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Acute Effects of Sceletium Tortuosum

Acute Effects of Sceletium Tortuosum a Dual 5-HT Reuptake and PDE4 Inhibitor, in the Human Amygdala and its Connection to the Hypothalamus David Terburg1,2,5, Supriya Syal2,3,5, Lisa A Rosenberger¹, Sarah Heany², Nicole Phillips², Nigel Gericke4, Dan J Stein² and Jack van Honk1,2 ¹Department of Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands²Department

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Moving beyond Hoodia

Moving beyond Hoodia Sceletium & devil’s Claw bring focus back to Africa Do exotic plants from Africa offer the alluring promise of improved health for consumers in the developed world? You betcha. With long histories of usage by indigenous peoples, many of these plants have documented and attractive me­dicinal properties

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Depressed? Six Points to Think About

DEPRESSED? SIX POINTS TO THINK ABOUT Feeling sad every now and then is a fundamental part of the human experience, especially during difficult or trying times. But, persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, disinterest . . . in people and activities once enjoyed may be symptoms of depression. Depression is

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Sceletium Tortuosum, Doctor Prescribed and Stress

Sceletium Tortuosum, Doctor Prescribed and Stress Though in modern times stress gets a bad rap, back in the day stress actually served a purpose, to protect us. It geared us up for any potentially harmful situation. When we were threatened our adrenal system started pumping and we become hyper vigilant—acutely

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What is Forskolin?

What is Forskolin? Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskohlii). This plant has been for centuries to treat cardio disorders (high blood pressure, angina, chest pains . . .) as well as asthma, allergies and skin conditions; (eczema, psoriasis) as well as

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Sceletium Tortuosum Loneliness and Isolation

Sceletium Tortuosum Loneliness and Isolation Loneliness is a complex and mostly unpleasant emotional response to isolation. It is a perception of feeling alone, a state of mind caused by unwanted feelings of emptiness. Though a universal emotion, loneliness is unique to all of us. Isolation and loneliness are not the

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