Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms are fungus found growing in many regions throughout the world. These mushrooms are renowned for their psilocybin content, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound. In recent decades, they have gained scientific attention due to the entheogenic properties of psilocybin. Here’s a closer look at the scientific peculiarities that make them so special.
How psilocybin affects the brain
Psilocybin magic mushroom spores are carefully cultivated. When ingested, psilocybin is metabolized into psilocin, a psychoactive compound. This molecule is relatively small, allowing it to bind to serotonin receptors in the brain, stimulating the release of several hormones like serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. This conversation with the serotonin 5-ht2a receptor initiates a cascade of intricate neurochemical reactions, producing a variety of physical and psychological effects.
Why psilocybin is both therapeutic and recreational
This amazing compound was found to have a range of therapeutic benefits. Studies suggest that the effects of psilocybin can help reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and addiction. It can also be a way of enhancing creativity and reducing self-consciousness. On the recreational scene, psilocybin increases gastronomic pleasure and awakens a strong spiritual and philosophical curiosity.
The long-term benefits of psilocybin use
In many ways, psilocybin is different than other psychedelics because of its long-term impact. In extended than ten years of studying its effects, researchers found long-term benefits associated with its therapeutic use. Regular users report an afterglow effect that can last for days. This phenomenon includes improved problem solving and cognitive abilities, improved empathy and mindfulness, as well as a heightened sense of appreciation for art and beauty.