As of 2014 there are many different forms of ibogaine available, spanning the gamut from whole root powder, which contains extremely minute amounts of ibogaine, and has very little effect when used with the intention of mitigating opioid withdrawal symptoms; to highly-purified, 99.6% pure ibogaine HCl, at the other end of the spectrum.
At Clear Sky Recovery’s ibogaine treatment center in Cancun, we use 99.6% pure pharmaceutical grade ibogaine HCl. We do not use cheaper, semi-synthetic ibogaine derived from Voacanga africana; TA (total alkaloid); or PTA (purified total alkaloid) extracts.
Our raw materials originate in Cameroon (not Gabon), via a farmer’s co-op that has been cultivating Tabernanthe iboga for our use since the mid-1990s, utilizing best practices for eco-friendly, sustainable agriculture. We do not use black or grey market materials of unknown origin or purity.
Our ibogaine hydrochloride is manufactured exclusively for our use at a cGMP compliant laboratory that conforms to extremely stringent USFDA guidelines. The ibogaine HCl used by Clear Sky Recovery attains the highest purity levels possible when utilizing natural product chemistry; our materials are certified 99.6% pure via HPLC assay.
All ibogaine is not the same. Different materials can have significantly disparate effects. The ibogaine we use at Clear Sky Recovery is identical to the materials used in all monographs that have been published in peer-reviewed journals to date, demonstrating ibogaine’s putative ability to attenuate withdrawal symptoms from poly-substance abuse disorders.
At the present time we offer the world’s safest, most effective ibogaine detox program, and administer the highest-quality ibogaine hydrochloride that exists on planet Earth.
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The Future (cell culture technology):
The Earth’s ibogaine supply is decreasing. Dramatically increased world-wide demand, has significantly reduced the available supply. Over-harvesting and black-market sales are becoming significant problems in Gabon and Cameroon.
Ibogaine hydrochloride is sourced from the root bark of Tabernanthe iboga. Obtaining the bark is, in and of itself, an extremely time-consuming process with much of the de-barking done by hand. It requires approximately one kilo (1kg.) of root bark, to produce 1-1.5gm. of ibogaine HCl (a typical “flood” dose).
To put this into perspective, it takes approximately 1 ton of root bark, to produce one kilo (1 kg.) of ibogaine hydrochloride (ibogaine HCl).
The current situation is not sustainable.
In the near-term future we will fully transition to utilizing cell-culture technology to produce ibogaine HCl. To compress and simplify the overall concept: cell-culture technology is not an extraction or synthesis; it amounts to cloning ibogaine and then pushing the fast-forward button. From scarcity to abundance, almost instantly.
The remaining obstacles to surmount are financial, not technical. Cost per dose is far too high, but decreasing rapidly. The tipping point, where utilizing cell-culture technology to mass-produce ibogaine HCl becomes cost-effective and commercially viable, is roughly three years from now.
Please note: Clear Sky Recovery is an ibogaine treatment facility, we do not sell ibogaine.