Do mushrooms help your brain?

The magic mushroom compound increases brain connectivity in people with depression. Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms, helps to “open” the brain of depressed people, even weeks after use, according to a study. Studies conducted by many researchers, as well as ongoing studies, show that some fungi have neurotrophic properties that may be beneficial to humans. Regular consumption can promote nerve and brain health.

This is particularly useful during an injury (such as an accident) or as we age. In addition, it is necessary to study potential fungi to elucidate their mechanisms of activity, as well as clinical trials. Identifying more varieties of fungi with these unique properties may help identify new chemical agents that may have preventive or therapeutic functions. The niacin and copper found in fungi promote nervous system function and keep nerves healthy.

Mushrooms contain vitamin B5, which is necessary for the production of several hormones that play an important role in the proper functioning of the brain.