If synthetic psilocybin is cheaper to produce, why are many psychedelic companies sticking with the natural route?
Some believe that consumers would rather take a naturally grown mushroom than something formulated in a lab.
Other researchers, like those at Filament Health (FH), think the other unknown compounds in the mushroom could provide additional benefits that complement psilocybin.
This theory, called “the entourage effect”, is popular in the cannabis industry too.
Filament Health is committed to all-natural psilocybin and has developed a way to produce it at a low cost. They just received a second patent for the extraction and standardization of natural psilocybin.