Stacking: Lion's mane, Paul staments and magic mushrooms
The concept of "stacking" certain supplements with psychedelic mushrooms is a relatively new area of research, but it is gaining popularity among those who use psychedelics for therapeutic purposes. The idea is to take certain supplements before or during a psychedelic experience in order to enhance or modulate the effects of the psychedelic.
One such stack that has been proposed is the use of Lion's Mane mushrooms and Niacin (vitamin B3) with psychedelic mushrooms to help with anxiety and depression.
Lion's Mane mushrooms are a type of medicinal mushroom that has been shown to have neuroprotective and neuroregenerative properties. They contain compounds called hericystin and erinacines, which are thought to stimulate the growth of new nerve cells in the brain. Some studies have also shown that Lion's Mane mushrooms may have anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects.
Niacin is a B-vitamin that is important for maintaining healthy nerves and brain function. It is also involved in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is important for regulating mood and anxiety.
The idea behind taking Lion's Mane and Niacin together with psychedelic mushrooms is that they may help to enhance the therapeutic effects of the psychedelics, particularly on anxiety and depression. Paul Stamets, a mycologist and author, has proposed this stack as a way to enhance the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.
It is important to note that this concept of stacking is not yet fully researched and there's no scientific evidence to support this claim yet. Also, taking any psychedelic substance, including mushrooms, should be done with the guidance and supervision of a professional, and it's important to note that self-medicating with psychedelics can be dangerous and may worsen symptoms for some individuals.