The therapeutic possibilities of using magic mushrooms have been discovered in the past few years, and medical experts researching psychedelic mushroom spores are very excited about the potential benefits that these mushrooms can have. The research is ongoing, and despite the fact that the mushrooms remain illegal in many areas of the United States, researchers are optimistic about their use in the manufacturing of various safe and efficient medical drugs in the next few years.
Most of the recent focus of the research is on psilocybin – the substance that causes the psychedelic effects that magic mushrooms are so well-known for – which is extracted from high quality laboratory grade mushrooms. Studies regarding the use of lower dosages of psilocybin have uncovered the fact that the mushrooms can be used safely, without any consciousness-altering effect, but with the health benefits they offer still intact.
The main issue has to do with controlling the dosage, which can be very difficult to do outside the laboratory. Each person’s body reacts to the mushrooms differently, so some dosages can affect some people more intensely than others.
Research shows psilocybe cubensis mushrooms to have a positive impact when it comes to treating various addictions and dependencies, as well as cancer-related depression, severe depression caused by other factors, headaches and chronic pain. Ironically enough, the most recent studies point to the fact that, out of all psychedelic drugs, psilocybin is was shown to be the safest and most stable in terms of any negative aftereffects that the drugs might produce.