mucuna prueriens testosterone and dopamine booster

(Mucuna pruriens, velvet bean, cowitch)


Mucuna pruriens is an annual climbing shrub with long vines that can reach over 15m in length.

When the plant is young it’s almost completely covered with fuzzy hair,
but when mucuna pruriens get’s older it grows almost completely free of hair.

The herb contains L-DOPA, a precursor to the neurotransmitter Dopamine. And what’s even better, is that Mucuna pruriens has been shown to improve Dopamine levels in rats.

That’s right, Mucuna makes your dopamine levels rise and also it contains Serotonin (5-HT).
Basically Serotonin is a chemical inside the brain that makes you happy. (more articles coming soon about serotonin)



Well for starters, it will significantly make your testicles bigger and fuller, thats a sure sign of increased testosterone levels. Bigger balls equals more sperm and the same time more testosterone produced.

Have you ever wondered why big testicles are one sign of masculinity? They’re full of testosterone.

Here’s a little study about Mucuna pruriens you might find interesting;
Researchers at the University of Lucknow in India have come to this conclusion after doing tests with 75 healthy men and 75 men who were unable to have children. The men were all aged between 25 and 40 and were given 5 g a day of dried and ground Mucuna powder every day for three months.

The supplement improved the quantity and quality of the men’s semen. Among the healthy men there was little room for improvement so the effect was also small, but among the men with a low sperm count (oligozoospermia is the scientific term) the effect was more noticeable.

Analysis of the men’s blood showed that the improvement in the semen was associated with an increased manufacture of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Oligozoospermia often rises if the testes which make testosterone as well as sperm don’t get the stimuli they need from the pituitary gland in the brain. The pituitary gland produces messenger hormones FSH and LH, which prompt the testes to manufacture sperm and TESTOSTERONE.

“Mucuna pruriens extract also significantly increased testosterone levels in the healthy male group”
The researchers also looked at the concentration of adrenalin and noradrenalin in the men’s blood. Both increased which was to be expected.

What’s even more exiting is that L-Dopa is not only a precursor of dopamine, but also for adrenalin.

L-Dopa isn’t a particularly good ergogenic substance as athletes have discovered. It disappears too quickly from the blood, But for reasons which aren’t yet understood, taking natural Mucuna pruriens leads to a steady increase in L-Dopa levels.


Here is the simplified version of what Mucuna pruriens does inside the body:

The body converts L-Dopa into the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine increases the activity in the brain centers that regulate sexuality and the production of sex hormones.

PS. Mucuna pruriens extract and Ashwagandha work great when combined because they’re both Serotonin activators.




Mucuna pruriens and Its Major Constituent L-DOPA Recover Spermatogenic Loss by Combating ROS,
Loss of Mitochondrial Membrane Potential and Apoptosis

Mucuna pruriens Reduces Stress and Improves the Quality of Semen in Infertile Men

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