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Will microdosing become a new norm?

In May of this year, Fast Company reported employees at the mushroom coffee brand MUD\WTR added small amounts of hallucinogenic (psilocybin) mushrooms to their morning brew. Silicon Valley employees have long been rumoured to microdose psychedelics at work to enhance focus, creativity, and improve productivity. The popularity of microdosing has since grown among politicians and …

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LSD: A Future Anti-Anxiety Pill?

New Study by Dr. Gabriella Gobbi Reveals the Neurobiological Mechanisms by which LSD could Relieve Anxiety The craze for psychedelics used for therapeutic purposes is real. However, the scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness and explaining their mode of action in treating mental health disorders is still very thin. A new study led by Dr. Gabriella …

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Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine

UNLV Neuroscientists’ Work on Brain Activity Recently Published by Nature: Scientific Reports Psychedelic healing may sound like a fad from the Woodstock era, but it’s a field of study that’s gaining traction in the medical community as an effective treatment option for a growing number of mental health conditions. While the study of psychedelics as medicine …

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Effects of Low-Dose LSD on Mood and Cognition

By Sandra Nomoto Selective, Beneficial Effects on Mood and Cognition Observed A study aimed to determine whether a low dose of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) positively affects cognition and mood, and at which dose these effects occur. It was recently published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. Controlled research on the efficacy of microdosing is scarce. …

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How Mushrooms Can Save the World with Paul Stamets: A Review

By Sheida Livai Mycologist Paul Stamets Hints at the Revolution That Will Move Humans to a Higher State of Consciousness Hosted by DoubleBlind, a live session took place only a few days after drug reform won a clean sweep in the US election. Attendees were eager to hear from the renowned mycologist who has carried …

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Exploring psychedelic alternatives to support veteran’s mental health

Havn Life Sciences Inc. (“Havn Life”) is extending its appreciation and recognition of veterans this Remembrance Day and their service to our country. We wish to acknowledge veterans’ experience, both during their service and after. Sadly, many veterans don’t receive the help they need after returning home from deployment, particularly when it comes to mental …

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A Review of Psychedelic Plant Medicine Studies in Canada

Canada Plays a Significant Role in the Research of Natural Psychedelic Plant Medicine. The study of plant medicine and psychedelic plants gets a back seat when it comes to legal research and clinical trials. This is compared to the ease and simplicity of focusing on a psychedelic molecule, plant derivative, or a plant-based proprietary medicine, …

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Vancouver Event Raises $10,000 in Support of Psychedelic Research

By Simon Gerard Thanks to a few friends, I found out about a dinner fundraiser in Vancouver to support mental health research. Around 50 people came together to hear medical doctors, addiction specialists, and advocates speak, and connect with like-minded people from Vancouver, the United States, and abroad. Unlike most mental health fundraisers, this one …

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Participate in a Mobile Microdose Study or Other Clinical Trials

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in Canada, along with Quantified Citizen, a mobile health research platform, are launching the world’s first mobile study on the effects of microdosing psychedelic substances on cognitive performance and mental health. They are seeking both microdosers and non-microdosers who are over the age of majority, fluent in English, …

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The Magic of Psilocybin Mushrooms

By Sandra Nomoto Prehistoric art in Europe shows that psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as psychedelic/hallucinogenic mushrooms, magic mushrooms, or “shrooms,” may have been used thousands of years ago. In 1958, scientist Albert Hofmann discovered psilocybin and psilocin, the active compounds in the plant. The use of psychedelic drugs including psilocybin mushrooms followed in the 1960’s, …

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