Updated: Jan 27
How Amanita Muscaria Helps Manage Stress and Depression from a medical point of view
In this article, we will analyze how amanita muscaria helps to cope with stress and depression only from a medical point of view. In my opinion, the impact of amanita muscaria on a person is much greater and does not come down only to physiology, but we will talk about this later.
Depression is associated with increased monoamine oxidase activity. It was found that in depression, the activity of monoamine oxidase increased by 34% on average. To continue the further story, let's figure out what monoamine oxidase is and how it functions.
Monoamine oxidase is an enzyme that regulates the destruction of Dopamine, Phenylethylamine, Norepinephrine, Serotonin. Transmission of neurotransmitters between two neurons occurs through the synaptic cleft. The synaptic cleft is the space between neurons filled with a substance similar in composition to blood plasma. When one neuron releases mediators into the synaptic cleft, into the space, from where they are absorbed by the 2nd neuron. As long as the mediators are neither in the first nor in the second neuron, in the middle, our smart body removes excess neurotransmitters using the enzyme monoamine oxidase. That is, Monoamine oxidase destroys Dopamine, Phenylethylamine, Norepinephrine, Serotonin, and others during transmission between neurons. By inhibiting monoamine oxidase, muscimol destroys monoamine oxidase, which destroys Dopamine, Phenylethylamine, Norepinephrine, Serotonin.
That is, Muscinol helps to increase the amount of Dopamine, Phenylethylamine, Norepinephrine and Serotonin. Thus, muscimol increases the content of the “hormone of pleasure” in a person. Regular intake of small doses of amanita muscaria helps to cope with stress and depression. Read more about microdosing amanitа muscaria below.
I repeat: In my opinion, the effect of amanita muscaria on a person is much greater and is not limited only to physiology.