Marijuana

AKA Bhang, cannabis, Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, charas, dope, ganja, grass, hashish, hasheesh, hemp, kif, majun, pot, sinsemilla, weed. After considerable controversy about its genus and species, it is now believed to belong to its own genus, Cannabaceae, consisting of one to three species Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. The molecular structure of its psychoactive properties are unique in the plant world. Effects Its effects, which can vary widely, are mainly...

PITURl

AKA Bedgery, Duboisia hopwoodii, Duboisia myoporoides, pedgery, pitchery. Effects Used by Australian Aborigines to endure long journeys without suffering fatigue, hunger, or thirst. It contains the alkaloids nicotine, d-nor-nicotine (which is four times as toxic as nicotine) and, in the roots, hyoscyamine and scopolamine as well, the latter of which can cause excitement and hallucinations, even in small doses. Precautions Larger doses are fatal. The level of alkaloids varies widely from plant...

Idebenone

An anti-oxidant that is very similar to CoEnzyme QlO. Effects The same benefits as CoEnzyme QlO, without the hazard of metabolizing into free radicals. Precautions The few studies that have been conducted show no evident toxic side effects. Dosage 100 mg day. LIPOIC ACID AKA l,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, Alpha Lipotene, LA, thiotic acid. A coenzyme. Food Sources Broccoli, carrots, heart, liver, meat, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, yams. Effects A potent anti-oxidant which...

Androstenedione

A natural hormone produced by the adrenal glands, production of which is believed to decline with age. Though DHEA can be converted to A-Dione, the latter appears to be much more powerful, converting more rapidly to testosterone than DHEA. It received much publicity in 1998 when it was revealed that the St. Louis Cardinals' home run king, Mark McGwire, used it to enhance his athletic performance. Effects It is said to increase energy and restore sexual drive particularly in older individuals...

Chromium And Chromium Picolinate

Food Sources Beef, beer, black pepper, bran, brewer's yeast, cheese, chicken, clams, corn oil, liver, meat, mushrooms, poultry, shellfish, thyme, wheat germ, whole-grain cereals. Effects Chromium assists in the breakdown and distribution of proteins and carbohydrates in the body. It is also essential for the production of an enzyme-like substance called Glucose Tolerance Factor or GTF (chromium combined with nicotinic acid and amino acids), which aids in the making and proper utilization of...

Skullcap

AKA Blue skullcap, blue pimpernel, helmet flower, hoodwort, maddog-weed, scullcap, Scutellaria baikalensis (Chinese skullcap), Scutellaria laterifolia, Scutellaria lateriflora, side-flowering skullcap, Virginia skullcap. Effects Reported to reduce insomnia and anxiety. Bioflavonoids in Chinese skullcap have antiinflammatory and antiallergic properties. It may be useful in treating muscle cramps, rheumatism, neuralgia, delirium tremens, and barbiturate addiction. Precautions Scientific evidence...

Mushrooms And Psilocybine

AKA Liberty caps, magic mushrooms, 'nti-si-tho, Psilocybe cubensis, sacred mushrooms, teonanacatl, tey-huintli. Aside from the fly agaric mushrooms, there are four other genera that have hallucinogenic properties Cono-cybe, Panaeolus, Psilocybe, and Stro-pharia. They are found all over the world, but only in Mexico are they used in rituals. The Copelandia cyanescens fungus that is cultivated in Bali is more potent than any of these mushrooms. The main psychoactive ingredients in all of these is...

Vitamin E

AKA Aquasol E, Chew-E, d-alpha-tocopherol, d-alpha-tocopheryl acid succinate, dl-alpha-tocopherol, dl-alpha-tocopheryl, Eprolin, Epsilan-M, Pheryl-E, Viterra E. Eight different forms of vitamin E molecules, or vitamers, are found in nature (alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, and theta), each of which is absorbed differently in the body and stays in the body for varying amounts of time. As yet, there is no evidence that each of these forms serves a specific purpose. Even so, some...

Human Growth Hormone

AKA Growth hormone, HGH, Humatrope, somatotrophin (STH). Manufactured in the pituitary gland, it appears to be the main hormone associated with aging. It begins to decline about 14 percent each decade starting at about age 20, bringing about sagging skin, pot bellies, loss of vitality, and other symptoms of old age. It is used as a treatment for adults with deficiencies resulting from pituitary disease, hypothalmic disease, surgery, radiation therapy, and injury. Effects Higher energy levels,...

Choline And Lecithin

From manic-depression, because it may deepen though it should be taken with 1 g day of Choline, classified as a B vitamin, is a precursor to acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter that aids memory, learning, and mental alertness, and is necessary in maintaining cell membrane fluidity. It works with inosi-tol to emulsify fats and cholesterol, and seems to have a synergistic effect with nootropic drugs. Choline can be manufactured by the body from folic acid, B-12, and methionine, and both...

Phenylalanine

AKA DL-phenylalanine (DLPA), D-phenylalanine, L-phenylalanine. Phenylalanine helps create the neurotransmitters, chiefly norepinephrine, epinephrine (or adrenalin), and dopamine, that produce mental arousal, alertness, and a better emotional state. It is often used by those attending raves. Food sources Almonds, aspartame (NutraSweet), beef, black beans, chicken, cottage cheese, dairy products, eggs, fish, lima beans, milk, nuts, peanuts, pumpkin and sesame seeds, soybeans, sunflower seeds,...

Inositol And Ip6

AKA (Inositol) Myoinositol, phosphatidylinositol, phytic acid. AKA (IP6) Inositol hexaphosphate, InsP6, myoinositol hexakisphosphate, phytate, phytic acid. A sugar-like molecule that exists in large amounts in the brain, inositol is considered part of the B vitamin complex, though it is not, itself, a B vitamin. Myoinositol is the nutritionally active form, and a component of phosphatidylinositol which, in turn, is a phospholipid molecule that is a small component of cell membranes. Its plant...

Manganese

AKA Manganese gluconate, manganese sulfate. Food Sources Avocados, beans, fruits, milk, nuts, organ meats, dried peas, shellfish, green vegetables, and whole grains. Manganese is a little-understood mineral, and much more research needs to be done to determine its effects on human metabolism. Effects Manganese is involved in the formation of bones and the growth of connective tissue, activates some enzymes and other minerals, helps utilize vitamins Bl and E, aids in cell division and the...

Datura And Brugmansia

AKA (Datura) Concombre zombi (zombi's cucumber), Datura alba, Datura arborea, Datura aurea, Datura Candida, Datura ceratocaula (tornaloco), Datura discolor, Datura dolicho-carpa, Datura fastuosa, Datura ferox, Datura inoxia (Datura meteloides, dekuba, toloache, toloatzin, wichri, wysocean), Datura metel (dhatura, dutra), Datura sanguinea, Datura stramonium (devil's apple, devil's trumpet, devil's weed, James Town Weed, jimson weed, loco weed, qui-qui-sa-waal, stinkweed, thorn apple, white man's...