Magic Mushroom Used As Sleep Aid

Doctor at Johns Hopkins analyzed the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms” and say it could be a safe and effective sleep aid. The ingredient is ...

Magic Mushroom Used As Sleep Aid

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Magic mushroom sleep aid

Magic mushrooms offer much more than just a psychedelic trip.

Doctors at Johns Hopkins analyzed the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms” and say it could be a safe and effective sleep aid. The ingredient is called Psilocybin (Sigh-low-sigh-bin). Its currently categorized as a highly restricted schedule 1 drug due to its hallucinogenic properties.

Psilocybin is the active chemical in magic mushrooms that makes you trip. Research also indicates that psilocybin helps the formation of new brain cells in a process called Neurogenesis, among many other beneficial effects.

There is a growing body of scientific research conducted at John Hopkins University that supports the use of psilocybin in the treatment for long term depression, drug addiction, and other psychiatric conditions.

Researchers say users are unlikely to become addicted, or abuse the drug.

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