Psilocybin may not be legal for most of the U.S., but that could change. All thanks to mounting evidence that shows the drug may be beneficial in treating mental health issues.
In fact, recent results from a Johns Hopkins University study revealed the drug could produce sustainable anti-depressant effects.
A study in the journal, Nature — Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms – showed that 47% of treatment-resistant patients with depression showed positive responses five weeks after psilocybin treatments. In addition, companies like NeonMind Biosciences Inc. are studying its potential impact on weight loss and obesity. That’s because psilocybin activates serotonin receptors, or “nature’s own appetite suppressant,” as noted by Psychology Today. “This powerful brain chemical curbs cravings and shuts off appetite. It makes you feel satisfied even if your stomach is not full. The result is eating less and losing weight.”