How does it work?
Chronic stress weakens neural connections in the brain over time. Depression actually decreases the number of synapses in the brain.
Ketamine works directly to restore these connections. It binds to the NMDA receptor and releases a glutamate surge. This in turn releases growth factors, like BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), which help make new synaptic connections and pave healthier thought patterns in the brain.
You may be wondering how ketamine compares to other psychedelics.
- Ketamine is a non-traditional psychedelic
- Shorter acting, lasting about 2 hours on average
- More predictable than LSD, psilocybin, or ayahuasca
- Sense of floating, weightlessness
- Ability to create vibrant imagery, valuable insights, and spiritual experiences
Ketamine produces a cascade of neurobiological effects in the brain to promote healing. A psychedelic state is simply a different aspect of your consciousness.
These states allow you to safely and productively explore your thoughts from a new perspective.
Here you can find meaning and insight that will accelerate the healing process.
THE MY KETAMINE HOME EFFECT
A New Kind of Antidepressant
The STAR*D trial was a $35 million study on traditional antidepressants. It showed in the majority of cases there was no response to the first trial. One-third of patients never responded despite months of switching treatments.
Ketamine’s rapid-acting antidepressant effects are widely considered one of the biggest breakthroughs in psychiatry in the last two decades.
People can feel relief within 24 to 72 hours after their first treatment, compared to 3-6 weeks with conventional antidepressants.