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I feel like a rockstar and am buzzing with energy all damn day.
I have plenty of energy, but it’s probably due to all the coffee I’m drinking.
I’m a rollercoaster, baby. My energy is all over the place!
Energy? I have 27 herbs in my pantry to help me with that...
I feel calm and energized, like the best version of myself.
That depends, what herbs am I mixing with the coffee?
I feel focused and clear, but sometimes I get a bad case of the jitters.
The coffee with caffeine makes me jittery and anxious.
I’m a health nut and I am one-upping myself to be as healthy as possible.
I’d like to be healthier, but who has the time? There are so many things.
I devote some time to my health, but I'd like to be doing more.
I enjoy improving my health and I look for new ways to do it.
I’m a total #adaptofan and always using them to elevate my health!
I’ve heard of the whole adaptogens thing. I’d love to learn more...
I’m familiar with them but I’d rather be listening to my favorite podcast.
Mucuna is known for its principle ingredient: L-Dopa, a naturally occurring amino acid which transforms into Dopamine in the Brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which allows the dynamic functioning of the brain.
Amount per container: 5oz (142g) Fine Powder
Amount of servings: 109 servings (using 1/2 tsp per serving)
Suggested Serving: 1/2-1tsp blended into Rasa (might we recommend the Mood Elevator Latte recipe?), water, smoothies, or other beverages. Can also be added to oatmeal, sprinkled on top of pancakes or yogurt, or used in baking!
It’s not so much that low dopamine can trigger low mood. Rather, it's deficiency in specific parts of the brain and gut can trigger depressive symptoms. Low dopamine in the brains' emotional centers (mesolimbic) can cause the inability to feel pleasure, which is common in depression. Low dopamine in cognitive (mesocortical) areas can trigger a lack of motivation that people with depression also often suffer from [R+].
Animal studies have shown how its' dopamine-boosting action, a Mucuna pruriens extract improved mood and symptoms of depression in mice. It also reduced their stress levels, showing all the desired characteristics of a good antidepressant [R].
- Mucuna p. seed powder reduced psychological stress and cortisol levels in 60 infertile men after 3 months. (Studies are also showing how it helps improve male fertility!) This plant may help better manage stress but, this is limited to infertile men and may be linked to its fertility-enhancing benefits [R].