Mucuna Pruriens: Versatile Dopamine and Testosterone Booster
Mucuna pruriens has for thousands of years been used to treat Parkinson’s disease. It grows in India and is made by grinding the velvet bean into a powder. It is also used to treat snakebites and low libido.
M. pruriens contains high amounts of levadopa, the precursor used by the body to create dopamine, epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine. Pure levadopa is used in modern medicine to treat Parkinson’s disease. M. pruriens is potentially a better treatment for Parkinson’s as it contains nicotine which also boosts dopaminergic neurotransmission. Research is ongoing. Via these same mechanisms I have also found it to be effective as a smoking cessation aid. However, like existing dopaminergic drugs for this purpose, such as bupropion, it is a double-edged sword in that smoking pleasure is greatly intensified while on the drug, should one give in to temptation.
M. pruriens significantly increases dopamine. Words I associate with dopamine are vigour and vitality. Taken early in the morning, one quickly finds oneself motivated, happy, and enjoying an internal “glow”. I can certainly use it to trigger an ad hoc hypomania should the desire grip me. M. pruriens is an effective antidepressant. Like other dopaminergic drugs such as cocaine and MDMA, M. pruriens for me triggers jaw tightness and gurning.
Due to its effects of raising dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, M. pruriens will amplify other stimulants and also increase the addictive qualities and pleasure of other drugs and habits.
Testosterone, Dopamine & Sex Drive
Mucuna pruriens significantly increases testosterone and can even reverse male infertility. Even a small increase in dopamine and testosterone significantly raises sex drive.
In the personal development sphere there is currently much talk of the pros of giving up masturbation in order to increase sex drive (and thus, it is assumed, general motivation). One site even recommends abstaining from orgasm entirely to retain dopamine sensitivity. If you want to experience the effects of raised dopamine and testosterone immediately, without having to wait several days without jerking off, mucuna pruriens is your cheat code.
I never had a problem with sex drive anyway (in fact, turning it down a bit would be nice) but mucuna pruriens moves it to the next level. I’m practically foaming at the mouth on this stuff, and compulsive masturbation is a common occurrence. The main reason for this, aside from the vastly increased sex drive, is the amplifying effects increased dopamine has on orgasm. You have never experienced an orgasm till you’ve had one on mucuna pruriens. It is mind-blowing. I can barely see afterwards. It is literally knee-weakening. M. pruriens has the potential to turn sex and masturbation into a full-blown addiction.
Mucuna pruriens is an incredibly versatile drug. It’s a panacea whether you just want to feel nice, spice up your sex life, or treat one of the above mentioned conditions.
For a standard dose I fill up two size 00 capsules, which weighs in at about a gram.
I buy my mucuna pruriens from eBay and it comes direct from India, even arriving in a cloth sack looking like something from colonial times! It is cheap as hell: a 300g sack costs about $15 and will last me well over a year. It makes you think how many perfectly good treatments are out there growing wild in the world, ready to be picked and utilized for next to no cost. But Big Pharma won’t make much money that way, so you’re stuck with their lab-made simulacra at extortionate prices.
Tolerance builds rapidly to mucuna pruriens, but also subsides just as rapidly. Day one for example will be the most intense, followed by a decent day two and a lacklustre day three. Waiting three days will return it to maximum potency. I therefore recommend only using it a couple of times a week if it is to be enjoyed consistently. I personally use it infrequently as I consider it a present to myself as and when I fancy it.
I recommend stacking mucuna pruriens with St. John’s Wort and green tea for an all-natural antidepressant combo, which gives incredibly clear vision and focused thought!