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INGREDIENT OVERVIEW: KANNA

Mental and cognitive enhancement is quickly becoming one of the biggest trends in the supplement industry. After the release of the movie Limitless, countless people have been searching for NZT, or a viable replacement. Unfortunately, there isn’t yet a drug that can enhance cognitive abilities to the degree depicted in the movie. However, there are several herbs that can enhance your natural mental capacity. One of those herbs is Kanna, otherwise known as Sceletium Tortuosum. Keep reading to see why we choose to use Kanna in Bacchus (click here for Bacchus info), our newest Neuro Manager.


HOW DOES KANNA WORK?


Two key components of Kanna are mesembrine and mesembrenone. They are both PDE4 Inhibitors. Not to be confused with PDE5 Inhibitors (Viagra, Cilas, Levitra, etc.), they have strong pro-cognitive effects. Including long-term memory improvement. Your long-term memory works by storing, and categorizing, short term memories through the hippocampus. Once this process is completed (sometimes it takes several times), you form a memory, and the rest is history. 

NEURO-PROTECTIVE


A breakdown in the memory storage process is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. However, new research is showing a correlation with these two cognitive disorders and plaque deposits in the brain. These plaque deposits destroy the brain in several ways, most noticeably through inflammation and decreased blood flow. PDE4 Inhibitors have strong neuro-protective qualities, such as protecting the brain from hypoxic and inflammatory damage.

KANNA HELPS WITH ENDURANCE


Kanna has been used for centuries to help with endurance. The San hunters and gatherers used Kanna to help with their hunting trips. They used Kanna to endure the heat of the Kalahari Desert, and to help prevent dehydration. It also gave them the ability to stay calm and vigilant during periods of high stress. Modern day users of Kanna have found the herb to increase endurance, help prevent muscle cramps, and provide an analgesic effect that can allow athletes to train, and compete, beyond their pain threshold.

SOCIAL EUPHORIANT


You might be the smartest individual in the world, but what happens when you can’t communicate your ideas to others? Your world-changing ideas will remain in your head forever. However, Kanna can help you communicate better. Kanna helps to calm your mind when you are in social settings. This calmness can lead to greater confidence, and a greater bonding experience with those individuals. Kanna has been known to be one of the best “ice-breaking” herbs available (dating, presentations, sales, etc.).

SO WHY DO YOU NEED KANNA IN YOUR LIFE?


Kanna just might be the most potent neuro-enhancing herb available. Not only does it help with calming and relaxing the brain, it has strong neuro-protecting properties. Add in the athletic, memory, and social euphoriant improving potential, and Kanna should be one of your go-to, daily supplements.

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