diVINE HUMAN Pure Vine Only (No ORMUS or Navapashanam Water) 1/2 oz - 1.5 Month Supply
A 1oz tincture bottle of diVINE HUMAN (pure vine only) is good for a 3-month supply (and sometimes more) for an individual. This is NOT the diVINE HUMAN Original Elixir consisting of 3 sacred spirits: Banisteriopsis Caapi (pure vine) from the Amazon jungle in Peru, ORMUS, and Navapashanam Energized Distilled Water. This is the Banisteriopsis Caapi (pure vine) ONLY.
- Banisteriopsis Caapi (pure vine, grown sustain-ably and cooked by indigenous families on Peruvian farms).
Banisteriopsis caapi (B. caapi) is a plant that is used throughout the Amazonian region alone or in combination with Psychotria viridis to form ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca is a hallucinogen commonly used in some South American indigenous rituals.
However, some shamans and churches in the region use Banisteriopsis caapi without Psychotria viridis.
Banisteriopsis caapi has components that inhibit MAO-A and serotonin uptake.
When taken alone, shamans say that Banisteriopsis caapi helps enhance people’s empathy, allowing them to give guidance in the community.
It is also used in Piaroa society as a:
- Hunger suppressant
- Hunting aid (improving vision)
Importantly, the antidepressant effect of Banisteriopsis caapi and its widespread use throughout Piaroa society may have helped promote and maintain their social stability
The three main alkaloids in Banisteriopsis caapi, known as beta-carbolines or harmala alkaloids, are Harmine, tetrahydroharmine, and harmaline [R].
One study identified additional alkaloids: Banistenoside A, banistenoside B, and harmol [R].
Mechanism of Action
Banisteriopsis caapi is an MAO Inhibitor
The beta-carbolines harmine, tetrahydroharmine, and harmaline are MAO-A inhibitors.
In the gut, they prevent MAO-A from breaking down N, N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), allowing it to travel to the brain and pass the blood-brain barrier.
Furthermore, this MAO-A inhibition stimulates dopamine release, which may help with Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
Tetrahydroharmine also inhibits serotonin reuptake, which helps the DMT in ayahuasca cause hallucinations.
Serotonin reuptake inhibition may also have antidepressant effects.
Harmine, harmaline, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2 inhibit MAO-B.
MOA-B inhibitors may treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases by reducing oxidative neurodegeneration in cells.
Banisteriopsis caapi May Increase Serotonin and Dopamine
In rat brain cells (rat striatal slices) harmaline and harmine from Banisteriopsis caapiincreased dopamine release.
In rat fetuses, harmaline increased brain levels of serotonin and dopamine, but not norepinephrine.