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Mucuna Pruriens Extract

Mucuna Pruriens Extract is a tropical legume, also called velvet bean. Although it is native to areas of Africa and Asia, it is also grown in other tropical parts of the world. The plant grows as a vine producing seed pods and growing up to 15 meters. It has amazing natural health benefits, which can benefit anyone, from someone struggling with libido issues, to athletes, to those who suffer from Parkinson's disease.

Mucuna Pruriens Bean

Fig 1. Mucuna Pruriens Beans

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Mucuna has been used since ancient times in Unani and Ayurvedic traditional medicines in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Tribes have been using it for snakebites against the extremely venomous snakes in the tropical Asian part of the world including cobra, pit viper, and krait.

Mucuna pruriens plant

Fig 2. Mucuna Pruriens Plant

Prolactin and Sex drive

As mentioned above, snakebites and Parkinson's are just two of the health benefits of Mucuna Pruriens Extract, there are many more. In studies, Mucuna was shown to influence dopamine content in the cortex of the brain, and amazingly, it has been shown to help with the condition called hyperprolactinemia, which is where prolactin levels are too high.

For steroid users, we know that when any aromatizing compound is injected or taken orally (like dianabol), it will convert to estrogen in the body, but you may not know that parabolan, trenbolone, as well as many pro hormones that are even legally on the market, will convert to a different hormone called prolactin.

As an example, prolactin levels spike after a man ejaculates, which is why he loses interest in sex. When males have high prolactin levels, their libido drops. If prolactin levels get too high, a male will not just lose libido and interest in sex, but they will also potentially have liquid secreted out of their nipples which is called prolactin related gynecomastia (bitch tits). Although we do not know why mother nature gave men prolactin, scientists believe that it was to control the population, so that we didn't over populate. Bottom line is if you want incredible, and non stop libido, Mucuna will help you cheat what mother nature wanted. In fact, it can even prevent trenbolone side effects when you're on a cycle. Remember those, rat studies I mentioned earlier? They show Mucuna actually will drop prolactin levels.

How it works

Mucuna contains levodopa (L-dopa), which is converted to the chemical dopamine in the brain. Those who suffer from Parkinson's, for example, have low levels of dopamine in the brain. This is how Mucuna helps with Parkinson's patients, and also helps control spikes in prolactin levels. This effect is a tremendous boost to a person's PCT (post cycle therapy) because it will aid a person's confidence, motivation, libido by helping lower prolactin levels naturally.

L-dopa vs dopamine

Fig 3. L-dopa vs. Dopamine

Dopamine and other health benefits

As illustrated above, the effects on dopamine not only will aid libido issues but will also help with depression (most common when you come off steroids). In addition, Mucuna has anti-oxidant properties, which will help keep you healthy enough to hit the gym. It also has infertility benefits, which makes it an excellent choice for use when nandrolones are used, to keep the little guys (sperm) plentiful.

Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone

Since Mucuna is processed in the endocrine system, blood work has shown it will have some effect on the pituitary gland, and cause more release of growth hormone and LH which helps boost testosterone levels as well. In simple terms, using this herb will increase your GH and testosterone levels.

Side effects

Side effects are extremely rare with Mucuna. If used in very large amounts, you may experience a stimulant effect of excess energy, insomnia, and faster heart beat. However this is very rare and, if used properly, will not be an issue.


There are several supplements on the market that contain Mucuna Pruriens Extract, but it's important to choose one that comes from a trustworthy brand and has legitimate dosages of the herb. One product I have personally used is HCGenerate ES by N2BM Nutrition. This supplement contains 75mg of Mucuna per serving. You can use HCGenerate ES on-cycle to increase sex drive, libido, and mood. When used during pct and off cycle, it allows you to stay motivated and prevent any loss in libido. Five capsules a day is the serving size and each bottle contains a whopping 150 capsules.



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Steve Smi (Also known as Steve Smith), has over 12 years of experience in the bodybuilding and fitness industry. He's the co-Host of the popular Evolutionary Radio Podcast - over 500,000 listens! He has been a personal trainer and writer for the last 10 years with over 1000 articles written. He's been a moderator on forums for over 10 years. Steve holds the following certifications and records: NASM Personal Trainer NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist Florida Local Powerlifting champion Top writer for 2019 Fitness rated

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