Standardized extract of velvet bean—from the tropical Mucuna pruriens plant—traditionally used in Ayurvedic health practices. What is Vitacost Mucuna Extract? . Vitacost Mucuna Extract is a high-quality standardized extract of the seeds of the Mucuna pruriens plant—a flowering shrub that grows in tropical regions of South Asia Africa and the Caribbean. . Mucuna pruriens produces long seed pods with edible black or brown beans (also known as “velvet beans”) used throughout history as food a coffee substitute and in traditional Ayurvedic health practices. Velvet beans are known to be a natural source of the amino acid “dihydroxyphenylalanine” or L-dopa. . Vitacost Mucuna Extract is standardized to provide 50 mg of naturally occurring L-dopa (from 334 mg of velvet bean extract) per single vegetarian-capsule serving. . Why choose Vitacost Mucuna Extract? Features a high-quality standardized extract of Mucuna pruriens seeds. Supplies 334 mg of seed extract standardized to 15% naturally occurring L-dopa per single-capsule serving. Features vegetarian capsules. Contains 60 servings per bottle. High quality at an exceptional value. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).