Here’s what’s in store for you in today’s issue:

🍄 The secret ingredient to avoiding nausea induced by psilocybin.

🍄 How a change in Jamaica’s laws will make your next all-inclusive even more fun.

🍄 How Kristen Bell is overcoming a 22 year struggle with depression (in one dose).

🍄 How psychedelics are helping patients move away from daily medication.

🍄 And more.

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What psychedelics teach about healing trauma

The psychedelic treatment revolution is shifting the model of psychiatry away from daily medication for mental health treatment, according to psychiatrist Dr. Craig Heacock. Heacock believes that mental health issues like depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD “are more often than not tied to a deep, and largely untouchable, river of trauma that lies beneath our reach in the unconscious mind”. Psilocybin therapy is proving to be an effective treatment option because it brings deeply repressed trauma to the surface so that patients can “begin to rework and reframe their experience without fear”.

Treat depression, get in touch with your emotions, and avoid sexual dysfunction 

A new study suggests that psilocybin therapy is at least as effective in treating depression as the leading antidepressant, but with fewer side effects and faster results. After six weeks, participants receiving psilocybin therapy saw an 8.0 point reduction in depressive symptoms and reported “greater improvements in the ability to cry and feel compassion, intense emotion, and pleasure”. Participants receiving escitalopram, a leading SSRI antidepressant, saw just a 6.0 point reduction in depressive symptoms, and were more likely to experience side effects like anxiety, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, and reduced emotional responsiveness”.

Anna from Frozen does shrooms?

After suffering from depression for 22 years, actress Kristen Bell finds relief and self-love from a single dose of psilocybin.

Kristen Bell became extremely interested in psychedelics and their power to change your mindset after reading How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan. Bell has suffered from waves of depression for 22 years and has tried everything from antidepressants and therapy to meditation. Bell took one dose of psilocybin, and stated that “the places you can go in your brain are much deeper and more healing than anything else”.

Bell explains that the out of body experience she had while taking mushrooms gave her a sense of self love. “I had separated this body that had done so much good in my life, that has taken me through happiness and pain and workouts and laziness that I just, like, couldn’t stop touching my legs, going, ‘You’re so strong. You’re so elegant’ “.

The secret ingredient to avoid nausea on your next trip

Soaking magic mushrooms in lemon juice can reduce nausea and heighten your trip. Simply grind the mushroom into a powder, add to a shot glass, submerge in lemon juice, stir, and drink immediately or within 20 minutes. Since lemon juice has a similar pH level as stomach acid, it helps breakdown beta-glucan, the compound in the mushrooms associated with nausea and upset stomach. This method can make your trip come on faster, shorten the trip, and increase its intensity because the acidic juice helps convert psilocybin into psilocin, the substance that makes you trip.

So next time you go for a trip, remember to bring some lemon juice 😉

Mushroom trip unlocks billion-dollar idea

After abstaining from drugs for decades, a German investor, Christian Angermayer, went on a life-changing mushroom trip that left him with profound insights and even made him understand Bitcoin. It was then that Angermayer decided to make radical changes to his investment strategy by focusing on things he’s passionate about.  

During a second transformative mushroom trip, Angermayer had the idea to commercialize psychedelics, which led him to make an angel investment in Compass Pathways, a biotech company focused on psychedelic therapy. His stake in Compass Pathways is now worth $2 billion and he manages over $2.5 billion in assets.

What could you discover on your next trip?

North American companies make the move to Jamaica

Here’s something that’ll make your next all-inclusive vacay a bit more trippy.

Many psychedelic companies are being drawn to Jamaica, one of the only countries where it’s legal to cultivate, extract, and sell psilocybin mushrooms. Silo Wellness is partnering with Mushe Inc. to open the first “smart shop” in the Western hemisphere, a psychedelic mushroom retail outlet that will sell functional and psychedelic mushrooms in various forms to locals and tourists.

Psyence Group formally began operations in Jamaica under its wholly owned subsidiary, Psyence Jamaica Ltd., which will focus on psilocybin treatment for patients in palliative care. To take on the new market, Psyence Jamaica is in collaboration with LONACAS Inc., a Jamaican clinical research company, and MycoMeditations, a “psilocybin wellness destination experience” in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.

Wake Network Inc. received clearance to conduct a “first-of-its-kind” clinical trial at a Jamaican university, which will study the effect of microdosing on depression and anxiety. 


June 8 – Seattle City Council Signs Letter Proposing Psychedelic Use in Opioid Addiction Treatment. Read more…

June 1 – California Senate Approves Bill To Legalize Possession Of Psychedelics Like Psilocybin And LSD. Read more…

June 1 – New York Bill Would Create State-Sponsored Psychedelics Research Institute. Read more…

May 31 – Texas legislature approves bill to study psychedelics to treat PTSD in veterans. Read more…

Industry Quick Hits

June 8 – Field Trip Health Ltd. Applies to List Its Common Shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market. Read more…

June 8 – Cybin Launches EMBARK and Co-Sponsors First Clinical Trial to Treat Frontline Clinicians Experiencing COVID-Related Burnout and Distress with Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy. Read more…

June 8 – Mydecine Discovers Over 40 Groundbreaking Potential Pharmacologically Active Novel Compounds in Mushrooms. Read more…

Video of the Week

From work friends to family

A Reddit user says that their work friends now feel like family after experiencing a life-changing mushroom trip together. “It was like we had been through war together and we were at such an unbelievably tranquil and peaceful place. Everything was alright and it changed my life. I cannot stress how many years went by and how much I learned and dealt with. This was phenomenal.”