DOES MICRODOSING PSILOCYBIN MAGIC MUSHROOMS OR TRUFFLES HELP WITH PTSD?
To get straight to the point: various studies show that microdosing psilocybin helps with PTSD. It is common knowledge that mind-altering substances such as psilocybin from magic mushrooms or truffles have positive effects on your mental well-being. And when you take a small amount of this substance, you can benefit from its mind-altering effects without ending up in a trip.
Today, people with PTSD are looking at various treatment options. So, in addition to regular therapy, there are also alternative treatments. One that is being widely researched and has a lot of potential is microdosing mind-altering drugs. These drugs contain the compound psilocybin, which affects receptors in the brain. This, in turn, affects your mood and thoughts.
Psilocybin mushrooms and truffles are one of the most non-toxic drugs in the world and almost entirely without side effects. Unlike antidepressants and other heavy drugs prescribed for PTSD. These cause many side effects such as nausea, weight gain, fatigue, irritability and increased anxiety. Many therefore turn to other ways, such as microdosing psychedelics.
What is microdosing?
Magic truffles and magic mushrooms both contain the active substances psilocybin and psilocin that provide mind-altering effects. Your perceptions of the real world change, your senses work differently, and your mood changes. But when you microdose these mind-altering substances (a very small dose), you don't experience "trip effects", only the subtle psychedelic effects. In another article, we explain how microdosing with magic truffles works.
Does microdosing psilocybin help with PTSD?
Microdosing psychedelic drugs does not produce trip effects, but rather are very subtle in nature. Several studies show that a small dose of psilocybin usually has a positive effect on mental well-being and reduces symptoms of PTSD. It can also alleviate symptoms of depression. People who microdose to reduce symptoms of depression or PTSD report that they can control their emotions better and feel mentally clearer. More and more people and organisations are discovering the power of microdosing.
Just be aware that it is not a panacea and are mostly used as a complementary remedy, in combination with psychotherapy or other treatment methods. Like therapeutic work, the changes with microdosing are small to minor. But with the right patience and inner work, it can certainly help with PTSD or depression.
Effects of microdosing magic mushrooms or truffles for PTSD
The effects of microdosing become noticeable after 1 to 2 hours. In many cases, you experience:
- Increased creativity
- Positive mood
- Good focus
- More energy
- Better cognitive functioning
- Better control of emotions
Just keep in mind that the effects vary from person to person and are highly influenced by environment, personal attitude and dosage.
Psilocybin vs antidepressants for PTSD
As mentioned earlier in this article, antidepressants and other heavy drugs often have many side effects. Think nausea, weight gain, fatigue, irritability and increased anxiety. Psilocybin, on the other hand, has almost no side effects.
Several studies show that after several cycles of microdosing, people can stop taking antidepressants and no longer suffer from the side effects. This is mainly because there is a big difference between the two: psilocybin increases emotional connectedness, the opposite of what antidepressants do. This emotional connectedness can actually help with PTSD.
The answer you're looking for?
Microdosing psilocybin magic mushrooms or truffles can be a good complementary method to treat PTSD - sometimes even an alternative to antidepressants. By adding psilocybin into your routine, you can learn to cope with your trauma in a positive way.
Want to give it a shot too? We have ready-made microdosing truffles for you in our webshop. Do read up well beforehand and consult your doctor first to discuss your situation.