Macuna Pruiriens Long Term


Was diagnosed a couple of years ago, I’m 48 and decided not to start on the meds. However I have given Macuna Pruriens a try and I’ve been impressed with the results, my shoulder pain and stiffness have gone, my tremor, although minor, has greatly improved.

This raises a couple of questions for me.

  1. Macuna Pruriens have natural Levodopa in them, does this mean I’ll get the same effect of long term medical Levodopa, I’m thinking about the uncontrolled movements, body ticks and jerks etc.

  2. Some of the early medications caused heart problems, could this be the case with natural Macuna Pruriens.

Thanks for any responses.

I’m the same as you in respect of holding off on the meds, preferring to believe that eating well and only putting (what I perceive as) more natural substances inside my body. My symptoms sound similar to yours, plus I lose my voice easily, and can’t really use my left hand. Can you tell me what brand you use please, and how much you take (& how you take it)?

Hi there,

I use Macuna Dopa the brand is called “Now”. I take 2 capsules with a main meal. They are about 3/4 inch long but go down very easy. They are from Amazon around £11 for 90, but you can get them cheaper on eBay.

I stopped taking them for a couple of days and became stiff, my tremor was also more noticeable.

Thanks JonJoe. Did you find your stiffness seemed worse than it had done before you stared taking MP? (My worry is that my body becomes dependent, and starts craving a MP kick.)

Hi Agh,

It did seem worse, but I only stopped for a couple of days, I’m sure it would have improved had I stayed off them. It also improved my face, I’ve had a grimace for years, I think it’s helped my face muscles.

Have a look at the reviews on Amazon, if you go to the .com site there are hundreds. People take it to improve mood and motivation.

Hi JonJoe,

Thanks for replying to me.

Ah the dead-eye grimace - we have the perfect poker faces.

I have no more questions :slight_smile: - thank you. I’ll go for it.

Do you take this as well as madapar

Hi JonJoe
I am about to order the same capsules as you😄 Can you let me know if you are still getting a good result and if you discussed it with your Neurologist? Many thanks Katie

Hi WelshLady,

I still use the DopaMacuna and yes they work for me, but I’m m in the very early stages, it’s mostly shoulder stiffness and the DopaMacunas do loosen me up. I’ve not mentioned them to my specialist yet.

That’s good to know. Amazon will be delivering them tomorrow. F they have an effect on my arm tremor and shoulder pan then I’ll be a happy lady. Happy Christmas :christmas_tree: Katie

Let us know how you get on with them.

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So I took Muacuna for a week just out of interest thinking it was just a vitamin the results were so amazing that the consultant who doesn’t know whats wrong with me has agreed to put me on a 3 week L-Dopa trial.

My wife has had pd for over 20 years, at age 36. She is on Sinemet. Does anyone know if taking Muacuna would be detrimental or beneficial added to her meds?
Has anyone been taking it alongside their pd meds?

Hi i also take mucuna pruriens as i only have a tremor it is helping i take 1 in morning and 1 at teatime i haven’t tried taking 2 tablets together but could be an option hope this helps in any way as just being diagnosed with pd