DOPA (also called Levodopa or L-DOPA) is extracted from Mucuna pruriens or velvet bean seeds. It is the precursor of the neurotransmitier dopamine which itself is the precursor of neurotransmitiers nor-epinephrine and epinephrine. DOPA is consumed to generate dopamine; supporting healthy mood and mental alertness. It has been studied in the management of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a degenerative disorder of CNS where dopamine is not sufficiently produced). In fact it has been found to be a potent agent for symptom management and is associated with an increase in quality of life and longevity for patents with PD, but chronic use causes motor complications. Therefore, management includes manipulation of Levodopa dosing to establish the optimum outcome. It has been known for over 40 years that L-DOPA is an effective stimulant of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) which has many benefits including improved sense of well being, increased muscle mass and protein synthesis, increased fat reduction, higher energy levels, increased endurance, increased flexibility, increased libido (sexual performance) and improved immune function.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Servings per Container: 250
|Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value
|Mucuna pruriens Seed Extract
(15% L-DOPA, 60 mg)
|† Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Rice flour, Hypromellose (Vegetarian) Capsules.
Take 1-6 capsules daily at bedtime on an empty stomach or as directed by a health care practitioner. Start with one capsule nightly and increase over several days as tolerated. Cycle 3 months on and 1 month off.
Speak to your healthcare provider if you are already taking a Parkinson's medication (i.e. Carbidopa/levodopa) as this product can make those medications stronger but also more balanced with reduction of side effects. Close monitoring of changes of symptoms is recommended if taking both prescriptions and this product.
If you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition, or are taking medication, consult your healthcare professional before using this or any supplement. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
†*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.