After reading Stevenmast’s post from July titled “Mucuna my natural protocol” I was very interested in trying the NutriVitaShop brand of Mucuna Pruriens with Matcha Green Tea. Previously I had used Barlowe's 40%.
When my powder arrived, I eagerly whipped up a batch of tea and added Mucuna, and gulped it down. Oh my, I gagged, finding it totally unpalatable. By day three, I knew I could never sustain drinking this concoction several times a day with its gritty sediment awaiting the final gulp. Not only did it taste terrible, but it took me a painful half hour to get a cup of tea down. The results though were amazing, consistent and long lasting. I became determined to find palatable ways to ingest these products.
My first thought was a reminder of my college days. Who didn’t love Jello Shots, I thought! Yep I would simply replace the vodka with Macha, and add Mucuna. But, was it good for me? I had recently lost 20 lbs on a no sugar no flour diet. Reading the ingredients of Jello, I decided to grab a box of Gelatin thinking I could infuse Grapefruit juice or something similar. My first attempts failed miserably. The powder was heavier then water and sank to the bottom, the gelatin was worthy of the trash. But it wasn’t long before I perfected my method allowing the bottom layer to firm up, before adding the Mucuna and topping it off with a cooled Matcha infused Jello topping. Eureka,! Now I had something that I could take to work and get down enjoyably. They give you Jello in the hospital, so it can’t be that bad, right? Well, I was concerned, although only a 2 tablespoon servings of Jello, I wasn’t sure If the sugar was going to work for me long term.
So I put plan B in to action, I thought, why couldn’t I make mini ice cubes, so I searched around on Amazon and found mini ice trays 3/8” inch. I dumped an 1/8” teaspoon of mucuna into each tray slot, got out my turkey baster made Macha Green tea and topped each slot off with a few matcha tea droplets. It worked great, now I have any easy way to quickly ingest ice cubes with a warm glass of water. They’re no bigger than a 500mg B1 tablet. Again the efficacy was great.
Still desiring a more transportable method I began searching on the web for a tablet making machine. That’s when I found lfatabletpresses.com. I quickly learned making tablets should be left up to experts. I tried it, and failed. The one thing I did notice was that ¼ teaspoon of Mucuna became a very large tablet, similar size to B1. It made me wonder how they make the Sinement tablet so small. Anyway on to the next.
Next I found and purchased “the capsule making machine” and wow that’s easy, and works well. I purchased it from “the vitamin shoppe” Using “00” capsules holds about ¼ teaspoon of Mucuna and is very transportable. I’m now working on a mixture for a combined green tea and mucuna with color coded capsules.
As the weeks have passed I’ve found I like the ice cubes and capsules to be the best. Ice cubes are so small they’re about 1/8 teaspoon of Mucuna and Capsules are ¼ teaspoon which works great for me as I don’t seem to need much Mucuna early in the day. I take two or three doses daily, getting 4-5 hours per dose.
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