Toronto, Ontario, January 06, 2020 – Psyched Wellness Ltd. (formerly Duncan Park Holdings Corporation) (CSE:PSYC, OTCQB:DCNPF, FRANKFURT:5U9) (the “Company” or “Psyched”) a life sciences company focused on the production and distribution of artisanal functional and psychedelic mushrooms, is pleased to share that it has commenced a study to determine the therapeutic values of muscimol for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory purposes via a nerve derived immunity and neuroprotective modulation models.
The study will be led by Brian Tancowny and will focus on determining the effectiveness of the active compound muscimol from the Amanita Muscaria mushroom for its potential dual antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This preliminary work will focus on determining the potential role in health promotion via modulation of oxidative stress and inflammation. The mushroom, Amanita Muscaria naturally contains high levels of the active compound muscimol. This study will look at the potential neuroprotective effects of muscimol via neurotoxicity and immunomodulatory invitro cell - based models.
Antioxidants have been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases (including heart disease and certain cancers). Antioxidants can scavenge free radicals from the body cells and prevent or reduce the impact of the damage caused by oxidation. The protective effect of antioxidants continues to be studied around the world. Anti-inflammatory refers to the property of a substance or treatment that reduces inflammation or swelling. Anti-inflammatory drugs make up about half of analgesics, remedying pain by reducing inflammation as opposed to opioids, which affect the central nervous system to block pain signaling to the brain. Opioids have led to increased substance abuse by over prescribing and addictions. Muscimol if shown to have anti inflammatory properties may lead to a more effective natural therapeutic for treating many conditions.
“This initial preliminary study will provide more insight into the potential health and wellness properties of the active compound muscimol of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom, which may lead into advanced preclinical areas of study for further work into a natural therapeutic agent,” says Brian Tancowny.
Jeff Stevens, CEO of the Company says, “We are excited to explore the many potential uses of Muscimol, the active compound in Amanita Muscaria mushrooms. Our team continues to research new opportunities of this compound, and we look forward to providing insights into the new areas of focus soon.”
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About Psyched Wellness Ltd.:
Psyched Wellness Ltd. is a Canadian-based health supplements company dedicated to the distribution of mushroom-derived products and associated consumer packaged goods. The Company’s objective is to create premium mushroom-derived products that have the potential to become a leading North American brand in the emerging functional food category. The Company is in the process of developing a line of Amanita muscaria-derived water-based extracts, teas and capsules designed to help with three health objectives: promote stress relief, relaxation and assist with restful sleeping.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information
This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These statements relate to future events or future performance. The use of any of the words “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “projected”, “estimated” and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on the Company’s current belief or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. The forward-looking information and forward- looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the ability of the Company to develop Amanita Muscaria-derived products; the safety of Amanita Muscaria consumption and the safety and purity of any extracts thereof; and (ii) the uses and potential benefits of Amanita Muscaria.
Forward-looking information in this news release are based on certain assumptions and expected future events, namely: the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern; the Company’s ability to continue to develop its mushroom-derived products and associated consumer packaged goods; continued approval of the Company’s activities by the relevant governmental and/or regulatory authorities; and the continued growth of the Company.
These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: the potential inability of the Company to continue as a going concern; risks associated with potential governmental and/or regulatory action with respect to the Company’s operations; competition within the psychedelics market; risks with respect to the safety of Amanita Muscaria consumption and the safety and purity of any extracts thereof; and the risk that there is no potential benefit of Amanita Muscaria consumption.
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated.
Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and reflect the Company’s expectations as of the date hereof and are subject to change thereafter. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.
For further information, please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Psyched Wellness Ltd.
t: (647) 400-8494
Tim Regan/Sophia Bashford
KCSA Strategic Communications
t: (978) 505-2478