This episode zooms in on Amanita muscaria, the legendary red-and-white coloured mushroom that has recently been discovered as a powerful microdosing substance for sleep restoration, skin issues, depression and addiction – and those are just a handful of the benefits reported by 12.000 microdosers. Researcher, doctor and author Baba Masha explains the discoveries in more detail.
About Baba Masha
Baba Masha is an animation, a virtual character, created by an American artist, chemist, and doctor, PhD, to broadcast a harm reduction program called Radio Psychedelix in Russian speaking territories since 2014. Masha broadcasted information about history, health benefits, medicinal use, rules, dosage, set and setting of psychedelic plants as Ayavaska, Salvia Divinorum, Iboga, Bufo, Magic cacti, cannabis, mushrooms and other non-psychedelic shamanic remedies. Masha was also presenting scientific research and over 10 years personal experience with the above remedies.
Masha created and run several educational projects during her broadcast, collecting public information about addiction to cannabis, microdosing with magic mushrooms, and the health benefits of psychedelic plants. She shares all this information on 3 YouTube channels and 17 channels on Telegram, Q&A live streams, questionnaires, volunteer reports etc.
One of the many projects Baba Masha created and ran, was from 2018 -2022. This international widespread project to study Amanita Muscaria’s effects on humans with over 12K volunteer trials, from 0.1 grams up to 50 grams intake. She wrote the book “Microdosing with Amanita Muscaria” as part of her 4-year research.
Microdosing Table Talk Episode 19
In this episode:
- How the Amanita muscaria project started
- Drugs and psychedelics in Russian territories Documentation from the 1700s onwards
- Amanita muscaria’s healing potential
- Amanita muscaria’s greatest power: sleep restoration
- Microdosing for depression, substance abuse, pain and other
- Masha’s personal experience with Amanita
- Why microdosing with amanita is personal and seasonal
- The three weeks protocol
- Differences between psilocybin mushrooms and Amanita
- Why Amanita muscaria cannot be commercialized
- Masha’s follow up study with Amanita muscaria
- Masha’s advice to anyone aspiring to microdose with Amanita
Disclaimer: Microdosing Institute is an information platform and a community with the sole purpose of providing education on microdosing. We do not encourage the illegal use of psychedelics. Even though we discuss the many benefits of microdosing, we do not claim that microdosing is proven effective as a medicine, medicinal aid or supplement, or that it could be seen as a replacement for conventional therapies or medicines.
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