Malabar Magic Mushrooms
Malabar Coast Mushrooms can be found popping up at the steepest elevations, in the wettest region of India. These rare fungi grow high up in the mountains, as Malabar loosely translates from Malayalam as “hills.” Effects with Malabar Coast Mushrooms could be experienced as a state of happy euphoria, brilliant visuals, and overall mood enhancement. This rare Asian mushroom is renowned for its reliable and moderate potency, and has been used in Indian culture since the 1500’s. It’s the optimal oldie but a goodie mushroom strain. Try Malabar Coast Mushrooms in any type of social setting, for a fun and uplifting journey. Malabar Magic Mushrooms
Sourced from the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It is renowned for producing fruiting bodies (mushrooms) of enormous size.
Expect Malabar Coast Magic Mushroom to have an average potency and a quicker onset.
The trip climbs to its peak, which is full of vivid colors and visual effects. Watching a movie or listening to music would be an ideal activity pairing.
Ingested 3 grams
“Fifteen to twenty minutes in, reality is fading away. Everything is wired up, your arms, hands, fingers, even the tiny nails at your fingertips. You’re a robot, a huge circuit board with flashing strands and lights. Green from head to toe, and covered in conductive tracks. You stand up, moving your arms. It feels robotic, moving smoothly like cogs. But something else is there – something distinctly human. Malabar Magic Mushrooms
5 Ways to Consume
– Chew them thoroughly, to allow all the juices to come out
– More or less 45 minutes to start working, depending on the stomach content
– The less you eat before, the better. It is advised to avoid food for a few hours
– Taking mushrooms in a form of a tea will mild the specific taste
– Chop or crush the mushrooms. Place them into the teapot
– When the water has boiled, pour it over the mushrooms in the teapot
– Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally
– Strain, serve and customize
– Incorporating it into food will assist with both the taste and the feeling of queasiness that most users suffer
– Avoid adding the mushrooms during any cooking stage
– Baking mushrooms on top of a pizza, for example, would result in an inferior tripping experience. Instead, try adding them to sauces or toppings after the cooking stage.
– Capsules offer users the option to microdose their magic mushrooms
– Experience ultimate clarity without losing an entire day
– Using empty capsules and a grinder, you can make your very own magic mushroom capsules!
– Not only is it quick and easy to take, but users claim the acidic nature of the lemon breaks down the psilocybin, intensifying the subsequent trip
– Recommend starting with half the amount of shrooms you would normally
– Ground magic mushrooms meet lemon juice in a short glass of your choice. Leave it to sit, add water, and down in one go. Malabar Magic Mushrooms
How and why people ‘microdose’ tiny hits of psychedelic drugs
Illegal, underground and said to be brimming with health benefits — the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs is growing increasingly popular, yet it remains relatively unstudied and its reported benefits unproven.
A group of Canadian researchers is hoping to change that with new data that begins to shed light on how and why people microdose, and what they say are its effects and drawbacks.
Microdosing is the practice of taking minute doses of hallucinogens like LSD or psilocybin (the active compound in so-called magic mushrooms) for therapeutic purposes. The amounts are too small to produce a high but large enough to quell anxiety or improve mood, according to users.
Reports of improved mood, increased focus
The team targeted microdosing communities on Reddit and other social media channels with an anonymous online survey last year. They received 909 completed responses from current and former microdosers as well as others who had no experience with the practice.
The survey yielded information about how much and how often people microdosed: typically 10 to 20 micrograms of LSD (about one- or two-tenths of a tab) or 0.2 to 0.5 grams of dried magic mushrooms, about once every three days or once per week.
The team also conducted a series of tests to compare users with non-users.
For example, to gauge creativity, participants were asked to find as many uses as they could for everyday objects. Researchers tested for wisdom by asking survey participants how much they related to a series of statements like “At this point in my life, I find it easy to laugh at my mistakes.”
Study co-author Thomas Anderson, a PhD candidate and cognitive neuroscientist with the Regulatory and Affective Dynamics Lab at U of T, called the results “really promising.”
‘A far cry’ from calling it medicine
But both lead authors caution against drawing a causal connection.
“What this truly means is that we need to study it further in a lab setting … so we really get an idea of how much of these reports truly are caused by the substance.”
Anderson also noted that a small group of microdosing respondents listed effects contradictory to the reports of others, such as decreased focus and increased anxiety. Some also reported physiological discomforts, such as feeling too hot or too cold. Malabar Magic Mushrooms
The most common complaint from respondents, however, was about the difficulties of the practice given its illegality and related stigma. Having to obtain the substances underground also makes it hard to ensure a safe, reliable supply and consistent dosage.
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The researchers made clear they do not endorse microdosing as a treatment.
Barriers to research ‘formidable’
Canada was once a world leader in the exploration of psychedelic drugs for medicinal use, according to Kenneth Tupper, adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and a director at the B.C. Centre on Substance Use.
Saskatchewan’s Weyburn Mental Hospital was considered a hub for cutting-edge research in the field in the 1950s, when psychiatrists Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond experimented with administering LSD to volunteers, co-workers, friends, family members and themselves. They eventually used the drug to treat patients with alcohol addiction, often successfully, and their work was recognized internationally.
However, the work there and elsewhere was derailed due to concerns over recreational use and the social climate of the time, Tupper said. Malabar Magic Mushrooms
“The throwing-the-baby-out-with-the-bath-water reaction happened [because of] the non-medical use on the street. That really did put us back many decades in terms of potential promising clinical utility.”
That’s changing, he said, but there is still a way to go.
“More and better research is only going to happen with a shift in regulatory authorities’ and medical communities’ willingness to look at these things, which is starting to happen — but, really, the research funding [is not available].”
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The illicit nature of the substances also poses a legal hurdle to research, according to Mark Haden, public health researcher at UBC and executive director of Canada’s Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
“If you actually want to start giving psychedelics to people [for research], the barriers are formidable,” he said, adding that reclassifying psychedelic drugs would help clear the path.
In Canada, hallucinogens such as LSD and psilocybin, are classified as Schedule III controlled substances, which means possession requires a licence/prescription, or carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison. While Canadians will soon be able to purchase cannabis legally, the federal government earlier this week confirmed it has no plans to decriminalize other drugs.
Hope for first lab-based microdosing trial
Haden says continued research is important given the host of illnesses and disorders that we do not yet have effective treatments for.
“For instance, depression,” he said. “Maybe what will come out of this is that some people will be helped with really large doses used in therapeutic contexts and other people will be helped more by tiny amounts of psychedelics as they go about their day.” Malabar Magic Mushrooms
Despite the challenges, Canadians are conducting more research in this area: clinical trials are being conducted on the potential therapeutic benefits of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, and on psilocybin-assisted treatment of substance use disorders.
Anderson and Petranker’s team will be publishing the findings from their survey in three upcoming research papers.
They also hope to conduct lab-based trials where psychedelics can be administered in controlled environments.
“No one has done randomized, placebo-controlled trials for microdosing,” Anderson said.
“We are hoping to be the first.”