Sceletium Tortuosum 400 MG
An all natural anti-depressant. It elevates mood, decreases anxiety and tension, as well as being a very effecive anti-depressant. Sceletium is also known to reduce addictive cravings particularly with regard to nicotine and lessens the withdrawal effects of alcohol.
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. Sceletium is a truly effective plant with which to treat the stress, anxiety and lack of balance often attributed to our busy western lifestyle. Sceletium has a unique ability to bring about emotional balance and, simultaneously cause both relaxation and stimulation of a positive mood. More profoundly it also engenders a sense of connectedness and meaning, making it an ideal supplement for anyone living in the modern world. Indigenous, folk, and contemporary uses of Sceletium: In addition to Sceletium's common use for the stress and mental fatigue of modern industrial living, Sceletium has been used as a natural supplement in:
Low mood, including grey weather syndrome
Anxiety states, including social phobia
Irritability in menopause
Improvement in libido, when lack of libido is from anxiety or low mood
Post-traumatic stress disorder, as part of a support program
Very few people experience side-effects with Sceletium tortuosum. The reported side-effects include occasional episodes of:
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
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-depessants and anti-psychotics and so-called designer or recreational drugs) or any cardiac medications, are advised not to take Sceletium-containing products. As with most supplements and modern drugs, safety in pregnancy has not been established.