UBC Okanagan study Shows Benefits to Microdosing
Dr. Zach Walsh from the University of British Columbia Okanagan has recently released his findings on a massive study on the effects of psilocybin on mood and the psilocybin benefits.
The study examined how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health, mood, concentration and other mental health disorders.
This study is significant due to the large sample size and range of varying conditions and disorders.
We will do a deep dive on what the study covered, its findings and what insights we have in the scientific discoveries found here in our backyard.
What we will cover:
- The Study
- The Outcome
- Benefits of Extraction
Published in the Nature-Scientistic Reports, the experiment covered a large sample size of 953 psilocybin microdosers and 180 non-microdosing over a 30 day span. The study was geared to find out the psilocybin benefits on a larger sample size.
The participants took a dose of psilocybin small enough to not impact regular function (similar to a microdose 0.1 – 0.3g). Microdoses of that amount give a slight buzz, similar to drinking a single glass of wine. The does were a mixture of psilocybin, lion’s mane mushrooms (scientifically known as Hericium erinaceus; HE), and niacin (Vitamin-B3). Three ingredients proven to help with mental concentration and concentration.
Participants in the 30-day study were asked to complete a number of assessments that assess their mental health, mood and measures of cognition. They were asked to perform small tests to measure psychomotor abilities that are indicators for neurodegenerative disorders.
Those microdosing showed greater improvement in mood, mental health and psychomotor ability over the one-month period compared to non-microdosing group.
Psilocybin mushrooms have a long history of use among some Indigenous peoples around the world and have been known to that positive benefits. A modern day study such as this with a vast sample size proves that under the right conditions, a large amount of neuro degenerating diseases and mental health issues.
Psilocybin mushrooms were also labelled an illicit substance during the “war on drugs,” but recent interest has expanded from large dose psychedelic use—known for creating dramatic alterations in mood and consciousness—to the potential therapeutic application of smaller microdoses.
For those wanting to try micro dosing for themselves, its important to see what’s right for you and how your body reacts. The typical micro dosing session can be taken three to five times a week. The continued usage is shown to have subtly impacts and overall benefits based on this study.
The comparisons of microdosers to non-microdosers over the one-month period of the study indicated greater improvements among microdosers when asked about their mood, depression, anxiety and stress, he explains. Analyses of the finger tap test showed that microdosers demonstrated a more positive change in performance than non-microdosers, particularly among people over the age of 55.
Psilocybin is becoming a major player in treating mental health and neurodegenerative diseases, it is competing and out performing traditional prescribed drugs with serious side-effects.
It’s hopeful for those with major financial burdens and without coverage. Psilocybin mushrooms can provide the industry with low cost, completely organic solution that lift the financial burden and access for many. We are hoping that governments and countries can see the benefits and progress to a place where it is wildly accepted and utilized.
In the meantime, ritual relief has you covered! See our full line of products that include all the same ingredients of lion’s mane root, ashwagandha root root, and psilocybin.
Benefits of Psilocybin Extraction
Clean tasting, ultra potent and easy to dose. Effects are felt within minutes and without the gut rot usually associated with eating fried mushrooms.
A Better Experience
Clean tasting, ultra-potent, and easy to dose. Effects are felt within minutes and without the gut rot usually associated with eating dried mushrooms.
A single 1mL dropper has a whole gram of extracted mushroom. A few drops under the tongue are all you need for a powerful experience.
Effects are felt within minutes. Extract absorbs immediately through the membranes of your mouth and upper digestive tract, unlike regular dried mushrooms that need to slowly break down in the stomach.
Zero Gut Rot
None of the unpleasant tummy issues are usually associated with eating raw mushrooms. Extraction removes the mushroom cell walls (chitin) eliminating stomach irritation.
1mL of liquid extract has 1g of extracted mushroom making it easier to precisely dose. Visually guessing the weight of dried mushrooms can lead to undesirable effects.
Whether you prefer gummies, tinctures, or chocolates, extract can be made into a variety of easy-to-consume products.
Extracts can be carried in small bottles or vials that fit easily into your pocket or bag. Add a few drops into the beverage container you’re carrying and you’re good to go – no one is the wiser.
When developing and growing our products, we looked to help solve one simple question.
What can we provide people to help with their mental and spiritual needs?
Through our research and exploration, we were able to find ingredients that worked. Not only did were they effective but they were naturally grown and used in cultures around the world for centuries.
History has a lot to teach us when it comes to curing and assisting people in their time of need. Now days we can do a lot of research in dissecting and analyzing each compound and chemical interaction to make some very solid conclusions that helps with people’s unique body chemistry and mental status.
Healing is a journey and we understand that, we get that every person has to find what works best for them. It’s the exact same approach we use for our products.
Find something that is known to work in the past and present, do everything we can to understand it, then apply it and cultivate it to make the best product we can.
We would love for people to try and experience the results of our research so we can provide ancient medicine, and modern convivence.
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