US Army Veteran Holly G. takes psilocybin to help make her combat-related PTSD more manageable. “Knowing that I can eat a mushroom and hit the reset button. It’s not a chemical. It’s not a man made drug. You can go out into the forest and reset until the rainbows come again,” gives her a sense that everything will be okay despite panic attacks, flashbacks, and the struggle to navigate a world outside of a war-zone.
With regulatory progress for psychedelics like psilocybin happening at lightning speed—and publicly-traded company, Numinus, paving the road to the mainstream—naturally-derived products may soon be a more viable option for people like Holly.