Are you looking for a good Bio-hack? One of the best nootropic stacks that will change your life?
One that will make you a better leader and entrepreneur by promoting courage and empathy?
Something that can mitigate PTSD, anxiety and depression, boost your good mood, enhance your productivity, cognition and creativity?
How about nerve and brain regeneration, like regeneration of vision and auditory neurons? Reduction of the beta-amyloid plaques to prevent Alzheimer’s? Without known negative effects?
How about all the above in just one small gulp?
It’s no fantasy, it’s real, it’s the psilocybin-nootropic-vitamin stack promoted by Paul Stamets. I call it Psylotropin, you can call it “The Stamets Protocol” like the rest of the world. Regardless of the name, if you are on a mission to become a better entrepreneur and to enhance your life, you need to be aware of this natural intervention. And then you have to forget about it.
Because Psilocybin, which is the active substance in magic mushrooms, is labeled as an illegal drug in most countries (except the smart ones like The Netherlands). I won’t recommend you to try this. Don’t do it, because some very smart politically driven people shoveled mushrooms and weed in the same category with Cocaine and Heroin… to protect you. Don’t mess with their good intentions, you might get in trouble. There are even places on this planet where the police hides in bushes waiting for people to pick up mushrooms (that naturally grow there) and arrest them.
Now you might think, a trip to another universe is needed in order to harvest all those fantastic benefits. Nope, you would be wrong. Because the magic mushrooms/psilocybin dose needed is so small that you wouldn’t even notice it. No trip, no dragons chasing you, not even distorted faces, just… microdosing.
So, here is Paul Stamet’s Stacking formula for epigenetic neurogenesis:
- Psilocybin/Psilocin: 1-10mg or Psylocybe mushrooms at 1%: 0.1-1 g
- Erinacines/Hericenones: 50-200 mg or Lion’s mane mushrooms at 1%: 5-20 g
- Vitamin B3(Niacin/Nicotinic acid): 100-200 mg
The range is quite generous to allow for variance in body weight, tolerance and desired effect. One would have to experiment a bit and, starting with the lowest dose, would be good practice. The whole idea is to keep the psilocybin at an unperceptible level. So if you would hypothetically try this and you would feel the mushroom kick in at about 1 gram, you would want to microdose at about 0.1-0.3g.
Stamet’s suggested dosing protocol is five days on, two days off, to avoid tolerance build. Others prefer 1-2 days on, 1-2 days off, so experimenting is again the rule here.
The stack combines the capacity of the two mushrooms to create new neurons and neural pathways, and also to repair neurological damage. Niacin (Vitamin B3) helps better deliver the substances and amplifies long-term changes.
Since you are here, I assume you are a busy entrepreneur looking for a quick fix to enhance workflow and life in general and you won’t have time to read the studies and the biochemistry behind this protocol. Here are some resources if I’m wrong:
- Effects of psilocybin on hippocampal neurogenesis and extinction of trace fear conditioning
- Paul Stamets @ Joe Rogan on YouTube
- More on microdosing and why: The Third Wave
I’ll end with some good news: in some countries, psilocybin mushroom grow kits are legal or at least tolerated. Check the status in your area. And if you are in Denver or Oakland, you are even luckier, because magic mushrooms have been recently decriminalized. Is this becoming a trend like Cannabis?
Is there hope for this world?