What is Ketamine?
It provides pain relief through sedation and a trance-like state. But ketamine also helps with the following:
Heart function, breathing, and airway reflexes generally remain functional when using ketamine.
Ketamine and Your Brain
Ketamine affects numerous pathways in the brain. It interacts with the glutamate system by blocking glutamate receptors. The communication between our neurons is affected by glutamate levels.
By hindering the reception, an anesthetic effect is experienced. Similar to how naltrexone interacts with opiate receptors, low doses of ketamine may actually increase production of the neurotransmitter it inhibits.