LSD and psilocybin (AKA Magic Mushrooms) were considered “wonder drugs” in the 1950s and early 1960s. Wonder drugs were used to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and other mental conditions. However in the 60s, these drugs became a moral panic for people who started experiencing bad trips and psychotic breaks.
These wonder drugs are swinging back and the interest in treating mental conditions is rapidly growing. The awareness and importance of mental health are becoming increasingly recognized and valuable in today’s society. Therefore, more people are open to trying psychedelic shrooms to treat psychiatric conditions. In this blog post, we will explain how these wonder shrooms help to treat these conditions.
What Are Psychedelic Shrooms?
Psychedelic shrooms, considered as “manifestation of the soul,” are hallucinogenic drugs that alter the cognition and perception of the mind, giving rise to non-ordinary perceptions, generally considered “illusions”. The experience is often compared to states such as trance, meditation, and dreams. The most common psychedelic shrooms are LSD, Mescaline or Peyote, Ayahuasca, and Magic Mushrooms.
Psychedelic Shrooms — Effective for Medicinal Purposes?
In case you are wondering how psychedelic shrooms work; according to Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum, director of the Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics at Massachusetts General Hospital, they “induce the brain to change transiently in ways that appear to allow a reset to take place and permit alterations in previously ‘stuck’ ways of feeling and thinking about things.” In other terms, psychedelic shrooms can put patients into a transient state where they can better process memories, feelings, and past trauma and “re-emerge with a new perspective on them that is freeing and healing” — also called psychedelic-assisted therapy.
There is evidence regarding psychedelic shrooms used for medicinal purposes. For example, a 2021 study in JAMA Psychiatry concluded that a “randomized clinical trial found that psilocybin-assisted therapy was efficacious in producing large, rapid, and sustained antidepressant effects in patients with major depressive disorder.” Another 2021 study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that patients with moderate to severe major depressive disorder who received two doses of psilocybin shrooms did just as well at six weeks as patients who received daily dosages of escitalopram (an antidepressant medication).
On the other hand, psychedelic shrooms are also used for hospice/end-of-life care. These medications can help patients overcome their fear of death and ease the process of dying by making it into a meaningful and spiritual experience. Even though these investigations on psychedelic medicine are promising, it’s essential to consider that these studies involved a careful administration of these drugs under the supervision of doctors in a clinical setting. Even though psychedelic therapy offers exciting possibilities, mental health disorders treatment offer takes time and hard work.
Bud Lab’s Top 3 Psychedelic Mushrooms for Your Next Trip
If you’re brand new to the world of psilocybin shrooms, we understand that the experience might be a bit intimidating. Between quality and safety assurance to privacy and delivery concerns, it’s hard to know where to buy magic mushrooms in Canada and who you can trust… This is where we come to help! Here are our Top 3 Psychedelic mushrooms you need to try:
- B+ Magic Mushrooms: The B+ magic mushroom is one of our top recommended shrooms for beginners but is guaranteed to satisfy all sorts of psychonauts. As the best-selling strain since the ’90s, you simply have to experience its euphoric properties for yourself!
- Costa Rican Magic Mushrooms: The Costa Rican magic mushroom is world-renown for growing at the base of an active 7000-year-old volcano — you literally can’t make this stuff up! Users can expect a sound balance of warm visuals, deepened feelings of interconnectedness, and a purposeful spiritual experience! Here’s all you need to know about microdosing magic mushrooms.
- Metz Magic Mushrooms: Metz shrooms are one of two very popular strains that originate from Mexico and are perfect for psychonauts of all experience levels looking for powerful spiritual journeys. Users can expect improved social behaviours, heightened feelings, and amazing visual hallucinations when they close their eyes.
If you have any questions about our magic mushrooms and their effects, reach out to our group of experts, who will be happy to assist you. In the meantime, we recommend reading the ultimate beginners guide to Psilocybin Magic Mushrooms,