What is Psilocybin?


Psilocybin is a naturally-occurring psychedelic compound and the

main active ingredient in

‘magic mushrooms.’

By activating serotonin

receptors in the brain,

psilocybin can significantly

alter an individual’s mood,

cognition, and perception.

Psilocybin has been used for thousands of years for spiritual, cultural and medicinal purposes, 

and is not naturally addictive.

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Psilocybin-producing mushrooms also contain psilocin, baeocystin, norbaeocystin,

and beta-carbolines – compounds that can enhance the effect of psilocybin,

in what is known as the “entourage effect.”

In 2018, researchers from Johns Hopkins University recommended reclassification of the

drug from Schedule I to Schedule IV in order to allow for medical use.

Studies suggest that psilocybin can be used to treat many conditions including

cancer-related psychiatric distress, depression, anxiety,

nicotine addiction, and substance use disorders.


Psilocybin producing mushrooms have had a much greater research focus
over the past few years, and best outcomes may come from organic therapy
mushrooms containing all active compounds.

“Psychedelic research has been thought of

as ‘fringe’ for a long time.

But there’s nothing ‘fringe’ about PTSD,”

stated Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy and PXG,

one of many Silicon Valley executives

who has invested in psychedelic research.


“There are millions of people with PTSD in the U.S. alone,

and that includes veterans like me, first responders like

those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,

and survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse.

All of them deserve better, significantly more effective

treatment options than we give them today.”