I have read that Mucuna Puriens contains a powerful protease inhibitor. (Proteases are digestisve enzymes that the body normally produces. They are required by the digestive process because they break down proteins into a usable form.) I have wondered if the reason Mucuna works so well is that its protease inhibitor keeps our digestive system from using any of the protein we've eaten, and, in effect, makes it as though we haven't eaten any protein. I am not saying this is the case. It's just a theory, and I'm wondering if anyone else has any knowledge about this.
I have tried to get specific details about Mucuna's protease inhibitor, such as how completely it inhibits the proteases in our body and for how long. However, I haven't found anything on these details yet. Does anyone know the answer to these questions? Thanks.