CAUTION: Don't take any supplement without talking to your doctor first, especially if you are on medications.Â Also, Icariin has occasionally been associated with some of the same symptoms as the PDE5 Inhibitors so long term safety is not really known. In addition, Consumer Lab recently tested four Horny Goat Weed products and found that one of them was contaminated with lead. (The other three did not pass either for a variety of reasons, including poor labelling and low quantity.)
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If you’re taking mucuna capsules it would be better to take them half an hour before a protein shake. If you’re using the powder, in theory it would be better to have before as well, but to be honest, for the convenience and to disguise the taste I think you’d have more compliance by taking it in the shake. Realistically, having protein every 3 hours there’s unlikely to be a time when you system isn’t processing amino acids, except perhaps first thing in the morning. This is actually the best time to take mucuna so I’d take it then.