Study Shows Psilocybin Combats Stress by Triggering Rise in Stress Hormone

September 14, 2023 08:05:00

A new study published in the “ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science” journal has revealed that psychedelics such as psilocybin may combat stress by triggering a temporary increase in stress hormones. The research provides more insight into the potential underlying mechanisms that may allow psychedelics to deliver various mental health benefits.

Psilocybin is a psychedelic compound that occurs naturally in certain mushroom species. It is converted into the active form psilocin when ingested and mainly interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain. The traditional “psychedelic experience’” occurs when psilocin interacts with the…

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