Just like most pre-processed nootropics, ibogaine originates from plants. It is extracted from the root barks of the tabemanthe iboga, a shrub found usually on the West side of Africa. It is very effective in helping the body enter a shifted, more relaxed state of mind, making it easier for the user to connect with the events in their lives.
I’ve researched the method of action of ibogaine, and while the mechanism is not known yet, it does seem to be able to rebalance the neurotransmitters of the brain. Therefore, a dose of ibogaine will be able to stabilize the thought and behavior patterns in the brain, stimulating the neurotransmitter and improving your overall cognitive health. Ibogaine also has the ability to affect the cellular metabolism, leaving the body rejuvenated and revitalized after the treatment. At the same time, it can also release a protein named GDNF which helps strengthen the brain and create new neuronal connections. Psychologists call this neuroplasticity, meaning a phase of the mind where it can develop and integrate new choices, thoughts, and behaviors.
The effects of ibogaine can be different from one individual to another. Some may experience a mild change in their physical sensations and awareness while others may see a dramatic shifting in their consciousness. The latter is generally accompanied by a wave of visual sensations brought forward by the subconscious. To the users, these visualizations will have the same consistency, logic, and fluctuations as dreams.
Ibogaine is generally used by individuals suffering from chemical dependencies. It will help decrease the blood pressure and lower the heart rate, thus removing the symptoms of withdrawal that addicts are generally suffering from. However, people suffering from pulmonary or cardiovascular conditions should proceed with caution when consuming ibogaine. It can exacerbate the symptoms of the preexisting conditions, which is why the treatment needs to be thoroughly screened and discussed with your doctor. I have found that there are certain cardiac conditions in patients who were unable to receive hydrochloride but were able to get their work done by using this exact. Patients found at a higher risk are recommended to stay or move very slowly so that alkaloids can build up in the system over time.
Psychedelics can indeed improve the condition of the human psyche over time if dosed correctly. Indeed, while the substance is mostly popular among artists and people seeking a creative boost, psychedelics can be used as a tool to access that subconscious part of the brain which you could never actually reach before. With the right psychedelic dose, you will be able to find the root of the problem and fix it before it blows out of proportions.