Welcome to the world of microdosing, a practice that's transforming the way we approach mental and physical well-being.
Microdosing originated as a term in the pharmaceutical industry, referring to the use of just 1% of a standard drug dose.
Truffles are a natural source of psilocybin, a psychoactive compound with a rich history of use. When consumed, psilocybin is converted into psilocin, which crosses the blood-brain barrier to engage with serotonin receptors in the prefrontal cortex. Activation of the 5-HT2A receptors in this region leads to the disruption of the default mode network (DMN).
The DMN is active when we're at rest and engaged in self-referential thinking, introspection, and mind-wandering. Deactivating the DMN through microdosing can disrupt negative thought patterns, shift focus to the present moment, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. This improved connectivity may contribute to overall emotional well-being and mental health.