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Microdosing: The Benefits and Challenges–What the Science Says

There are a few big reasons people are interested in microdosing psychedelics lately: Are you considering microdosing psychedelics to improve your mental health, or try a new way of battling depression or anxiety? Maybe you are hoping to enhance your attention and cognition, and ramp up your productivity and problem-solving

What Does “The Dose Makes the Poison” Mean?

Hundreds of years ago, Swiss chemist and Renaissance physician Paracelsus (1493–1541) made a basic observation that became the underlying principle of toxicology: “All things are poison and nothing is without poison; only the dose makes a thing not a poison.” Or, in short: “The dose makes the poison.” This means

Kratom

Kratom, formally named Mitragyna speciosa and Mitragyna speciosa korth, is a tropical member of the coffee family. This evergreen tree grows naturally in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and other parts of South Asia. People sometimes use kratom leaves, or extracts made from them, as a sedative, stimulant, or both. In use

MDMA: An In-Depth Exploration of a Synthetic Psychoactive Drug

MDMA is the more common name for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Today people mostly use this psychoactive drug, also known as ecstasy, molly, or E, recreationally to experience increased energy, altered sensations, and greater pleasure and empathy. Onset of effects from MDMA ingested by mouth start 30 to 45 minutes after consuming the

Magic Mushroom Day

Magic Mushroom Day

What is Magic Mushroom Day? To people in the psychedelic movement, it’s an educational day of action devoted to celebrating psilocybin mushrooms. Created for psychonauts in 2015 by Nicholas Reville of Providence, the overall spirit of Magical Mushroom Day today is more party-like for most these days. But whether you’re

Psilocybin

An Introduction to Psilocybin Psilocybin is found naturally in mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, shrooms, blue meanies, mushies, liberty caps, liberties, golden tops, philosopher’s stones, amani, and agaric, are fungi that contain psilocybin. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound that can generate mystical-feeling experiences and powerful hallucinations along

Mescaline

Mescaline (MES-cuh-leen or MES-cuh-lin) is the compound 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine. However, mescaline is also known as peyote (pay-OH-tee), big chief, blue cap, buttons, cactus buttons, cactus head, chief, media luna, mesc, mescal, mezcakuba, moon, san pedro, topi, and other names. Famous for producing hallucinogenic effects comparable to those produced by sister compounds

ayahuasca ceremony

Ayahuasca: Potential Benefits, Side-effects, Usage, and More

What is Ayahuasca? Ayahuasca is an entheogenic tea brewed from the Psychotria viridis leaf (Diplopterys cabrerana may be used as a substitute), the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, and sometimes other ingredients. Those plant ingredients might include one of the Brugmansia or Datura species (especially Brugmansia versicolor or Brugmansia insignis), Justicia pectoralis,

Psilocybin Therapy

What is psilocybin therapy? Psilocybin therapy is an investigative, blended pharmacological and psychological approach to treating mental health challenges that deploys the psychoactive effects of psilocybin under psychologically supportive conditions. Certain species of mushrooms, frequently called “magic mushrooms,” contain the active ingredient psilocybin. Psilocybin produces psychedelic effects in humans that