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Get started with MacuDopa

Find out when to take your MacuDopa and how often.

Learn to stay 'ON' and feeling good.


Newly diagnosed or young onset?


Always work with your GP and neurologist.

  • Consider delaying the use of medication by using MacuDopa as your main or only source of L-DOPA. This option has the added benefit of a vastly reducing your chances of developing dyskinesia

Had Parkinson's for a while?


Always work with your GP and neurologist.

  • Consider using MacuDopa as a full substitute for your normal PD meds

  • Use MacuDopa as a top up between your regular prescribed medicine doses

  • Slowly substitute MacuDopa for your regular medicine, starting with your morning dose

The average daily intake amongst our customers is 14 capsules per day, but you are unique. 

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Be in charge of your intake:

Unlike an orthodox medicine, Mucuna pruriens is a food supplement so you can choose how much to take to alleviate your symptoms, and when you need it.

Read instructions below to learn how to manage your condition with MacuDopa.

NB: You must speak to your medical professional if you are on medication.

The Continuum method

Learn how long it takes for MacuDopa to 'kick-in' i.e: to have a positive effect on how you feel. This is normally between 20 - 40 minutes. It is called to 'coming ON period' below.

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Work out how long the positive feelings and physical benefits last for. This is your 'ON time'. It varies between 1.5 and 2.5 hours on average but does depend on how severe your symptoms are.

Note when the positive feelings wear off. This is your coming 'OFF time'. It is when you need more MacuDopa.

Take your MacuDopa at the right times so that you stay 'ON' all the time, as below.

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Coming 'ON'

The time it takes to feel the supportive effect of MacuDopa. Approximately 20 - 40 minutes (absorption time).

'ON' time

The length of time where MacuDopa is effective and supportive. Approximately 120 - 150 minutes.

Coming 'OFF' time

The period of time where the support is diminishing, and you feel the need to take your next MacuDopa.

Getting your intake right



Start with one capsule and build your intake up as needed to fully manage your PD symptoms (or take as recommended by your health professional)

The average client uses 14 capsules a day, but everyone is unique and you may need more or less. On the other hand, if you are older and have well established PD you may need a larger 'loading' dose for a few weeks and then reduce the intake down. Be patient and listen to your body.


Start with one slow-release capsule last thing at night and adjust as needed (to a maximum of two per night), or take as recommended by your health professional

Think of your body and brain like a battery.

Use your intake of L-DOPA rich MacuDopa to keep yourself charged and in the green. Try not to spend any time in the yellow, brown or red.

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