I'm still debating experimenting with Mucuna and so have a few more questions. I've perused both HealthUnlocked and Neuro-Talk but haven't found these particular questions addressed. So, here they are, and if anyone can shed some light on any of them, I would be most appreciative.
1) I'm planning on ordering from Banyan Botanicals. They make both a whole bean powder and a liquid extract. They state that people with weak or slow digestive systems might benefit more from taking the liquid extract, since there is no fibrous plant material for the body to process. Here's my question: Has anyone taken both the powdered bean form and the liquid extract? If so, can you compare the effects of the two?
2) I have a concern about becoming dependent on something that is made by only a few suppliers and, at the same time, is totally at the mercy of both weather conditions and market conditions. Has anyone who takes/has taken Mucuna ever had a problem with their supplier running out of the product?
3) One of the drawbacks that several people wrote about over in Neuro-Talk was the rapid wear-off of Mucuna. It sounds like it wears off much quicker than C/L. Has anyone found this to be true? If so, did you discover any way to prevent the rapidity of the wear-off, like staggering it with C/L instead of taking it at the same time as the C/L?
4) One of the things that draws me to Mucuna is that I've read several people's observations that food doesn't interfere with Mucuna as much as it does with C/L? Has anyone experienced this?
Thanks for any feedback.