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TOPIC: MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax'

MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 3 hours ago #42176

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I took 200 milligrams of the Magnolia Bark Extract after my last post, about six hours after the 300 milligrams, and that possibly helped give me one of the better night's sleep I've had in a while. I usually take melatonin as well, fwiw.

I didn't feel groggy so much, more like turned to stone where I was oblivious to the stupid stuff that can keep one from relaxing.

But it's hard to pin that down as actually being the case, as I take other supplements, and stuff, and the effect I describe is kind of what I'd hoped to get. I try to avoid stress, so I'm not providing a "when the rubber meets the road" testament to how well it works.

Lol, a lot less stress and anger since I retired from working on a road crew. :)

Anyway, my point being that I'm now recommending more respect/caution for this stuff. It is a potent extract. When combined with Kratom, be careful. And it might dull the energizing effect from Kratom, though on the other hand I suppose it could also be said to work in conjunction with an energizing strain, and/or a stimulant like coffee.

Maybe MBE does have some energizing properties to it, Kava does, but on the one day I took it I felt more relaxed than anything.

On the other, other, hand, I did play a videogame for a long time, watched lots of TV, and had a long conversation with my brother in law. So I can't really pin this stuff down yet.

Bottom line: I advise taking a small dose at a time when you can gauge its effect. I think it's worth the effort, and it could be very interesting.
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MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 20 hours ago #42141

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I’m not gonna lie Babel..... im very intrigued by your description so far .... so 300 mg.... 1-2 x aday ???

I was reading more on the Wikipedia link you posted ... there a plethora of other amazing attributes with this herb, a lot of cancer fighting type effects ... and about the neuroprotection and the list goes on and on!!! Why don’t more people know about this ???

Thx for sharing your experience so far ,,, really looking forward to trying it out as well, I’ll report back and let you know what effects I get out of it .. (L)

Take care

Pharmaceutical pimps are crapping their pants between Kratom and magnolia extract!!! Gonna take ALL their monopoly away ... or at least give some power back to the people who found a better , healthier and more affordable way!!!!

Just continually amazed by how powerful and effective these things are that grown out of the earth , pretty sweet. Pretty good, pretty cool!!

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MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 21 hours ago #42140

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Somethingsacredgoinonhere wrote: Oh that’s great man!!
I went ahead and placed a order yesterday purchased the same brand and quantity as you !!! So... taste isn’t gnarly?? Grind is good ..? And the quality of product you feel is top notch?..? Well hell, im looking forward to my package getting here .... while I’ll def be using the magnolia extract im also going to giving this to my special lady friend ..AKA wife !! Anxiety has been a struggle for her , and me for that matter .. but Kratom has helped me more with anxiety than it has for her ... turns out magnolia extract also has anti inflammatory and antioxidant quality’s ( if I remember correctly) .. so that’s a plus !!

Any effects that you’ve noticed that are note worthy?
Calmness, or lowering anxiety ??

Thx for sharing Babel (L)


I'm looking forward to the taste, and it has more than one "note" to it. The slight initial bitterness, which fades, can be seen as an asset to the combination of flavors it has. It could taste twice as bitter and I wouldn't complain.

The 300 mg. I took went a ways in mellowing me out, but that's a highly subjective state we're talking about. Being as objective as I can I'll say it lives up to its advertising. What's nice is how "clean" it is, how small a dose is needed, and that it lasts.

Bang for the buck wise it's excellent. Let me know what you think after you try it.

P.S. It has a fairly quick onset and then it creeps up gradually to a stronger effect, one that is lasting. So I'll say to stick with the recommended dose, and give that a chance.

Edit: On the bag, below the dose size recommendation of one scoop, it does say that that is 300 mg., total.
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MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 23 hours ago #42131

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Tiggermanscrat wrote: Gee thanks guys. Now I have a FOMO for magnolia bark. :ohmy:

I wonder if it would help me with my anxiety when I have to get up in front of crowds to speak. :-?

I hope y'all are doing well and staying out of trouble. :)


Hey there tigger !!

Well that’s the main reason for my curiosity of magnolia bark extract... I’ve been reading that it’s natures equivalent
to Xanax .... so hopefully it has great anti anxiety properties ... between me and Babel... we'll get to the bottom of this !!

Hope your doing well , hope Liz gets stronger everyday!!

Take care Don

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MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 23 hours ago #42130

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Gee thanks guys. Now I have a FOMO for magnolia bark. :ohmy:

I wonder if it would help me with my anxiety when I have to get up in front of crowds to speak. :-?

I hope y'all are doing well and staying out of trouble. :)
My Grandkids say I’m a cuckoo head. ;)
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MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 1 day ago #42128

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Oh that’s great man!!
I went ahead and placed a order yesterday purchased the same brand and quantity as you !!! So... taste isn’t gnarly?? Grind is good ..? And the quality of product you feel is top notch?..? Well hell, im looking forward to my package getting here .... while I’ll def be using the magnolia extract im also going to giving this to my special lady friend ..AKA wife !! Anxiety has been a struggle for her , and me for that matter .. but Kratom has helped me more with anxiety than it has for her ... turns out magnolia extract also has anti inflammatory and antioxidant quality’s ( if I remember correctly) .. so that’s a plus !!

Any effects that you’ve noticed that are note worthy?
Calmness, or lowering anxiety ??

Thx for sharing Babel (L)

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MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 1 day ago #42121

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Somethingsacredgoinonhere wrote: That’s great bud. I’m gonna do the same soon.... please let me know what you think about it when you get a good gauge on it !!

Herbs never stop amazing me, true medicines from this planet ... for us ... pretty cool (L)


It came today. :)

Here's a photo of the bag (263.92 KB, so that might be too much for a mobile device): i.postimg.cc/L6M0XGLg/samsara-magnolia-bark.jpg

The powder itself is unremarkable in color, a "dirty white" maybe, with a hint of beige. It's powdered pretty fine, and it dissolved in my mouth like it melted. I was expecting bitter, and it was, slightly, but the taste is actually nice (bear in mind I also take Cayenne pepper at times, and let that melt a bit in my mouth, so others mileage may vary), and it got better as I savored it. The flavor lingered as it feels like there might have been some oil, or an alkaloid that acts like one, as part of the extract's profile. That too is nice, sort of buttery. I'm definitely reminded of Kava, and I got some mouth numbness, or tingling. More subtle than Kava's effect on the mouth though.

Easier to let dissolve in my mouth than Kava extract, and the near talc like powder basically just melted.

So top grades for the grinding, and while I have zero to go on to grade the quality by comparison, I am thinking that this is top notch stuff.

I go by the premise that it might help when taking anything herbal to get the taste of it in your mouth. The "woo" of that being that the taste prepares the body. And of course if the extract can melt in your mouth, you absorb it faster.

It's hard to be unbiased about something that you want to be good, so take the above with a healthy grain of salt. As too my impression that it starts acting very quickly.

If what I read about Kava providing reverse tolerance for some of the GABAA receptors doesn't turn out to be false, I'll definitely still keep that as part of my arsenal. But it's no longer the mainstay it once was for me, now that I have other supplements that work in a similar fashion. Though Kava is at least a bit unique in the way it works. It's nice to be able to give it more of a rest, and thus keep its effect more fresh.

P.S. The measuring spoon they enclosed is quality but unless the powder being measured has been fluffed up, a lot, like it was before it settled, and kept to no more than a level scoop, it would be very easy to take way more than the suggested dose of 300 milligrams. Though in one spot on their page they seem to refer to 500 milligram doses.

But the bag, while somehow not being specific, does mention how many servings it has, and that breaks down to 300 milligrams per dose.

Eyeballing the doses would eventually be doable, but only once one became able to judge how compacted the powder was. I used a scale. ;)
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MIT Scientists Synthesize The Feel-Good Molecules In Kava, 'Nature's Xanax' 10 months 2 days ago #42095

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Will do! I got the notice that it shipped, and that it's in on track for delivery tomorrow.
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That’s great bud. I’m gonna do the same soon.... please let me know what you think about it when you get a good gauge on it !!

Herbs never stop amazing me, true medicines from this planet ... for us ... pretty cool (L)

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I just ordered from Amazon, and I got a 4 oz. jar of it coming on Sunday (supposedly). Samsara makes it. It's nearly as refined as LiftMode's, but at a much lower price, even when using their website instead of Amazon.

It looks like Magnolia Bark Extract also works on the cannabinoid system, and has other benefits (anti-cortisol and stress), which would explain its place in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

www.herbwisdom.com/herb-magnolia.html

If it boosts acetocholine that's cool, but that would be another reason for me to take my lecithin powder, with its choline, and inositol.
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