DopaBoost produced by Designs for Health is a brain supplement designed to increase the body’s natural production of dopamine, one of the body’s primary catecholamines. Dopamine is essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system and is associated with attention, learning, movement, balance, and mood regulation. This may be necessary in the clinical support of degenerative neurological disorders related to dopamine activity, such as Parkinson’s disease and dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD).
DopaBoost appears to be quite popular among Designs for Health’s customer, which is one of the reasons we decided to review it today.
DopaBoost contains the following ingredients: DopaBoost contains the following ingredients: Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5 phosphate) 5 mg (250%), N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 750 mg, Macuana (Macuna pruriens) (seed) 425 mg [standardized to contain 60% L-Dopa (3,4 Dihydroxy-L-Phenylalanine)], Green Tea extract (Camellia sinensis) (leaves) 100 mg (standardized to contain 98% polyphenols and 45% EGCg), Quercetin 100 mg, microcrystalline cellulose, and vegetable stearate.
According to Designs for Health, DopaBoost brain supplement was specially designed to increase the body’s natural production of dopamine, one of the body’s primary catecholamines. In order to achieve that, the formula contains several key ingredients.
Macuna pruriens is an herb that naturally contains L-DOPA, the metabolic precursor to dopamine. L-DOPA is one of the few substances that can cross the blood-brain barrier in order to deliver the nutrients directly to the brain. The Macuna pruriens extract in DopaBoost is standardized to contain a concentration of 60% L-DOPA.
The inclusion of N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is interesting too. N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is the acetylated derivative of l-tyrosine (the amino acid from which dopamine is synthesized) and recent clinical research revealed that acetylation may help increase the stability and solubility of tyrosine, making it more efficient and bioavailable, and therefore, the superior choice for raising the body levels of tyrosine.
DopaBoost is also claimed to offer antioxidant properties due to the inclusion of green tea extract into the formulation. The EGCG that is available in the green tea extract was shown to provide neuroprotective effectsâ€š help to increase availability of dopamine.
Clinical studies have shown that EGCG may have a positive effect on the electrical activity of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigraâ€š the area of the brain where dopamine is made.
- The formula contains standardized velvet bean extract with naturally occurring L-DOPA
- DopaBoost contains all other active ingredients known for production and regulation of dopamine
- 100 %vegetarian
- DopaBoost is made in the USA
- DopaBoost is not suitable for patients with diagnosed or suspected hyperthyroidism Mucuna pruriens, one of DopaBoost core ingredients, may also interact with some nutritional supplements that contain St. John’s Wort, 5-HTP, tryptophan or SAMe
- Medium-range priced supplement
- No money back guarantee or free trial
We have to start our conclusion by saying that DopaBoost is one of the very few brain supplements that is supported by valid reviews and testimonials online. Although not many, that ones that are available out there seem 100% legit and that is worth more than 10,000 fake reviews.
Does DopaBoost work? The answer is “yes, it does”, or at least it does according to those who have tested it.
We do have some concerns regarding some of the ingredients (for instant mucuna pruriens may interact with some nutritional supplements that contain certain ingredients), but overall, DopaBoost does look like a solid brain supplement.