In addition to the reduction of prolactin, Mucuna Pruriens is an libido booster by increasing the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) which inturn supports the production of testosterone.
Mucuna Pruriens also has supportive serotonin and opioid receptor ligands. This ligands combined with L-Dopa support mood improvements. Low dopamine and mood have also been related to mood related over eating.
As a side note for bodybuilders, prolactin inhibition has been shown to help prevent the dreaded formation of gynecomastia.
Try 100-400mg taken 30-60 minutes before workouts and before bedtime with an upper limit of 1 gram per day. Besure to cycle not taking more that 6 - 8 weeks with 4 weeks off.
Antifungal Activity of Mucuna pruriens Seed Extractives and L-dopa.
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Size Does Matter! Mucuna Counters Estrogenic Assaults & Doubles Testosterone. High Hair Cortisol, CVD & Diabetes. Catabolic Laziness. Health & Obesity = Incompatible
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