Nutrilife Sceletium Tincture 50ml
A succulent groundcover which produces showy white flowers with threadlike petals. Its fermented roots and leaves were chewed by the Hottentots tribe of S. Africa as a vision-inducing entheogen and inebriant. Succulent leaves, bright shiny-petalled flowers and hygrochastic fruit (capsules open when it rains) characterize the group.
A fast growing procumbent succulent, forming loose mats and often confined to the shade of Karoo shrubs.
Its flowers are also very attractive, shiny, pale yellow to whitish flowers.
Part of Plant Used
Whole, dry plant.
Nutritionally beneficial for a relaxed sense of well being, mood elevation and reduced levels of anxiety stress and tension.
Other Traditional Uses
- Appetite suppressant
- Attention deficit Disorder
- Energy increase
- Grey-weather syndrome
- Irritability in menopause
- Mood elevator
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Smoking cessation support
- Social phobia
- Study aid
None other than allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Rated relatively safe when taken in appropriate quantities for short periods of time. When taken for any ailment if symptoms persist for more than one week consult your doctor or herbal practitioner. Treating infants and children under 2 with any herbal preparation may be hazardous. Always consult with your doctor or herbal practitioner.
Many tinctures contain high levels of alcohol and may cause nausea or vomiting when taken with metronidazole (Flagyl®) or disulfiram (Antabuse®).
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, antidepressants and anti-psychotics and so-called designer or recreational drugs) or any cardiac medications, are advised not to take Sceletium-containing products.
There are no other known interactions; however, with the proliferation of available drugs it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care professional before taking this or any other supplements.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Safety in pregnancy has not been established stay on the safe side and avoid use. It is therefore always advisable to consult with your doctor or herbal practitioner before taking any medication or supplements.
Safety in breast feeding has not been established stay on the safe side and avoid use. It is therefore always advisable to consult with your nutritionist, herbal or medical practitioner.
Side Effects – Only With Mega Doses
The reported side-effects when taken in large doses 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.
NO severe adverse effects have been documented.
None other expected if you are beyond childhood, basically healthy and do not exceed recommended dosage and use for short periods, but always consult with your doctor before taking this or any medical drugs, herbs or nutritional supplements, particularly if suffering from a serious health condition or on any medication or treatment.
Accidental overdose such as child ingesting a whole bottle. As a safety precaution obtain immediate medical assistance.