Mucuna Powder Capsules are also available.
Mucuna Puriens Extract from Powder City contains over 98% pure L-Dopa which is the active ingredient in the plant. Most nootropics on the market only contain 20%.
Mucuna Pruriens Powder (Dopa Mucuna)
Certain plants like Mucuna Pruriens can help support brain health by providing the much needed materials that our brain can use. The simple truth is, the brain needs nutrients to work. Without the right materials the brain can’t perform at its fullest potential.
Today, Mucuna Pruriens is also being examined as a natural route to healthy body composition and hormone levels.* That could mean bigger muscles from fewer workouts.
Mucuna Pruriens Extract (L-Dopa)
Mucuna Pruriens extract, also known as cowitch and velvet bean, is notable for the presence of L-Dopa. L-Dopa (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is an amino acid that can be synthesized in the human body using L-Tyrosine. 
Many people take Mucuna Pruriens extract for its ability to supplement cognitive health, but more and more people are going to it for its reported effects to supplement healthy hormone levels and body composition.  This is of particular interest to bodybuilders and athletes of all kinds.*
Mucuna Pruriens Benefits
L-Dopa is used directly in the formation of dopamine using the enzyme DOPA decarboxylase.  Dopamine is a catecholamine, and dopamine can turn into norepinephrine, another critical catecholamine. [3,4]
Dopamine and norepinephrine are beneficial for healthy mood.* 
The L-Dopa that is not used in the dopamine making process is used to make the pigment melanin.  This process is a cognitive synthesis which removes neurotoxic quinones.  Melanin helps protect the brain further by chelating with metals (like mercury and lead).* 
Additional L-Dopa Benefits
Through L-Dopa, Mucuna Pruriens extract works to support the brain by supplementing many crucial neurotransmitter production processes.  By adding L-Dopa to the body, you may essentially be supplementing the cognitive building blocks to create necessary compounds.*
Mucuna Pruriens Dosage
Since this extract contains 98% pure L-Dopa, individuals should take approximately 150mg (2 level .15cc scoops) of Mucuna powder daily.
Synonyms: Velvet Bean Extract, Cowitch, Mucuna Dopa
Common Misspellings: Macuna
“I bought this Mucuna Pruriens among other products from Powdercity.com to build my pre-workout stack which I am very pleased with. I have also found Mucuna Pruriens to be the answer I was praying for regarding my sleeping problem: I could always fall asleep easily but always woke up after a couple of hours and had broken sleep the rest of the night. I am a male in my 40’s, I have always been able to sleep like a baby no matter what, and this sleeping problem came on suddenly. Nothing helped, not over the counter sleep aids, not melatonin, magnesium, valerian root, various other nootropics and even some prescription sleep aids.. nothing worked. I suspected it might be a hormone issue and tried Mucuna Pruriens before bed and slept thru the night! It has been working great for me, I take 150mg or 300mg before bed, depending on if I worked out close to bed time or not. You never realize the value sleeping well until you cant anymore. I will be buying more Mucuna Pruriens for sure as well as other products from Powdercity.com.”– D.A.
“Great workout, sleep, and libido supplement. I take it and I feel the clock rewind. This will make you feel vital and relaxed. It will also lift your mood. Winner. I take 150 mg about an hour before bed or 300 mg before an early evening workout. I sleep peacefully and wake up refreshed like I once did long ago. No side effects noticed at these levels after the first 5 days with only my multi, fish oil, and b-complex as my stack. It just works. Happy customer.”– Alan
“You read these reviews sometimes and wonder, ok guy, what else was in that koolaid you were drinking, but this stuff is no joke. Took recommended dose, and slept like a baby. I have taken several other brands and just notice I feel better, but nothing that is really remarkable. It really does also have a libido effect too. With the Racetams I slowly start noticing mental benefits, but with this, phenibut and caffeine (separately) the effects are immediate and noticeable.– Chris
“Powder City’s Mucuna comes in a standardized 98% L-Dopa. Which is awesome. That means 100mg of Powder City’s Mucuna yields 98mg of pure L-Dopa. Why is this important? Because the majority of supplements (either separately or in combination with other ingredients) are using Mucuna that is standardized 15% L-Dopa. Meaning 100mg of many other vendors only yields 15mg of L-Dopa. When you study up on various data of Mucuna, keep in mind that most other vendors have been peddling Mucuna that is based on that 15%. All that being said, Powder City’s service is amazingly quick and efficient!! Product quality the BEST! I am still messing with it; takes a while to give accurate results, so when I get it I will update this review with that info.”– S P
Used to live in Lima Peru & get my “Macca Root” fresh. This works well w/ Yohimbine & TongKat Ali (Longjack) stack. I mix suggested amounts w/ 1/2 cup distilled water a bit of stevia (flavor) & drink 1 AM 1PM on empty stomach. Testosterone Boost within hours & w/in 2 weeks noticed better sleep , weight loss & more intensity during work outs. I also take Noopept sublingual & again mix suggested amounts of CDP Choline, Alpha GPC & Citrulline w/distilled H2O w/stevia for flavor B4 work outs or when I have to have extreme focus like day trading stocks & options. Makes for really intense workouts for this 56 year old health nut …– Mark F.
“This is the highest potency for the best price I’ve been able to find. I mix it with other supplements as part of my pre-workout, so I don’t pretend to know exactly how much of the effect comes specifically from L-Dopa… but I know the research back it up, and this is the purest I’ve found. Mixes well and doesn’t add any undesirable flavor that I can tell. I have ordered on multiple occasions, and have come to trust Powder City for many of my other supps as well.– Bill
- www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov [pdf]