I like to keep an open mind when it comes to my health because the truth of the matter is that conventional treatments don’t always work so well. Besides, pharmaceuticals more often than not have side effects that are worse than what you are treating, but you didn’t hear that from me.
So this one time, I found a new nootropic that I saw a few times on my Facebook feed called mucuna pruriens. It’s popularly known as Velvet Bean and that what I like to call it too. Many of these supplements are just about a nice flavor and an outrageous name with no real results but not velvet bean. Slowfoodnation has written a scientific review about the velvet bean, but here is my experience:
Getting To Know the bean
Velvet bean grows indigenously in Africa and India. The prickly weed has a potent supply of L-dopa (levodopa) which boosts libido and testosterone. I tried it on myself and was amazed at how well it worked. I started out with a small dose out of caution, so I would take a smidgen of the powder I bought thrice a day. It kicks in right from the first dose. I could feel a difference from within and I had the work rate to show for it. The supplement does boost motivation and energy and I like it because I can get so much done in a day.
I’ve been using the supplement for about a month and a half now and naturally, my dosage has gone up. I take a teaspoon full in the morning and another before I go to bed because it relaxes me too.
The Final Verdict
I like mucuna because it is all natural, and you don’t have to worry about any side effects. I haven’t felt anything other than gratification ever since I started out .
Velvet bean is one of the few supplements that actually offer real results; it’s almost unbelievable that it wasn’t cooked up in a lab.