Have you ever gotten off opioids before and felt a cloud of depression hanging over you? I sure have, along with countless others. But fortunately, there are plenty of ways to treat opioid withdrawal depression.
In this article, you’re going to learn about one of these methods.
What is it?
I’m glad you asked…
Answer==> By smoking some good ole’ South African Kanna.
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South African Kanna Overview
Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent plant commonly found in South Africa. Kanna has been used by South African pastoralists and hunter-gatherers as a mood-altering substance since prehistoric times.
Kanna is a natural serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which means that it increases serotonin levels in the body.
Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter than induces emotional relaxation.
Here are the main effects produced by Kanna:
- Elevates mood
- Decreases anxiety, stress, and tension
My Kanna Experience
I had never even heard of Kanna powder before visiting the Top Extracts website…but I’m sure glad I know about it now.
The Top Extracts South African Kanna Powder is very fresh and of granular size.
It contains high alkaloid concentrations of mesmbrine, mesembrenone, and tortuosamine.
When I first tried the Kanna powder, I took a teaspoon in a glass of water, and I didn’t feel anything from it.
Then I remembered that sometimes serotonin reuptake inhibitors take a week or longer of daily use before you start to feel the effects.
Many years ago, I was taking Paxil CR, a prescription medicine that is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
It took at least a week to notice some effects, and two weeks before I could really feel the effects.
When it peaked, I felt great, but those pleasant effects wore off after a few months, and the side effects became unbearable, so I stopped taking it.
Okay back to my Kanna experience…
I read online that the best way to feel the Kanna effects powerfully and quickly is to smoke it.
So that’s what I did.
I went to a smoke shop, bought a $10 glass pipe, some screens, and a lighter, then went home to smoke some Kanna powder.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I felt so amazing.
Not high, but just a great mood-uplifting and relaxing feeling.
The serotonin increase in my brain was very noticeable.
I became extremely empathetic and happy, and blissful… and it’s no wonder because Kanna powder is an empathogen.
Empathogens, also known as entactogens, are a class of psychoactive drugs that produce experiences of:
- Emotional communion
- Emotional openness (empathy or sympathy)
How To Use Kanna
Unless you’re on an SSRI, in which case it could cause Serotonin Syndrome if you combined the two.
Additionally, don’t use Kanna if you’re on any other drug that is contraindicated with SSRI’s.
If cannabis is legal where you live, you can also sprinkle Kanna powder on your cannabis, as this has a synergistic and pleasant effect, and using cannabis for opiate withdrawal has been shown in studies to be very effective.
But if weed makes you paranoid then “Just Say No” and only use the Kanna.
How much Kanna to smoke?
Start off by taking one little hit… like super small.
If you don’t get any adverse reactions, you can smoke more.
Smoke Kanna powder throughout the day and evening to help alleviate the depression induced by opioid withdrawal.
Combing Kanna with an Opiate Withdrawal Supplement
Using Kanna for opiate withdrawal depression can work wonders… but it only relieves a small portion of the symptoms. It doesn’t help with gastrointestinal upset, sweating, hot and cold flashes, nausea, or exhaustion.
That’s why it’s important to use other natural supplements combined with Kanna.
There is a powerful Opiate Withdrawal Supplement that contains a synergistic blend of all the supplements you need to feel better fast after detoxing from opioids.
If I ever had to get off opioids again, you can be sure that I would be ordering a 30-day supply of this stuff to ease my symptoms!!!
- After a person gets off opioids, they feel horrible, and one of the symptoms that linger on for weeks to months is depression.
- One way to treat the opioid withdrawal depression is to use South African Kanna, as it’s a natural serotonin reuptake inhibitor, meaning it increases serotonin levels in the brain.
- Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps a person feel emotionally relaxed, calm, and happy.
- The best way to use Kanna is to smoke it, and the powder is fine so you need to use a screen in the pipe.
- Kanna can help with opioid withdrawal depression, anxiety, and insomnia, but it doesn’t help with all of the other symptoms, so it’s more beneficial to use with an Opiate Withdrawal Supplement that can treat the other symptoms.
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