Magic mushrooms are making a huge splash in the mainstream for the first time since the ’70s hippie movement. The number of people that subscribe to the microdosing Reddit forum has tripled to almost 50,000 people in just two years. Even the higher-ups in Silicone valley have become notorious for visiting psychedelic retreats to have enlightening “trips”. With this new surge of research more is becoming known about the many benefits of taking this magical little fungus.
What Is Microdosing?
Microdosing is when you consume very low doses of a psychedelic drug. This smaller dose will normally only be 1-10% of a full dose and does not cause hallucinations. It gives multiple benefits and uplifts mood while offering very few of the negative effects associated with a “trip”. It should also be noted that you should only take a dose every 3-4 days so as not to build up a tolerance.
Taking smaller, micro-doses, of magic mushrooms induces a state of unconstrained thought that leads to new, creative ideas. This can help every aspect of your life where you need inspiration. Psilocybin affects the brain’s frontal cortex, which is responsible for abstract thinking, thought analysis, and plays an important role in mood and perception. It can help you expand your mind and break out of old patterns of thought. Microdosing can bring a whole new perspective into your life. Petranker, the associate director of the Psychedelic Studies Research Program at the University of Toronto, shares his experience with psilocybin. His most recent study of 300 micro-dosers showed that it led to heightened creativity and mood.
“I’ve always been curious about mind-expansion: I’ve been meditating formally since I was 19, have had periods of extensive lucid dreaming training, and have had a near-death experience. Psychedelics seem to be in the same vein, and so anyone who is interested in mapping out consciousness would be wise to consider psychedelics as a useful paradigm”
Reduces Anxiety & Depression
Depression and anxiety can be debilitating but there are studies that show micro-dosing psilocybin can help. In a recent study, they combined data on nearly 200,000 Americans who had used magic mushrooms. They found that the people that had experimented with psilocybin were less likely to have periods of depression or to attempt suicide. The reason why it causes less stress is because of the way this magical drug interacts with serotonin receptors. When psilocybin binds to the serotonin receptors it slows blood to parts of the brain that are hyperactive in people who are anxious, and depressed. When you manage to pull yourself out of this “mental rut” it becomes easier to become more optimistic.
An advertising, creative director in NYC was suffering from periods of extreme stress when she first tried microdosing. She took 1/10thI of a dose a few times a week and after her first dose began to feel the calming effects. She felt less self-critical and more open to connecting with her peers.
“When I do have bad days, I’m able to separate myself from a feeling of worthlessness and stop telling myself the story that I shouldn’t try to connect, shouldn’t be curious, shouldn’t create,” she says. “Microdosing helps me recognize that I’m still whole.”
Improves Energy Levels
We can all feel a bit drained when our routines get overwhelmingly busy. One amazing effect that people see when micro-dosing psilocybin is an increase in energy levels. It can give you that extra boost you need to make it through the day. Athletes have been reporting the use of this mood-boosting fungus to increase energy, focus, coordination, and motivation.
For the less professional athletes, it can still help in every aspect of your life where you feel like you need a little extra push. With increased focus, it can make tasks easier and can cut down on the time needed to complete them.
Improves Sleep Quality
Johns Hopkins has been researching how psilocybin can actually help you fall and stay asleep. The main part of this is its effectiveness at reducing stress which causes most of our restless nights. Reduce your stress and voila! Your body and brain are both going to be able to turn off. They are more fast-acting than prescription sleep-aids and anti-depressants and most people feel the benefits after micro-dosing their first time. Another positive is the fact that magic mushrooms are non-addictive and effective over long periods of time.
With so little to lose and so much to gain from micro-dosing magic mushrooms why not give it a shot? Not many substances can boast of being an anti-depressant, mood stabilizer, and sleep aid with fast-acting effects and little to no side effects. Amazing Shrooms is perfect for beginners (and seasoned pros) due to the fact that they are dosed for you in capsules. This removes any uncertainty that you are taking more than you would like to. We want to have amazing times, not bad trips. Let us know your experience with psilocybin in the comments below!