BioPure Organic Mucuna Bean powder is made from Mucuna pruriens, also known as Cowitch, or Velvet Bean because of the furry coat of hairs that covers its seedpod, is a trailing legume that grows in tropical climates in India, China, Africa, and southeastern areas of North America. Our Certified Organic Mucuna is grown in the valleys of Pune, in the state of Maharashtra. Mucuna Bean is used as a minor food crop and various parts of the plant have been employed in traditional cultures in a number of countries and are extensively used in Ayurveda.
BioPure Organic Mucuna Bean Powder Mucuna beans are a source of L-DOPA, a precursor to Dopamine, and 5-HTP, a precursor to Seratonin, both important neurotransmitters. Dopamine is essential to processes that control movement, emotional response, and the experience of pain and pleasure. Seratonin is involved in memory, learning, and the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. Mucuna’s bioactive ingredients have antioxidant properties and support mood, joint health, neurological health and detoxification.*
Research indicates that the powder of the hairy Mucuna’s seed pods can support normal reproductive health in males.* Recently, Mucuna pruriens has become prevalent in the body-building world and is turning up in a lot of supplement formulas. Its secretagogues support functions of the endocrine system and cellular health.*
BioPure Healing Products’ Organic Mucuna bean powder comes from plants that are grown free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers in their natural habitat. Harvesting is done at the optimum time so that the plant’s beneficial properties are at their peak. The beans are sorted, washed once in reverse osmosis purified water and a second time in demineralized water, and then shadow-dried. The whole beans are pulverized, potentiated, and prepared in the traditional ayurvedic manner, taking great care to provide you with a product that is pure, powerful, and effective.
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Kamla Kant Shukla, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Mohammad Kaleem Ahmad, Shyam Pyari Jaiswar, Satya Narain Shankwar, and Sarvada Chandra Tiwari. Mucuna pruriens Reduces Stress and Improves the Quality of Semen in Infertile Men. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 7 (2010), Issue 1, Pages 137-144.
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Nazir Ahmad, Zia-ur-Rahman, Nafees Akhtar and Shujait Ali. Testosterone like Activity of Ethanolic and Aqueous Extracts of Mucuna pruriens Seeds and its Effects on Serum Biochemical Metabolites in Immature Male Rats. Pak Vet J, 2012, Vol. 32(1):60-64.