Does the Paul Stamets magic mushroom microdosing stack really work?
In this blog we will explain the pros and cons, what you really need to know, and a secret ingredient that enhances the serotonin and dopamine responses in the brain so you can get rid of depression fast.
Paul Stamets is a renowned mycologist, an expert on all things pertaining to mushrooms. In the world of medicinal mushrooms, there is no one more respected than him. At the MAPS Psychedelic Conference in 2017, Stamets released a microdosing stacking formula. The purpose of the formula is to upregulate neurogenesis, in other words, to increase connections in the brain.
What is a Psilocybin “Magic Mushroom” Microdosing Stack?
Many people are already confident in the benefits of microdosing with psilocybin. But what if you could combine other natural ingredients in the microdose to make it work even better?
When you add one or more ingredients that work in synergy with the microdose to optimize the result, this is referred to as stacking.
Lion’s Mane for Happy Brain
In his research, Stamets noted that lion’s mane mushroom, a powerful medicinal mushroom, and psilocybin had a synergistic effect when used together. On its own, microdosing with psilocybin has been shown to anecdotally improve creativity and mood and decrease symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. When stacking the two mushrooms together, Stamets hypothesizes microdosers will experience improvements in:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- regeneration of neurons, including improving auditory and visual neurons
- citizenship (who wouldn’t want to be a more productive member of society?)
- all forms of neuropathy (nerve damage)
What sets microdosing with lion’s mane apart from microdosing with psilocybin alone is that lion’s mane acts as a potentiator: enhancing the ability of psilocybin to make long-term changes to the brain structure. The result? Improvements that last.
Mucuna: The Dopa Bean
Mucuna, also known as velvet bean, is a legume that is naturally high in L-dopa, the precursor to the feel-good hormone, dopamine.(1) Mucuna has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine in India and is a natural herb. It has some potent benefits:
- elevates mood
- boosts libido (you’re welcome)
and if that wasn’t enough it also:
- lowers stress
- reduces anxiety
- Relieves depression
- improves focus
When stacked with a microdose of psilocybin, these benefits are amplified and have more longevity. Your body’s production of dopamine is naturally supported. When dopamine levels are in check, your nervous system functions optimally. It even promotes balanced motivation, sex drive and appetite.
Do you know that feeling you get when you score a high mark on an exam, earn a promotion, reach the summit after a long hike, jump into a beautiful lake on a hot day, or eat some delicious food and your brain says, “I like this; do it again?”
These feelings are triggered by the release of dopamine.
Following a microdosing regimen that includes stacking with mucuna only on active dosage days will keep your dopamine levels healthy. Too much dopamine can lead to your receptors not working correctly and over time, this can lead to a dopamine deficiency. Cycling on and off a microdose that includes mucuna encourages the optimization of dopamine production.
The goal of stacking is to make microdosing an even more transformative health practice. By harnessing the strengths of medicinal mushrooms and superfoods, the benefits of microdosing are dramatically increased.
Check out the Complete Beginners Guide To Microdosing Psilocybin Magic Mushrooms HERE
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