For example, the finalists for the Editors Choice Award at SupplySide West 2014 health ingredient exposition, Passionflower Herbal Supplement from Twinlabs Alvita (tracked under herbal/traditional sleeping aids), Taki Mai From South Pacific Elixirs Inc, Serenum from Lisan and ZemBright Mood Plus from Healthy Directions feature plant-sourced ingredients, ranging from the relatively common to trendier ingredients like Kava and Zembrin (an extract from the southern African Sceletium
tortuosum, an herbaceous bush commonly referred to as Kanna).
Zembrin, from PLT Health Solutions, is the first patented, standardized and clinically studied extract of a specific cultivar of Sceletium
But could Zembrin [R], a patented extract of the herb Sceletium
tortuosum, traditionally used by the San and Khoi peoples of Southern Africa as an analgesic, antispasmodic, sedative, tonic and mood elevator, give conventional medications and existing herbal alternatives a run for their money?
Hirst says that the succulent Sceletium
species, which is available as a snuff, has psychoactive properties if combined with a stimulant such as the leaves of Catha edulis (Khat), a tree which grows in the Storm Shelter area.
Sutherlandia Frutescens, known in South Africa as Cancer Bush, and Sceletium
Tortuosum, a plant with recorded usage dating back to the 1600s, are now available through the Los Angeles based importer.
Badmaev, of American Medical Holdings, noted the stamina-building properties of Sceletium
Zembrin (patented, standardized and clinically studied extract of an elite selection of Sceletium
tortuosum, also known as kanna), and Synapsa (patented, standardized form of Bacopa monnieri): In March of this year, PLT Health Solutions, Inc.
A standardized, characterized and patented botanical extract from the Sceletium
tortuosum herb, Zembrin's unique composition is based on more than 300 years of documented indigenous use and has been developed for modern use in conjunction with recognized representatives of the indigenous knowledge-holders, the South African San Council, said PL Thomas' Barbara Davis, PhD, RD, director of medical and scientific affairs.
Flowerman said, is the patented Zembrin ingredient, the first standardized and clinically studied extract of an elite selection of Sceletium
tortuosum, which is known by the San people of South Africa as "Kanna.
Zembrin is the world's first patented, standardized and clinically studied extract of Sceletium
tortuosum, according to the companies.
Tortuosum: From Africa, this amazing botanical is purported to be 10x's more powerful than St.
A new ingredient that has yet to catch on, but that we believe will grow is Sceletium
tortusum, a plant used for centuries in South Africa as a mood enhancer, relaxant and empathogen (induce feelings of empathy)," said the company's Mr.