Psilocybin research has taken off in the last few decades since medical experts started taking interest in the medical benefits of administering magic mushrooms among certain conditions. Here are some things to know about magic mushrooms and psilocybin spores research methods and directions:
- Programs at major research universities – research programs have been implemented in some of the most important research universities. Some of these programs study the effects of taking psilocybin with the help of volunteers who receive carefully calculated doses of the compound among controlled circumstances, while other programs focus on the research of the chemical properties of psilocybin magic mushrooms and are conducted in laboratories.
- The directions – many recent studies using psilocybin spores have promising results to prove the medical benefits of administering psilocybin. One of the most important discoveries related to the compound is that when it is taken and very small doses (a method called micro dosing), the substance loses its hallucinogenic effect, but continues to deliver benefits for the symptoms of depression, anxiety and addictions. The volunteers who have participated in such micro dosing programs reported an almost instant amelioration in their condition in the form of a more optimistic view on life, considerably improved cognitive functions as well as an amelioration in the symptoms related to substance withdrawal.