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DHEA vs Mucuna Pruriens

DHEA vs Mucuna Pruriens Comparison, Similarities & Differences


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DHEA, also known as Dehydroepiandrosterone, is a steroid-like hormone that is produced via the adrenal glands, gonads, and the brain. When taken for nootropic benefit, it stimulates testosterone and/or estrogen and can lead to improved mood, increases in energy, mental performance, and memory functioning. Since it helps in testosterone production, many athletes use this substance not only to improve their performance but also, for gaining muscle mass easily and even recovering faster from intense workouts. Also, it has been shown to decrease premature cell death and promotes overall brain health.

Mucuna Pruriens is a legume found in rainforest climates including India and the Bahamas that has been thought to contain medicinal properties. As a supplement, it contains the dopaminergic precursor L-Dopa used to increase Dopamine levels thus, improving cognition and memory and is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Also, its seeds, in the form of ground powder have been researched for treating other neurodegenerative disorders. Mucuna Pruriens is also known to boost mood and is used as an herbal remedy for depression and anxiety.



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250mg, (6% L-DOPA, 15 mg)

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Side Effects

Side effects related to DHEA usage include fatigue, nasal congestion, headache, acne, and irregular heart bats.

Although Mucuna Pruriens is generally safe to use, some reported side effects include headaches, vomiting, insomnia, and possibly some confusion.


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Evidence-Based Effects

  • Cortisol - Decreased
  • Free Testosterone - Increased
  • Sperm Quality - Increased


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Price & Brand

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