Ibogaine Dosing Regimens

Beaking down Ibogaine Micro-dosing regimens as well as classic Flood Dosing Methodologies


IBOGAINE DOSING REGIMENS EXPLAINED: Ibogaine Dosing in Relation to The Ibogaine Dream-State


A classic ibogaine dosing regimen as utilized in opioid detox addiction interruption sessions.


Phase 1 of the Ibogaine Experience 


The first phase of the ibogaine dream-state takes place during the onset of the medicine as it crosses the blood brain barrier.  This begins after once we have administered small doses ibogaine hydrochloride to a patient who has been at least twelve hours free and clear ox their last dose of opioid medication.

We administer small doses of ibogaine hydrochloride to our patients as pre-withdrawal symptoms appear.    These small micro doses of ibogaine evoke REM (rapid eye movement) activity in the patient while feelings of relaxation replace the patient’s evaporating sense of pre withdrawal that was previously present.

Alongside of this feeling, an auditory buzzing that stems from cellular resonation in the left and right hemispheres of the opiate user’s brain.
These smaller doses of ibogaine eventually compound producing visionary activity and monologic narration that may focus on repressed emotional memories stemming from childhood and beyond.



The reflective phase directly follows the visionary phase, leading a patient deeper into more “abstract” regions of the imagination.

During the reflective phase of the ibogaine experience a patient’s focused attention shifts towards the solar plexus and begins processing emotion and memory. For many people, the visionary elements fade somewhat during this phase and an emotional intelligence is accessed in which personal realizations are felt more than watched or witnessed.

Although somewhat subtle when compared with the visual activity experienced during the beginning phase of ibogaine dosing, this second stage is equally engaging in its own way and often times produces a renaissance of emotional resolutions, therapeutically healing the scars of the past.

This initial timeframe is followed by a melancholy period commonly referred to as the “grey day” which lasts from 8 to 12 hours and begins about 12 -18 hours after processing the initial doses of ibogaine Hcl.
Following the grey day, a renaissance period unfolds unleashing significant increase in beta-endorphins. This endorphin release is coupled with the beneficial result of GDNF support in the brain. This GDNF release alongside of ibogaine’s potentiating affect on the NMDA receptor therapeutically resets many of the brain’s signaling networks greatly benefitting those who have reprogrammed their neurological state with daily use of opiates or opioid medications.




The Staircase Method of Ibogaine Dosing Regimens Explained  

The Staircase Method  has pioneered the advancement of safer ibogaine dosing protocols developed for opioid addiction interruption and is widely used in most medically monitored treatment facilities today.

These ibogaine dosing protocols are responsive to specific time zones necessary for opiates to metabolize out of the brain and CNS. Using staircase dosing protocols, we gradually build an individual into the dream-state with smaller doses of ibogaine which eventually results in a gentle flooding of the pleasure receptors, further on leading to revelatory states of awareness.

A ‘flood dose’ of ibogaine is an industry term for the required dose necessary to efficiently saturate opioid receptor sites. In opiate detox, ‘flood dosing’ uses ibogaine metabolites to flood the euphoriant receptors resulting in withdrawal alleviation.

The staircase dosing method utilizes the beneficial aspects of receptor saturation associated with the classic flood while customizing the absorption rate and timing involved in opiate detox.

This formulaic approach relies on the individual’s physiological responses to micro-doses of ibogaine hydrochloride in the primary stages of treatment.

Intelligently designed dosing protocols successfully interrupt symptoms of abstinence associated with opiate detoxification.

Through the utilization of the Staircase Method in opiate interruption, this therapeutic state can be achieved with a gradual build into the waking dream.

Once sufficient doses of ibogaine are ingested, the central nervous system is gradually sedated while rapid eye movement is activated in the cognitive and learning centers of the brain.

In this phase, emotional memories are allowed to surface from the solar plexus in a cathartic fashion. This can initiate a therapeutic release of early identifications and repressed emotional trauma, usually stemming from the formative years.

A fascinating aspect of the ibogaine induced dream-state is that within this mind state the ibogaine user has ability to experience Rapid Eye Movement induced image manifestation.

The discriminative mind maintains a liberated point of view for it is freed from suspension of disbelief, a product of unconscious nightly dream-state activity.

The witness factor aspects of the ego construct, also known as the ‘I’ in identification psychology, is able to recognize the roots of it’s own origins which normally get discarded by pragmatic thinking as an unnecessary function of the subconscious mind.


Low wave dosing ibogaine regimens explained.

Low Wave Dosing with the intention of safely administering ibogaine to individuals with a compromised physiology. Low wave dosing has since been recognized and utilized within Europe and Central America throughout ibogaine treatment centers as a safer alternative to traditional methods once utilized in the addiction interruption industry.

Flood dosing protocols promote quick and dramatic results within 72 hours following treatment. However, certain individuals may not meet the necessary criteria to undergo traditional methods of ibogaine therapy. In contrast, Low-Wave Dosing gradually introduces ibogaine to the patients over a greater period of time. This protocol facilitates a more subtle transition into the liberated state one experiences post-ibogaine.
The intention of this dosing method is to administer the most effective amount of medicine to the patient’s system without allowing metabolites to affect visible changes in electrocardiography.

Following a more traditional flooding of the receptors, Low-Wave Dosing can provide the most optimal revitalization of the central nervous system (CNS). This application of the medicine is essential for treating individuals with a history of amphetamine abuse. Individuals suffering from adrenal fatigue associated with stimulant abuse require optimal levels of GDNF, a neuro-growth factor.
Increment dosing following a traditional flood can assure significantly higher levels during the blooming phase post treatment. For stimulant abusers, this is the effective method to achieve maximum recovery of the patient’s neurological state.

Lex Kogan is an American author and medicinal veteran working directly with ibogaine since the year 2000.