Microdosing Magic Mushrooms: A Testimonial

 Microdosing magic mushrooms or psilocybin as it’s known, has increasingly become a subject of much interest. The interest spawns from those who perhaps have tried psychedelics before and even sparks the curiosity to shroom-virgins.

The reason for the eagerness lies within the health and wellness benefits that have been observed through studies, personal references and preclinical trials.

A mental health advocate, Janet Chang, began her one-year microdosing psilocybin journey as a newbie in the psychedelic world. Read along to be taken on her account on how magic mushrooms significantly impacted her life, improved her career, relationships and happiness.

Here is her Microdosing Magic Mushrooms: A Testimonial.

History of Janet Chang

Chang, perhaps an over achiever or just that good, was nearly a strait A student. She trained and competed in Olympic speed skating iterating her dedication, and discipline as an individual.

Always in search to “better” herself and find balance and growth, she resulted to meditation, yoga, powerlifting and intermittent fasting. You know, all of the things you’ve thought about doing (maybe even did) and then some!

First Psychedelic Experience

Never thinking of drugs to grow or heal past wounds, Chang tried psychedelics in Southeast Asia for the very first time. Life-changing was a mere understatement.

In her own words, “My perspective of psychedelics quickly changed and they became a vehicle for greater self-reflection and awareness.

They immediately seemed to reduce her social anxiety and worked “beyond her wildest expectations.” Aiding in increasing personal insight and helping her heal from childhood traumas that were buried deep within her suppressed mindset.

It was after this experience that Chang began to wonder if there was a sustainable way to leverage the power of psychedelics on a more consistent basis. Maybe smaller doses would do?

Chang’s Microdosing Journey

As a reminder, microdosing is the act of administering small doses of a psychedelic drug (in this case psilocybin) in order to observe health benefits rather than psychedelic trips.

Having the answer to her very first question within week one, gave Chang the hope and leverage to keep on.

Q: Is microdosing beneficial at all?

Chang observed increased awareness, in-tuned emotions, heightened mood and an easier time holding conversations.

Keeping a journal, Chang decided to track as many details as possible. She even fluctuated dosage amounts while accounting experiences.

Results

On the lowest microdose (.15-.2g) Chang mentioned she was in an overall better mood, less anxious but not more or less productive.

The second microdose level observed (.2-.4g) She decided to observe two instances:

*Less Orderly + More Social: Normal anxiety, mood slightly lower than normal and higher than normal productivity.

*More Orderly + Less Social: The only difference to have noted was the slightly lower than normal productivity levels.

Highest microdose (.5g) This microdose seemed to tick all boxes, lower anxiousness, better mood, and much more productive.

Conclusion

Changs findings confirmed that the lowest and highest microdose amounts she observed seemed the most substantial in her daily lifestyle.

By the end of the year, she had changed her career which led to a salary DOUBLE! She improved emotional well-being and self-confidence as well as developed stronger relationships.

She no longer takes psilocybin on a daily basis as she finds it unnecessary for het mental balance. Instead, she now utilizes microdosing on occasion when she needs a bodily reset reminder. 

Source: https://medium.com/better-humans/how-one-year-of-microdosing-helped-my-career-relationships-and-happiness-715dbccdfae4

Magic Mushrooms as an Anti-inflammatory

Psychedelics have recently been identified for their notable affiliation in treating many diseases; some of which include depression, anxiety and addiction. One of the newest additions to this list is the inclusion of magic mushrooms as an anti-inflammatory aid.

My, my, my…this is BIG news!

Inflammation can happen and has occurred to absolutely everyone. From athletes, to asthmatics, and even those of us who have been stung by a bee or even bumped our shin. The body naturally inflames when chaos ensues.

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and infection. It’s a vital part of the immune system signaling healing and repair to damaged tissues and the invasion of foreign bodies.

Inflammation symptoms can include: swelling, pain, redness, immobility and heat at the affected area.

Sometimes, in the case of disease, the body falsely activates inflammation triggers. Autoimmune disorders such as: rheumatoid arthritis, MS, and vasculitis are just a few that are paired with an inflammation of sorts.

Why Reduce Inflammation?

Whatever the case may be, external or internal inflammation, acute or chronic; sometimes long-term inflammation can cause more harm than good which is why its important to minimize exposure.

Cancer, depression, heart disease, diabetes, strokes and Alzheimer’s are all diseases that share a commonality…you guessed it…inflammation!

5-HT2A Receptor (Serotonin Receptor)

In efforts to not get too science-y on you, the 5-HT2A  natural receptor in the body is the gateway, if you will, in allowing magic mushrooms to work their…you guessed it…MAGIC.

Through the activation of a specific compound in magic mushrooms (R)-DOI or the long version: (R)-2,4-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine, the 5-HT2A receptor is engaged.

Research groups suggest that the positive effects from psychedelic therapy, or better known as the use of magic mushrooms, resulted in a reduction of neuroinflammation.

Neuroinflammation is that of inflammation within the central nervous system (CNS). This includes areas such as the brain and spinal cord.

The even more exciting news is that the anti-inflammatory effects have demonstrated prevalence in pre-clinical trials far below the doses that would induce psychedelic effects.

This means, microdosing will allow the body to reap anti-inflammatory benefits without giving the patient a psychedelic trip which many initially think of when they hear “magic mushrooms.”

Anti-Inflammation Study

A study conducted by Charles Nichols, Ph.D. observed a reduction in aorta inflammation and a decrease in overall HDL cholesterol levels with the examination of the psychedelic compound (R)-DOI in relation to rats.

“Treatment with (R)-DOI significantly reduced pulmonary inflammation and improved airway function” according to Nichols.

Studies have also examined that inflammation as a result from asthma and other cardiovascular diseases have seen an improvement through the use of this drug in pre-clinical studies.

Magic Mushrooms as an Anti-Inflammatory

Magic mushrooms and their wonderfully complex compounds are being dissected and put to test in the name of health, wellness and prosperity. The “magic” these once negatively stigmatized fungi posses, is slowly unveiling itself.

Hello inflammation, please step aside, and allow magic mushrooms to stay.

Denver Coffee Company Pairing Psilocybin in Products

Your cup of coffee in the morning is now closer to “what the doctor ordered” than ever.

Psilocybin in a morning brew? Your eyes read it right, a Denver, CO coffee company, Strava Craft Coffee is exploring the option to offer microdose levels of magic mushrooms in their coffee to patrons.

Don’t be confused; it’s not available quite yet, but due to the recent decriminalization of magic mushrooms in the city, the idea that legality may follow offers quite a bit of excitement in the possibility of the next few years.

Let’s just say Strava Craft Coffee will be ready to dose you when all systems are a “go.”

Strava Craft Coffee

Not taking the craft lightly in their name, Strava Craft Coffee currently offers their signature brews with doses of CBD.

The baristas and owners of Strava are no strangers to the health benefits CBD offers. They decided to pair it with the thing millions of Americans’ use as their “go-to” (COFFEE) for an undeniably healthy way to begin any morning, promote any mid-day pick-me-up and aid in each after-dinner warm-up.

“Drink Deeply. Live Fully. Savor every moment and live each day to your full potential.” – Strava

Magic Mushrooms & Legalily – Will It Really Happen?

Let’s for one moment think back (not very long ago) about the cannabis movement. A near 100% illegality in America moved to legal recreational use in Canada and then trickled to a few USA states and now it can be found legal for medicinal purposes in much of the country.

Yes, okay, magic mushrooms are a different drug, however, looking at the trend and shift of attitudes, studies and research, it looks as if psilocybin is following a similar pattern as marijuana.

Denver, CO was the first position in the United States to allow psilocybin to be decriminalized. Not long after this occurred in May 2019, Oakland, CA jumped on board in June 2019. Our guess is that it won’t be long until this suit will be followed in other cities, beginning with the ones firstly who accepted the cannabis movement.  

Johns Hopkins University, a renowned medical facility that produces and offers the industry’s top education and forward thinking medical practices just opened up their very own psychedelic research center. This center is to perform research and conduct studies on hallucinogenics. 

If Johns Hopkins’ diving in for exploration isn’t evidence enough on the interest of the medicinal world and its benefits, than we don’t know what is.

Tell Us More About This Coffee!

Okay, back to spilling the beans…coffee beans that is.

Designed to help fight anxiety and depression, this coffee and possibly even tea will be infused with microdoses of magic mushrooms.

Andrew Aamot, CEO of Strava asserts: “As research is proving, with measured consumption, cannabis and psilocybin can both promote physiological, mental and spiritual health.”

A cup of coffee from Strava (hopefully in the next year or so) will not trip you out as their finite tuned recipes are dedicated to promote health and well-being in the conscious non-hallucified state.

Stay tuned as we all head on this venture of the psilocybin renaissance.

Source: https://thebossmagazine.com/microdosing-psilocybin/