For those of us who have been a little staggered on the mental health front over the years, many options have begun to emerge. On-demand chat-based therapy options are one, and at-home ketamine-assisted treatments are the other. We have seen mindbloom And Fieldtrip Fitness taking pole position, and more recently, wondermaid announced that it has raised $4.6 million to join the ketamine-powered bandwagon.
Services are all minor variations on a similar theme. You sign up and pay them some money, and are taken through a telemedicine protocol to find out if ketamine is an appropriate treatment option for you. If yes, a small parcel arrives at the door, and you are invited, with various supervillains, to release, isolate and face your inner demons.
I write about it lightly, but the ketamine treatment has completely changed my life, because I’m not entirely comfortable writing in a place where everyone can read it. suffice it to say; I have a little doubt about how ‘easy’ it is to be approved for at-home ketamine treatment – my experience with Mindbloom reminded me of the early days of the medical marijuana process, where you essentially had to try very hard . To be accepted – but the mental health breakthroughs I experienced in treatment are undeniable.
Wonder Sciences is joining the fast-filling market with its WonderMade product, and calls it “the most accessible ketamine solution on the market,” based mostly on price, as far as I can tell. It claims that it is available at an introductory rate of $249 per month. Mindbloom is a bit more expensive ($1,000 or so for the first 3 months, that works out to about $333 per month. For returning customers, Mindbloom costs about $230 per month), and the field trip is a comparable home package (about $410 per month) for $1,250. ,
On one hand, I’m wholeheartedly excited that these treatments are becoming more available, and I’m curious whether this is the beginning of a downward race from a pricing standpoint with the inevitable FDA/DEA intervention. Which is mandatory to follow.
While ketamine clinics often cost upwards of $1,500 per treatment and are given intramuscularly or intravenously (i.e. injected directly into your bloodstream through a drip into your muscle), at-home ketamine usually comes in the form of a pressed-powder capsule. is done through the medium that the users keep inside. Allow their mouthwash to be absorbed subcutaneously (under the tongue) for a period of time.
Recent Clinical Studies Proven efficacy of ketamine as a fast-acting therapeutic treatment option for anxiety and depression, especially compared to more traditional treatment methods. Originally used as an analgesic, ketamine enhances neuroplasticity – that is, the brain’s ability to adapt and be open to change. By stimulating the development of new neural pathways, ketamine disrupts the thought loop that can contribute to anxiety. A ketamine treatment typically takes about an hour, followed by a recovery period of 2-3 hours, and has fewer side effects than traditional anti-anxiety pharmaceuticals.
“While the medical community largely agrees that ketamine is a successful treatment option for people struggling with anxiety and mental health issues, the treatments available so far are limited and often require a large investment of time and financial resources,” Said Ryan Magnussen, Founder and CEO of Wonder Sciences. “WonderMed is the most accessible ketamine-assisted protocol available. We are honored to have played a role in impacting countless lives by helping people unlock their self-healing potential with a safe, scientifically proven protocol. “
WonderMed is currently accepting patients in California, New York, Florida and Texas, and will expand to Illinois, Arizona and Connecticut later this quarter. The company told me it plans to be available in 19 states by the end of the year.
The company has just announced that it has raised a total of $4.6 million from largely angel investors, on the way to raising additional funding from angel investors and institutional investors.