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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is taking mucuna pruriens food supplement a good way to increase dopamine level?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Velvet bean: Don't get your hopes up. This bean contains some precursors of neurotransmitters but I wouldn't count on it for medication for "the blues" or "the blahs". Truth be told, Art, the difficult business of finding happiness in life has less to do with manipulating real or putative "low dopamine" than in dealing wisely and aggressively with life's challenges and sharing love with others. Best wishes..
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Last updated Oct 15, 2020

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