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Be Mindful: Fungi research mushrooms in Texas

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- When the word mushroom is said, some instantly think about the hearty and savory taste paired with a steak, while others think about the psychedelic experiences caused by other varieties. Whether you have more experience cooking the fungi, or consuming it in another way-- experts say there are more uses for mushrooms than you may think!

While there are several varieties of psilocybin mushrooms, there are even more species that provide medicinal benefits to those who use them. For example, certain mushrooms are used as dietary supplements to help boost the immune system. This study explains the many benefits of mushrooms we can buy at our local grocery store.

Psilocybin mushrooms are at the forefront of research with regards to their uses in therapy. Researchers are using psychedelic mushrooms to treat people who are diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental issues. Researchers ay the results they are getting are promising, as shown on this timeline of events done at Johns Hopkins University.

As research becomes more common, many believe it will be interesting to see how mushrooms of all kinds are used to treat common medical diagnoses, both physical and mental.

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