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Our Story

We created MacuDopa because Caryn needed it. She was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease nine years ago. 

Image: Filipa, Caryn and Max | Co-Founders and Directors

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Company Mission

'To find a way to live well naturally with Parkinson's until there is a cure.'

Our company was built directly from the need to come together as a family and create a natural way to support Caryn with Parkinson’s disease.

Fields of Gold

Caryn's Story

My diagnosis came as a huge shock.  I was young and had a brilliant challenging career in the global music industry. 


’I was quite frankly devastated and unsure what to do. I turned to my brother, Max, for help.  He is a very experienced naturopathic functional medicine practitioner, and suggested that I try the Mucuna pruriens bean.  He said that this natural approach had a vast amount of empirical and scientific evidence to support its use. Mucuna supplies a natural form of Levodopa (L-Dopa). My neurologist, based at London’s leading neurological hospital, was supportive.


Caryn discusses her MacuDopa journey 

From patient to CEO

Together with Caryn,
Max and Filipa complete the team


I have worked as a naturopathic functional medicine practitioner for over 40 years, practicing in both the UK and Australia...


I am an award-winning medical book editor with experience in product development from concept to market...

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The Solution

MacuDopa with BF12

MacuDopa capsules are expertly formulated to support and stabilise even the harshest  low dopamine  symptoms.

Mucuna pruriens has been used in traditional medicine for many centuries as a source of Levodopa (L-Dopa) to support low dopamine conditions and to nourish the nervous system.


Our capsules are enhanced with our trademarked BF12 for added nutritional support. BF12 contains a carefully balanced blend of essential vitamins and minerals and is based on a wealth of published research. We have full EFSA health claim approval. BF12 helps you get the most out of our HPLC standardised Mucuna pruriens.

Caryn's journey to MacuDopa:

"Mucuna pruriens worked wonderfully to support my Parkinson's symptoms.  I continued to be effective in my high-pressure job without Parkinson’s getting in the way.

The major issue I faced was the poor quality of Mucuna powder available on the market and the fact that I could not rely on each intake to be standardised and effective.  In addition, dissolving strange tasting Mucuna powder in water was inconvenient and at times embarrassing. To make matters worse, my sleep was disturbed as I would have to wake up to take Mucuna powder".

MacuDopa capsules with BF12 brings positive change.  Our Day capsules are easy to swallow, and our slow-release night capsules will support a good night’s sleep.

We wish you well with your own journey & hope to be part of it.

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