CEO Pankaj Gogia Reveals How Psychedelic Water Can Boost Your Mood - Exclusive

Want to feel better, naturally? You're not alone. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffer from anxiety and depression, and those numbers increased dramatically since the pandemic started in 2020 (via STAT). It's no wonder that people are searching for a solution that doesn't involve prescription medication, which can have some scary negative side effects. Coping mechanisms like drinking alcohol may make you feel better in the moment but can leave you with even more dread and despair the next day — not to mention a terrible hangover — and accessible over-the-counter anxiety meds simply do not exist.

Life is hard, and finding a natural way to uplift your mind and mood can be even harder. Enter Psychedelic Water: the world's first legal psychoactive herbal supplement in an easy-to-drink, tasty beverage. Psychedelic Water is marketed as "a calming mood-enhancer that makes you feel good without messing you up or leaving you hungover." Many retailers have been finding their shelves empty within its first three weeks of launching into over 500 locations across the United States, including Urban Outfitters and Walmart.

In an exclusive interview with Health Digest, CEO Pankaj Gogia revealed exactly what is inside Psychedelic Water, what makes it psychoactive, and how it can boost your mood.

What's inside Psychedelic Water?

Psychedelic Water contains three main ingredients: kava root, damiana, and green tea leaf extract. The drink's mood-boosting effects are primarily due to the kava root, also known as kava kava. It comes from a tropical evergreen shrub native to the South Pacific islands — the locals have used it for hundreds of years in ceremonies, rituals, and social get-togethers. It has been traditionally consumed for its relaxing qualities and has been scientifically proven to help reduce anxiety; it may even help support sleep (via Healthline). 

You should start to notice the effects almost immediately after drinking kava. "It's common to feel a tingling sensation on the tongue followed by a sense of physical relaxation, mild euphoria, and overall mood elevation," said Pankaj Gogia. "People have described themselves as feeling giggly, bubbly, serene, and content after trying our blend. Basically, it gets you feeling good and puts a smile on your face while keeping your head clear and your cognition intact." 

FDA-compliant psychedelics

So what exactly makes Psychedelic Water psychoactive? Don't worry — it's not going to feel like you're on an acid trip.

When many people hear the term "psychedelic," they think of famous illegal substances like LSD or magic mushrooms. Technically, a psychoactive agent is any substance that can affect the mind, changing how it works and shifting mood, awareness, thoughts, feelings, or behavior. Other examples of psychoactive substances include alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine (via the National Cancer Institute). According to Pankaj Gogia, both kava and damiana have psychoactive properties, as well as the green tea extract, which contains caffeine.  

"The main benefit of Psychedelic Water is its mood-boosting effect. Some people who experience a lot of stress find our blend really helps quiet their nerves and puts them in a good place mentally," said Pankaj Gogia. It was "designed to replicate the euphoria-inducing effects of psychedelics on a milder level. Psychedelic Water relaxes your body, elevates your mood, and leaves you feeling lifted."

To find out more about Psychedelic Water, you can visit the website and online shop.