Micro–dosing magic mushrooms refers to when someone takes small doses that will not alter the person’s consciousness or become intoxicated. The duration length of micro dosing varies from one person to another depending on what kind of psychedelic is used. The amount taken also depends on the reasons why the person takes them either for recreational or to improve their mental and emotional state.
Psilocybin is classified under hallucinogenic drugs as they cause one to see or hear things that are not real. As there are unknown effects of micro–dosing psilocybin for a long time, there are studies that outline its benefits regarding mental health and emotional well-being. Below are a few outlined benefits of micro–dosing psilocybin:
- To improve mental health
Many people micro dose mushrooms to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress especially for people suffering from life-ending diseases. These people find this form of treatment better than other forms of traditional treatment. It improves the mood of a depressed person by giving them peace, a calm and happy state of mind. It helps alter how a person’s brain process information without dulling emotions and to have long-term therapeutic benefits.
- To improve brain function
People micro–dosing this psilocybin believe that it helps in the growth of brain cells hence making their brains operate to their fullest potential and have a new understanding of our realities. Their brains become more active and have the power to learn, have clarity of thoughts, and memorize specific works. This effect only happens when one is micro–dosing and it stops when that person stops micro dosing.
- Being creative
It helps one to think outside the box and come up with different ideas and also discuss these ideas with people when they normally would not. This helps in the creative process leading to great productivity, increase the person’s confidence and motivation.
- Being able to focus
It helps a person to temporarily focus on a given task and completes it without being distracted by their surroundings. It also helps one to have an increased attentiveness and engagement to whatever they are doing at that particular moment. It helps one to be alert of their surroundings.
- Helps to quit other habits
Some people find that micro–dosing helps them to quit some habits such as smoking and alcohol abuse. It helps one come out of their routine, think carefully about their future and rethink about their past decisions.
- Increase one’s openness
Over the cause of one’s growth, a person can close down due to different circumstances limiting that person’s potential. Micro–dosing psilocybin improves one’s imagination and makes them eager to connect with people and learn new things.
As it may improve one’s mental health significantly, there is no definitive research about micro dosing psychedelic substances since they are partly illegal in most countries. Micro dosing may have its benefits but there are some risks one has to consider especially for people with psychotic health disorders, hence this practice is not for everyone as it may be too stimulating.