Researchers from top hospitals and institutes across the US are now working on a new type of substance: mushroom spores. These are spores of the so-called psychedelic mushrooms or magic mushrooms.
So far, doctors have identified several potential uses for the compounds of magic mushrooms for healthcare. Learning how to microdose mushrooms for healthcare reasons requires the supervision of medically trained experts.
- Helping Cancer Patients Cope with Daily Worries
A cancer diagnose equals a death sentence in the minds of many patients. In some cases, there is hope for a cure. In others, doctors have to tell patients that they only have months to live. In each case, fear and worry can deteriorate the patient’s quality of life. However, substances extracted from mushroom spore syringes may provide relief from depression and anxiety.
- Fighting the Negative Effects of PTSD
Every year, many army veterans take their lives under the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is a condition that appears as a result of long term exposure to intense violence, mental anguish and emotional trauma. A few clinical trials indicate that certain compounds found in magic mushrooms can help reduce the symptoms of PTSD, giving patients a more positive outlook on life.
- Providing a Remedy for Alcoholism
Finally, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted an online survey of individuals who were struggling with alcoholism. The survey found that use of psychedelic substances (including mushrooms) at home reduced the need to drink alcohol.