Ibogaine is a psychedelic substance extracted from the Iboga bush, which is found in West Africa. It is generally used to treat drug addictions.
In this article, you will learn everything related to Ibogaine, its side effects, risks, and of course, how the therapy will help you overcome your addiction and the depression caused.
- 1 Ibogaine therapy: Helps fight your addictions and works as an antidepressant in a few therapy's
- 1.1 What is Ibogaine?
- 1.2 How does Ibogaine work?
- 1.3 Benefits of Ibogaine
- 1.4 How does Ibogaine treat drug addiction?
- 1.5 How is Ibogaine Therapy Experience?
- 1.6 Is it safe to consume Ibogaine without professional advice?
- 1.7 Does ibogaine treatment generate psychedelic effects?
- 1.8 What are the risks and side effects of Ibogaine?
- 1.9 Is Ibogaine treatment safe for anyone?
- 1.10 Ibogaine therapy will cure your addiction. Give it a try.
What is Ibogaine?
Iboga is the Tabernathe iboga root's bark, a shrub-like plant native to West Africa and is traditionally used in healing rites and ceremonies; the primary alkaloid is Ibogaine (the other two are ibogalin and ibogamine), but we will focus on the first.
It is a natural psychoactive substance that stimulates the central nervous system as it has powerful neurodegenerative effects, which are caused by its complex interactions with different neurotransmitter systems.
How does Ibogaine work?
The person ingests the Ibogaine. When it enters the body, it becomes a compound called noribogaine, which targets specific brain areas associated with addictive behaviors. This substance acts to reconnect these areas of the brain, thus reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Benefits of Ibogaine
As we mentioned before, the treatment using Ibogaine helps the patient overcome addiction conditions to drugs; it also helps to calm the feeling of depression that reveals an addiction. The patient will have a psychedelic encounter with himself when the Ibogaine begins to take effect.
How does Ibogaine treat drug addiction?
The existence of noribogaine explains its anti-addictive properties, a metabolite that increases dopamine levels and serotonin in the body; this gives the person a feeling of well-being and blocks the brain receptors responsible for the craving of the substance that is trying to leave.
That's why it has been shown to have the ability to interrupt disorders related to the use of substances that are harmful to health. In recent decades, it began to be used as a treatment to combat this situation since it effectively eliminated the withdrawal syndrome associated with opiates.
How is Ibogaine Therapy Experience?
The experience with Ibogaine induces an introspective state where it is not always easy to deal with; it helps to enter a deep review of the personal history and life situation, it can become a dependency switch and a catalyst for significant changes.
Sometimes it allows understanding deep psychological constructs to obtain greater self-knowledge, observing difficult experiences through an objective perspective that facilitates unresolved internal conflicts.
Is it safe to consume Ibogaine without professional advice?
We cannot recommend using this substance without a professional's consent since they cause chemical effects within the patient's body. Therefore they must be carried out by experts in the area; in this way, adverse and harmful reactions are avoided on the person.
Does ibogaine treatment generate psychedelic effects?
Ibogaine induces an introspective psychotherapeutic experience. It is commonly called "dreamlike", and it typically generates dreamlike visions, but they are not hallucinogenic since the individual is always aware of where he is.
What are the risks and side effects of Ibogaine?
Some of the risks and symptoms of side effects are Gastrointestinal issues, Heart complications, Impaired balance, muscle coordination, Dry mouth, Nausea, Vomiting. Being a toxic substance, ingesting it irresponsibly and without professional advice could cause death.
Is Ibogaine treatment safe for anyone?
During treatment, side effects are unavoidable; however, we can guarantee the substance's responsible use. People who would be at risk and in no way should ingest it are those with heart problems.
Ibogaine therapy will cure your addiction. Give it a try.
At the end of the treatment, what is achieved is the integration process to which the individual was subjected. This redefinition of identity continues to develop in daily life during the following months (years) and its interpersonal dynamics within its environment.