Finding Mucuna pruriens aka the dopamine bean, was the second best plant I have ever found, second only to kratom. It works well with your morning dose of Green Dragon, Evergreen, Super Select or Red Dragon, which happens to be my all time favorite Beaufort strain.
Adding Mucuna to my daily kratom routine has had such a profound impact on my life that I wanted to share this glorious bean with the Beaufort Organics family!
Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens) is one of the only naturally occurring sources of L-Dopa, also known as dopamine. Mucuna is also rich in serotonin and tryptamine.
Dopamine is a a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger that essentially dictates how we experience pleasure. Mucuna is so rich in L-Dopa, that it is used as an alternative treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
The ancient Indian medical system, Ayurveda, traditionally used M. pruriens, even to treat such things as Parkinson’s disease.
According to the medical literature, “Mucuna pruriens (Fabaceae) is an established herbal drug used for the management of male infertility, nervous disorders, and also as an aphrodisiac. It has been shown that its seeds are potentially of substantial medicinal importance.
M. pruriens has been shown to have anti-parkinson and neuroprotective effects, which may be related to its anti-oxidant activity. In addition, anti-oxidant activity ofM. pruriens has been also demonstrated in vitro by its ability to scavenge DPPH radicals and reactive oxygen species. In this review the medicinal properties of M. pruriens are summarized, taking in consideration the studies that have used the seeds extracts and the leaves extracts.”
COCONUT VANILLA MUCUNA SMOOTHIE WITH KRATOM
- 8 ounces coconut milk
- 1-2 tsp of your favorite ,,Beaufort Organics strain
- 1 tbsp Mucuna pruriens powder (can be found on Amazon)
- 1-2 dates
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
Place all ingredients into a blender, starting with milk and banana. Pulse until smooth, adding the rest of the ingredients along the way. Add ice if desired. Makes 1-2 servings.