Psychedelics Could Repair Brain Cells “Shriveled” by Depression

University of California researchers have observed that psychedelics like LSD and MDMA can rewire the brain—and trigger the growth of new branches between brain cells—long after the drugs’ other effects have worn off. Dr David Olson, one of the study’s authors and lead researcher, notes that during cases of depression (as well as anxiety, PTSD and more) neurites in the prefrontal cortex of the brain …

Magic Mushroom Microdosing Before Work

In lieu of prescription drugs, a new crop of young professionals is taking microdoses of either magic mushrooms or LSD to increase focus, empathetic feelings, clarity and to altogether broaden thinking before or during the work day. A mircodose means one-tenth of that which will get a user high. Proponents have noted better moods, greater functionality and limited side effects, but as there have been …