Canada’s Psychedelic Renaissance – Psilocybin’s Promising Future
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Mental health crisis. These three words are unfortunately spoken increasingly more often these days, as the world grapples with the chaos all around us.
The ongoing pandemic, global social and political unrest, the environment, and the general exhaustion and anxiety that comes with it all have seemingly set Canadians’ mental health over the edge, as cases of depression, severe anxiety, PTSD, and drug addiction are hitting all-time highs.
But new research on hallucinogens is breathing a huge sigh of relief into the future of how we can treat the millions of people that are currently suffering from the previously mentioned mental conditions.
Psilocybin mushrooms – what are they and how can they help our crumbling mental health?
Psilocybin mushrooms are a type of naturally occurring fungus or mushroom that grows all over the world, but especially in Northern and Southern America.
When ingested, magic mushrooms or “shrooms” for short, cause a person’s brain to light up like a Christmas tree with activity, as seen through brain scans.
During this “trip” or hallucinogenic experience, people claim to have deep spiritual and life-altering experiences.
When taken for recreational purposes however people often ingest too much or too little, causing reported experiences to vary greatly from one another. Over time, this lack of control and misunderstanding of the substance has caused it to take on a bad reputation.
A brief history lesson
Psilocybin mushrooms have been around for millions of years and experts think that we humans have been ingesting them for as long as we have existed.
It wasn’t until around the 1970s (in western medicine that is) that scientists began to realize the potential that these hallucinogenic mushroom species held in the realm of mental health.
At that time, scientists began to study the role that hallucinogens like psilocybin, MDMA, and LSD could play in treating symptoms of mental health disorders.
But just as breakthroughs were on the verge of being made, politics put a halt on everything, and hallucinogens were rendered illegal in most parts of the world, including Canada.
Fast forward to today, and science is finally on the path to making leaps and bounds in proving just how beneficial psilocybin mushrooms can be.
What does science say about these magical psilocybin mushrooms?
In recent years, there have been numerous studies that have shown a direct relationship between the use of hallucinogens like psilocybin and an improved state of mental health.
Not only do hallucinogenic mushrooms help people overcome serious mental illnesses like PSTD and depression, but it is also being used to help people overcome drug addiction and alcoholism.
How does is it work?
When psilocybin enters the body through ingestion, the chemical compound transforms into another chemical called psilocin.
Psilocin attaches itself to neural transmitters in the brain and consequently, causes the brain to experience something called a “neural avalanche ”which sounds scary but is actually quite astonishing.
Neural avalanches cause an explosion of connections in the brain, lighting up areas of the brain that have never been used before.
And it’s this creation of new neural pathways, that lead scientists to believe that psilocybin has such a bright and hopeful future in Canada’s mental health care sector.
What is microdosing
One treatment that could soon become as common as taking a daily vitamin, is something called microdosing.
Microdosing is when a person takes a micro or sub hallucinogenic amount of psilocybin mushrooms, in order to feel more alert, present and insightful.
Those that don’t need treatment for mental disorders can also benefit from microdosing mushroom capsules benefits.
Will Canada’s so-called psychedelic renaissance last?
As more research is done, the future of Canada’s psychedelic renaissance is looking more and more promising.
The huge increase of interest in psilocybin’s potential has caused investors to jump on financial opportunities in Canada and for mushroom dispensaries to become more and more common.
This huge influx of financial interest, scientific studies, and jobs creation goes to show that psilocybin mushrooms can benefit Canadians in even more ways than meets the eye.
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Microdosing Canada has, for good reason, become more and more popular as psychiatrists and microdosing guides can now show people, just exactly what is microdosing and how to do it correctly and efficiently
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