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The Numerous benefits of Mucuna Pruriens

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The Numerous benefits of Mucuna Pruriens

  Mucuna Pruriens is also known as Velvet Bean Extract.  It is an established herbal medicine, containing L-dopa, also known as levodopa, which is linked to improvements in nervous disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.  Known as the magic Velvet Bean, powder from all parts of the plant are believed to have powerful medicinal properties. Mucuna is a legume and is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions in the world.  Good news for growers is that the plant is a vigorous climber and is widely cultivated in China as a crop.  It is one of the most popular green crops in...

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Neurotransmitters: Can They Determine Our Personality?

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Neurotransmitters: Can They Determine Our Personality?

Attitude and personality are topics that are quite controversial in areas such as psychology and social sciences. When you were young, you’ve probably heard your parents or other people attribute certain traits, irks in your personality, and attitude to the environment. Sometimes you hear them say, “You got it from your mom.” You hardly hear them say, “Oh it’s your neurotransmitters that are giving you an interesting personality!” Indeed, your environment plays a huge part in shaping your attitude, your outlook in life, and your personality. But do know that science can somehow blame it on neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters do play...

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