Yesterday I went to my doctor with a question: Can I replace stalevo with mucuna pruriens, on the grounds that the first is a chemical drug whereas the second is a natural plant extract.
She said NO, because
1) You cannot control the amount of l-dopa contained in each mucuna capsule, so there is a chance of overdosing, which can be toxical
2) There is no difference for your body whether you receive l-dopa from a drug of from a plant
What's your opinion? Have you ever tried this? How did it work?