When we made McNab’s SuperChill we went back in Africa’s history and formulated a drink that uses the relaxing power of nature to help you cope with crazy days.
Growing only in a small arid region of Southern Africa, Sceletium aka Kanna, Channa, Canna, Kougoed, Kauwgoed and Tortuose Fig Marigold is a tiny ground-cover succulent that has been used and revered by the San (Bushmen) and Khoikhoi(Hottentot) people. This amazing plant has formed part of the continent for longer than history records. It’s legacy, which they have lovingly stewarded since ancient times, is their gift to us, and a gift who’s timing for the needs of the world today is perfect.
Sceletium has incredible human benefits that are just beginning to be realized, including being the most effective model anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) agent known to man. It also acts as a highly effective and benign natural antidepressant (having both serotonin releasing and reuptake inhibiting effects).Other benefits are:
Other benefits are:
Sceletium is an excellent broad-spectrum mood enhancing and emotion-mediating herb. It integrates mind, emotion, and body and allows for deep bodily and mental relaxation. It calms obsessive thinking, is emotionally grounding and supports the freer expression of thought, feeling, and speech. It is altogether healing on the psyche and the heart and engenders a profound integration of mind, body and emotion.
There is no better natural mood enhancer than Sceletium – let’s just say it! Much more effective than commonly used botanicals such as St. John’s Wort, Rhodiola, Ginkgo Biloba, Mucuna, Valerian, Gotu Kola, Kava, Passiflora, and L-Theanine etc, which while all usable, do not have the directness and reliability of action that Sceletium does. Sceletium greatly enhances serotonin function in the brain (more than any other herb known) and does so more effectively than L-Tryptophan, 5-HTP, and Griffonia (without causing the drowsiness that is often associated with these serotonin precursors).
Nearly all clinical anti-depressants prescribed these days are of the SSRI-class (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) and sometimes of the SDRI-class (Serotonin-Dopamine Re-uptake Inhibitors). Their primary mode of action is to increase serotonin in the brain, and this does, of course, happen to a degree, but the side-effects, which are very well documented, are universally unpleasant, undesired and best avoided. Sceletium accomplishes its action primarily by being an SRA (a Serotonin Releasing Agent), coupled with a small amount of SSRI activity. Releasing agents, in general, have always been found to be more effective, balanced, humanly profound and in harmony with natural neuronal function than Re-Uptake Inhibitors (which are nearly always problematic). In addition, there are none of the harsh side-effects of chemical SSRIs.
The scourge of modern living… there are few who do not suffer from the stress that comes from information overload, complexity, time scarcity and the necessary multitasking we must all engage to survive in the busy world we now live in. A key to managing stress with aplomb is calmness and the ability to be grounded and centered in the midst of the storm of our modern lives. Sceletium, allows us to take a breath and see the world from a more spacious vantage, and thus use what would otherwise be “stressful”, as energy and inspiration.
Aside from increasing melatonin levels as a consequence of enhanced serotonin function, Kanna is simply a profound, if not the most profound, relaxer of body and mind. And this state of relaxation greatly supports falling asleep and remaining asleep. In addition, there is anecdotal evidence of a decrease in both muscle cramps and night sweats.
For those involved in yoga practice, whether as advanced students or beginners, Sceletium will be found to be a very useful ally. Because of Sceletium’s combined actions of relaxing and releasing the fascia, as well as allowing a more body-centered awareness altogether, yogis will find more presence in their ability to enter into and stably hold asanas. And as the fascia, and therefore the entire body structure is softened and opened by Sceletium. The poses that are held will be able to more consistently transform the dynamic structure of the body over time. Depth of breathing is also enhanced by Sceletium, so pranayama practice will be deepened.
So go on, let McNab’s SuperChill help you stay calm but still let you perform under pressure.