How it works


Ketamine is a prescription medication that doctors can prescribe off-label to treat depression, anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD, OCD, and other mental health-related conditions. It has safely been used as an FDA-approved anesthetic since 1970.

At lower doses, ketamine can move you beyond the superficial layers of your day-to-day mind, heal unhealthy neural pathways, and help you achieve the clarity you need to live the life you deserve.

What does it feel like?

Ketamine produces a sense of disconnection from one’s ordinary reality and usual self that may induce or enhance feelings of creativity, purpose, perspective, serenity, insight, inspiration, gratitude, empathy, connection with others and the world, openness to new ideas, psychological rebirth, and traveling outside of one’s self, among others. You may also experience visual, auditory, and other sensory effects.

Your brain on ketamine

Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist and interacts with the most abundant neurotransmitter system in your brain: glutamate. Research shows it increases expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). This results in enhanced neuroplasticity, or the ability of brain cells to form new connections with one another.

Why ketamine?

Besides being the only legally prescribable psychedelic medicine, ketamine is increasingly prescribed because it has a short duration of 45-90 minutes, most often provides a pleasant experience with little to no negative after effects, and is backed by substantial clinical research demonstrating its safety and efficacy for treating depression and anxiety.

How is it taken?

If your clinician determines that you’re a good fit for ketamine therapy, you’ll be prescribed sublingual ketamine tablets, which are placed under your tongue or between your cheek and gums.