Most people microdose to support their mental health, heal their brain, promote creativity, and improve their memory and focus. But did you know microdosing psilocybin can support physical performance and recovery? It’s true – so much so that taking a small amount of magic mushrooms is quietly becoming a big fitness trend. Here’s why:
Taking your microdose before a workout is a proven way to get your head in the game when it comes to fitness. It helps you focus, stay present during your workout, and feel more motivated heading into your session.
When microdosing for consciousness expansion and mental benefits, people typically dose every couple of days as part of a regular healing protocol. But when microdosing for athletic performance, you should look to dose 30 minutes prior to their session, up to five times per week, to experience an elevated mood, sharpened senses, and psycho-energetic boost. These benefits support performance by the means of added endurance, motivation, and mental stamina.
Beyond the research being conducted around psychedelic medicine promoting psychological and emotional wellness, new research is starting to emerge around the physical benefits of microdosing and macrodosing psilocybin. A key area includes exploring the anti-inflammatory capabilities of magic mushrooms. In addition, there are several anecdotal examples of people using microdosing to help heal their chronic illness and pain. With this, it is hopeful that microdosing research will support not only the real-time performance of athletes, but also the recovery process for the body.
With Boomerang, four ingredients come together to see a top-notch experience as you head into your workout. Here’s what’s in Boomerang:
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) aka “golden root” is an herb that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. It is an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress. It is often used to support exercise performance as it is shown to reduce physical and mental fatigue while increasing antioxidant activity in the body.
- One interesting study found that Rhodiola could improve muscle power and strength performance.
- Another found that ingesting Rhodiola shortened reaction time and increased antioxidant activity in the body.
- Finally, a third study has shown Rhodiola improves exercise performance by decreasing perceived exertion.
Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) is a Peruvian plant grown in the Andes mountains. It is a vegetable, related to broccoli and kale. It has several health benefits – including increased libido and improving mood. Most notably for Boomerang though, is Maca’s ability to boost energy, stamina, concentration, and endurance.
- Here is an interesting study that follows a group of male cyclists taking maca for 14-days. It discusses how Maca improved their performance.
Red Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Ginseng contains two significant compounds: ginsenosides and gintonin which are known to complement one another and provide some excellent health benefits. The two that most benefit Boomerang include increased energy and anti-inflammatory support.
The studies that dive into the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory research around Ginseng are potent. This is a great one and here is another which looks specifically at a running group and their recovery post-workout.
Golden Teacher is a magic mushroom strain of psilocybin cubenesis. This beautiful teacher is known to provide guided uplifting experiences. It is also known to boost energy and provide focus. When paired with the above ingredients, these benefits are amplified to help create the ideal microdose blend for physical performance.
We’re so excited to be providing a microdose tailored just to support your fitness goals and can’t wait to hear how it helps. You can shop Boomerang here, available in 125 mg, 250 mg and 75 mg (for blending) doses.