PTSD and depression have plagued our troops from the beginning of time. Often, it seems to me, that we treat them with anti-depressants. Then we treat the side-effects of those drugs with more drugs. This doesn’t make sense.

Now, Silo Wellness, an Oregon company, has developed a nasal spray that makes micro-dosing easier for people fighting PTSD and depression. 

The spray uses a substance called psilocybin which is found in some fungi species (mushrooms). Psilocybin mushrooms are heavily regulated or prohibited in many countries and their possession often carries severe legal penalties. This nasal spray may eventually become available but it is currently illegal in the United States.

So how does it work?

The nasal spray passes the gut, going directly to the bloodstream through the nasal mucus membranes, and is eventually metabolized in the liver. This prevents nauseousness, a commonly experienced side-effect of psilocybin. Additionally, this absorption pathway drastically cuts down on the time until the patient feels the drug’s effects.

Board Advisor and Silo Wellness investor Becky Rotterman, who is also a Missouri pharmacist, stated that “Many psilocybin patients, particularly women, complain of upset stomach or vomiting when taking high-doses of mushrooms.”