The main ingredient in Release Sce-Forte™ is pure sceletium tortuosum extract. Sceletium tortuosum is proven as a natural and effective selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI). Release Sce-Forte™ contains 50mg pure extract, with between 3.5% and 3.8% standarized alkaloids (actives).

The mood elevating action of sceletium tortuosum is caused by several alkaloids including mesembrine, mesembrenol and tortuosamine which interact with the brain’s dopamine and serotonin receptors. Mesembrine is a major alkaloid present in sceletium tortuosum. Mesembrine has been demonstrated to be a potent serotonin-uptake inhibitor and serotonin releasing agent.