Health Effects of Mucuna Pruriens (L-DOPA)

Mucuna pruriens is yet another of the lesser known herbal supplements available today. Most of those supplementing with mucuna pruriens do so based on the thinking that it can increase libido and enhance sexual potency. It is also believed to have the capacity to increase testosterone and human growth hormone levels in the body, making it […]

Applications of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine

An n-acetyl l-tyrosine supplement is basically an acetylated form of the l amino acid, l-tyrosine. Supplementation with l-tyrosine is primarily aimed at raising the stores of dopamine and norepinephrine in the body. As with any other acetylated supplements, its manufacturers claim that adding n-acetyl increases the compound’s bioavility. L-tyrosine is one of the 22 amino […]

What are Dopaminergic Nootropics?

Dopaminergic nootropics are drugs that stimulate and modulate dopamine and its receptors in various ways in order to improve cognitive functions. Similar to acetylcholine, dopamine is an important nootropic neurotransmitter that is involved in a large number of functions in terms of cognition. Dopaminergic nootropics can greatly influence focus, memory and learning . The only […]

Carbidopa-Levodopa – A Combinational Dopaminergic Antiparkinson’s Nootropic

Carbidopa is yet another dopaminergic drug that is recommended in the treatment of people with Parkinson’s symptoms. However, its efficacy is very low therefore it has to be combined with levodopa for it to work effectively. This combination is known as carbidopa-levodopa. It is the combination that is now prescribed to combat Parkinsonism. Parkinson, as we […]

Selegiline – An Effective Dopaminergic Drug for Parkinson’s Disease

Selegeline is a type of drug that works as an inhibitor of monoamine oxidase enzymes and it is prescribed primarily for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and depression. When prescribed in low dosages, this drug effectively acts as a MAO-B inhibitor. In larger doses however, it loses it selectivity and also inhibits MAO-A. It […]