Wellness Wednesday: MUCUNA
Get Motivated with Mucuna!
There's something about starting the New Year off with an extra burst of energy and motivation. Mucuna (short for Mucuna Pruriens, or simply MP) is the PERFECT supplement for this. In addition to being high in antioxidants, the mucuna plant is also loaded with L-Dopa (levodopa) which promotes brain health and encourages an increased release of dopamine. Among the many benefits of L-Dopa, studies have also shown significant therapeutic advantages when treating diseases like Parkinson's. That's L-doooope.
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, mucuna is known best for its ability to balance vata and pitta doshas. It is also balancing in other areas, helping to stabilize the nervous, reproductive, and digestive systems.
Three Things We LOVE About Mucuna:
- Helps manage stress. Mucuna has a restorative effect and can help minimize the effects of stress and anxiety. It is effective at helping to balance both the mind and the body -- improving posture, muscular movements, and even motor skills.
- Enhances energy and endurance. By supporting brain function and the nervous system, mucuna can also help with sleep, memory, and learning. Plus, it is known to strengthen libido. If you're looking to regain vitality, look no further than the powerful mucuna plant!
- Boosts mood and motivation. This is our favorite benefit of mucuna, also called the "Velvet Bean," because... who doesn't want a little motivational lift?! Thanks again to L-Dopa, mucuna is great for getting shit done.
You know what goes great with a warm beverage at your next goal-setting or vision-boarding session? Our mucuna-filled Revive bar, of course. Enjoy!
In excitement for the year ahead,
The Live A Lot Team