Sceletium Tortuosum is one of nature’s strongest and most popular stress regulators and mood enhancers. It is non-addictive, non hallucinogenic. Combined with 5-HTP and VIT B6 makes this product very effective in treating conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety etc
- Stress & Anxiety
- Low Serotonin
- Low Libido
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Mood Enhancer
- Addiction Cravings
- Addiction Rehabilitation
- Irritability & Tension
Historically Sceletium Tortuosum was chewed, smoked or used as snuff, producing euphoria and alertness which gently fade into relaxation The mood-elevating action of Sceletium is caused by a number of alkaloids including mesembrine, mesembrenol and tortuosumine. These alkaloids interact with the brain’s dopamine and seroton receptors, also known as neurotransmitters, as a potent sero-tonin-uptake inhibitor. As a serotonin–uptake inhibitor, the brain is made proficient in reclaiming neurotransmitters from the neuron receptors to the originating nerves thus keeping more serotonin in circulation. Sceletium is known to have a balancing effect on other feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and on adrenaline. Thus, mesembrine allows the brain to function with reduced levels of serotonin, allowing time for natural levels to build up with coping mechanisms. Sceletium is non-addictive, non hallucinogenic, and no severe adverse effects have been documented
Griffonia Seed Extract—100 mg/capsule
Griffonia Seed Extract is a natural supplement which is taken from the extract of the Griffonia Simplicifolia plant. This plant is a woody climbing shrub that is native to West and Central Africa. Normally, Serotonin is made from tryptophan that is found in the foods that we eat. However, individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia and other mood disorders are often found to have low levels of serotonin. While supplementing with tryptophan can be moderately effective, it is even better to use 5-HTP which is converted to Serotonin at a faster rate than tryptophan itself. 5-HTP is actually an intermediary in the production of Serotonin so it gets you one step closer to the end product while avoiding some of the rate-limiting factors that regulate how much tryptophan is taken up by the brain. Griffonia is one of a small number of natural sources for 5-HTP which is why this supplement has become so popular. Griffonia Seed Extract is metabolized by the liver where the active ingredient 5-Hydroxytryptophan can then enter the blood stream. Once it reaches the brain, it readily crosses the so-called Blood Brain Barrier to enter the nervous system. It is here that it can be converted into Serotonin and bind to receptors on your neurons.
Vitamin B6—25 mg/capsule
These effects of 5-HTP can be further enhanced if you stack it with Vitamin B6. The B Vitamins are famously connected to improving mood, controlling anxiety, enhancing focus and even boosting memory.
Vitamin B6 in particular (also known as Pyridoxine) is involved in making the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. This vitamin also helps to protect brain cells by maintaining the layer known as the myelin sheath that surrounds your neurons. Taking Vitamin B6 with 5-HTP can boost the stress relief effects and help to promote feelings of happiness, mental clarity and contentment.
How to use:
Do not use this product if you are taking any antidepressant medications such as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), tricyclicm antidepressants or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI). Consult your physician prior to use, especially if you have any medical condition or are taking any medications. Keep out the reach of children. This is a food supplement and does not claim to cure a disease. Do not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting your health practitioner first. Stop taking if any side effects occur.
Free from animal products, yeast, sugar or sodium. Contains no artificial colourants, flavourants or preservatives. Vegan and animal friendly.