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 tortuosum
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?
It had a brief mention of this South African plant, Sceletium tortuosum, and although there was not a lot of detail about its effect, it was all very intriguing.
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 tortuosum
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.
Some are: Sceletium Tortuosum
, Aloe Ferox, Hartogiella