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Psilocybin In The News - Learn About What It Is!

Jun 14


Psilocybin is a chemical found in magic mushrooms. It has been shown to have positive effects on people with depression and anxiety, which is why it has been used in clinical trials at major research universities and is making headlines as a potential new treatment option for these conditions. The name of this substance comes from the Greek words psyche and delos, meaning soul or mind, plus reveal. It was first isolated from Psilocybe mexicana in 1958 by Albert Hofmann at Sandoz Laboratories (now part of Novartis). In the 1950s, researchers began studying psilocybin’s effects on human consciousness. Today we know that it produces hallucinations or changes in perception with no apparent source outside ourselves—something called synesthesia (seeing sound) or synaesthesia (seeing something that isn't real). But there are also some interesting psychological effects associated with taking psilocybin which will be discussed later on this blog post when talking about clinical trials being conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where they administer doses ranging between 1mg/kg body weight up to 50mg/kg body wgt depending upon subject characteristics...

Research into the chemical and its effects began in the 1950's.

In the 1950s, researchers began looking into the effects of the chemical psilocybin. They found that rats treated with psilocybin showed signs of decreased anxiety, depression and fear. Later in the decade, researchers conducted studies on humans to see if similar results would be found. They did find that psilocybin elicited similar effects in people as it did in rats—it reduced anxiety and enhanced introspection (or self-reflection).

It is a mental effect similar to that produced by LSD and mescaline.

Psilocybin is a drug that comes from certain mushrooms, and has a similar effect to LSD and mescaline. Psilocybin is actually not a drug in the strict sense of the word. It's actually a chemical that changes consciousness. It's commonly called "magic mushrooms," though it might be more accurate to call them "psilocybin mushrooms."

It comes from the Greek words psyche, meaning soul or mind, and delos, meaning reveal.

A psilocybin trip can be a pretty intense experience, and it's easy to wonder what the word "psychedelic" means.

It comes from the Greek words psyche, meaning soul or mind, and delos, meaning reveal. When you ingest psilocybin mushrooms, your consciousness is radically altered—you're taken on a journey that reveals something about yourself or even about reality itself.

This can happen in many ways: some people feel like they're able to see into another dimension; others report having profound spiritual experiences; and still others get insights into their life path or past regrets in order to move forward in their lives with new perspective (and hopefully less regret).

Yes, it is a chemical that changes consciousness; in this case by altering brain function.

Psilocybin is a psychedelic compound, meaning it affects the mind in ways that are not understood. It is a chemical that changes consciousness. Altering brain function can affect the way people think, feel and behave.

Psilocybin directly affects the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which controls how we perceive things like time and space as well as emotional responses like fear or anger. As a result of this effect on your brain, psilocybin may cause hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t there), distortions in your sense of time or place (you might feel like you are too large and small at the same time), paranoia (extreme anxiety about being watched) and delusions (beliefs that are false but strongly held).

Changes are reported after one use during which participants were given a dose of psilocybin.

A dose of psilocybin is administered to a participant during an experiment.

Changes are reported after one use:

  • Positive changes in behavior, attitudes, cognition and spirituality are reported

  • The positive effects were reported to continue for at least two weeks after the drug experience ended.

  • The positive effects were reported in about half of all cases, with the other half reporting no effect at all or only mild effects that faded over time.

Psilocybin does not cause hallucinations at all but may trigger a state of mind in which thoughts are disorganized.

Psilocybin does not cause hallucinations at all but may trigger a state of mind in which thoughts are disorganized. It is not a hallucinogen. Psilocybin is a psychedelic that can cause an altered state of mind, including hallucinations and mystical experiences. These symptoms usually last for several hours after ingestion and can be very intense; researchers have been studying psilocybin's potential to treat anxiety or depression because of its positive effects on patients' mental health.

Phenomena such as synesthesia (when you hear colors), déjà-vu (feeling like you've been somewhere before), heightened senses, and seeing things from another point of view are all common reactions to taking psilocybin mushrooms or lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) - both psychedelic drugs known for their ability to alter consciousness by affecting neurotransmitters involved in learning and memory processing within the brain."

There are positive effects for about half of the people who take psilocybin. Many report an end of the drug experience with lasting positive changes to their world view.

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound in over 200 species of mushrooms. These mushrooms grow wild throughout the world and have been used for centuries by native peoples for their healing properties. While psilocybin is considered a "hard drug," there are positive effects for about half of the people who take it. Many report an end of the drug experience with lasting positive changes to their world view that are beneficial to them both in work and personal life, as well as overall happiness levels.

The research on psychedelics is growing as tests show they have positive benefits for some users.

The word “psychedelic” comes from Greek roots meaning “soul-revealing.” Psychedelics are a class of drugs that alter cognition, perception and mood by interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain.

Some people use psychedelics to experience an altered state of consciousness, which can include seeing things differently than they usually do or feeling like they are inside another world. People who take psychedelics report that they see colors more vividly and have hallucinations. They may also feel like they're flying or having out-of-body experiences while on the drug.

Psilocybin is a psychedelic substance found in magic mushrooms (which contain psilocybin) or in synthetic form as capsules or tablets sold under brand names such as "Saprophyte," "Psylicone" and "Magic Mushroom." Psilocin is the active metabolite (breakdown product) of psilocybin which means it's what gives you the psychedelic effects when you take mushrooms! The effects start within 30 minutes after taking an edible dose but won't last over 4 hours because your body will break it down into psilocin pretty quickly after ingestion before absorption into your bloodstream through digestion process happens too fast for any real noticeable effects lasting longer than few hours post consumption; however some people still report getting high even after eating several pills at once because their bodies aren't able to digest all ingredients fast enough so some might still be circulating throughout their system without being broken down yet - this makes sense since we know those chemicals bind themselves to receptors inside our brains instead being metabolized into something else entirely like most other foods do which means if we eat something bad then its going straight through us without causing any damage whatsoever while good foods may ferment bacteria first before being digested properly :)


There is a lot to learn about psychedelics. As with many other drugs, there are both positive and negative effects. People who use them report feeling more connected to the world around them, but this can also make it difficult for some people to adjust back into normal life after taking these drugs which is why they should be used with caution. The research on psilocybin continues as clinical trials show they have positive benefits for some users; however, much more work needs to be done before we know all of their long-term effects or whether they can make us happier in general.