Men have been using Mucuna Pruriens for
erections for hundreds of years.
Because of it’s incredible sexual enhancing properties.
It’s been used to stimulate neurotransmitter production, to help address mental disorders like Parkinson’s Disease….
To promote human growth hormone and to help athletes reach new levels of excellence.
And of course, it has a long history of helping men with erectile dysfunction.
Here’s how it can help increase dopamine levels, boost sperm quality, clear up antioxidants, and boost your testosterone – all of which are going to help you get it up.
The core reason for Mucuna Pruriens success in helping treat erectile dysfunction is its relationship with dopamine.
Mucuna Pruriens contains small amounts of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, or L-DOPA. This is an amino acid and is the precursor to dopamine.
Your body will convert L-DOPA (which can also be called levodopa) into dopamine. So, the more L-DOPA you have, the more dopamine you’ll have in your system.
And why should you care about dopamine?
Because dopamine is critical to your sexual function….
For example, if you have porn-induced erectile dysfunction, then dopamine is likely to blame. See when you watch too much porn, you become desensitized to what you’re seeing, and it’s more and more difficult to get an erection.
This is because as you overload your brain with dopamine (the good feeling you get when you watch porn) your brain it less and less able to handle it.
There’s a decline it dopamine receptors, and suddenly, you have to find newer and more graphic material to get it up.
Much like other addictions, the more you use the more you need.
What the science says about this is that like drugs, sex requires the brain to engage in the reward processes.
Testosterone, for example, will trigger dopamine in the brain and lead to sexual arousal. Dopamine is the chosen trigger not by chance, but because it’s the pleasure neurotransmitter for all reward-driven behaviour.
But in fact, dopamine goes further than just reward-seeking behaviour in its role in sexual function.
In animal studies, researchers have shown that dopamine is essential to the physical movement and “for the display of copulatory behaviour” (source).
If we translate this into humans, what the researchers are talking about is courtship, sex and the erections that come as a result of these behaviors.
They also conclude that dopamine is likely the trigger that gets your brain to send signals to the rest of your body to start the erection process.
Basically, dopamine is critical to your ability to get an erection, so increasing how much of it you have by naturally building up its precursor is sure-fire way to improve your sex life.
As I’m sure you know sex isn’t all about just your ability to get it up. Sometimes, it’s about your ability to finish strong.
Mucuna Pruriens can help with that too by improving your ejaculatory response. What this means is that it can help improve your semen quality and quantity.
For example, a study undertaken in 2010 looked at this issue and produced truly stunning results (source).
The researchers looked at 60 men who were both undergoing infertility screening and were under psychological stress (based on interviews and cortisol levels) and matched them with men who had normal fertility as a control.
The infertile subjects were given Mucuna Pruriens to see if it had an impact on the subjects’ stress levels as well as semen quality and quantity.
In the untreated stress group, they found that semen quality (based on sperm count and motility) decreased, while stress hormones were up and their naturally occurring antioxidants were down.
Essentially, the stressed out group had poor sperm, high stress, and were at risk of damage from free radicals because they were unable to build up natural antioxidants.
Now, contrast that group to the stressed group that was given the Mucuna Pruriens treatment daily for three months.
The biological impact of their psychological stress was ameliorated, their semen quality improved, their sperm motility and count improved, and they had better production of natural antioxidants.
The results were clear – Mucuna Pruriens improved sperm quality, lowered stress, and reduced the damage caused by free radicals.
What’s more, equally potent results of Mucuna Pruriens use have been found in animal studies as well.
One study in 2009 compared rats who had received Mucuna Pruriens with rats who did not and found a similar result to the human study.
In both old and young rats who had been exposed to Mucuna Pruriens, they had better quality sperm and less damage as a result of free radicals (e.g. DNA damage).
It’s worth noting that the aged rats in this study were perfectly healthy, which suggests that the benefits of Mucuna Pruriens will help slow the decline in sexual function as a result of nothing more than age (source).
Other animal studies have looked at the impact of Mucuna Pruriens on diabetic rats with similarly robust results, suggesting that there are benefits of Mucuna Pruriens to those suffering ED as a complication of diabetes (source).
The sheer breadth of benefits that can be gained for your sex life and erectile functionality mean that Mucuna Pruriens is a prime candidate to help treat ED as a result of excessive masturbation.
The increase in antioxidants and dopamine signaling in particular make it especially apt at helping those who have burned out their dopamine receptors from too much porn, compulsive masturbation, substance abuse, etc.
And yet there are still more benefits…
Mucuna Pruriens been found to have a ton of positive effects on your hormones as well as your neurotransmitters and free radicals – which is probably why it’s been so popular for so long.
First, Mucuna Pruriens works to boost your testosterone. One study found that in men undergoing fertility treatments, Mucuna Pruriens improved their testosterone as well as their luteinizing hormone (LH), adrenaline, and noradrenaline levels – all of which will help improve your wood (source).
Second, in addition to boosting positive sex hormones, Mucuna Pruriens actually works to reduce negative ones.
In the same study above, the researchers found that Mucuna Pruriens reduced follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) as well as prolactin, or PRL (also called the man boob hormone).
This is the hormone that enables women to produce milk and is associated with ED and loss of libido in men.
Finally, Mucuna Pruriens has been found in rats to actually increase the size and weight of the testicles, increasing testicular testosterone level and protein levels in the testis. Basically, it’ll make your balls bigger (source).
Despite all these positives, there is such a problem as too much of a good thing, and for Mucuna Pruriens, that too much seems to be around one gram.
At dosages above this point, insomnia, headaches, and anxiety are all relatively common.
What’s more, if you are prone to premature ejaculation (and Kegel exercises aren’t cutting it) you might want to look elsewhere for your morning wood fix.
Mucuna Pruriens has been found to actually make premature ejaculation more of a problem for some men.
Fortunately, for the non-premature ejaculators among us who have a slightly… softer problem, the news is good.
Dosages of around 500mg (well under the one gram limit) should be enough to be effective in helping your morning wood.
My only advice would be to cycle Mucuna Pruriens to ensure that you don’t build up a tolerance so it stays effective over the long term.
If you’re suffering from ED and are looking for a natural cure, you really can’t go wrong with Mucuna Pruriens.
Whether it’s ED caused by stress, infertility, age, too much masturbation, too much porn, low T levels, or some combination of the above, Mucuna Pruriens will help you get it up.
Article edited by Mark Wilson. Mark currently owns 5 sites in the men's sexual health niche and has published more than 5,000 articles and blog posts on dozens of websites all over the world wide web.