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  1. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    I did try whole herb around 5 years ago. Did nothing for me.
  2. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    do you have a lab where we can have it assayed? yeah...me either. Work without the herb? What on earth does that mean? Regardless my experience, how could I know what might work for you? Tell me about something else you’ve tried where someone guaranteed your results or... guaranteed that what was stated about a product was true.
  3. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    https://www.nutrivitashop.com/products/l-dopa-100-pure-levodopa-mucuna-pruriens-dopamine?variant=1957948737 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012LOQUQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=grasshblogge-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0012LOQUQ&linkId=fc56952da55b6a416c206f5c62a967c2
  4. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    15% did nothing for me. I use 99%. 1200mgs 6x daily. include 1500mgs ascorbic acid with each dose to avoid nausea.
  5. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    no books that show much research on Mucuna EXTRACT... only on the whole herb.
  6. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    Vodka because no grain alcohol where I live. One dropper because this body of mine's so sensitive. Just starting there. Will probably titrate up quickly. I was diagnosed 2011 and have ridden the wave without drugs (with the exception of cannabis) the whole time. I only took sinemet a half dozen times out of curiosity. Made me so sick each time I never went back.
  7. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    Hi Hercules... Please send me an email at: mday108 dot news at g mail dot com and I will send you the contact info. My wife just prepared the email a few minutes ago.
  8. karunapod

    Mucuna Extract vs Mucuna Whole Herb

    I have only taken Parkinson's meds a half dozen times. I stopped because they made me so sick.
  9. I was formally diagnosed in 2011. Shortly after this occurred, because I have a 40 year background in natural medicine, I started to try various natural protocols that had been shown to be effective for some people with Parkinson's. One of the first approaches I tried was Mucuna. Within a month, I dropped this approach because it seemed to be doing nothing for me. Little did I know that it would not be many years before I found out that virtually all the Mucuna supplements in the states contained usually no more than 15-18% L-Dopa. This information made it easier to understand why I had experienced no success with it. In 2016, I was contacted by a friend with Parkinson's who lives in Europe and had been taking Mucuna extract that was 98 - 99% L-Dopa. Roughly 3.5 years ago, I became so dysfunctional due to the symptoms of Parkinson's that I became almost bedridden for 2.5 years and 100% dependent on my wife for all daily activities. I took Mucuna extract at the 2.5 year point of being stuck in bed and in less than a week, I was out of bed and 98% independent. I will say that again... In less than a week, I was out of bed and 98% independent. I started with 250 milligrams 4 x/day. Now, 1 year later, I take between 800 -1,000 milligrams 5x/day and have been using that dosage for approximately 6 months. Here's my concern... There is much information online that states that long term use of Mucuna is safe. However, it is clear that the substance used in all of that exploration was the whole herb. I have not been able to find any information regarding long term use of Mucuna EXTRACT. ANY HELP WITH THIS EXPLORATION WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED! This month I am starting a kind of an "alchemical" experiment. I have placed one pound of Mucuna whole herb from Banyan Botanicals into a gallon jar and have filled it with the highest quality Vodka I could find here. I am not able to get grain alcohol where I live. I have placed the jar in a dark cupboard and am shaking it vigorously each day. After roughly three weeks, I will add my Mucuna whole herb "tonic" to the Mucuna extract each time I take it.