An increasing number of people are turning to natural ways to treat conditions like depression with the spreading awareness about the health risks associated with over-the-counter treatments. Magic mushrooms or psychedelic mushrooms are probably the next big thing in the field of holistic health and wellness. There are over 200 varieties of mushrooms possessing psychoactive properties. They have been used traditionally for different uses and recently its healing effects have been discovered though it remains a controlled substance under the federal law of the United States. Just like cannabis, microdosing with magic mushrooms is known to deliver some really exciting medical effects. Today, we discuss in detail about the health effects of this new trend.
What are Magic Mushrooms?
Shrooms, psychedelic mushrooms or magic mushrooms are a type of fungi that is popular for its psychedelic effects on users. These mushrooms contain psilocybin that works with the serotonin receptors in the brain thereby affecting the perception, mood, memory and cognition of the person. Psychedelic mushrooms are small in size and look tan or brown in color. They can be either cultivated or found in the wild. They can be eaten raw, brewed into tea for drinking or mixed with food. Magic mushrooms have hallucinogenic properties which means they lead to seeing, hearing and feeling sensations that seem real but are not. They are also known for their spiritual effects and were traditionally used for awakening and spiritual discovery. Some people take psychedelic mushrooms to experience connection, euphoria and distorted sense of time. Effects of this drug start in 20-40 minutes of consumption and can last for up to 6 hours. Studies suggest that shrooms can be used to treat anxiety, depression, nicotine addiction, cancer-related distress and pain and substance use disorders.
Benefits of Microdosing Magic Mushrooms
Most people would not prefer taking huge doses of magic mushrooms for a long term. Those who have a regular job, a family and other commitments may not like indulging in psychedelic mushrooms on a daily basis. This is where microdosing proves helpful. It is an amazing idea for those who want to get the therapeutic effects of shrooms while being able to do the daily activities.
Microdosing with these mushrooms could support general health and well-being by dealing with anxiety, depression and other mood-related problems and helping with cell growth and brain repair. When you take the minimum effective dose, you can carry out all the functions of your everyday life. The effects are so mild that you may not even notice them. The dosage is sufficient to let you experience the benefits of this compound but not enough to produce any psychedelic effects.
People suffering from chronic conditions like cluster headaches, patients of anxiety and depression and athletes dealing with muscle soreness on a regular basis are examples of people who can benefit from microdosing. A research report suggests that microdosing with magic mushrooms is something that makes everything a little better. Users are somewhat happier, they behave a little better and tolerate somewhat more while being more creative in their regular work.
How to Microdose with Magic Mushrooms
While it should be easy for experienced users to adjust their dose to obtain the desired results, new users may find it somewhat difficult to master the art. According to a recommendation, microdosing is better handled with a prior experience of psychedelics and should be begun with 3/10th part of a gram of dry magic mushrooms one time after two days. The gap between the doses let you analyze the effects and also help your body avoid getting dependent on the drug.
As every individual responds uniquely to these products, it is important that you decrease or increase the dose on the basis of your personal preferences. If you feel the effects that resemble that of huge doses of psychedelics, you should lower the dose. You should feel something that helps you feel little happier and focused with reduced anxiety.
One should microdose with a clear purpose and have a serious approach. Use a journal to note down your doses and effects so that you know how you should tweak the dose. The ideal influence is one that lets you live your daily life without any changes in perception but a feeling of more connection, production and creativity. If you start feeling more anxious, wait for few days and lower the dose. When you consider microdosing, you should consider your own personal requirements to get the desired experience.