Mucuna Pruiens (L-Dopa)
Just wanted to put a general review since i have tried these.
They are very situation dependant,
Basically L-dopa crosses the blood brain barrier and converts into the neurotransmitter Dopamine. Dopamine is involved in many positive functions such as reward and Drive
The problem is that i dont think more Dopamine is necessarily better. I have tried a full bottle full, but it really depends on what your mood is beforehand. For example, if your angry, these will make you angrier because they also increase noradrenaline, if your already ready to do something motivational then they will give you motivation as well, but one of the side effects is that dopamine competes with Serotonin (At least thats what i understand) and as such I find myself a little depressed when i take these.
This is opposite of 5-HTP where there is too much serotonin, and you feel less of a drive to do anything
In Short i think these have little value, they do raise HGH levels or so i have heard, but on the whole the mood elavation dissapears within a couple of weeks.