4 Reasons Why You Should Try Mushrooms At Least Once

Posted 4 months ago by Ian Shutts

According to experts who have conducted many kinds of research, magic mushrooms have the capacity to help manage several ailments. Our brain has different neural pathways made up, which get stronger with each experience we have. If we form maladaptive pathways, these can lead to things such as depression and anxiety. Brain plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to adapt and change as a result of experience. 

 We experience this at birth or during traumatic events. But did you know that magic mushrooms can also help change the connections in the brain, helping you to achieve a new perspective? This has led to many clinicians using mushrooms for psychedelic-assisted therapy. Here are some of the top reasons why you should try mushrooms at least once in your life.  

 

Depression

The most researched topic in the world of magic mushrooms is depression. Many users report first-hand accounts of them having a fresh and new perspective about the world and themselves after a heavy dose of mushrooms. There is also research conducted on the use of mushrooms in clinical settings. It is now becoming quite clear that the use of magic mushrooms can lead to a breakthrough, especially for drug-resistant depression among chronic patients. A psychedelic research center called Usona Institute is currently conducting its third phase trial on clinical therapy with mushrooms. 

Anxiety 

We have already talked about brain plasticity. Anxious people tend to make assumptions about the world and the people around them. It gets tough to get a new perspective and come out of this anxious rut. An insightful trip using Brazilian cubensis can completely change the thought process that makes you anxious. It can help you become aware of your negative thought patterns in order to gain acceptance. Acceptance is always the first key to recovery as well.   

 

Smoking Cessation

There was a pilot study conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The researchers found that patients saw a significant level of improvement in smoking cessation after the use of psilocybin, which is the psychoactive chemical in magic mushrooms. The study was conducted over a 12-month period and the other group that was given a placebo showed little to no smoking cessation. According to the doctor leading this research, psilocybin assisted therapy can even help treat other forms of addiction such as cocaine and alcoholism. We fall into negative patterns because we follow these routines. Psilocybin has the ability to shake us out of this rut and gain a better perspective in life; it helps us see the bigger picture. 

Cancer-Related Psychological Distress 

There have been a ton of cancer patients who have found joy in their life again due to the use of magic mushrooms. It can be very hard to deal with the existential crisis of death. When you know that death is a very real possibility for you, it is easy to get depressed and anxious. Psilocybin helps patients find new meaning in life and appreciate every day like it was the last. A double-blind trial from Johns Hopkins found that just a single dose improved the quality of life of many cancer patients. 

 

There is a reason why the use of magic mushrooms is slowly being legalized. If you get the chance, you should definitely try magic mushrooms once in your life. However, be sure to research the effects of mushrooms further before embarking on any psychedelic adventures.