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Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum) is a rare entheogenic herb native to Africa. Kanna was historically chewed or smoked for psychoactive, energizing, and mood enhancing effects.

ELV Bioscience’s Kanna is imported directly from South Africa. We then use a proprietary hydro-ethanolic extraction method to create a concentrated full spectrum alkaloid extract dissolved in a distilled H2O carrier.

The primary alkaloids in Kanna are mesembrine, mesebrenone, mesembrenol, and tortuosamine. Kanna is known traditionally for its mood elevating and calming effects, without sedation. Kanna’s alkaloids promote increases in serotonin production and activity in the brain. Simultaneously, Kanna alkaloids function as a phosphodiesterase type 4 inhibitor (PDE4i). This function helps provide Kanna with reported nootropic benefits inclusive of focus, motivation, and mild energy. There are many reports of Kanna promoting a “euphoric” effect.

Based on available reports and studies, Kanna is said to be both calming and stimulating. Low to moderate amounts are reported to promote an uplifting effect, while higher amounts are reported to promote a sedative and relaxing effect.