Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound which is found in the Iboga plant of Africa. It is a mild hallucinogen with dissociative properties. It is used to treat various addictions including alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, methadone and food and also certain mental conditions. Ibogaine is also used to facilitate psychological introspection and spiritual exploration.
Ibogaine is an alkaloid that is obtained either by extraction from the Iboga plant or by semi-synthesis from the precursor compound voacangine, found in the Iboga plant as well as in several other plants. A full organic synthesis of Ibogaine has been achieved however this synthesis process is too expensive and to be used to produce a commercially significant yield, so the medicine is produced by the semi-synthetic method.
Ibogaine containing preparations are used in medicinal and ritual purposes within African spiritual traditions of the Bwiti. The oral tradition of its discovery is that a hunter in Africa killed a porcupine in the process of eating the root of the Iboga plant. He brought it home to his wife, who after cooking and eating it, began having visions. The hunter returned to the site of the capture, collected roots from the Iboga plant where thereafter it began being used in spiritual ceremonies.
It was first marketed as a medical stimulant in France in the late 1800’s. Then, in the 1960’s it’s anti-addictive properties were discovered by Howard Lotsof, an addict who was completely freed from his heroin addiction by a one-time ingestion of Ibogaine.
It has its roots in different parts of the world and in different points in time, for a variety of usages. Ibogaine is now becoming more popular for its miraculous ability to reverse chemical addiction.
As of this point in time, this amazing product has continued to gain momentum and respect among scientists and healers. Doctors from countries like France, the Netherlands, Canada, The United States, etc., have continued to find ways to research and explore Ibogaine. Findings consistently show that when it is properly measured and medically administered, it cures the chemical imbalances in the brain that are enable and fuel addiction. Small movements have been made to legalize Ibogaine as an addictions treatment. In one way or another Ibogaine, has helped thousands of people overcome the medically impossible addictions. However, from a global perspective, it is illegal in some parts of the world including The United States, and some countries in Europe, and still lacks the research and attention our addicted communities deserve.
The pharmaceutical grade Ibogaine hydrochloride (99.8%) pure we administer acts as a stimulant in the central nervous system, eventually converting to an active metabolite referred to as Nor-Ibogaine. It locks onto addiction receptors and blocks the feedback loops that reinforce dependency. It further re sets the opiate/opiod receptors and neurotransmitters putting the patient back into a pre-addictive state with absolutely now withdrawals or cravings. Our customized treatment is specifically designed to correct the imbalances that fuel addiction leading to a permanent cure and transformation forward. This is one reason why we have the highest success rate in reversing dependency of all types.
Ibogaine is believed by some medical providers specializing in drug addiction to have upwards of an 80% success rate in freeing patients from their addictions, measured six months post treatment.
The Two Engines of Addiction
Addiction is one of the most complicated and difficult socio-medical conditions to treat. A fundamental understanding in the addiction treatment community is that addicted patients arrive in their addicted state often suffering from two addictions.
The first is a physical addiction to their drug of choice (most frequently found with opiate and alcohol addiction). Drug craving and withdrawal symptoms such as sweating and tremors, are signs of physical addiction.
The second addiction is the psychological addiction; the addiction to substances that ameliorate or soften the pain caused by negative emotions of hatred, shame, fear and loathing they possess, directed predominantly at themselves but also others who have harmed them. This overwhelming desire to escape from depressing, horrifying and crippling emotions, especially that of self-hatred and to escape to a chemical induced state of happiness, is the second engine of addiction.
These physical and emotional cravings for relief must be removed before the addiction cycle can be permanently interrupted.
Ibogaine Relieves both Physical and Emotional Craving
The reason Ibogaine is so effective is that Ibogaine often relieves the patient from both their physical as well as their psychological addiction. After Ibogaine treatment, patients often times report complete freedom from both physical cravings and psychological addiction.
The general way physical cravings are chemically reduced by Ibogaine treatment is understood to a certain degree however it is largely of a technical nature, and to the layman, difficult to comprehend. Please consult references which are listed in the Resources section of this website.
The aspect of bringing the patient to a psychological state where they can release their emotional baggage especially that of self-hatred is the second key to the success of Ibogaine treatment.
Patients frequently state that Ibogaine allowed them to clearly see the truth not only about themselves but also the situation where they have come from. This allows them to forgive themselves and others, thus allowing them to be freed from the past which has created painful subconscious beliefs and emotions which drove them to destructive behavior in an effort to quiet and soften those emotions.
Just as importantly, patients also report that the truth that is revealed to them by Ibogaine is also the truth about the beauty of their future, without addiction.
These truths and the forgiveness that accompanies them and this vision of the beautiful future that awaits them frees them from the need and desire to medicate painful emotions – because they no longer exist, and motivates them to stay addiction free; having seen a vision of the future which is theirs, free of the corruption and enslavement of addiction.
Everyone who has taken Ibogaine reports that the session is the most intense experience of their life. At the same time, however, Ibogaine is very gentle. It will not overwhelm you like LSD or other synthetics.
On the outside, you appear to just be lying there, but you are actually going deep inside you r own mind. Some people have visual experiences, others just think a lot. For the next 12 hours, you will slowly come down from the peak intensity. A day after beginning the session, you can walk around, eat, and talk; but you will be extremely sensitive. Many people report feeling like a new-born baby during the phase. Over the next day, your ego will slowly pull itself back together until you are ready to function in the world again.
Although it is possible to return to normal life after two days, most people want at least a week before dealing with the world. Ibogaine is best known in the West for its use in “addiction interruption.” It is especially effective for opiates and alcohol, but it also works for crack/ cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine, and any other drug. When addicts take Ibogaine, they can get clean without experiencing any withdrawal symptoms.
Many people also take Ibogaine for psychological and spiritual growth. It can take a person deep into their psyche and help them cope with unconscious issues. It can also make a person feel more connected to the universal Being that pervades everything. Today more and more people are recognizing that psychedelics like Ibogaine are an excellent addition to psychotherapy, meditation, and contemplation. Ibogaine has a miraculous quality about it, for both addiction interruption and psycho-spiritual purposes.
The use of Ibogaine for treatment of drug addiction and for other conditions has grown substantially over time in the many countries where use of the compound as a medicine is permitted, however, research about it for the treatment for drug addiction has been restricted as a result of it’s prohibition in several nations such as the United States.