FAQ

Most frequent questions

What exactly is Psilocybin?

Psilocybin, popularly known as “magic mushrooms” or “shrooms,” is a naturally occurring hallucinogenic substance found in psilocybin mushrooms. More than 180 different types of mushrooms contain psilocybin.

Although they have a long history of use in Mesoamerica for spiritual and religious rites, they are currently among the more well-liked psychedelics in Canada, America, and Europe.

Additionally, they are proving to be quite effective in treating a wide variety of ailments in individuals who need relief from conditions including headache pain, OCD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction, among many others.

Psilocybin mushrooms have been used successfully in medical and psychiatric settings at prestigious institutions, despite the fact that they are still illegal in some countries.

How does psilocybin function?

The psychoactive substance psilocin is produced by our digestive system when we consume psilocybin. Psilocin causes changes in our brain function by increasing activity in the visual cortex, altering perception, and decreasing network activity in the “Default Mode Network,” which reduces ego. Additionally, psilocybin boosts activity and connection in various parts of the brain. Researchers believe it to be a useful tool for treating people with addiction and depression because of the combination of these activities and changes.

A psychedelic drug like psilocybin’s capacity to mimic serotonin and activate the “5-HT2A” serotonin receptor in the prefrontal cortex is one of its key effects. There are two outcomes from this stimulation of the 5-HT2A receptor:

1. “Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor” (BDNF) is created. It’s been said that this is like “Miracle-Gro” for your brain. It promotes your brain’s actual growth, connectivity, and activity.

2. The enhanced glutamate neurotransmitter transmission enhances cognition, learning, and memory.

Glutamate and BDNF work together to provide therapeutic benefits. While we are still learning how these two chemicals function, the advantages are becoming more and more obvious.

Additionally, studies show that psychedelics make brain regions that normally don’t communicate with one another start doing so. The “Default Mode Network” (or DMN), a region of our brain that has been seen as being overworked, can develop additional connections by reducing our need to use it. The majority of the brain’s DMN region is in charge of daydreaming, introspection, and thinking about the past or future. Depression, anxiety, and the potential blockage of more inaccessible creative viewpoints can all be easily attributed to these mental processes and the chemicals that lead to them.

What exactly is Microdosing?

Microdosing is the practice of taking psychedelic drugs like LSD or psilocybin in small, sub-perceptual doses on a regular basis. These modest amounts, however sub-perceptual, can have a significant impact on your life. A microdose normally consists of a weekly plan that includes skipping a few days, ranging from 50 mg to 200 mg. No impairment of daily functioning is felt when taken in this way.

What effects can psilocybin microdosing have?

In addressing this query, it is critical to emphasize that psilocybin performs a variety of mental processes that benefit the hippocampus. This region of the brain is in charge of memory consolidation, or the process by which short-term memory becomes long-term memory. Psilocybin aids in the hippocampus’ cell division. According to scientists, this new cell proliferation may result in “the extinction of trace fear conditioning,” which is frequent in PTSD patients.

Psilocybin microdoses of 50 to 250 mg have the following effects:

.minimal sedation
.mood amplification or enhancement in either a favorable or bad way.
. Increased energy without a crash afterward.
. Physical development, increased love of exercise and daily activities.
. Increased capacity for relaxation and awareness of one’s own body.
. Inclination to be impulsive
a rise in creativity, a deeper understanding of the arts, and Improved senses.
. Improved memory
. Thoughts are more coherent and distinct.
a feeling of bodily and mental fluidity.
. Improved concentration and productivity
a desire to alter one’s lifestyle.

. Treatment for ailments like PTSD, ADD, ADHD, ADD, and melancholy.
. Increased capacity for conversational fluidity.
. An improvement in empathy and social skills.
. An improved capacity for self-forgiveness Open awareness, presence, and peace.
. Stable feelings.
. Lowering of tension

What are the advantages of psilocybin microdosing?

Impressive are the list and testimonies. Microdosing aids in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, including addiction, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. It also improves cognition and creativity.

Psilocybin encourages greater leadership abilities, improved social interaction, improved physical performance, and increased energy, fluidity, and focus.

According to reports, microdosing has the following advantages:

. Mood Elevation: You have a better perspective on life and feel more upbeat. Additionally, you experience general tranquility, well-being, and a decrease in depression.

. Physiological improvements: These include improved eyesight, longer cardiorespiratory endurance, less headaches and migraines, and better sleep. A rise in energy as well as improved alertness, mental clarity, and sleep quality
. Reduced anxiety: There is a decrease in both social and personal anxiety.
Cognitive advantages include better memory, greater problem-solving skills, and more mental clarity.
. Relations with others: You’ll act more extrovertedly, feel more involved, have more empathy, and feel closer to others.

Increased ambition, motivation, and self-assurance as well as reflection, a desire to meditate, and other signs of improved self-efficacy and self-care.
Curiosity, openness, a change in viewpoint, and the capacity to alter mental processes are all aspects of creativity.
. Focus: Become more . focused and aware of yourself.

Anecdotal data from research studies supports the notion that a regular microdosing regimen has a good impact on a number of mental illnesses. It also shows that high doses of psychedelics are useful in the treatment of addiction, anxiety, and depression.

How should I begin microdosing?

The quantity should be established initially. A microdose typically contains 25 mg to 250 mg. Our goods at Zoomies range in dosage from 50 mg to 350 mg. Your schedule and the time you need the advantages can affect how much you take in microdoses. You could try a few different regimens before settling on the best one for you. Some people start off aggressively by taking one capsule every three to four days and then taper off after taking it daily for four days. Some people find more success when they take two days on and two days off.

You might start microdosing on your first day on a day when you have less to do and are in a calm environment. Despite the fact that your dose is sub-perceptual and unlikely to stop you from carrying out your daily activities, you can nevertheless experience certain emotions and feelings. Even so, it is advisable to be in a serene, safe environment where you can think clearly. You might do this at home or in a favorite natural area.

It may take longer for you to experience the effects if you consume a meal just before taking a dose. The effects won’t be entirely eliminated by a meal, but they will be slowed down and delayed. In addition to avoiding caffeine and taking your capsules on an empty stomach, Zoomies advises that you give yourself a three-hour window before taking SSRIs. You can consume anyway you wish, with the exception of not consuming food, coffee, or any medications. It’s up to you whether it’s day or night. Alternately, you can take a dosage twice or three times daily to maintain a positive mood and mental acuity.

It is simple to open a capsule and dissolve the contents in water, tea, juice, or food if a lesser dose is preferred. Each dose is simple to consume as a complete capsule. Consider your weight and size as well because these can affect how much of it you need to be successful.

Everyone has a different level of tolerance. It might have an impact on when you take them after a few days of building a tolerance. You can discover that you need a higher dose or that you need a lower dose since your sensitivity to them has risen. You can incorporate microdosing into your daily routine once you’ve established a baseline.

Do I need to be cautious about how other drugs might interact with psilocybin?

First and foremost, keep in mind that psilocybin resembles serotonin. You should refrain from taking any medications that affect the serotonin system, such as SSRI antidepressants like Prozac, because they interact with serotonin receptors. Tramadol and psilocybin should not be combined because Serotonin Syndrome could result. Additionally harmful is psilocybin combined with amphetamines or other recreational drugs. However, other than the tendency of cannabis to intensify the effects of psilocybin, there are no negative effects associated with the use of cannabis with psilocybin.

James Fadiman does offer the following warnings:

“We notably advise against microdosing for persons with colorblindness, those who have been diagnosed with psychotic diseases, or those who fall within the autism spectrum. Colorblind individuals experience long-lasting visual abnormalities as a result of microdosing. According to literature, psychedelics may be harmful to those who have psychotic conditions. In our experience, individuals with diagnoses on the autism spectrum appear to need dosages that are significantly higher than what is typically regarded as microdosing.

 

How can I set my intention and be purposeful?

To maintain a constructive framework throughout this psychedelic adventure, a clear aim is necessary. What do you want to achieve? Do you require healing after a painful event? Are you attempting to overcome a long-term addiction? Are you looking for your life’s purpose? Do you wish to spend time in nature? You must decide what your goals are, whatever they may be. There will be waves of the unexpected. That is a significant difference. So it’s critical to refocus on your objective and re-establish your foundation. After the experience is over, instead of focusing on chance events, it can be helpful to analyze the experience and examine the difficulties you encountered in the context of your stated goals.

Intention is addressed by James Fadiman;

“Identifying your goals may be helpful for some people. Your objectives may be spiritual, such as to directly encounter elements of your own or another tradition, to surpass preexisting beliefs, or even to surpass believing itself. It’s possible that you’ll encounter what’s known as a “unity experience,” in which there is no distinction between your identity and anything else. Your objectives may be social: to strengthen bonds with your partner, partner’s family, children, siblings, parents, coworkers, friends, and religious and secular institutions. Your objectives can be psychological, such as gaining understanding of phobias, unresolved anger, or unmet grief.

How can I find out more about microdosing and psilocybin?

1. Check out movies and academic articles

2. Make use of our resources, such as Amazon, scholarly websites, and documentary videos.

3. Enroll in the Third Wave’s microdosing course.

How likely am I to fail a drug test if I take magic mushrooms?

Great inquiry. Within 24 hours, psilocybin is metabolized and excreted by humans. However, if you routinely use mushrooms, the psilocybin metabolites may continue to circulate in your body for three days following your last dose. Extended ten-panel drug tests can detect psilocybin and its metabolites, although a five-panel test rarely will.

What happens if my trip doesn't go well?

Let’s start by saying that it is possible to have a “bad trip.” But it’s not the end of the world; it’s probably just that you’re in a horrible spot right now. You won’t lose your mind and you don’t need to worry about your brain chemistry.

Be compassionate to yourself, just as a close friend would be, if you notice that you are starting to feel worried or nervous for whatever reason. Why are you anxious, you might ask. Inquire of individuals close to you, such as your fellow trippers, about how you may alter your perspective. It is not uncommon for this to be unexplored ground, so feeling uneasy when everything is new is common. A positive attitude is all it takes to have a successful trip.

What are the best precautions I can take to ensure my safety when using mushrooms?

Most likely, a designated “sitter” is the best option. You will be taken care of by a sober companion you completely trust. Your limits are another thing to be certain of. understand them. It is probably advisable to use mushrooms at home or another secure location if, for example, you are new to them or want to advance your experience.

Is it possible to become tolerant to magic mushrooms?

Even after a single modest dose, that is still a possibility. Before taking another dose, Zoomies suggests delaying for at least three days. You are less likely to develop a tolerance by doing this.

What dosage is ideal for me?

What do you hope to accomplish? The dosage you should take depends on your previous experience with magic mushrooms as well as the outcomes you hope to achieve. 

Which trustworthy sites can I use to learn more about magic mushrooms?

We choose The Third Wave’s Ultimate Guide to Psilocybin Mushrooms among the numerous available online. Visit Frank’s webpage on the issue here for a quick read.

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