Magic Mushrooms, Psilocybe Cubensis, contain incredible healing powers. Could Magic Mushrooms be the solution to society’s depression? Might these fantastic fungi help people with addiction? Or anxiety? The answer is yes, Psilocybe Cubensis have massive potential. The active chemical is known as Psilocybin, a psychoactive compound illegal for most of modern history, but it is looking like that is all going to change soon.
Magic Mushrooms have been decriminalized and even legalized in several places around the world, including a few US states like Oregon and Colorado. The loosening of the legal barrier has led to an increase in psilocybin research. John Hopkins University is a leader in psychedelic research and has studied the many potential applications of psilocybin. Magic mushrooms can be taken as a micro-dose, a regular dose or a heroin dose, all with different effects and treatment potential.
Microdosing Uses .1-.3g
- Improved mood
- More energy
- Reduced anxiety
- Increase in creativity
- Heightened cognitive function
Regular Dose Uses 2-6g
- Break addiction
- Treat depression
- Reduced anxiety
- PTSD treatment
- Fighting Alzheimer’s
- Treating Schizophrenia
Heroic Dose Uses 16+g
- Altering personality
- Break addiction
- Treat extreme PTSD
- Long Term spiritual/mental change
How Dosing Works
When we talk about the medicinal use of magic mushrooms, we are not talking about eating a bunch of mushrooms and partying or enjoying a concert. To truly experience the benefits, you will want to be in a comfortable environment, calm, and peaceful. A single regular session lasts about eight hours, the patient wears headphones and lays back comfortably. Two experts monitor and help the patient through the experience. Most of the trip is spent in quiet reflection, introspection.
Depression. It is awful, it is rampant, and it is terribly mistreated by the medical world. We all know someone who is battling depression, who has tried every pharmaceutical out there, who is still depressed and likely worse off after the pharmaceutical cocktail. Psilocybin offers a new route for treating depression, a natural, healthier route.
John Hopkins study shows that psilocybin is 70% effective in treating chronic depression, and after only two doses, 54% of patients went into remission (no longer depressed) four weeks later. FOUR WEEKS!! Most antidepressants on the market today take four weeks just to begin working.
Addiction is prevalent in modern society, and seemingly unbeatable. Nicotine, widely considered the most challenging addiction to break, seems unstoppable. Today, the top drugs on the market have only a success rate of 35%, while Cubensis studies at John Hopkins have an 80 percent success rate. Psilocybin has also shown promise in breaking other addictions, from caffeine to heroin. The researchers in this study stress that Psilocybin is not a do-it-yourself fix for addiction. It’s not as simple as taking the chemical and boom you hate nicotine. Psilocybin works through deep self-reflection, it is not a chemical fix.
More energy, increased creativity, improved mood, cognitive function, and focus, reduced anxiety and so many more benefits. Microdosing has the potential to completely change everyone’s lives. They open the human mind to such untapped potential, and the possibility of a better quality of life for all.
As I’ve said before, Magic Mushrooms are still illegal in most of the world and US. I personally view the limitation of access to such incredible medicine as criminal. Big Pharma has fought the mushroom revolution long enough, it is time we stand up for what we want, no, what we need. There are several companies working to get psilocybin approved for medical use. For now, if you are determined about it, you can grow your own 🙂 Or simply stick to a solid legal mushroom supplement like Thrive 6 from Freshcap!!