Sustainability of Iboga
At Pangea we use various forms of iboga and ibogaine. The raw plant material, and the majority of the purified extracts in the world are produced from the root bark of tabernanthe iboga, a perennial shrub native to West Africa.
In recent years, news has begun to emerge that iboga is becoming more scarce in it’s native environment. This is due to a variety of factors including the increase of global demand, overharvesting, and the lack of reforestation.
To address this, Pangea does its best to support sustainable alternatives. A certain percentage of our ibogaine hydrochloride is produced from an alternate sustainable source, voacanga africanis, from which is ibogaine is semi-synthetically derived. This is a plant that is already grown agriculturally in other parts of Africa, for the medicinal benefits of its natural alkaloids.
Additionally, when using products that are produced directly from iboga, Pangea contributes a portion of the medicine’s costs back towards the Global Ibogaine Therapist Alliance‘s efforts to research, cultivate and create sustainability standards.
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