Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is an African plant that is considered a natural plant antidepressant. It positively affects the mood and mental well-being, reduces stress and has adaptogenic properties. The above-ground parts of Kanna contain a significant number of unique alkaloids, which include mesembrine and its derivatives. They demonstrate the ability to inhibit the reuptake of neurotransmitters, especially serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. In addition, they may limit the PDE-4 activity, which increases the cAMP concentration in cells.
Kanna-based supplements are recommended especially for people struggling with mild depressive disorders, anxiety and low self-esteem. They can also be helpful in case of sleep problems. They work well during periods of excessive exposure of the body to stressors.
Supplements in this category have a beneficial effect on memory and cognitive functions. It is worth reaching for them when we experience a decrease in motivation, difficulty in focusing or slowing the pace of learning.
Studies show that depending on the origin of the plant, its biochemical profile may differ, and thus its properties will be different. We warn against buying dried Kanna from uncertain sources. We encourage you to take advantage of our offer, where you will find safe and tested supplements based on Kanna. We especially recommend the patented extract of Sceletium tortuosum, known under the trade name Zembrin®.