Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)
Commonly used part: Seeds
Effects are: Slight euphoria, both mental and physical energy and overall sense of well- being.
Velvet Bean seeds are used as an androgenic, nootropic, antivenin, anti- Parkinson’s (2002 U.S. patent) aphrodisiac, hypoglycemic and anabolic. Contains 7% to 10% of L-dopa. Dopamine does not cross the blood-brain barrier. However, L-dopa (levodopa) does gain access to the brain, where it is converted to dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that promotes enjoyment and interest in life.
Velvet Bean is used mainly to treat the following: Parkinson’s disease, impotency and erectile dysfunction, as an aphrodisiac, increase testosterone, muscle builder, anabolic/androgenic aid to stimulate growth hormone and as a weight loss aid.
Also, it has been used in many cultures to treat: Edema, intestinal gas, as a diuretic and nerve tonic. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, it is used for worms, dysentery, diarrhea, snakebite, cough, tuberculosis, impotence, rheumatic disorders, pain reliever, sterility, gout, menstrual disorders, menstrual promoter, uterine stimulant and blood purifier, diabetes and cancer.
Velvet bean is an annual climbing vine that grows 3-18 m in height. It is indigenous to tropical regions, especially Africa, India, and the West Indies. Its flowers are white to dark purple and hang in long clusters.
The seeds of velvet bean are high in protein, carbohydrates, lipids, fiber, and minerals. They are also rich in novel alkaloids, saponins, and sterols. The main plant chemicals found in velvet bean include: alkaloids, alkylamines, arachidic acid, behenic acid, betacarboline, beta-sitosterol, bufotenine, cystine, dopamine, fatty acids, flavones, galactose d, gallic acid, genistein, glutamic acid, glutathione, glycine, histidine, hydroxygenistein, 5-hydroxytryptamine, isoleucine, l-dopa, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, lysine, mannose d, methionine, 6-methoxyharman, mucunadine, mucunain, mucunine, myristic acid, niacin, nicotine, oleic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, phenylalanine, prurienidine, prurienine, riboflavin, saponins, serine, serotonin, stearic acid, stizolamine, threonine, trypsin, tryptamine, tyrosine, valine, and vernolic acid.
We started producing Extract capsules because of the growing demand of stronger herbal products. Of a plain plant powder a mild dose is 3-5 grams which translates to 7 to 14 capsules (400 mg per capsule). Extract capsules contain 75% extract. Extract capsules have 500mg of extract/flower blend which makes it 375mg of extract and 125mg of Blue Lotus flower powder as a binder.
All extracts that we use for making extract capsules are sticky and some are even runny when they are completely dehydrated. That’s why we blend 75% resin extract with 25% Blue Lotus flower powder to make it possible to pulverise the extract and fill it into capsules.
Our extract capsules can be consumed in different ways.Orally: 1-2 extract caps is a mild dose. 3-4 extract caps is a medium dose 5-6 extract caps is a strong dose. When consumed orally it works much better to open the capsule and put the content under your tongue (sublingual). A lot of water should be consumed along with taking extract capsules. Dehydration and a headache can appear otherwise. The extract capsules can be opened and the content can be smoked! You can also dissolve the content in warm water, wine or vodka. If you like you can mix the content of the capsules with food like salad or a smoothie. But please note that the sublingual consumption of the powder inside the capsule works most effective!
This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications.