot about it, then I noticed my mood was elevated and by the 3rd day I realized it had to be the MP. It has me doing things like cleaning the house, talking more, brighter, sharper mind….and it has legs it will last for 2 days, so I only take one every other day. It's been a month now and still working 🙂

  • Reply Zsolt Szeri December 22, 2017 at 7:45 am

    I tried Gaba first, its an amazing Neurotransmitter, my question is :
    Can i use this two products together ? GABA AND MUCUNA.

  • Reply skyelark155 January 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Will this help me grow

  • Reply John Sinclair January 25, 2018 at 5:33 am

    I'm about ready try Mucuna RIGHT NOW
    Read a lot of good information, especially on this site which gives me a lot of hope to achieve better health and assist me to have a good life.
    I'm 70 and been on PD drugs for 6 years can't complain too much but they are starting to wear off.
    I never knew if the side effects were the PD or the drugs.
    I will stay in touch.

  • Reply Lurking Crass Zero February 17, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Yeah, mix it with the most unhealthy sugary shit you can find!

  • Reply Del March 11, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Tobacco products and alcohol is legal in most countries, but for example this stuff is illegal to sell within Canada. You can import it but even then there is a personal limit. Many government regs make no sense at all.

  • Reply Vamos questionar April 12, 2018 at 2:50 am

    would like to know which mucuna is better: black or gray, because I am in doubt and want to buy in natura, because I roast and drink as coffee.

  • Reply HÃ¥kon Martin Nilsen Bjerke April 21, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Make sure to support methylation when taking l-dopa.

  • Reply Miki-Mik May 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Noticed a dramatic improvement in my well-being from this, as well as saint johns wort. I'll never understand why this stuff will never be as popular is horrible medication. This stuff works better and without sideeffects

  • Reply Anoop madathil May 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I think its effects are useful in meditation, elevating emotions, energy, pleasure, thinking momentum, finally I used this.

  • Reply rajat rao June 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    mucuna 1$ 100g in india??

  • Reply ParallelUniversity August 3, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    quarter teaspoon mucuna, quarter teaspoon matcha green tea, 1 teaspoon raw honey: shake vigorously, drink it up and thank me later

  • Reply Lyle October 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    What the hell is with your obnoxiously load intro?!

  • Reply Existential Hangover November 1, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Another channel had said it should have an dark earthy color. Then later I read a message board where several people claimed to have success with a certain brand. I ordered it ( thinking a msg board no one would profit by recommendation). It's an of white color. I've only taken it once and may have gotten a mild headache but that's all. The headache could easily be from something else.
    Also it wasn't expensive. (so bad quality?)
    Does anyone know if the color is relevant?
    If anyone knows a good brand please share. Being approved by our wonderful government agencies means nothing to me.
    They don't approve my Kratom which has literally saved my life in more ways than one.
    ps..if anyone actually responds YT doesnt always tell me…?

  • Reply Abbershay November 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I have been taking it for a few days now , I am taking a teaspoon a day and from what i have been reading i do not need this much. I started small the first day and i started late night.. so i didnt sleep. I have noticed that i am more energenic and i feel a tingling in my junk like i did when i was a kid climbing a rope. My thinking is more rational as well.

  • Reply Abbershay November 7, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    i bought my natural macuna online 2.2 pounds for 32 bucks powder form.

  • Reply K Kenason November 15, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I've been taking mucuna in the morning for 3 weeks now.
    I'm far more upbeat and positive with much less anxiety. I feel much more upbeat and happy… even going through a breakup !
    It's the herb I've been looking for for years.
    Life changing.

  • Reply You can win you are champ November 27, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Is it good for height gain?

  • Reply crissie rose November 27, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    this is a dream come true for me

  • Reply Trwerking man January 2, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I need your advice. Can I take Macuna while recovering from adrennal fatigue also can I get dependent on it?

  • Reply OsclusiveEnt January 3, 2019 at 4:52 am

    My powder just arrived a few days ago, it's pure white and makes me nervous to take it. I bought off of Ebay from a seller with over a hundred reviews. Anyone have any idea why it would be pure white like cornstarch?

  • Reply rafique syed March 4, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Mucuna seeds can increase sex power . If any one eat mucuna seeds reply use ful to sex power.

  • Reply Todd Bedusek March 18, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    It don't work for shit

  • Reply Jay Dee March 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Ashwaganda does the exact same for me. And I LUV it!

  • Reply jasmina tuzovic April 18, 2019 at 12:08 am

    You cant yield those benefits with a powder lol and certainly not when you're combining it with foods that inflame the body. If the body is inflamed by consuming dairy or worse yet ice cream. what good are the mucuna "benefits"? lmao. Its not just mucuna, its everything you have to take into account. Its supposed to be an organized system,

  • Reply nalvar82 May 7, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I'm going to try this to stop smoking, along with B Complex. I'm not going cold turkey, but stepping down less and less, or I will go nuts and get sick.

  • Reply Don Mac-ee July 21, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I found a few 99% extracts online (all the rest are 10-25%). Anyone try both? A low % and a 99%? I remember 99% in old work out supplements and they were awesome but that went away.

  • Reply jackie church August 1, 2019 at 2:40 am

    If you ask a Dr they lie and they don't want you to use anything but your medical insurance.

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