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Doctor insights on: Mucuna Pruriens

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Is mucuna pruriens safe for children?

Is mucuna pruriens safe for children?

On you own: Since supplements are not usually evaluated by the fda, then you are on your own as far as safety when you use them. I cannot think of a reason to give it to children. I do not recommend it and think the risks outweigh any possible benefits to children. ...Read more

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

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

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.. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucuna pruriens food supplement along with Venlafaxine?

Can I take Mucuna pruriens food supplement along with Venlafaxine?

Velvet bean: This is a powdered prepared from a bean with supposed medicinal properties. Don't spend too much money on it. Especially, if you have Parkinson's, don't neglect evidence-based care just because this bean supposedly contains neurotransmitter precursors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I take mucuna pruriens if I have PCOS and hirsuitism?

Can I take mucuna pruriens if I have PCOS and hirsuitism?

Yes you can: Yes you can and I see no reason why you can not take it. It contains L-dopa which is a precursor of Dopamine and has been claimed to increase production of growth hormone.If you are taking any other medication for any other reason than ask your healthcare provider if you can take this without any interaction ...Read more

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Does dopa mucuna and l dopa cause people to loss weight because they are getting dopamine back that was blocked by antipsychotics?

Does dopa mucuna and l dopa cause people to loss weight because they are getting dopamine back that was blocked by antipsychotics?

WAY oversimplifying: Weight gain with antipsychotics is poorly understood but probably has nothing to do with dopamine. May be 1 or more other receptor types, including histaminic H1, serotonin 2A & 2C, muscarinic M(3), & adrenergic receptors. (Quiz later.) Receptor neurochemistry is INCREDIBLY complex & subtle & messing around out of ignorance with stuff like mucuna after stopping antipsychotics could be risky. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine and the supplement l-dopa (mucuna) together to support and boost dopamine production?

Is it safe to take n-acetyl l-tyrosine and the supplement l-dopa (mucuna) together to support and boost dopamine production?

Yes: Yes, it is perfectly safe to take n-acetyl-l-tyrosine and l-dopa together. Adequate sleep, exercise and a healthy diet can also increase Dopamine production. See http://www.Wikihow.Com/increase-dopamine and http://www.Peaktestosterone.Com/natural_dopamine_increasers.Aspx for more info. ...Read more

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I want to boost dopamine level .So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine , L-Dopa (Mucuna) and L-Phenylalanine?

I want to boost dopamine level .So what's the difference among the three supplement : L Tyrosine , L-Dopa (Mucuna) and  L-Phenylalanine?

Amino acids: These are different amino acids your body can use to make other amino acids. Most people want to boost their dopamine level in the brain, it is not clear that taking supplements can do this. What is you goal, actually? It would be better to start there. ...Read more

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Is velvet bean capsule good for a person diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome?

Is velvet bean capsule good for a person diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome?

Unknown, uncertain: Velvet bean extract is in some products (in uncertain amounts), but since they are not medications approved by the fda, the products are probably not tested for interactions with medications such as parkinson's meds. So, that means nobody really knows what effects or interactions there are. If an velvet bean "product" user thinks he is getting an interaction, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more