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How microdosing magic mushrooms can change your life

Psilocybin-[containing mushrooms work] along a similar pathway to serotonin, which results in your brain producing a similar effect to serotonin. The main effect is to stimulate a serotonin receptor called “5-HT2A” which is found in the prefrontal cortex.

Stimulating this receptor results in two key results. The first being triggering the production of “Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which stimulates growth, connections, and activity. The second being increased transmission of “Glutamate”, the neurotransmitter most responsible for brain functions like cognition, learning, and memory.

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How microdosing magic mushrooms can change your life
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