Hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms moves one step closer to being used to treat depression after scientists find psilocybin is safe | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms moves one step closer to being used to treat depression after scientists find psilocybin is safe

King's College London scientists found doses of the compound were safe when taken by healthy volunteers.

Some patients experienced a 'high' similar to one endured by those who take the party drug, having hallucinations and euphoria during a six-hour 'trip'.

But no negative effects were reported, even though psilocybin can trigger psychotic episodes and feelings of nausea and dizziness.

Researchers are now planning a phase two trial of psilocybin, involving patients who have stubborn depression. The psilocybin they used was not extracted from 'magic mushrooms' - it was made in a laboratory.

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Psilocybin has half the.....

Ethan Allen and...

toxicity of THC. It will make you nauseous. Just don't do what I did. Don't eat a quarter pound of them at a sitting. That was over 40 years ago. After the puking was over though it was a great trip. Laughed my ass off for about 6 hours.

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