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There are numerous potential benefits and effects from magic psilocybin. They are continuously being researched with the hope that increasing evidence will show that magic mushrooms can deliver several therapeutic applications.

Shrooms provide many potential benefits and few side effects, and what side effects do occur are short-lived. Magic mushrooms are becoming a useful tool in the treatment of several mental conditions including depressed moods, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, alcohol use disorder, and tobacco use disorder. Studies and research are also underway for analyzing the positive data resulting from psilocybin mushroom use for PTSD, and drug addiction.

What was once considered a threat is now seen as a possible therapy.

Although there are plenty of unfounded claims, evidence strongly points to several solid and dramatic health benefits and physical enhancements.

1. Unhealthy habits can be overcome:

When hallucinogenic mushrooms are used, introspection can result from the shift in self-perception that comes from open-mindedness. Using psilocybin allows individuals to change basic habits and perceptions that couldn’t have occurred otherwise.

2. Boost immunity:

The psychedelic substance psilocybin might produce lasting changes to the expression of a few immune-related genes in the brain. The long-lasting effects of the psychedelic substance might be related to neuroinflammation.

3. Lower Cholesterol:

Mushrooms themselves are cholesterol-free. They also contain fibres that lower cholesterol– chitin and beta-glucan, and also phytonutrients that prevent cells from sticking to blood vessel walls, which form plaque.

4. Vitamin content:

Like many mushrooms, psychedelic and otherwise, psilocybin mushrooms contain several B vitamins, vitamin D, and vitamin K, which aids in blood clotting. There are also several minerals, like iron and copper.

5. Brain function:

Research shows increased synchronicity between different areas of the brain, producing higher levels of functioning. Many people are microdosing psilocybin mushrooms to improve their performance levels.

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6. Anti-inflammatory:

There is increasing evidence indicating that after only a single dose, psilocybin mushrooms beneficially modulate the immune-inflammatory process. Psychedelic drugs act in much the same way as serotonin, they can activate the 5HT-2A receptor producing an anti-inflammatory response.

7. Mood improvement among terminal patients:

In a Johns Hopkins study, 80% of patients suffering from anxiety and depression due to a terminal diagnosis, including cancer, experienced “an increase in optimism, more connectedness with other people, and feelings of spirituality.”

8. Increasing the “human healthspan”:

Research conducted by Jinifiniti Precision Medicine, an Atlanta Georgia-based health, anti-ageing, and wellness company, is partnering with scientists from a Canadian psilocybin truffle producer to explore use in age-related and psychiatric disorders. In parallel, data resulting from a study at Penn State University found that psilocybin mushrooms are one of the types of fungi that contain high levels of anti-ageing properties associated with the antioxidants found in ergothioneine and glutathione.

Little is known about the benefits of magic mushrooms and their role in specific health issues. What is known is that mushrooms can not only treat mental health conditions, but they can also stimulate the growth of new brain cells, helping patients recover from damaged neurons or tissue.

The Growth of Medical Use in Canada

A noted development in Canada is the use of psilocybin to treat anxiety and depression in terminally ill patients. Bruce Tobin, professor at the University of Victoria and psychotherapist, was solidly at the forefront of the fight for psilocybin. Tobin wanted psilocybin available for his cancer patients. Terminal cancer patients suffer from “End of Life Distress.” This is a term that represents a cocktail of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and demoralization. This unfortunate combination is the result of the mindset of people suffering the end-of-life scenario.

Tobin reported that he witnessed his patients feeling calmer and less stressed upon having taken psilocybin. “We can see the results in many cases very quickly, as quickly as the next day,” he said. Every year in Canada, 3 thousand patients per year suffer from end-of-life distress and require psilocybin for their therapy.

Research in Canada into the medicinal uses of psilocybin has been steadily growing.

The Magical Health Benefits of Psilocybin Mushrooms

Even though legalization is still in its infancy in many places, research continues to show significant benefits as a treatment in many areas of health. For those seeking a more natural way to treat serious health medical issues, psilocybin may prove to be an effective answer.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have recently recommended that psilocybin be reclassified for medical use. This would change psilocybin from being a schedule 1 drug (and perceived to have no known benefit) to a schedule 4 drug (like sleeping pills). This would open the door for its use in treating depression and anxiety, and also for helping people stop drinking and smoking.

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