WHAT IS IBOGAINE?
Ibogaine is an alkaloid that’s extracted from the root bark of the iboga plant, which is found most commonly in central West Africa. It has been used for hundreds of years by African shamans in their religious rituals to achieve spiritual enlightenment and healing as well as in rite-of-passage ceremonies.In the 1960s, it was discovered that ibogaine could be extracted from the root bark of the iboga plant and processed into a substance that can be used to overcome different types of addictions.
At that time, a man named Howard Lotsof, who was a heroin addict himself, was experimenting with various psychedelic drugs, came across ibogaine, and began to experiment with it. Several days after taking ibogaine, Lotsof realized he wasn’t experiencing any of the typical withdrawal symptoms generally associated with heroin addiction.
Realizing he had stumbled across something of tremendous significance, Lotsof then worked on refining the process and helping others overcome their heroin addictions through the use of ibogaine. He spent the remainder of his life treating addictions by using ibogaine, and it slowly began to gain attention and become more popular elsewhere in the world.
After the first modest successes of ibogaine became known, several scientific studies were conducted on the substance in an attempt to analyze why it was so effective as an addiction interrupter. In every case, these studies demonstrated ibogaine had a tremendous impact on overcoming drug addiction and drug detoxification and could be used safely. No known substance in the world is as effective as ibogaine at overcoming drug addiction and minimizing or eliminating the symptoms of addiction withdrawal.