Big Tree Sceletium Capsules 60 x 100mg
This plant has been used by hunter-gatherers and shepherds as a mood enhancing substance for millennia, and is far more effective and rapid-acting than the well-know European plant Hypericum (St Johns Wort).
- Low mood, winter-blues, mood swings
- Anxiety, stress, nervous tension
- Hot flushes and irritability in menopause
- Alcoholic rehabilitation support
- Irritability in smoking-cessation
- Supports libido
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The active constituents of the plant are mesembrine-alkaloids along with the closely related compounds of mesembrenone, mesembrenol and tortuosamine, which have been demonstrated by the National Institute of Mental Health (USA) to act positively on serotonin, nor-adrenaline, nicotine and dopamine receptor-sites in the brain.
1 capsule twice daily or as directed by a health practioner.
Contra-Indications & Cautions
Although there have been no confirmed reports of drug interactions, because of the neuro-receptor activities of Sceletium tortuosum there are theoretical interactions with other psychiatric medications and cardiac drugs. People taking any psychiatric drug (including all anti-anxiety drugs, sedatives, hypnotics, anti-depressants and anti-psychotics and so-called designer or recreational drugs) or any cardiac medications, are advised not to take Sceletium-containing products. Do not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.
Very few people experience side-effects with Sceletium tortuosum. The reported side-effects include occasional episodes of mild headache, slight nausea, no vomiting, soft stool or loose stool with no cramping, transient increase in anxiety or irritability an hour after initiating treatment, which resolves after an hour or so, insomnia: corrected by lowering the dose or taking the product not later than midday, a feeling of sedation: corrected by taking the product as a single 50mg dose at night. In large doses Sceletium can cause euphoria, but without any associated come-down. Long-term use followed by abstinence has not been reported to result in any withdrawal state. The plant is not hallucinogenic, and no severe adverse effects have been documented.
Store below 25OC in a dry place.
Protect from light.
Keep out of reach of children.