The Stamets stack is a popular microdosing method as recommended by famous mycologist, Paul Stamets. There are many ways to microdose mushrooms but, Stamets believes that his “stack” is an ideal way to dose. So what exactly is a Stamets Stack? Let’s have a look. A Stamets stack is comprised of three ingredients, psilocybin containing mushrooms, Lion’s Mane mushrooms and Niacin. Each one of these have amazing healing properties on their own, but when combined, they take on a whole new level of regeneration for your brain. The stack is designed to enhance cognitive function and offer up many other benefits that are related to neurogeneis — the brain’s ability to create new neural pathways and connections. This is particularly useful if you are trying to create a new habit or break unhealthy ones. The claim’s made have not been tested through clinical trials, but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to back them up.
Some of the reported benefits of microdosing with the Stamets Stack include:
Decreased anxiety and depression
Relief from symptoms of PTSD
More confidence and courage
Stronger sense of the interconnectedness of all things
Stamets believes that this brain enhancing protocol can help people to break free of their unhealthy habits and see things from a new perspective which in turn can fire up the evolution of human consciousness.
The 3 Component’s Of A Stamets Stack 1. Lion’s Mane Mushrooms are large white puffy mushrooms. They are know to support brain health by stimulating Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) prompting the production, growth and maintenance of neurons. Stamets refers to Lion’s Mane as an “Intelligence mushroom”, believing that it can actually make us smarter. Lion’s Mane is believed to enhance the long-term benefits of the neurogenerative properties of psilocybin. 2. Psilocybin mushrooms, also more commonly referred to as magic mushrooms, the ones with the potential to cause a psychoactive effect, in the Stamets Stack however, it is only a microdose that is used, so it is unlikely that you will feel any of the typical effects of magic mushrooms. We, of course use Golden Teacher mushrooms in our version of the Stamets Stack, more on that below. 3. Niacin, a vitamin is also known as vitamin B3, or nicotinic acid. Its main role is to convert the calories from the food that we eat into energy that we then exert. The vitamin is also believed to distribute the benefits of psilocybin and Lion's mane more thoroughly throughout the entire body and the peripheral nervous system.
The niacin can to cause a “flushing” effect causing redness and tingling in the face and arms that can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. This is caused by Niacins vasodilative properties. As more blood flows into the capillaries, the skin turns red. While this may be a bit uncomfortable, it is a good sign that it is indeed working. Just remember, “this too, shall pass.” This flushing happens to some people and does not for others. It is dependent both upon the size of the dose in relation to your body weight as well as the current load of B3 in someone's system. Sometimes the effect is not felt at all, and sometimes it is felt only in the first several doses until tolerance is reached.
The Golden Teacher’s Niacin Stack We have formulated our very own variety of the Stamet’s Stack and sell it in our shop as the Niacin Stack, each 500mg Capsule Contains:
100mg Golden Teacher (Psilocybe Cubensis)
350mg Lions Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
* 7:1 Concentrate (Equivalent to 2.45 g)
100mg B3-Niacin (Nicotinic Acid)
As with all of our products, All of our blends (products) are formulated and crafted by a professionally trained Medical Herbalis
t. All of the ingredients in our blends are either grown in-house or are sourced from quality-assured herbal suppliers.
All of our ingredients are vegan friendly, and either certified organic or grown locally by farmers practicing organic or better farming methods.
You'll notice that all of our capsules are filled with 500mg of medicinal ingredients (except for the Micro 100). When comparing products, pay attention to the amount of product in each capsule. It's not uncommon for some competitor products to have as little as 100mg of product in their capsules.
We take care to ensure that each of our products is formulated, grown and crafted professionally, and with love and intention. We hope you'll benefit from some of our products, and trust you'll give these herbal and entheogenic teachers the same respect we do and enjoy them responsibly.
Have you tried our Niacin Stack? Feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below!
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