Mucuna Pruriens extract, also known as cowitch and velvet bean, is notable for the presence of L-Dopa. L-Dopa is an amino acid that can be synthesized in the human body using L-Tyrosine. Our Mucuna Puriens Extract contains over 98% pure L-Dopa and is why we recommend a small dosage compared to most L-dopa products on the market that only contain 20% L-dopa. L-Dopa is used directly in the formation of dopamine in the body. Dopamine is associated with improved mood, nervous system support, and promoting growth hormone production when taken in conjunction with exercise. Other neuroprotective aspects are currently being studied.