Why Magic Mushrooms Make You Feel Good
2 min

Why Magic Mushrooms Make You Feel Good

2 min

Already our ancestors have known that psilocybin mushrooms create positive change, but no one has understood why. Modern science is now presenting a mechanism that explains how it works.

The proof is in, and the natural fungus has been proven to provide serious emotional relief. Researchers at the Psychiatric University Hospital of Zurich confirm that mushrooms swiftly act to make users feel good in a variety of helpful ways. The study, titled „Psilocybin-Induced Decrease in Amygdala Reactivity Correlates with Enhanced Positive Mood in Healthy Volunteers“, found that psilocybin interacts with the region of the brain known as the amygdala, which is key to human awareness and its emotional apparatus. Malfunctioning that occurs within the amygdala can cause a series of emotional disorders. Surprisingly, mushrooms directly interact with this section of the brain to prevent harmful feelings from running amok. Psilocybin, the main active ingredient in magic mushrooms, effectively inhibits the processing of negative emotions, thereby elevating the state of mind.

An overactive amygdala automatically reacts to stimulation by using neurons to send negative signals that override any positive ones. Interestingly, psilocybin can intervene by stimulating activity in serotonin production and reception. This essential messenger is responsible for sensations of well-being and elation, as well as managing a range of other bodily functions. 

The Doses

Regardless of the amount administered, all test subjects experienced positive changes. The beneficial transformations in brain structure were captured using advanced MRI scan technology, which means that the evidence cannot be denied. Interestingly, only patients that were provided extremely high levels of psilocybin noted any negative experiences, and the problems were only temporary before they also reported positive shifts in their daily life.

After a single ingestion, every member of the trial displayed observable improvements in the realms of mood and sociability. These trends were documented by close family and acquaintances.

The Impact

Instilling balance in the limbic parts of the brain allows psilocybin to directly change stagnant ways of thinking. Semi-regular experiences can lead to further growth and self-discovery.

Exploring new ways of connecting with mysticism opens people to a transcendence that was formerly off limits. Spiritualists have used mushrooms to enhance meditations for centuries, and Western science is finally catching up. Every revelation can be immediately applied to generate real progress. All kinds of existential questions can be peacefully answered by the unemotional viewpoints that mushrooms enshrine. Ultimately, users arrive at a peak that consists of knowing oneself in a truly undiluted sense. This pure acceptance of one’s own being only leads to good feelings and mental healing.

The Risks

Believe it or not, there are no significant hazards associated with mushrooms. When it comes to their effects on the mind and body, only positive changes have been recognized. The two biggest concerns for patients trying mushrooms are finding safe access and having a comfortable environment. 

This is not to say that there won’t be any downfalls. Many users report an uneasy transition, but the lasting benefits will dramatically outweigh any momentary discomfort. All trippers should remember that every bit of negativity will soon pass. Overall, there are no instances recorded of the body being directly damaged by mushroom intake. Of course, further evaluation will be necessary to determine all of the physiological behaviors of psilocybin.

Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
With an AB Mass Media and Communications degree, Miguel Ordoñez is a veteran writer of 13 years and counting and has been covering cannabis-related content since 2017. Continuous, meticulous research along with personal experience has helped him build a deep well of knowledge on the subject.
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