One in four Canadians will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime and people who are suffering often look for solutions outside of the pharmaceutical industry. Now that microdosing is hitting the mainstream, people are asking if mushrooms are good for anxiety and if they really can reset your brain. (1)
Does that statistic hit close to home? Chances are high you or someone you care about face a real, daily struggle with anxiety or depression.
Maybe you have already achieved some results, but deep down, you know you could be feeling so much happier.
You’ve been pursuing mainstream solutions, but do you ever feel like maybe you aren’t just like everyone else and that your experience is not so conventional?
Do you already know there has to be a better way?
How Microdosing Magic Mushrooms Can Treat Anxiety: What No One is Telling You
There’s an elephant on the room. We are going to stare it straight down.
In Canada, psilocybin-containing magic mushrooms are illegal to sell and consume when they are dried and powdered.
So why are people seeking them out as an unconventional treatment for their mental health?
Why are we so committed to educating people about microdosing mushrooms?
Jeff McKay of Neuro Growth was one of the people who was struggling but looking for a better solution:
“I was super depressed, stressed out, mad, angry and didn’t think going on in life was worth it anymore. I narrowly survived my rock-bottom and knew I deserved so much more than the “results” I was getting in my conventional treatment with antidepressants.
My life changed completely when I learned the science behind why my treatment wasn’t healing my mind. I discovered a natural solution that was EXACTLY what I needed to stop the suffering.
Microdosing magic mushrooms curbed my stress and improved my mood in ways nothing else did.
Before you judge, the thing you need to know is that these are not your parents’ trippy magic mushrooms or the stuff of teenage shenanigans.”
So what exactly is microdosing? What is the point of it?
Microdosing is the opposite of tripping. The amount taken is much too small to get a high, but enough to:
- reduce anxiety
- improve mood
- sharpen focus
- enhance creativity and
- increase productivity.
You don’t get high, you get better. And many people are getting better FAST.
Word about microdosing magic mushrooms is spreading faster than ever. Until recently, microdosing was not being researched scientifically. This was mostly because of the magic mushroom’s illegal status. That is changing in Canada with the University of Toronto’s new study, which looks at why people are microdosing and its effects. (2)
In the United States, Johns Hopkins University is leading the majority of psychedelic studies, including those on microdosing magic mushrooms.
The scientific community in the United Kingdom is also conducting research. Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris is head of Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research. He believes magic mushrooms could replace antidepressants in as little as 5 years.(3)
That is a big claim… hinting at big results and showing researchers have high levels of confidence in the safety of magic mushrooms.
Jeff is one of the growing number of people who are self-treating with magic mushrooms. Like most people who microdose, he is concerned with his health and his experiences have shown magic mushrooms are good for anxiety and depression. They have been an effective form of treatment for him.
Despite a huge number of testimonials like Jeff’s that report numerous positive effects of microdosing, it is still a controversial.
Neuro Growth’s goal is to create awareness and openness about microdosing mushrooms. In order to get the best research published, we believe it is our responsibility to:
- help break down the stigma of psychedelic use
- teach you everything you need to know about microdosing magic mushrooms
- share why people microdose
- reveal what researchers and doctors say about its safety and side effects
- be up-to-date on all the latest research on microdosing mushrooms, both scientific and anecdotal.
So are mushrooms good for anxiety? You are about to find out.
The Shocking Truth: Magic Mushrooms May be a FDA-Approved Drug for Anxiety and Depression in the Near Future
When people have been taking antidepressants long term, they often report feeling less connected to themselves and their life. When they swap SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) drugs for psychedelic treatment they feel the opposite: reconnected and emotionally in tune.
This shocking observation is just one reason why scientists at Imperial College London’s new psychedelic research centre believe it is possible Big Pharma’s stronghold on the antidepressant market is going to weaken, or even break.
Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris is leading the first trials to test how magic mushrooms stack up against antidepressants when used in treatment. He cannot reveal the results of the study yet but already he does have some things he can share about it:
Most significant is that participants in the study experience a “cathartic emotional release with psilocybin therapy- the polar opposite of antidepressants, which patients complain leave their emotions, whether positive or negative, blunted.” Magic mushrooms also contain a much lower risk for abuse and overdose than antidepressants. (4)
In the trial, close to 60 participants with moderate to severe depression are receiving psilocybin (the active compound in magic mushrooms) treatment as well as a therapy session with a clinical psychologist.
The participants are randomly chosen to receive either a placebo or the drug escitalopram (the most common SSRI drug on the antidepressant market). Neither researchers nor patients know who is in each group.
MRI scans are being used to get a picture of how magic mushrooms affect the brain. The emerging evidence is promising:
A major positive is the list of side-effects is “twice as long” for escitalopram as it is for psilocybin therapy, and it is much faster acting than antidepressants – which can take months to work.
I would imagine if you had some bookmakers doing the odds, there would be strong odds on that [psychedelic therapy] will be licensed sometime in the next five to 10 years – maybe sooner.”Dr. Carhart-Harris (4)
If trials show psilocybin therapy to be more effective than SSRIs, this is going to pose a huge problem for the US $15.9 billion pharmaceutical industry. They aren’t going to be excited to dole out a piece of that pie to an all-natural remedy.
4 Risks of Taking Magic Mushrooms for Anxiety
For most people, microdosing magic mushrooms is good for anxiety. Though we aren’t aware of any serious dangers, these are the 4 most significant risks of taking magic mushrooms for anxiety:
- We don’t know what frequent microdosing will do to your body. Because long term studies on microdosing do not yet exist, we don’t know what the long term effects of daily microdosing are. To be cautious, we recommend taking a break from microdosing every three months or so.
- While science has shown magic mushrooms are not physiologically addictive, it is possible to become psychologically addicted to any behavior. Since microdosing magic mushrooms has many desirable benefits, it is possible to feel dependent on the practice of microdosing. The goal of microdosing is not to rely on it daily, fostering an independence that allows us to feel great even at times when we are not microdosing.
- Microdosing can cause increased anxiety for some people. These people may potentially notice negative changes to their sleep patterns and digestion. This risk is rare and more common with “high doses,” though occasionally it happens with microdoses in people who are particularly sensitive to psychedelics. Avoid microdosing completely if you suffer from psychosis, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
- Microdosing magic mushrooms involves the use of an illegal drug (at least in most parts of the world). There is definitely an implied risk whenever you take an illegal substance. This also raises questions about how you safely source psychedelics. If you are going to microdose, be sure to find a trustworthy source.
Can Microdosing Magic Mushrooms CURE Anxiety? FIND OUT NOW
Marie Claire published the testimonial of a woman named Audra, who struggled fiercely with anxiety, beginning when she was a teenager: (5)
These were all things Audra suffered uncontrollably as a teenager. She was quoted with saying, “I could barely make it through the day day without feeling like I was dying.”
To make matters worse, Audra was also diagnosed with both anxiety and ADHD when she was 15 years old. Unfortunately, these confirmations did not bring her relief from her symptoms. Yes, she had prescriptions for medication, but all this succeeded in doing was suppressing her panic.
She didn’t feel better and it certainly was not a cure.
Fast forward to Audra’s second decade of life. Anxiety was sending her on a downward spiral and her career was suffering because a lack of self-confidence always got between her and her goals.
Audra was still taking her medications and she always hoped they would eventually make her feel like everyone else does. Instead, she experienced a strong sense of disconnection.
About a year ago, Audra began microdosing magic mushrooms. She took 100 mg several times a week.
How did she feel? Did it cure her anxiety?
- A few hours after her first dose she felt more self-assured.
- Audra was more open to connecting with others.
What microdosing IS NOT for Audra and most people:
- A magic bullet. Audra did not receive “the cure” for her long term depression and anxiety.
- A substitute for other self-care practices. Microdosing is not intended to replace healthy eating, exercise, and counseling or mindfulness practices like meditation, prayer, journaling, breathing exercises, etc.
What microdosing IS for Audra and most people:
- A vehicle for more mental and emotional balance. Of her lows, Audra said they were not as devastating when she microdosed:
“When I do have bad days, I am able to separate myself from a feeling of worthlessness and stop telling myself the story that I shouldn’t try to connect, shouldn’t be curious, shouldn’t create.”
- A way to feel happier and more self-confident:
“Microdosing helps me recognize that I’m still whole.”
If microdosing could only make you feel
- less sedated or
- less miserable when you know you used to be joyful and look forward to things in your everyday life…
Would it be worth it to you?
As more and more testimonials about microdosing magic mushrooms are made public and scientific research is published, you are going to discover so much about how microdosing can positively effect anxiety.
We say bring on the studies, the tests and keep sharing your experiences.
If treatment for your anxiety could be completely natural with few risks and side effects, we are ready for this new way to look at psychedelics where less is actually more.
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