Psychedelic drugs like microdosage champignons are grabbing the attention of some psychiatrists and patients alike. But the idea that these mind-altering substances could help a patient with depression or anxiety without them ever taking a trip is still controversial. “The jury is still out” on whether the drugs are actually effective in these small doses, Dr Dominique Morisano, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, tells NPR.
Magic mushroom microdose is a term used to describe regular, low-dose consumption of psilocybin mushrooms (also called “magic mushrooms” or “psilocin”) or other psychedelics such as LSD, a practice that has grown in popularity over the past year. Often, microdosers take these drugs to overcome depression or anxiety, but they also report improvements in focus and creativity as well as greater ability to manage stress.
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Most microdosers consume psilocybin mushroom powder, which contains the drug psilocin, in capsules or brewed into a tea. The typical microdose is around a third of a gram of mushrooms — much lower than the amount you would take to “trip” or experience hallucinations, Dr Nuke says. Some microdosers also take LSD or other classic psychedelics such as mescaline.
While the effects of magic mushroom microdose are often euphoric and positive, the drug is not without its risks. In fact, people who are highly sensitive to psilocybin might experience side effects such as weak visuals or increased anxiety when they microdose. In order to reduce the risk, Lieberman recommends that microdoses only use a trusted source and avoid eating raw mushrooms or those that have been cooked or fried, since these foods can cause stomach issues.…