Kanna Extract 50mg Capsules

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Kanna Extract capsules are perceived as a powerful mood-support supplement derived from the African succulent, Sceletium tortusum. It grows naturally in the Namaqualand region of South Africa and has been used for millennia by the Khoisan bushmen. Our extract contains very high concentrations of the alkaloids Mesembrine and Mesembrenone.


Kanna Extract Capsules Benefits and Uses

Anecdotally, Kanna capsules are said to produce tranquil yet improved states of mood, while acting as a mild stress-reducing supplement. Some people use Kanna extract capsules for cognition. Research has indicated that Kanna powder acts as an inhibitor of the PDE4 enzyme.

Kanna extract contains several important alkaloids. For purposes of taxonomy, scientists have given all of the Kanna-derived alkaloids the prefix: “mesembr-”. The most important alkaloids include:

  • Mesembrine
  • Mesembrenone
  • Mesembrenol
  • Mesembranol

Kanna Extract capsules are known by a number of alternative names, including:

  • Sceletium Tortuosum
  • Channa
  • Kougoed
  • Mesmebrine
  • Mesembrenone
  • Mesembryanthemaceae
  • S.tortuosum
  • MT55
  • Sceletium

Scientific Consensus

An extremely long history of use suggests that using the fermented plant is safe and effective, but does not provide sufficient proof. Further, very few studies have been conducted using a strong Kanna Extract capsules. More research is needed to fully understand the significance of the benefits and adverse effects of this supplement. There is not enough research about the safety of Kanna Extract capsules for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Instructions & Ingredients

Serving size is 1 capsule. As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 servings up to 3 times per day. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response.

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 1 capsule Servings per container:
Amount per serving % DV
Sceletium tortuosum Aerial plant extract (MT55)[std. to ≥1,5mg Mesembrine, ≥2mg Alkaloids] 50 mg
Inositol 150 mg
‡ Daily Value not established.

Where To Buy

LiftMode offers a variety of unit sizes of HPLC-tested Kanna Extract 50mg Capsules, including a a 30ct unit, a 60ct unit and a 120ct unit. Our Kanna Extract 50mg Capsules is of the highest quality.

Disclaimer & Other Info

Store securely in a dry cool location away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not take this or any other supplement, and instead consult doctor about use, if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding, taking prescription or OTC / nonprescription drugs, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions. Do not use if product safety seal was damaged or missing upon receipt.

Kanna Safety and Cautions

Keep out of reach of those under the age of 18! We do not recommend using this product more than in amounts exceeding 2 servings per day or 12 servings per week at the recommended serving size.

Please consult your healthcare provider prior to consuming Kanna extract. To avoid the risk of adverse interactions, do not combine with psychiatric medications or mind-altering substances, including antidepressants (e.g. SSRIs and MAOIs), anti-psychotics, cough suppressants, or other psychotropic prescriptions, medications, supplements, or substances. Use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery after consuming Kanna products.

Potential side effects are generally uncommon or rare at the recommended serving size and usage guidance - but might be more commonly experienced if several servings are consumed at once - and may include:
allergic reaction, anxiety, chills, nausea, upset stomach, overstimulation, irritability, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, pupil dilatation, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, low mood or mood swings, headaches, and visual disturbances.

There is not enough data to say whether Kanna extract is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women and, therefore, we recommend Kanna consumption should be avoided.

The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Kanna is a succulent plant within the *Aizoaceae* family and has been used for its mood-enhancing properties by humans in South Africa since the Stone Age. *Sceletium tortuosum* based products include a wide variety of different extracts. LiftMode's MT55 Kanna extract based products are produced with one of the most potent and high-quality Kanna extracts available. Kanna extracts are reputed to produce tranquil yet cheerful states of mind while acting as a mild stress-reducing SRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Kanna extracts have also been known to enhance cognitive function and reduce nicotine cravings. - Boosts Mood - Reduces Stress - Promotes Tranquility



Inositol is a naturally occurring nutrient and plays an important role in cell signaling and cellular membranes. Once considered part of the B Vitamin family, Inositol is used as an ingredient in dietary supplement products. Studies suggest that Inositol may encourage a stable mood. - Supports a healthy circulatory system - Promotes a positive mood - Helps reduce stress & tension

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Harvey, A. L., Young. L. C., Viljoen, A. M., & Gericke. N. P. (2011). Pharmacological actions of the South African medicinal and functional food plant Sceletium tortuosum and its principal alkaloids. J Ethnopharmacol. 137(3):1124-9.

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Patnala, S., & Kanfer, I. (2009). Investigations of the phytochemical content of Sceletium tortuosum following the preparation of “Kougoed” by fermentation of plant material. J Ethnopharmacol. 121:86-91