Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 1, 2021) – Psyched Wellness Ltd. (CSE: PSYC) (OTCQB: PSYCF) (FSE: 5U9) (the “Company” or “Psyched“), a life sciences company focused on the production and distribution of artisanal functional and psychedelic mushrooms, is pleased to announce that on November 30, 2021, representatives from the Company and KGK Science, the Company’s contract research organization (CRO), presented AME-1, Psyched’s proprietary extract of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom, AME-1, to representatives of Health Canada in a pre-submission meeting.
This follows Health Canada’s approval announced on November 3, 2021 to add Amanita Muscaria mushroom to the Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) of Canada.
“Yesterday’s pre-submission meeting was the next important step in positioning the Company to be able to file an application with Health Canada for AME-1 as a Natural Health Product in 2022,” said Jeff Stevens, CEO of Psyched Wellness. “The meeting was very encouraging, and we look forward to incorporating Health Canada’s comments and suggestions into our plans to bring our Amanita-based CPG products to market next year.”
The purpose of a pre-submission meeting is to discuss the evidence required in support of a Class III Product License Application (PLA) or to clarify the type of applications required. Such meetings will:
- familiarize assessment staff with the proposed application prior to its arrival and provide a forum to discuss the evidence in order to facilitate its assessment;
- establish which studies or scientific evidence the applicant is relying on to support the safety and/or efficacy of the NHP and discuss the adequacy and appropriateness of controls;
- provide an opportunity for the applicant to discuss details of the application with Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) and obtain feedback regarding any areas of concern based on current experience and regulatory requirements; and
- provide NNHPD an opportunity to re-align resources, if necessary, to accommodate the arrival of the application.
Pre-submission meetings do not entail a full assessment by NNHPD of the evidence presented and, as such, the outcome does not constitute a regulatory decision by NNHPD, nor will a regulatory decision be issued.
For further information, please contact:
Tim Regan/Sophia Bashford
KCSA Strategic Communications
t: (978) 505-2478
Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider have reviewed or accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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 and Statements
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.