Catalogue The Contents of this Catalogue
This catalogue contains the wide range of our products, available through Sirius > Products. We have put the productsinto one of the following categories, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you are looking for:
ECSTACY: 100% Herbal, Natural, Safe and Legal!!!!
MOOD SUPPLEMENTS (Smart Pills & Capsules)
GUARANA BOTANICAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
MAGIC HERBS, PURE by Sirius > Products®
MAGIC HERBS, MIXED by Sirius > Products®
These categories are preceded by background information on the products in this category. For instance, ‘GUARANA DRINKSAND FOOD’ is preceded by information on its history and its botanical background. Quite thorough is the background information on ‘SMART PRODUCTS’. We look at the properties and functions of numerousvitamins, minerals, amino acids and chemical substances within the body, like neurotransmitters and enzymes.
In the back of the catalogue you can find a thorough explanation of MAO-inhibitors. A generic term for all those substances thatinhibit the MAO enzyme, that is produced within your body. This is very important information; for it refers to substances that arepresent in certain herbs, plants and herbal extracts that form the base of a number of our products. It concerns products of thefollowing categories: ‘ECSTASY: 100% Natural, Legal and Safe’, ‘NATURAL SPEED’, and APHRODISIACS.
We would like to emphasize that this catalogue does not contain any medicinal drugs. If you are dealing with any physical ormental problems, you should consult a specialist (e.g. a doctor or a psychiatrist). Our products should only be used as a dietarysupplement or for pleasure. MAGIC MUSHROOMS GROWKITS;
These Magic Mushroom Growkits by Sirius>Products are top-quality growkits and they’re very easy to use. When treated right,these growkits can yield up to 250(!) grams of fresh Stropharia Cubensis (e.g “Mexican Mushroom”). Especially when used incombination with “The Propagator” results can be astonishing! The Propagator is a special tray in wich the ideal circumstances forthis fungi can be imitated. The Sirius> growkits are including a manual that explains exactly what to do. ECSTASY: 100% Herbal, Natural, Safe and Legal!!!!!
We would like to start this section with two of the three real brain-invaders made by Sirius> Products. The two following ones arereal mind blowing natural ecstasies: Eclipse® and Kryptonite®. The third one is a powerful natural speed and can therefore befound in the section on herbal speeds, and named: the Force®. Both Eclipse® and the Force® contain sida cordifolia; Kryptonite®contains sida acuta. These related plants are both native to the tropical and subtropical areas of India. The active substances ofthis plant include a few phenylthylamines, like ephedrine and a few tryptamines. The chemical structure is somewhat similar tothat of adrenaline (epinephrine), only ephedrine, unlike adrenaline, is also effective when taken orally. For this reason, ephedrineacts as an upper. Especially highly concentrated extracts act quite similar to amphetamines like speed This is not surprising, forspeed was discovered as scientists were searching for the formula for a synthetic version of ephedrine. Presently, a syntheticversion of ephedrine does exist, only it is not tolerated (digested) as well as natural ephedrine by many. VOYAGER® (4 capsules) Voyager®is a spectacular new formula in the range of herbal ecstasies. Voyager® consists of a revolutionary new formula that will change your notion of a ‘herbal ecstasy’ for ever. The unique feature of Voyager® is the synergistically blend of the extract of the Sida Cordifolia plant and the vitamins and amino acids together. Because of this, the effect of Voyager will result in the perfect balance between energy and total euphoria. Never before did a ‘herbal ‘ come this close to the effect of its chemical counterparts, as does Voyager. The only difference is that Voyager® is 100% natural, safe and legal! Voyager® is being manufactured under the strict supervision of specialists. Voyager® contains 4 capsules. 1 Capsule already gives you a warm euphoric sensation and 2 will provide the full on Voyager®-effect. Do not underestimate its strength and start out with 1 to test your response. We wish you an unforgettable journey! Warning: Do not use in case of pregnancy or when nursing. Voyager® should not be used when taking MAO-inhibitors, anti- depressants or ephedrine containing prescription drugs. Persons with a heart condition, high blood pressure, diabetes, a prostrate disorder or Phenylketonurica should not take this product. Discontinue use immediately in case of nervousness, sleeplessness, reduced appetite, tremor or heart palpitations. Always consult a physician in case of doubt! Contains: 4 capsules (2-4 doses). Each capsule contains: 450mg. Sida Cordifolia extract, 10mg. St. Johnsworth extract, 50mg. L-Tyrosine, 50mg. Aminoacid-derivate,10mg. Nicotineacid, 10mg. Pyridoxal-5-fosfaat. ECLIPSE® (4 capsules) The herbal Space Invader; You won’t believe your brain! Eclipse® is a classic product in the range of ‘smart candy’. It produces an entirely different effect from the existing natural ecstasies that are based on ephedra. Eclipse is designed especially for the ‘party hardies’. Eclipse® is ‘The Herbal Space Invader’. Its’ effects can best be described as a mix of the effects of ‘E’ end ‘C’. However, after the effects of Eclipse® wear of, you will not get the notorious feeling of being burned out. Eclipse® is a strong upper. It will give you a great buzz: a feeling of being exited and tingly all over your body. Take 1 capsule for a nice euphoric feeling and 2 for the total ‘Space Invasion’. Do not underestimate its effects and start out with only 1 capsule to test your response. Contains: 4 capsules (2-4 doses). Each capsule contains 500 mg of Sida Cordifolia extract (10%) in a base of malodextrin and magnesium stearate; 25mg of Pyroglutamic acid; 50mg of L-glutamic acid; 50mg of L-Tyrosine; 25 mg of L-glutamic acid; 25mg of Phosphatidylcholine; 100mg of Spirulina microalgae and 4mg of Pyridoxine. Warning: Do not use if pregnant or nursing, suffering high blood pressure or a heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, an enlarged prostate gland. Phenylketonuretics should not take this product. Do not combine with alcohol, MAO-inhibitors (see listing MAO-inhibitors) or any prescription drugs. Do not drive motorized vehicles or operate machines after taking Eclipse. Kryptonite® (4 capsules) Fly like a bird, Thunder like a train, Feel like a rocket! Kryptonite® is a product that, when it was introduced, shook the world of herbal ecstasies. It distinguishes itself from all the other alternatives for the ‘Love pill’ of the 90’s by its unique composition of substances that work synergistically to produce an effect that is unbelievably close to the real thing from the early years. Kryptonite® gives you a super dose of energy, a Fantastic and excited high and tingles all over. Moreover Kryptonite® has a mind-altering (psychedelic) effect. Take 1 capsule for a warm euphoric sensation, 2 capsules will provide the full super-Kryptonite®-effect. Do not underestimate the strength of Kryptonite® and start out with one capsule to test your response. Contains: 4 capsules (2-4 doses). Each capsule contains: 350mg Sida Acuta extract (10% standardized); 100mg Rivea corymbosa seeds (powdered); 100 Maytenus Ehrifolia extract; 25 mg Phenylalanine; 25mg L-Tyrosine; 12,5mg Pyroglutamine. Warning: Do not use if pregnant or nursing, suffering high blood pressure or a heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, an enlarged prostate gland. . Phenylketonuretics should not take this product. Do not combine with alcohol, MAO-inhibitors (see listing MAO-inhibitors) or any prescription drugs. Do not drive motorized vehicles or operate machines after taking Kryptonite. STIMULATOR® (4 capsules) The Lovevibrator Stimulator is an outstanding newcomer in the field of “smartcandies”. Its effect is totally new and especially designed for party lovers. Stimulator® is “The Lovevibrator”. Its effect can best be described as a synergy of euphoric energy and sexual excitement. Stimulator® is a very strong upper. It provides you with a feeling of warmth and sensuality and a tingly feeling flowing throughout your whole body. Stimulator® contains four capsules. Take one capsule for a nice euphoric feeling and two capsules for the full on “Lovevibration”. Never underestimate the effects. It is advisable to start with one capsule only, to test your response. Contains: 175mg. Sida Cordifolia extract (6% standardised), 75mg Yohimbe extract (8% standarised), 2,5 mg bioperine, 25mg L- Arginine, 25mg L-Tyrosine, 40mg natriumpangamaat. Warning: STIMULATOR® is a nutritional supplement and should used as such. STIMULATOR® does not make any health claims. Usage, other than indicated, is not recommended and entirely at your own risk! KEEP OUT OF REACH FROM CHILDREN. Do not use in case of pregnancy or when nursing. STIMULATOR® should not be used when you taking MAO- inhibitors, anti-depressants or ephedrine containing prescription drugs. Persons with a heart condition, high blood pressure, diabetes a prostate disorder or herpes should not take this product. Do not combine STIMULATOR® with heavy physical exercise. Do not drive motorized vehicles or operate machines after taking STIMULATOR®. Discontinue use immediately in case of nervousness, sleeplessness, reduced appetite, and tremor or heart palpitations. Always consult a physician in case of doubt! EXITER® (4 capsules) E-xpect the un-E-xpected; Get E-xited, the only difference: it’s 100% natural!!! A powerful, natural stimulant, mild aphrodisiac and euphoric blast of energy. This strong upper gives you shivers up and down the spine. Take 1 or a maximum of 2 capsules for a euphoric amphetamine like sensation. The ephedrine is 1oo% natural and extracted from the Chinese ephedra plant, also known as ma huang. Side effects: Do not use if pregnant or nursing, suffering high blood pressure or a heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, an enlarged prostate gland. Do not combine with alcohol, MAO-inhibitors (see listing MAO-inhibitors) or any prescription drugs. Fast Forward® (4 or 10 tablets) Getting uplifted, keep coming up strong! The next morning you’ll feel great, for it also rewinds you smoothly. This natural upper, tingling stimulant, euphoriant and aphrodisiac is the perfect formula for a safe, buzzing energy night. This formula has been developed and is produced by Sirius > Products®, and has soon become one of our most popular products. Each tablet contains ma huang (ephedrine), guarana, fo ti tien and gotu kola. It is available in boxes of 10 and sachets of 4 caplets. A dose is 3 to 4 caplets. Since each person is different, you should start out with 2 only and test your response. Side effects: Do not use if pregnant, lactating, suffering high blood pressure or a heart condition, or if taking MAO-inhibitors. Do not combine with other stimulants, medicines or excessive alcohol consumption. Not fit for those who are extremely sensitive to caffeine or ma huang (ephedra). Do not take more than 6 tablets within 24 hours. Horn-E® (10 tablets) More dance, better sex For long, hot nights filled with passion. This natural ecstasy was designed by Sirius > Products®. It contains extracts of yohimbe bark and ma huang (ephedra). It also contains ascorbic acid (vit. C), which was added to increase and improve the effects of yohimbe. The extract of yohimbe bark is the most important ingredient. It is taken from the African yohimbe trees. Several West African tribes use the yohimbe bark as a holy sacrament for weddings and other rituals. Yohimbin, the active ingredient of the
bark, is one of the most popular aphrodisiacs in the world, that has even been recognized by established science, who are usually very reluctant to recognize any aphrodisiac. Yohimbin, or medicine on a yohimbin base, are often prescribed as a remedy for impotence, but even the more ‘potent’ among us will feel how it fuels their sexual pleasure with extra sparks. In man it can extend the erection(s) and several men and women have reported that yohimbe increases their orgasms in number and/or intensity. We combined this potent aphrodisiac with ma huang to double the pleasure and to increase your stamina. Horn-E® will give you a warm sensations that flow trough the body and find their way to your body’s extremes until you shiver with pleasure. It intensifies every touch or stroke. One dose equals 2 to 4 capsules, depending on how sensitive you are to the substance. The maximum dose is 6 tablets. If you take a small dose of Horn-E® (1 or 2 tablets) during two days and you take a large dose of two to 4 (max. 6) on the third day you will obtain the maximum effect. Side effects: People who have a kidney a heart condition, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure or laboured ventilation, and women who are pregnant or lactating should not take this product. Horn-E® inhibits the MAO-enzyme; do not combine with other MAO-inhibitors prescription drugs, narcotics, amphetamines or other stimulants or with tyramine containing foods (see listing MAO inhibitors). Do not combine with excessive alcohol consumption. People who are sensitive to caffeine and/or ma huang (ephedrine) should not take this product. LIQUID E® Over 30 ingredients; mix it, drink it, feel it. Liquid E works as a powerful and pleasant upper, a euphoriant and an aphrodisiac; in other words: its a turbo-buzz! That is what makes us so proud to say that this successful formula is developed and produced by Sirius > Products®. Among many other herbs and spices and other natural substances this buzzing drink contains guarana, ma huang, ginko biloba, bissy nut (=cola nut), ginseng, liquorice, and ascorbic and citric acid. Side effects: Do not take if pregnant or lactating, suffering from depression, psychoses hypertension, a heart or long condition or when taking MAO-inhibitors. Do not use in combination with other stimulants, medicine or lots of alcohol. Not fit for those who are extremely sensitive to caffeine, or ma huang. HERBAL SPEED The FORCE® (4 capsules of 750mg Sida Cordifolia extract: 2-4 doses) Use the Force. The Force is the latest in the range of natural speeds. It is a new formula that is on the extract of a sida cordifolia plant and not on ephedra, the basis for most other similar products that are now available on the market. The use of sida cordifolia makes that the Force is an extremely strong upper that provides you an exciting high and warm tingles up and down the spine. Take 1 capsule for a strong euphoric high and 2 for the maximum explosion of strength. Do not underestimate the effects and start with 1 capsule to test your own response. Contains: 4 capsules (2-4 doses). Each capsule contains 750mg of sida cordifolia extract (10% standardized). Warning: Do not use if pregnant or nursing, suffering high blood pressure or a heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, an enlarged prostate gland. Do not combine with alcohol, MAO-inhibitors (see listing MAO-inhibitors) or any prescription drugs. Do not drive motorized vehicles or operate machines after taking The Force®. BIONIX®; (6, 30 & 75 caps a 533 mg. Ephedra extract: 2-4 doses) Power To The People. One of Sirius’ bestsellers! An incredibly strong herbal energizer of pure ephedra, a plant that has ephedrine as its active ingredient. Ephedrine is a strong natural stimulant, energizer and an upper its effects could be compared to those of amphetamines. Side effects: Do not use if pregnant or nursing, suffering high blood pressure or a heart disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, an enlarged prostate gland, in combination with excessive amounts of alcohol or if taking MAO-inhibitors (see listing MAO-inhibitors) or any prescription drugs. Sexual Stimulants; Aphrodisiacs STIMULATOR® (4 capsules) The Lovevibrator.
Stimulator is an outstanding newcomer in the field of “smartcandies”. Its effect is totally new and especially designed for party lovers. Stimulator is “The Lovevibrator”. Its effect can best be described as a synergy of euphoric energy and sexual excitement. Stimulator is a very strong upper. It provides you with a feeling of warmth and sensuality and a tingly feeling flowing throughout your whole body. Stimulator conbtains four capsules. Take one capsule for a nice euphoric feeling andtwo capsules for the full-on “Lovevibration”. Never underestimate the effects. It is advisable to start with one capsule only, to test your response. Ingrediënts per capsule: 175mg. Sida Cordifolia extract (6% standarised), 75mg Yohimbe extract (8% standarised), 2,5 mg bioperine, 25mg L-Arginine, 25mg L-Tyrosine, 40mg natriumpangamaat. HORN-E® (10 tablets) More dance, better sex For long, hot nights filled with passion. This natural ecstasy was designed by Sirius > Products®. It contains ectracts of yohimbe bark and ma huang (ephedra). It also contains ascorbic acid (vit. C), which was added to increase and improve the effects of yohimbe. The extract of yohimbe bark is the most important ingredient. It is taken from the African yohimbe trees. Several West African tribes use the yohimbe bark as a holy sacrament for weddings and other rituals. Yohimbin, the active ingredient of the bark, is one of the most popular aphrodisiacs in the world, that has even been recognized by established science, who are usually very reluctant to recognize any aphrodisiac. Yohimbin, or medicine on a yohimbin base, are often prescribed as a remedy for impotence, but even the more ‘potent’ among us will feel how it fuels their sexual pleasure with extra sparks. In man it can extend the erection(s) and several men and women have reported that yohimbe increases their orgasms in number and/or intensity. We combined this potent aphrodisiac with ma huang to double the pleasure and to increase your stamina. Horn-E® will give you a warm sensations that flow trough the body and find their way to your body’s extremes until you shiver with pleasure. It
intensifies every touch or stroke. One dose equals 2 to 4 capsules, depending on how sensitive you are to the substance. Themaximum dose is 6 tablets. If you take a small dose of Horn-E® (1 or 2 tablets) during two days and you take a large dose of twoto 4 (max. 6) on the third day you will obtain the maximum effect. Side effects: People who have a kidney a heart condition,hypothyroidism, high blood pressure or laboured ventilation, and women who are pregnant or lactating should not take thisproduct. Horn-E® inhibits the MAO-enzyme; do not combine with other MAO-inhibitors prescription drugs, narcotics,amphetamines or other stimulants or with tyramine containing foods (see listing MAO inhibitors). Do not combine with excessivealcohol consumption. People who are sensitive to caffeine and/or ma huang (ephedrine) should not take this product. MOOD SUPPLEMENTS
In this catalogue, more to the back, you will find more detailed information on the substances present in these products, in achapter titled ‘BACKGROUND INFORMATION’. Remedy®: After All (12 capsules) For mental and physical recovery from a night of smoking, drinking and other forms of unhealthy pleasure. These capsules contain a It contains a wide range of carefully mixed vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Many of these ingredients are antioxidants and free radical scavengers that reduce the negative effects of poisonous substances, like nicotine and alcohol, speeding up recovery the next day. Use/dosage: Take 4 capsules at the end of the night, before going to sleep. Side effects: These capsules contain vitamin B3, or niacin. Some people may experience a temporary flush from vitamin B3. This never lasts very long and is completely harmless. If you don’t like to have this flush, you can reduce it by taking the capsules on a full stomach and/or by taking the capsules in stages instead of all four at once (2 before going out, and two afterwards). After-E For mental and physical recovery from chemical XTC. Contains: L-tryptophan*, L-tyrosine*(see: Amino Acids), and vitamin B6*. After-C For mental and physical recovery from cocaine. Contains: L-tyrosine*(see: Amino Acids), Vitamin C* (Ascorbic acid) and B6* (pyridoxine). D-Stress® Natural prozac alternative > relaxes body and soul > 1 box = 21 caps = 7 doses.
Contains: kava-kava, vitamin C*, B1*, B3 *(niacin), B6*, Inositol* (muscle sugar), calcium and magnesium. This formula combinesthe relaxing calming qualities of kava kava, with a supplement of the vitamins, necessary in order to maintain a good immunesystem during times of stress, and the long lasting physical energy provided by inositol (without increasing the insulin level). The Mooddoctor® The Mood Doctor is the latest ‘moodsupplement’, by Sirius> products. The main ingredient of this revolutionary formula is 5- Hydroxytryptofaan, an amino acid that in the brain is directly being turned into serotonin. To this ingredient has been added a powerful extract of St. Johnsworth, which increases the serotonin-level in the blood even more. The blend of these two ingredients makes The Mood Doctor a true ‘serotonin-bomb’. So if you are feeling down, languid or depressed, take The Mood Doctor and discover that soon you’ll feel much more alive and cheerful. Furthermore, The Mood Doctor is ideal for people who experience problems with sleeping. Take 4 capsules of The Mood Doctor just before you go to bed and you’ll sleep deep and calm. Warning: Stimulator is a nutritional supplement and should only be used as such. Stimulator does not make any health claims. Usage, other than indicated, is not recommended and
entirely at your own risk! Keep out of reach from children! Do not use in case of pregnancy or when nursing. Anyone using MAO- inhibitors or other antidepressants should consult their physician before using 5-HTP. Contains: 30 capsules. Contains: 5-OH-Tryptofaan, 50mg; pyridoxal-5-fosfaat,10 mg; St. Johnsworth extract, 10mg; inositol-hexa-nicotinaat, 67 mg; magnesium hydroxide, 122 mg; calcium citraat, 356 mg. Use/Dosage: Take 1 to 4 capsules per day with water or soda. The facts on: Guarana Botanical and Historical background The Guarana plant is a woody climbing plant that grows in the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It has yellow flowers that turn into fruits each carrying three nutty brown seeds. These guarana seeds are dried and roasted for six hours before they can be used. Indian tribes of the Amazon basin have been using guarana for many centuries. The Quarami tribe, for instance, used it to fight bowel complaints, and the Maues always have and still do benefit from its potent therapeutic properties. Many South American natives harden guarana powder and turn it into an eatable rod. They carry these rods around and nibble on them, whenever they need a substitute for food. Many Indians are capable of travelling as long as two or three days in a row, with the guarana rod as their source of energy!!! Nutritional qualities Guarana is a high-energy source that is used to increase alertness, fights fatigue, control appetite, ease muscle cramps and calm nervous tension, and it is an excellent mood elevator. Guarana is also used as an aphrodisiac and as a tonic against hangovers and menstrual pains.
The active ingredient of the seeds, called guaranin, is almost identical to caffeine. The percentage of guaranin (caffeine) in aguarana seed is about 4-5%, which is about three times as high as the caffeine content of normal coffee beans. However, unlikethe instant and addictive kick or a sudden feeling of anxiety that caffeine may result into, guarana is absorbed by the body muchmore gradually. That is why, compared to a beverage containing caffeine, the stimulating effect of a guarana beverage lasts twiceas long and is much more relaxing. Moreover it does not cause stomach and bowel complaints (e.g. cramps) like caffeine maycause. GUARANA CAPS ‘N POWDERS Guarana pur A strong energizer of 100% pure guarana in powdered form (5gr. or 100 gr.). Mix two teaspoons in a glass of cold water, milk or juice. Guarana pur plus A strong and lasting energizer of powdered guarana, vitamins and the amino acids: phenylalanine* and taurine* (see list amino acids). Mix two teaspoons in a glass of cold water, milk or juice. (weight: 150gr.) Guarana caps A box of 100 guarana capsules(500mg a piece), convenient for those who spend a lot of their time traveling or who are always in a hurry. Guarana; Sirius> Products® (50 gr. of pure powdered guarana) (see: MAGIC HERBS by Sirius > Products®) MAGIC HERBS by Sirius > Products®
Let us first explain these two terms:º Alkaloids are the nitrogenous products of the plant’s metabolism. They are the natural organic bases of many green plants,characterized by their specific physiological action or toxicity. Usually, one plant contains not one but several, closely relatedalkaloids. The most famous examples of alkaloids are: ephedrine, strychnine, nicotine, codeine and morphine. º Lactones are a structural class of chemicals similar to alkaloids, thus bases of organisms characterized by their specificphysiological action or toxicity. Fo Ti Tien (= ho shou wu) (polygonum multiflorum) This Chinese herb is a tonic for the nervous system, the liver, the kidneys, blood and the blood vessels. First, we would like to specify exactly which plant we are referring to, for in the West, there seems to be some confusion about this plant. In China the name fo ti tien refers to a different plant than this one, namely: hydrocotyle asiatica menor. This plant is also available in Western countries, where, strangely enough, it is also called fo ti tien; somewhere in the past there must have been a Western herbalist who confused the two, leaving us with the mess. The plant that we are referring to here, polygonum multiflorum, is called ‘ho shou wu’ in China (are you still with us?). Luckily enough, this mix up is not such a big deal, because the properties of the hydrocotyle asiatica menor and the polygonum multiflorum are almost equal. Effects: It is a nerve tonic, a relaxant and a memory enhancer. Moreover it is a tonic for the liver, kidneys and blood (prevents blood clots and lowers blood pressure) and it strengthens the blood vessels. It is considered a rejuvenating tonic that increases fertility and sexual potency and improves the metabolism. Animal’s studies showed that it counteracts tumor growth. These effects only apply to long-term regular use of this product. Use/dosage: Boil in water for 10 minutes before drinking; 1 teaspoon, daily. Side effects: none Damiana (turnera diffusa or turnera aphrodisiaca) Family: Turneraceae The leaves of a shrub native to the tropical parts of America, can be smoked or made into a tea. It was well known among the Aztecs who used it as a tonic and a remedy for impotence. Active ingredients: the alkaloid damianien. Effects: It is a relaxant and a mild aphrodisiac that produces a marihuana-like high. Regular but moderate use has a tonic effect on the sexual organs and is said to regulate the hormonal balance in females. Dosage/use: Make tea by adding two heaping tablespoons of dried Damiana leaves to 1/2 liter of boiling water, and allow boiling for 15 min, or smoking from a pipe. Since the smoke is harsh on the lungs it is advisable to use a water pipe. Side effects: Frequent use and extremely high doses may be harmful to the liver. Ephedra (= Ephedra Sinica or Ma Huang)
Ma Huang* (Ephedra Sinica*), is the Chinese denomination of this plant that the Chinese have been using as a natural stimulant for over 5000 years. Active ingredient: ephedrine Effects: Ephedra works as an energizer and a stimulant; it produces a clear mind and increases stamina. The active ingredient of Ma Huang, ephedrine, has been proven to act as a natural energetic factor that turns body fat into heat, helping you to loose weight in a natural way. Finally, ephedrine has a relaxing effect on the airways, which makes it suitable for the treatment of asthma. Use/dosage: Put in water and leave to boil for 10 minutes before drinking; max. 1 teaspoon per person. Note that other products that contain much higher concentrations of efedrine are strong stimulants; they are not suitable for daily consumption in order to loose weight!! Side effects: May cause insomnia, raised blood pressure and or heart rate, anxiety, cold shivers. Ephedra inhibits the
MAO enzyme; do not combine it with other MAO inhibitors (see listing Mao inhibitors) (It is important to realize that certain otherproducts with a high ephedrine content are stimulants. These are pretty strong uppers that work very stimulating. They arecertainly not designed to be used as a dietary supplement to induce weight loss or to reduce the symptoms of asthma!!!!!!)
There are other types of ephedra plants that grow in other parts of the world. Some of them are the ingredients of certain products; therefore we would like to mention them also: Ephedra Nevadensis (=Mormon tea) This plant grows in the desserts in the south-western part of the USA. Its effects are similar to the Asian version, only milder. This plant, the Mormons use as a stimulant. To them, it is a good alternative to coffee, because their religion does not allow them to drink coffee. Ephedra Pachiclada Among other areas, this type of ephedra grows in Afghanistan. The people there put it in their milk and boil it before drinking it. Ephedra Distachya (Dutch: zeedruif) This is the European version. It acts similar but not as strong.
* For more information on ephedrine, see: ephedrine under Background Information on Nutritional Supplements -> OtherSubstances. Betelnoot(=Betel nut) (=piper betle) (Areca catechu) Family: Palmaceae (palm family) This is a large seed of the betel palm, a tall South Asian palm tree that can reach 20 meter in height. In Asia it is chewed in combination with roasted chalk, and sometimes with a few other herbs (chalk and saliva help to release the active substance). Millions of Asians enjoy this nut on a daily basis, just as much as we enjoy our coffee. Active ingredients: the alkaloid: arecoline. Effects: The active substance, arecoline, stimulates the nervous system: improves learning and thinking abilities. It increases respiration and decreases the workload of the heart. It is both an upper and a mild sexual stimulant. Adding a few drops of lemon juice to the powdered nut and keeping it in the mouth to mix it with saliva best release it. It is also chewed in combination with kava-kava. Use/dosage: add one teaspoon to a cup of coffee or hot chocolate or simply eat one teaspoon (with drops of lemon juice), leave it in the mouth for a while and wash it away with a drink. Side effects: very high doses may cause dizziness and diarrhoea; frequent use may lead to reddening of teeth and gums. Colanoot(=Kola nut or Cola nut) (cola nitida) Family: Sterculiaceae (cacao family) This is the seed of the cola acuminata tree that is native to Central Africa, but nowadays, it also grows in Jamaica, Brazil and India. It was once one of the two active ingredients of Coca-Cola (the other ingredient was the infamous coca); and according to American author W. Poundstone, cola nut still is one of the ingredients (the recipe of Coca-Cola is secret). It is certain that it can still be found in Pepsi-Cola. In Brazil it is traditionally used to make a beverage with and to heal minor cuts, and Jamaicans use it as an aphrodisiac. Active ingredients: caffeine, kolanin and theobromine Effects: Cola nut is an upper, a stimulant and a mild aphrodisiac and it stimulates the digestive tract and the combustion of body fats. Use/dosage: add one teaspoon to a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate milk. Side effects: may lead to restlessness or insomnia (comparable to the side effects of caffeine). Guarana(paullina cupana) Family: Sapindaceae These are the crushed, nutty seeds of the guarana plant, a woody climbing plant that grows in the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It has yellow flowers that turn into fruits each carrying three nutty brown seeds. Indian tribes of the amazon basin have been using guarana for many centuries. The Quarami tribe, for instance, used it to fight bowel complaints, and the Maues always have and still do benefit from its potent therapeutic properties. Many South
American natives harden guarana powder and turn it into an eatable rod. They carry these rods with them when they travel (sometimes for days) through the forests and nibble on them, whenever they need a substitute for food. Active ingredients: guaranin, theobromin, theofyllin
The main ingredient, guaranin, is almost identical to caffeine. One guarana seed has a guaranin content of about 4-5% ( +/-three times as high as the content of a normal coffee bean). Effects: Guarana is a high-energy source that is used to increase alertness, fights fatigue, control appetite, ease muscle cramps and calm nervous tension, and it is an excellent mood elevator. Guarana is also used as an aphrodisiac and as a tonic against hangovers and menstrual pains. The stimulating effect of a guarana beverage lasts twice as long and is much more relaxing than that of a caffeine drink. Unlike the instant and addictive kick or a sudden feeling of anxiety that caffeine may result into, the body absorbs guarana much more gradually. Unlike caffeine, it does not cause stomach and bowel complaints (e.g. cramps). Use/dosage: Add two teaspoons to a large glass of cold-water milk or juice. Side effects: Excessive use may lead to habituation, nervous tension or insomnia. Kava-Kava(piper methysticum) Family: piperaceae (pepper family) This is a tall shrub, native to the South Pacific islands, (the Hawaiian islands and New Guinea). The root pulp and lower stems are used to make hot tea or to put in a cold coconut or fruit drink. In the South Pacific kava-kava is also called the plant of knowledge. In the Fiji islands the medical healers, called ‘dauvagunu’ (meaning: ‘expert at drinking kava-kava’) gained access to the ‘Vu’, a spirit force, through the consumption of kava-kava. In this manner they obtained their healing power. Active ingredients: 6 Kawalactones: kawain, dihidrokawain, methysticin, dihydromethysticin, yangonin, dihydroyangonin (these act synergistically) Effects: In the south Pacific kava-kava is well known for its calming and tension relieving properties, it can provide deep physical relaxation yet a clear mental state. It is also used as a stimulant and mild aphrodisiac. It stimulates the sexual organs and the urinary tract. In addition, people have been using it as a remedy for stomach cramps, headaches, bladder pain, and at one point in history, it was even used to fight the most painful symptom of gonorrhoea: the discharge. Use/dosage: add 1 or 2 teaspoons to: 1) hot water or warm alcohol for immediate consumption, or; 2) cold coconut milk and leave in the refrigerator for 24 hours - In the South pacific people would leave it in a mountain stream overnight, but a mountain stream just might not be located within a reasonable walking distance - . The people of the South Pacific chew on the Kava-Kava leaves before putting them into coconut milk. It has been proven that human saliva contains enzymes that activate the kavalactones. To obtain the same effect without having to chew first you may do the following: add 30 grams (1 ounce) of Kava- kava to 3 deciliter of water or coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and one tablespoon of lecithin* (available in most Health Food Stores), and mix in blender until the mixture gets a milky appearance. It is also possible to activate de lactones by leaving it to soak in hard liquor. Kava-kava is also chewed in combination with betelnut. Side effects: Frequent, long-term use may affect the kidneys, appetite, and cause temporary skin reactions (yellowing), this will disappear when use is discontinued. When used moderately (once a week) these side effects will not occur. Moreover, these side effects will disappear immediately after use is discontinued. Muira Puama (lyriosma ovata) Family: Oleaceae The inner bark and the root of this tall South American tree is used to make tea. It is probably one of the most thoroughly tested herbs, since it has been included in the Brazilian pharmacopoeia* (*= the official list of medicinal drugs, their uses and properties), as a possible remedy for impotence. The literal translation would de ‘potency wood’. Active ingredient: muirapuamine (an alkaloid that is somewhat comparable to yohimbine) Effects: It works as a stimulant and a mild aphrodisiac (especially for males). Moreover it increases the sensitivity of skin and sexual organs and, when used regularly, it increases virility. Dosage/use: Put 1-2 heaping tablespoons of muira-puama in 1/2liter of water and allow it to boil for 15 minutes. The effects should be felt after 1/2hour. A more potent lotion can be obtained by soaking 30 grams of Muira Puama in 1/2 liter of vodka for two weeks; every day it should be shaken well. A few sips should suffice. Finally, it may be interesting to know that in Brazil it is also rubbed on the genitals males to stimulate an erection. Side effects: No side effects known. Sabal Fruits (=Saw Palmetto or Zaagpalmbessen) (sevenoa serrulata) These are dark purple berries that grow on a small palm tree, the saw palmetto (serenoa repens) that is native to Central America. The saw palmetto has sword like leaves that grow in a fan shape. Its fruits are dried and made into a tea. Active ingredients: polysaccharides Effects: It works as a mild aphrodisiac; moreover it improves the sexual potency. It increases the sensitivity of the skin and the sexual organs and it also stimulates the urinary tract. Finally it works as a toning agent of the male reproductive system. This
toning effect has been confirmed by several studies. In addition it seems to be a remedy for enlarged prostate glands and it is used to increase female fertility and stamina. Finally, it is used as a hormone stimulant and claimed to enlarge testicles and women’s breasts. The tea made out of these berries, was very popular among the native American Indians. Use/Dosage: Add 5 dried berries to 1 cup of water; max. 2 cups a day. Soaking the berries in distilled alcohol for a week will intensify the effects. If you wish to use it as a toning agent or to increase virility, you should use it for a longer period of time (you may decrease the dosage). Side effects: high doses may lead to fatigue and increase the pressure on the bladder. MAGIC HERBS MIXED by Sirius > Products® Mellow Yellow A nice smooth and relaxing smokers mix based on damiana (see Damiana under MAGIC HERBS) leaves. A good alternative to nicotine. Brainstorm TEA BLEND A number of Asian herbs and roots of plants, mixed together according to an ancient Buddhist recipe. This blend contains green sencha tea, ginko biloba, jasmine, fo ti tien, taiga root, galangal root and ginger root. Effects: Stimulates meditation and the functioning of the brain. Is a tonic for body and soul. Side effects: None. Use/Dosage: Put 1 or 2 teaspoons in the teapot and poor about 1/2 litre of boiling water onto it and leave it to soak for a while. Aphrodisia TEA BLEND The main ingredient of this sensuous, erotic tea mix is damiana (see Damiana), a plant native to the tropical parts of America. The leaves of this plant are combined with passionflower, orange peals and orange blossom. Effects: An aphrodisiac that produces a relaxed, harmonized feeling and a mild high. Long term usage increases potency, regulates the hormone system in women and stimulates the urinary tract. Side effects: Excessive and long-term usage may harm the liver. Use/dosage: Poor 1/3 litre of boiling water on 1 teaspoon of the blend, leave to soak for a while and sweeten with honey, according to your taste. If you are using extremely hard water, you should not allow it to boil (+90C). MAGIC SMOKE Salvia Divinorum The active substance of Salvia Divinorum is Salvorin A. In the USA this substance is often used in its concentrated form, which may produce a trip many consider extremely overwhelming. The concentrated extract of Salvia Divinorum is also available by Sirius> under the name “Holy Smoke”. Tests have shown that 1 gram of dried leaves contains between 1.5 and 2.2 mg. of Salvorin A. Because of these substantial differences in content, we strongly advise you to always be careful before taking higher doses.
The effects of Salvia Divinorum are more or less comparable to those of magic mushrooms: euphoria, hallucinations, warm andtingling sensations and an altered state of consciousness.
Salvia Divinorum can be consumed as follows:
*Chewing it (as chewing tobacco) Use a dosage of +/- 3.5 grams. Put only a small part of this dosage in your mouth at first and chew on it for about 7 minutes. Keep repeating this, until you have chewed up the entire dosage. After 15 minutes you should be able to feel the first effects. The experience will last for about an hour. *Smoking it from a bong Use a dosage of 1 to 2 grams. If it is your first time, limit your dosage to 1 gram to test your response! It is necessary that you get the entire dosage into your system within a very short time span (in 2 to 3 inhalations), otherwise, you will only experience a mild rush. This means that you need a pipe with a large head (one that fits the entire dosage) and a large compartment for the cooling- water. Due to the high boiling point of Salvorin A. you need a pencil torch or a “jet-flame” lighter, rather than a regular lighter. It is recommendable to use a self-extinguishing lighter, or to have someone else to put out the torch for you, for the Salvorin rush will take effect almost immediately!! On average, the effects will persist for 10 to 15 minutes. *Smoking it from a plastic bottle The dosage is 1 to 2 grams. If it is your first time, limit your dosage to 1 gram to test your response! Roll a pure salvia cigarette of the entire amount you wish to inhale. Fill a bucket up with water. Get a plastic bottle with a cap. Cut the bottom from the bottle and make a whole in the cap that fits the salvia cigarette. First you hold the bottle vertically and push the bottle into the water as deep as possible, with the open bottom side downwards. Now you place the cigarette in the hole in the cap of the bottle (burning side up) and slowly pull the bottle out of the water (not all the way!). The vacuum that is created inside the bottle causes the smoke to be sucked into the bottle. Now you take out the salvia cigarette, turn off the bottle cap and place your mouth around the bottleneck. Slowly push the bottle back into the water while you inhale the smoke out of the bottle. The Salvorin rush will take effect almost immediately and will persist for 10 to 15 minutes.
The best effects may be obtained by combining chewing with smoking. You should start with chewing, and when the effectscommence, you smoke some from a bong. When using this method, the onset of the effects produced by smoking will be moregradual and will persist much longer.
When you are a more experienced consumer of Salvia Divinorum, you may want to try to combine it with a mushroom trip. It isbest to administer Salvia when the mushroom trip is at its peak. Holy Smoke® Take a break into another dimension. Holy Smoke is an extract (5 or 10 times) of Salvia Divinorum, a plant containing the alkaloïd Salvanorin A. Salvanorin A is a very strong entheogen comparable to the effects of DMT. A 10X extract means Holy Smoke contains 10 times as much of the active ingredient -salvanorin A- as does the plain leaf. Standarized means it is made using pure salvanorin A and is not a crude extract. This vial contains 12,5 mg of pure salvanorin A redeposit into 0,5 gram of dried salvia leaf. Dosage: This vial (10X) contains about 30 moderate doses or 10 full doses. For your first experience, try a moderate dose which is one medium sized lungful. If this proves to be not enough, then next time you use the product you can try a full dose, which is one lungful. Use a regular pipe, a bong or water pipe can deliver too large a dose and therefore this is not recommended, especially during your initial explorations. Use: First find a comfortable position, preferably sitting down in a quiet environment. Have a sitter present for your first few experiences. Under the influence of salvia people can sometimes get up and walk around and be quite unaware of their surroundings. Take one medium sized lungful and keep the smoke in for as long as is comfortably possible. Effects develop almost immediately and last about fifteen minutes, and then wear off very cleanly with no hangover or residual body load. This extract cannot be used orally. Effect: A number of themes are frequently experienced with salvanorin-A: - Becoming objects. - Visions of various two-dimensional surfaces, films and membranes. - Revisiting places from the past, especially childhood. - Loss of body and/or identity. - Various sensations of motion, or being pulled or twisted by forces of some kind.
- Uncontrollable hysterical laughter. - Overlapping realities, the perception that one is in several locations at once. Warning: Do not use when pregnant, nursing, depressed or on medication. Do not operate a motorized vehicle or machine when under the influence of salvia. Use prohibited to those less than 18 years old. Do not use this product in conjunction with other psychoactive substances; it can be greatly potentate by other compounds. Take your explorations with Salvia Divinorum slowly; get to know the territory one step at a time. Use it with the respect and reverence it deserves and it will reward you with deep insight. Fumancer The Smoking Fun Enhancer! Fumancer by Sirius> products® is the first legal smoking mix that really works! This extract from passionflower* and scullcap* gives an effect that is comparable to the effect of opium or cannabis. Because of the high quality of the extracts, the effect of Fumancer is much stronger than that of the smoking mixes known thus far. You can smoke Fumancer pure, or mixed with hashish or cannabis. Mixed with hashish or cannabis, Fumancer gives a very special effect! Dosage/use: Mix one quarter of a teaspoon with tobacco and role a joint from this. Don’t use more than a quarter of a teaspoon, because the blend might not burn well enough. You can also smoke Fumancer in an opium pipe or vaporizer. Another good method to smoke it is hot knifing. Important: Remember not to touch the powder with your fingers, because it could get sticky. And always close the bag very carefully, because the powder attracts moist very easily. HALLUCINOGENIC SEEDS Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds(Argyreia Nervosa) Family: Convolvulaceae (Bindweed Family or Morning Glory Family) These are the seeds of a plant that is not so much a rose as it is a woody climbing vine with silvery foliage and violet flowers. This plant originated in India, but is now spread over many tropical regions. Otto Degener, who made a description of the Hawaiian flora, first described it in 1930 - which explains the name of this plant -. Active ingredients: d-lysergic acid (LSA or LA-111), d-isolysergic acid, lysergol, chanoclavine, chymoclavine and ergonovine, elymoclavine. Note: LSA is present in the form of a salt; so it is water soluble (not alcohol or ether soluble). Effects: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose is mind altering. It produces a dreamlike condition in which colours, sounds and feelings are intensified. It alters ones perception of the outside and the inner world. This is accompanied by a physical lassitude that will eventually lead to sleep. The initial effects start anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes; you will gradually climb to a ‘peak‘ that will decrease just as gradually. The whole experience takes somewhere around 5 or 6 hours. Use/Dosage; Both Hawaiian Baby Woodrose (argyreia nervosa) and Morning glory (ipomoea violacea) seeds contain LSA as active ingredient. As a result, they produce very similar effects. Only, the concentration of LSA is much higher in Hawaiian baby woodrose (argyreia nervosa), meaning that a dose of only 4-5 seeds is sufficient. Grind the seeds until you obtain a very fine powder (use a coffee grinder or a pepper grinder). Be careful not to take the fine powder in your hands for the active ingredient can be absorbed through your pores! Leave the powder to soak in a small bowl of water for about 12 hours. Then you can either drink the whole mixture or strain out the powder (you can use a coffee filter) and drink just the water. Drinking the water only, without the powder is highly recommendable for people with a sensitive stomach, for the powder may cause nausea. Another suggestion to avoid nausea is to mix cayenne pepper with the powdered woodrose (pepper opens up the gut, so that the powder leaves the stomach much quicker). You can also take an air or carsickness pill beforehand. A third method is to wash it down with one or two glasses of strong alcohol; it speeds up the absorption (do not Continue drinking for then the alcohol intoxication will diminish the effects of the seeds). Finally, if you prefer to reduce the physical lassitude the seeds produce, you can take some natural ephedrine along with these seeds, for instance: one or two Fast Forwards® or one Exiter®. Side effects: Some people may experience nausea, vomiting and or abdominal cramping. It may also cause drowsiness. Not suited for pregnant women because it contains substances (ergonines) that are uterus stimulating. Not suited for persons with a history of liver disorders (e.g. hepatitis). Morning Glory seeds(Ipomoea Violacea) Family: Convolvulaceae (Bindweed Family or Morning Glory Family) These are the seeds of a large climbing vine that has heart shaped leaves that are 4 to 10 cm in length and 3 to 7.5 cm in width, and white, purplish and pinkish, funnel shaped flowers. It is native to North, Central and South America, the West Indies and the Far East. Aztec priests were already using it; they would mix it into a rub that was given to those who were to be sacrificed in
order to eliminate all their fears. Today it is still used by the healers or ‘curanderos’ of the Maztec Indians; they make a brew with it that they drink to obtain information about the possible cure of a patient, and to predict future events. Active ingredients: d-lysergic acid (LSA or LA-111), d-isolysergic acid, lysergol, chanoclavine, chymoclavine and ergonovine, elymoclavine. Note: LSA is present in the form of a salt; so it is water soluble (not alcohol or ether soluble). Effects: Morning Glory is mind altering. It produces a dreamlike condition in which colors, sounds and feelings are intensified. It alters ones perception of the outside and the inner world. This is accompanied by a physical lassitude that will eventually lead to sleep. The initial effects start anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes; you will gradually climb to a ‘peak‘ that will decrease just as a gradually. The whole experience takes somewhere around 6 hours. Use/Dosage: Both Morning glory (Ipomoea violacea) seeds and Hawaiian Baby Woodrose (argyreia nervosa) seeds contain the same active ingredient LSA. As a result they produce very similar effects, only the concentration of active substances is much lower in Morning glory (Ipomoea violacea) meaning that you need a dose of about 100 seeds of morning glory. Grind the seeds until you obtain a very fine powder (use a coffee grinder or a pepper grinder). Be careful not to take the fine powder in your hands for the active ingredient can be absorbed through your pores! Leave the powder to soak in a small bowl of water for about 12 hours. Then you can either drink the whole mixture or strain out the powder (you can use a coffee filter) and drink just the water. Drinking the water only, without the powder is highly recommendable for people with a sensitive stomach, for the powder may cause nausea. Other suggestions to avoid nausea are to mix cayenne pepper with the powdered morning glory (pepper opens up the gut, so that the
powder leaves the stomach much quicker). You can also take an air or carsickness pill beforehand. A third method is to wash it down with one or two glasses of strong alcohol; it speeds up the absorption (do not continue drinking for then the alcohol intoxication will diminish the effects of the seeds). Finally, if you prefer to reduce the physical lassitude the seeds produce, you can take some natural ephedrine along with these seeds, for instance: one or two fast forwards or one exiter. Side effects: Some people may experience nausea, vomiting and or abdominal cramping. It may also cause drowsiness. Not suited for pregnant women because it contains substances (ergonines) that are uterus stimulating. Not suited for persons with a history of liver disorders (e.g. hepatitis). Special Remarks: 1) Popular denominations for morning glory are: heavenly blue, pearly gates, blue star, summerskies, wedding bells and flying saucers and tlitliltzin (Aztec name). 2) A variation of morning glory found mainly in Mexico, often simply called Mexican morning glory, is denominated Ipomoea Turbina (formerly: Rivea Corimbosa), it is also known coaxihuitl and its seeds as olliuqui; the flowers of this variation are hanging down more. This variation is also widely spread in the Caribbean, but there it is not consumed so much for its psychoactive properties. 3) Above the name ‘morning glory’ is used for one variation, namely Ipomoea, the most famous one. However, ‘morning glory’ is also a common denominator for all the variations of the ‘morning glory species’ or the ‘bindweed family’; this includes ‘Hawaiian baby woodrose’. Background information on ingredients; Amino Acids: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins; hundreds of amino acids linked together to form a chain of polypeptides, which forms a protein. Human proteins contain +/- 20 kinds of amino acids. These proteins are necessary for the construction and functioning of an organism. Certain proteins are involved in building and strengthening of bones, nails, teeth, tendons etc. Others are needed for transporting oxygen, the immunity system and the hormone system. Certain amino acids turned into neurotransmitters in the brain, which are chemical substances that transmit impulses from one neuron to another. Naturally, different neurotransmitters induce different effects. If you lack certain neurotransmitters, it may lead to an altered state of mind. All foods contain amino acids. However, they always contain a wide variety of amino acids, and those different amino acids compete with each other in crossing the blood/brain barrier. Therefore, if you are trying to obtain the desired effect, it is better to take the amino acid in its pure form, and on an empty stomach. Do not exceed the amounts advised on the package, because more is not always better (the liver will just have to work harder). The amino acids present in some of our products will be listed here. L-Arginine: This is an essential amino acid, especially during times of stress and growth. It helps the pituary gland to release the growth hormone*. Moreover it is needed for nitrogen transport that is required for muscle metabolism. It is also an aid in the regeneration of the liver. Phenylalanine: This is an amino acid that is a precursos of Tyrosine, another amino acid. Both Phenylalanine and Tyrosine are turned into dopamine* and noradrenaline*. It increases alertness, fights stress and elevates your mood. It also helps to release the growth hormone*. L-phenylalanine: The L-form is the natural precursor for the neurotransmitters dopamine* and noradrenaline*. It is an effective agent against depression and an effective instrument for weight control. Taurine: It provides energy and helps your body to recover from physical strain. It is important for metabolism and helps to generate nerve impulses. Tryptophan: It is an amino acid that the brain uses to make serotonin. It is a moodlifting substance that may help relieve migraine headaches. Possible side effects: headaches, serious congestion, constipation, intestinal cramping (result of contraction of the smooth muscle caused by serotonin) L-Tryptophan: It is used by the brain to make serotonin*, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, for it inhibits neuron activity, it is important in inducing sleep, and the feeling of satiation. Tyrosine: It is an amino acid the brain uses to make noradrenaline* (=norepinephedrine). It stimulates the release of growth hormone*. Substances within the body: Hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters Noradrenaline or norepinephrine: Brains version of adrenaline. Important in primitive drives and emotions like sex and appetite. It stimulates the immune system and it suppresses appetite. A low noradreneline level causes depressions. Dopamine: An important neurotransmitter that affects sex drive and other drives, mood, immune system, tissue growth and repair, locomotion. Acetylcholine: A neurotransmitter that affects emotions like sex drive, and state of alertness. It is also involved in long term planning and state of mental focus. It is made in the body from choline. Serotonin: A neurotransmitter that, among other things, affects mood, sleep and appetite. It is called ‘inhibitory’ because it reduces the neuron activity instead of increasing it. The amino acid tryptophan helps the brain in making serotonin. MAO: monoamine oxidase: This is an enzyme that is produced by the body and that breaks down certain amines and renders them harmless and ineffective. It also breaks down the monamine neurotransmitters dopamine, noradrenaline (=norepinephrine) and serotonin, keeping them at a normal level. The term MAO inhibitors refers to all substances that inhibit theactivity of the MAO enzyme (see MAO inhibitors). Other substances: Ephedrine: Ephedrine is the active substance of a plant called ephedra. This ephedra plant has a few varieties all over the world; the Chinese variety, ma huang, is the most famous and potent one. The Chinese have been using ma huang for over 5000 years. Yet, only in the 1930’s this plant was introduced to the medical scientists in the West. The chemical structure is somewhat similar to that of adrenaline (epinephrine), only ephedrine, unlike adrenaline, is also effective when taken orally. For this reason, ephedrine acts as an upper. Especially highly concentrated extracts act quite similar to amphetamines. This is not surprising; for amphetamines were discovered as scientists were searching for the formula for a synthetic version of ephedrine. Presently, a synthetic version of ephedrine does exist only, it is not tolerated (digested) as well as natural ephedrine by many. Since ephedrine also relaxes the lungs and airways, it is used for asthma treatment as well. Moreover it stimulates the combustion of fat (it turns fat into heat) and act as an appetite suppressant. Therefore, in small amounts, it is an effective agent for loosing weight. With small amounts we refer to amounts that provide about as much energy as a strong cup of coffee; this is the case with: Thermogen Tea by Pearson & Shaw and with ephedra sinica (= dried parts of the plant) under Magic Herbs by Sirius Products®. The high concentrate extracts that are to be used as a stimulating upper, are: Bionix® and The Force® under Herbal Speed, and of course the Sirius> Herbal Ecstacies (for more information on the ephedra plant, see: ephedra sinica under Magic Herbs by Sirius Products®). BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON INHIBITORS What you should be aware of when using products containing substances that is MAO inhibiting: What are MAO inhibitors and how do they act: The MAO (monoamine oxidase) enzyme that is produced by the body breaks down certain amines and renders them harmless and ineffective. It also breaks down the monamine neurotransmitters dopamine, noradrenaline (=norepinephrine) and serotonin, keeping them at a normal level.).
When the MAO enzyme increases its activity, it will result in slightly lower to extremely low levels of the neurotransmittersdopamine, (nor) adrenaline and serotonin. These lowered levels can lead to depression. In case of extreme depression it may bebeneficial to administer MAO inhibitors, for they decrease the activity of the MAO enzyme, so that higher levels of the mentionedneurotransmitters are maintained.
However, MAO inhibitors also prevent the MAO enzyme to break down certain amines. These amines are of no danger ifgradually broken down by MAO, but if they are not broken down, they will accumulate and may reach a harmful level. An ex -ample is the substance tyramine; this substance is normally broken down with little or no toxic effects. However when MAOinhibitors are present a ‘harmless’ substance, like tyramine, accumulates and becomes dangerous, causing headaches, a stiffneck, cardiovascular difficulties and in an extreme case, even death.
Another effect that MAO inhibitors may produce, is prolonging and intensifying the effects of certain substances (drugs etc.),because these substances are broken down much slower also. In other words, the MAO inhibitor will increase or alter the psychoactivity of these drugs. - It would be extremely foolish and dangerous to start experimenting with combinations of MAO inhibitorsand other prescription or non-prescription drugs, for the effects vary extremely! -
Next to the commercially used or prescription MAO inhibitors like procaine or Prozac, and most antidepressants, MAO inhibitorsinclude MDMA, various tryptamines, and particularly, various harmala alkaloids and possibly yohimbe. These MAO inhibitors canbe very potent and their action persists anywhere from thirty minutes to several hours. The effects of the commercially(prescription) used MAO inhibitors lasted anywhere from several days to several weeks. The first group is referred to as shortterm MAO inhibitors and the second one as long term MAO inhibitors; this depends on the duration of their action. (Short is 30minutes to several hours and long are a few days). What are the contraindications of MAO inhibitors: When using MAO inhibitors, one should avoid an excessive intake of certain amino acids and the monamine precursors tyrosine, pheylalanine and tryptophan. -Tyrosine stimulates the production of noradrenaline, which, in combination with the raised level of noradrenaline caused by MAO- inhibitors, may cause a dangerous blood pressure rise or drop, or one of the other effects mentioned above. -Phenylalanine could cause extremely high levels of certain monamines, which leads to dangerously high blood pressure. Phenylalanine is present, in relatively large amounts, in foods like: meat, milk, cheese and some other high protein foods. -Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body makes from the digestion of proteins and that the brain uses to make serotonin, is also very dangerous in combination with MAO inhibitors: the two substances intensify and alter each other’s actions in unpredictable and potentially dangerous ways.
Foods that contain tyramine, can be very dangerous when used in combination with MAO inhibitors, in certain cases thecombination even is potentially lethal. First of all tyramin is usually broken down by the MAO enzyme, but when this enzyme isinhibited, the level of tyramine will become dangerously high. Second of all, since both tyramine and MAO inhibitors produce araised level of (nor) adrenaline, the combination could raise the adrenaline activity tremendously, resulting in a sharp rise of blood
pressure. Examples of foods and drinks containing tyramine are: alcoholic beverages and particularly wine, aged cheeses,chocolate (cacao), beef and chicken livers.
MAO inhibitors should not be combined with certain psychoactive substances, for they can prolong, intensify and/or alter theeffects of these substances in rather unpredictable manner that can be potentially dangerous (for example they can causedangerous blood pressure drops/rises). Examples of these substances are: antidepressants, CNS depressants, narcoticanalgesics and antihistamines.
MAO inhibitors should also never be combined with other MAO inhibitors, for they may intensify each other’s effect, only the levelof intensification is very unpredictable and potentially lethal due to sharp blood pressure raises or drops.
Materials that should not be combined with MAO inhibitors listed:Other MAO inhibitors, like most antidepressants, yohimbe, various harmala alkoloids (present in various plants), and varioustryptamines, like: baeocystin, DMT (dimethyltriptamine) and DMT variants (e.g. 5-MeO-DMT) and alpha-methyltriptamine. •
Ephedrine (ephedra => ma Huang and mormon tea)
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