Psilocybin is a powerful hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms. Psilocybe azurescens (also known as the blue runner or the blue angel) can be found throughout the globe and is equally potent, but very difficult to grow indoors. Employed in ancient sacred rituals and heavily used by Native Americans and Mexicans to this present day, magic mushrooms are currently studied scientifically for their health benefits.
Psilocybin is a chemical extracted from 100% organic psychedelic mushroom spores. Long-term use of this particular substance is being subjected to ongoing medical research with encouraging results. According to recent medical research, magic mushrooms possess psychoactive chemicals that can lead to the production of new medicines to be used in the field of neurology as well as psychiatry. The potential health benefits and other meaningful attributes of psilocybin are thoroughly researched for medicinal purposes. Most clinical trials show encouraging results for the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety, as well as PTSD and alcohol & nicotine dependence.
However, since it’s still being researched and has a high risk for misuse (being classified as a Schedule I drug in the US), psilocybin is not currently accepted for medical use – but only for research purposes – so there are no medical products publicly available that contain the substance.