Sustainable Ibogaine Chemistry

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This video was presented at the European Ibogaine Forum in Vienna on September 8, 2017.


Chris will talk about how Ibogaine has obvious utility to facilitate psychological and spiritual breakthroughs, and to mitigate opiate and stimulate withdrawal, but has been plagued with problems of reliable, affordable and sustainable supply, and of inducing heart arrhythmias under specific conditions. The supply problem has been partially resolved through low-tech procedures for extracting iboga root bark or producing ibogaine from the bark of the Voacanga africana tree, both of which can be cultivated. Analytical proceudres have been developed to make quality control of iboga products possible, to address many reported problems with purity. Much remains to be learned about the pharmacology of alkaloids similar to ibogaine, an area offering tremendous potential opportunity for treatment professionals.