Learning & education: psychedelics

Beyond the Trip: Psychedelic Therapy
Nov 23, 2023
The use of psychedelics for their potential cognitive and mental health benefits is a topic that has gained attention in recent years. Psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin, DMT, ketamine, and MDMA have been explored for their nootropic and psychoplastogenic properties, making them intriguing subjects for research and clinical trials.
Where is Serotonin Produced in the Body?
Oct 26, 2023
Serotonin is synthesized through a series of enzymatic reactions, beginning with the essential amino acid tryptophan. Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body, hence the name, and must therefore be consumed through the food we eat. 
Exploring the Fly Agaric Mushroom and Agarin
Sep 14, 2023
Imagine a beautiful mushroom. Do you see a dome-shaped cap atop a slender stem? Visualize the cap’s color. Is it, perhaps, a deep red adorned with white dots? If so, you have envisioned the most commonly portrayed mushroom in mainstream culture Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric.
person holding mushrooms
Jul 06, 2023
Mushrooms have been consumed as part of the human diet as a food source for many centuries [1], yet “mushroom nutraceuticals” are only a recent development [2]. These products use mushroom-derived agents to promote health and wellness. Of these, the most extensively studied pharmacologically active components are polysaccharides and polysaccharide-protein complexes, triterpenes, lectins, and fungal immunomodulatory proteins [3].
Is GABA the Key to Meditation?
Feb 23, 2023
New research evidence suggests that meditation can modulate brain activity, specifically via the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) [3-6]. Though this may perhaps not be surprising to devotees of the practice, in this article we will investigate the relationship between meditation and this important neurotransmitter in the brain and nervous system.
Psychedelics as Nootropics?
Aug 10, 2022
Can psychedelics be nootropics? Yes indeed! They are PONs + psychoplastogens! Let us explain... The use of classical psychedelic substances for therapeutic purposes has surged in recent years. 

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