Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that promotes enjoyment and interest in life. Containing 15% L-DOPA (the prompt precursor of dopamine), NOW® DOPA Mucuna provides the body with what it needs to make this primary neurotransmitter. Mucuna pruriens, ordinarily known as Velvet Bean, has been used in the traditionalisti Ayurvedic system in India for thousands of years. NOW DOPA Mucuna is 100% vegetarian.*
- Amazon Sales Rank: #953 in Health and Beauty
- Size: 90 VCaps
- Brand: Now Foods
- Released on: 2010-06-17
- Ingredients: Product name: DOPA MacunaSize: 90 VcapsBarcode: 733739030924 Mood Support* Standardized Velvet Bean Extract Mucuna pruriens 15% L-DOPA A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian FormulaDopamine is a neu
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 4.00″ h x 5.00″ w x 6.00″ l, .19 pounds
- Mood Support*
- Standardized Velvet Bean Extract – Mucuna pruriens – 15% L-DOPA
- Vegetarian Formula
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
L-Dopa and Gaba works for me!
By Marie Rossi
I tried these because I suffer from mild depression and I rather not share this info with a doctor and then have them tell me just how crazy I really am (just joking, I hope!) The effects, for me, were not immediate but I’d say by the end of the second week I could feel the cloud over my head beginning to disappear. I usually have trouble staying motivated when it comes to completing small tasks, simple as cleaning my apartment or taking out the garbage. I also have trouble sleeping through the night which probably doesn’t help either. I began taking GABA, 100 Grams (3.53 Oz) GABA Bulk Powder Gamma Aminobutyric Acid around the same time as the L-Dopa (the GABA kicks in right away). It’s been about three weeks since I’ve taken both consistently and I can honestly say I am feeling much better, thinking more clearly too. There’s no such thing as a magic pill and neither of these are that but if you suffer from anxiety or depression, I recommend trying these supplements. They work pretty good.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Really helps with producrion of Dopamine naturally, a nice adjunct to presciption medication for MS related fatigue
By E. Swenson
I have Multiple Sclerosis and one of the debilitating symptoms is MS related fatigue. My Neurologist prescribes Adderall to help combat this. With Adderall and other drugs like it, it pumps extra Dopamine in your brain (hence risk of addiction) then after the medication wears off you are left with a shortage of Dopamine. This product really helps in the acceleration of production of more Dopamine (being a precursor) to replenish what the powerful prescription medication does to accelerate the usage of Dopamine, using it up. I have found that staggering my Adderall every other day and then using Dopa Mucuna in between the Adderall days has been very helpful. It seems to eliminate any addictive type cravings for the Amphetamine Adderall. A nice balance because I do not appear to be developing a tolerance to my medication as well. I am happy that a natural substance works so well with my prescription medication.
24 of 30 people found the following review helpful.
By E. Halbach
I NEVER write reviews for amazon products but this stuff is so good I had to give my testimony. I have suffered with ADHD (nodiagnosed) for most for most of my life. I had never had it medicated but noticed my concentration skyrocketed upon taking up pipe smoking. The problem was that I came to become a little too dependent (though still not addicted) to pipe smoking as it increased my concentration and make me feel more “normal” and less flighty. I was concerned about taking this because I was afraid I’d get addicted. I have never been more pleasantly surprised than to find out that this stuff is non-addictive. I am really busy and often forget to even take it and experience no negative side effects. The effects I do notice when I take it however are more energy, increased concentration, a more positive “buffered” attitude (things still logically bother me but emotionally I let things slide), more confidence, and possibly a higher libido. I sometimes take one a day and sometimes two so I really can’t speak of dosage as I’m not consistent but this stuff has made my life noticeably better.
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