Mushroom spores of all sorts are intensively studied by medical researchers, scientists being especially interested in the therapeutic potentials in magic mushrooms. This kind of scientific interest took off at the beginning of the 2000s, after a period of dormancy that lasted for over three decades. What scientists are especially interested in is how magic mushrooms can be used in the treatment of particular physical conditions and illnesses without the psychedelic effects that included these mushrooms into the list of controlled substances in the past. Here are some of the most important recent discoveries:
- The key is micro dosing – Using cultivated psilocybin mushroom spores, medical researchers found that an efficient way to lose the psychotropic effects without compromising the therapeutic potential of mushroom spores is through micro dosing. A micro dose is practically a fraction of the size of a normal dose. When magic mushrooms are administered in the form of such micro doses, they do not alter the user’s state of mind, but they still deliver instant beneficial effects for the takers mood as well as cognitive function.
- Help with a variety of mental issues – what magic mushrooms administered in the form of micro doses have proven especially efficient is anxiety, depression and addictions. The volunteers who participated in research studies were either sufferers of depression and anxiety or sufferers of various addictions, such as addiction to alcohol and tobacco. Almost all participants reported positive effects, in the form of reduced symptoms, such as a more positive state of mind, better concentration and lessened cravings for the substance that caused the addiction.