Reviewing Netflix’s How to Change Your Mind Psilocybin Episode
Netflix just released an eye opening new series follows author Michael Pollan’s in this 4 part docuseries that explores his journey and others through four different psychedelics: LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA and Mescaline.
Does this docuseries do these psychedelics justice? Does it accurately depict the seemingly impossible to describe experiences and life altering effects?
We will focus on the second episode which focuses on the effects of Psilocybin and Magic mushrooms.
We will cover:
- Summary of the Episode
- How it portrays Psilocybin
- Our Rating and Verdict
Chapter 2: Psilocybin
The episode starts by defining what psilocybin is and briefly touches on the various studies of the drug that started as early as 1970.
It then follows the lineage of when the drug became popularized in North America as it became a powerful tool used in parts of Mexico. After the surge of the hippie culture, people would flock to this “magical mushroom” that offered spiritual and mental awakens that nothing to date had provided.
Pollan’s detailed interviews with patients from the early studies as well as patience of newer studies paints a clear and easy process of how people underwent treatment.
The trails were simple, they offered patience a room free from distractions and over stimulation, they offered a therapist and guide throughout the journey as well as a comfortable space where all the patients physical needs were met.
The episode dives deep into what people experienced through their first-hand accounts and the struggles of like they went through prior to the treatment.
Many of these patience were cancer patience with terminal diagnosis.
The overwhelming conclusion of the study was that those who underwent it had massive breakthroughs and came to terms with their circumstances which lead to positive outcomes, less anxiety, depression, and various other fears.
They all felt like they resolved something in their past or present that set them up better for the future.
The episode highlights many more case studies and ends off with Pollan himself trying the dosage and recounting his experience through it all.
How does the Episode Portray Psilocybin?
The episode paints a very clear and almost skeptical approach at the start which accurately depicts why this demonized substance and is received the way it is today.
Pollan offers a more medical approach to the controversial substance and lays out a fair telling of events that lead to the criminalization today.
As we know from the cannabis space, often times substances that are naturally growing and have existed for thousands of years are looked down upon until real research and benefits are found from them.
For this reason, its great to see someone of credibility depict a more clear and honest interpretation of it. Everyone is different and goes through different experiences with psilocybin. Some people react positively and some react negatively. As a whole, if taken responsibly, this episode proves that it can be taken beneficially.
As a whole, the episode does a great job of explaining the backstory of psilocybin as well as the generous effects it has on its users. This makes it a reliable source of inspiration and lays the ground work for media to dive deeper into psilocybin and its benefits. As far as explaining what psilocybin actually does, it doesn’t provide the greatest deep dive on the chemical compounds and the specific science of how it effects the brain. This is widely due to the fact that studies are still being conducted to reveal the effects on people. The show does a fantastic job of providing a heavy layer of optimism and hopes to bring back the modern day research and studies. It leaves on a positive note and Pollan’s own experiences tied in the indescribable experiences and profound realizations he underwent when taken psilocybin. Shows like these brings hopes to many people struggling with loss and other mental health issues as a form of relief and recovery that leads to long lasting benefits.
Benefits of Psilocybin Extraction
Clean tasting, ultra potent and easy to dose. Effects are felt within minutes and without the gut rot usually associated with eating fried mushrooms.
A Better Experience
Clean tasting, ultra-potent, and easy to dose. Effects are felt within minutes and without the gut rot usually associated with eating dried mushrooms.
A single 1mL dropper has a whole gram of extracted mushroom. A few drops under the tongue are all you need for a powerful experience.
Effects are felt within minutes. Extract absorbs immediately through the membranes of your mouth and upper digestive tract, unlike regular dried mushrooms that need to slowly break down in the stomach.
Zero Gut Rot
None of the unpleasant tummy issues are usually associated with eating raw mushrooms. Extraction removes the mushroom cell walls (chitin) eliminating stomach irritation.
1mL of liquid extract has 1g of extracted mushroom making it easier to precisely dose. Visually guessing the weight of dried mushrooms can lead to undesirable effects.
Whether you prefer gummies, tinctures, or chocolates, extract can be made into a variety of easy-to-consume products.
Extracts can be carried in small bottles or vials that fit easily into your pocket or bag. Add a few drops into the beverage container you’re carrying and you’re good to go – no one is the wiser.
When developing and growing our products, we looked to help solve one simple question.
What can we provide people to help with their mental and spiritual needs?
Through our research and exploration, we were able to find ingredients that worked. Not only did were they effective but they were naturally grown and used in cultures around the world for centuries.
History has a lot to teach us when it comes to curing and assisting people in their time of need. Now days we can do a lot of research in dissecting and analyzing each compound and chemical interaction to make some very solid conclusions that helps with people’s unique body chemistry and mental status.
Healing is a journey and we understand that, we get that every person has to find what works best for them. It’s the exact same approach we use for our products.
Find something that is known to work in the past and present, do everything we can to understand it, then apply it and cultivate it to make the best product we can.
We would love for people to try and experience the results of our research so we can provide ancient medicine, and modern convivence.
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