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How Magic Mushrooms Affect Your Focus & Productivity

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How Magic Mushrooms Affect Your Focus & Productivity

As magic mushrooms are being legalized in many areas, people are asking: how could mushrooms help me? Microdosing magic shrooms has improved the lives of a vast array of users, and it could be a huge help for you, too.

Studies have shown that taking magic mushrooms can improve your focus and help you get things done. They’re seen as a productivity hack in Silicon Valley, and they could be just the thing to jumpstart your day.

Here’s how magic mushrooms can make you more productive and change your life.

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What Is Microdosing?

Microdosing involves using very low doses of a psychedelic substance for your health. It’s most common to microdose magic shrooms, but some people also take very small doses of LSD, peyote, DMT, and even cannabis.

You might associate taking mushrooms with tripping out and experiencing crazy hallucinations, but that’s definitely not the goal of microdosing. People who microdose properly will take about 5-10% of a normal therapeutic dose, so they won’t feel high or get intoxicated at all.

How Magic Mushrooms Affect Your Brain

Mushrooms change the way your brain works, at least in large doses. While experts are still figuring out how psilocybin affects the brain, they have some ideas.

According to scientists, psilocybin causes parts of the brain that are normally disconnected from each other to communicate more. When people who took magic shrooms were given an MRI, they had a completely different activity pattern in their brains that was only there when in a hallucinogenic state.

During this time, the brain was functioning with less constraint and more communication. The state of mind is similar to dreaming.

It’s also been shown that shrooms impact the claustrum, the part of the brain that’s thought to be responsible for switching tasks and setting attention. While study participants who took large doses of mushrooms seemed to have impairments in this area, it’s very possible that the effect is different in microdoses.

Studies About Mushrooms & Productivity

Much of the evidence that magic shrooms improve people’s health is anecdotal. It’s not legal to research psilocybin or other psychedelics in most parts of the United States, but as these substances gain more attention, there will be more data.

A study with self-reporting participants found that many felt more motivated, productive, and confident when they microdosed. Motivation is a key factor for getting your tasks done, so improvement in this area can make a big difference.

When scientists interviewed 278 microdosers, 14.8% said that they noticed improved focus with their mushroom routine. The only other effect that was more prominent was an improvement in mood (26.6%).

People who microdose might also feel their mind wandering less. Researchers found that people were less likely to be distracted by unwanted thoughts after microdosing magic shrooms.

In addition, people had a higher rate of absorption, which means they were more likely to experience intense focused attention on imaginative experiences. This makes shrooms a great supplement to a brainstorming session, school all nighter, or creative project.

You might also feel like you’re thinking in a more out of the box way. You might have creative ideas that you never thought of before, as well as the energy to follow through and make them happen.

There is also some amazing data that microdosing psychedelics could be very helpful for people with ADHD. If your ability to complete tasks and pay attention is because of ADHD, mushrooms could be a possible treatment.

One study showed that people with ADHD self-reported that psychedelics helped them more than conventional treatments. That just shows that mushrooms could be a game changer for many people who have trouble focusing.

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Studies About Mushrooms & Mental Health

Mental health problems are one of the main issues that cause a lack of productivity. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and other issues make it much harder to work or enjoy things at home.

There is a great deal of evidence that microdosing magic mushrooms can be a great thing for your mental health. If you feel better emotionally, it will be easier to keep moving forward and achieve your dreams.

A study of almost 1,000 microdosers saw improvements in mood, anxiety, depression, and stress among participants. While these changes were self-reported, the evidence keeps increasing that microdosing is an effective option to try to alleviate mental health symptoms.

One study found that microdosers scored lower on a test measuring their dysfunctional attitudes and negative emotionality. Researchers also found evidence that people who microdose have higher scores on wisdom, open-mindedness, and creativity.

Here’s one of the most promising statistics. People who reported mental health concerns at the beginning of one study had significant, amazing outcomes when they microdosed mushrooms.

Approximately 30 days after starting to microdose, participants found that their depression reduced from moderate to mild. That’s an enormous change in just a month!

Mental health treatment can be expensive and hard to access, and many don’t respond to traditional medications. There’s more and more evidence showing that microdosing can really make an impact on your mental health and many other parts of your life.

How to Microdose

Interested in the potential benefits of microdosing and want to try it yourself? Ground Sounds has you covered.

You’ll begin by finding the right product for you, starting with your dose. If you want to start small, try our Lil Bud product, which contains only 50 mg of psilocybin.

An average dose is about 100 mg. You might want to start here or move up to this dose after a time at a lower dose. We recommend our Morts Melody capsules.

Want a higher dose? We also carry Play That Fungi Music; each pill contains 250 mg of psilocybin.

Once you have your capsules, you have to decide how to take them. Some experts recommend microdosing for one day, take two days off, then microdose again.

Other schedules include four days on and three days off or five days on and two days off. You can take some time to figure out what’s best for you.

It might take some time to notice the effects of microdosing, or you might see an improvement in your focus and productivity right away. Give the process at least a couple of weeks, or consider increasing your dose slightly if you aren’t seeing results.

There are lots of other things to consider when taking magic mushrooms. Our team at Ground Sounds will help you all the way through your journey.

You can purchase all our products completely legally in Canada. Pick your dose, place an order, and we’ll ship it right to your door. You’ll be microdosing in no time!

 

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6617883/

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