Is Microdosing Mushrooms Actually Beneficial?

Microdosing mushrooms has become an increasingly popular way of taking psychedelics. There’s also support for the benefits of microdosing mushrooms — which we’ll get to shortly.

Many people will microdose mushrooms to treat mental health problems. However, they may also do it to improve other areas of their life, such as work, creative projects, and relationships.

The Basics Of Microdosing

Microdosing involves taking one-tenth to one-twentieth of a normal dose of a psychedelic.

The effects that users are aiming for are manifold: They can be broadly thought of as delivering a positive effect on mental health and/or a kind of nootropic effect.

For instance, many people with depression want an antidepressant without the side effects, blunting of emotions, and withdrawal symptoms associated with SSRIs.

What Is The Evidence For The Benefits Of Microdosing Mushrooms?

This includes things like improving (or even completely transforming) their lives.

What Is The Stamets Stack?

The mycologist Paul Stamets has developed his own nootropic stack (a combination of cognitive enhancers) that contains psilocybin mushrooms, lion’s mane mushroom, and niacin.

This is known as the Stamets Stack, where he claims this stack could initiate “the next quantum leap in human consciousness”.

Stamets refers to research showing that even low doses of psilocybin can cause neurogenesis (the generation of new neurons) in mice.

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