Ask An Herbalist - Mucuna Bean and Mood

Discover herbal insights and take a close-up look at all things plant related with our in-house herbalist and formulator, Michele Milligan.

We asked Michele to answer questions about some of her favorite plants. Check out her latest response below!


Q: How does mucuna bean support dopamine production and mood?

A: Mucuna Bean contains a constituent called L-dopa, which is a molecule that supports the synthesis of dopamine in the body. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter, is utilized by the brain to promote one’s motivation, feeling of pleasure, and balanced emotional health.

Symptoms that are expressed when your body needs dopamine pathways to be supported are: lack of focus, low mood swings, and restlessness of the mind and muscles.

Mucuna bean is best supportive of the body taken over time to balance the nervous system.*

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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