Aaron Rodgers, one of America’s most favorite overpaid ball throwers, recently stated on a podcast that the best football season of his career stemmed from his use of Ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew containing DMT.
In a podcast interview with Aubrey Marcus, Rodgers talked about an Ayahuasca experience that helped him “unconditionally love himself” which later translated into what really mattered: a better football performance.
Indeed, in trying times like these, where psychedelics are making a huge resurgence into every single angle of American culture and medicine, it’s nice to know that niche celebrities are educating the public in traditions held for thousands of years by South American indigenous tribes, asking the real tough questions such as “Yeah, healing trauma and loving yourself is super cool, but lets get down to brass tacks here… how far can you throw a football?”
In the podcast, Rodgers cited his Ayahuasca experience as the thing that allowed him to have better relationships with his teammates, which translated to better sportsball.
“The greatest gift I can give my teammates, in my opinion, is to be able to show up and to be someone who can model unconditional love to them," Rodgers said. "I mean obviously it's important I play well, and show up and lead and all that stuff. They won't care about what you say until they know how much you care."
Rodgers added that his decision to try Ayahuasca came from a previous experience with psychedelics, with one of the best days of his life involving eating a whole bunch of mushrooms on a beach, which is great for him. Personally, we prefer to refer to our mushroom beach experiences as “our last six spring breaks.”
Within the resurgence of psychedelics, it’s become painfully clear that the large majority of people have no idea what the fuck they’re talking about. For instance, many people don’t understand that Ayahuasca and DMT are the same thing, except DMT is smoked and lasts around 15 minutes, whereas Ayahuasca is taken orally and has a psychoactive affect for hours.
Essentially, your body can’t process DMT if it’s taken orally by itself; your body breaks it down too fast. Yet, with the help of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI (which is technically an antidepressant), DMT stays in your system for hours. When a person takes part in an Ayahuasca ritual, they’re taking both DMT and an MAOI, which causes the effect of the DMT to last for hours as opposed to only a few minutes.
And you mark our words, reader: If a single person emails us making a joke about the Joe Rogan Experience and DMT, when you get home tonight, we’re going to be under your bed.