I'm in the beginning phases of working on a research project regarding the bodies physiology and the metabolic processes involved with the Psilocybin experience. I'm curious if anyone has any information regarding the nutritional 'cost' of a psilocybin trip.
On a basic level, I understand how the various neurotransmitters work, and the serotonin receptor/psilocybin connection; (I have a number of Neurochemistry/ Psychopharmacology books arriving by mail in the coming weeks, to solidly this understanding) But what I'm most interested in is the metabolic demands that psilocybin makes on the body, especially in regards to various fats and vitamins.
Conceivably, given the neurogenesis taking place; I would expect to see a large quantity of cholesterol and essential fatty acids get used up- but I'd love to see studies quantifying this
I imagine also, that injesting mushrooms in a state where the brain is using ketones as fuel as opposed to glucose would have a marked influence on the trip.
How does a trip deplete the body? How can we optimally add nutrients pre and post in order to facilitate more revealing, cleaner, more healing experiences?
Any information at all would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Severian, 01 January 2020 - 05:03 PM.