IBOGA FACING EXTINCTION? IS THE SHORTAGE OF IBOGAINE BECOMING A PERMANENT PROBLEM?
In 2009 the I Begin Again organization announced the news of a worldwide shortage of Ibogaine to select audiences in the industry. Since this announcement, the last generations of tabernathe iboga have been harvested without allowing for the growth of new trees. Iboga faces true extinction in our lifetime, possibly within the next ten years.
A growth of Ibogaine treatment centers in the west as well as the growth of the Bwiti movement in Africa, which uses the plant in rituals, is behind this possible extinction. In an attempt to compensate for the reduction of resources many treatment centers have turned to a semi-synthetic version of Ibogaine. Derived from voacanga, this version of the drug leads to stomach irritation and brief episodes of tachycardia, or increased heartbeat at rest.
Although tabernanthe iboga can be harvested partially to allow for conservation of the species, this method is rarely used. Our mission at Envision Recovery is to preserve the future of tabernanthe iboga by planting trees and sustainably harvesting them.
Envision Recovery vows to never use semi-synthetically processed Ibogaine; instead we will celebrate the use of organically extracted Ibogaine from tabernanthe iboga, sustainably harvesting tabernanthe iboga for the generations to come.
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