Filament Health Announces FDA Authorization of Clinical Trial with First-ever Direct Psilocin Administration and First-ever Psychedelic Botanical Drug Candidates
When psilocybin is consumed, it’s metabolized into psilocin, which is the compound that produces most or all of the psychedelic effects. Will the experience change if is psilocin is administered directly?
Filament Health (FH) just received FDA-approval for a first-of-its kind study that will reveal the answer.
The phase I trial at the University of California San Francisco will compare the effects psilocybin and psilocin in 20 healthy patients. Psilocybin will be administered orally, whereas psilocin will be administered both orally and sublingually, meaning it will be absorbed through tissues under the tongue.
Researchers predict that direct psilocin could result in faster onset times, greater consistency and bioavailability, and fewer side effects.