Some mothers are microdosing mushrooms, touting their benefits, but there are risks, doctors say

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Being a mother is hard work, and some mothers are now getting help from an unexpected source.

Thousands of mothers are taking microdoses of psychedelic or “magic” mushrooms — officially called psilocybin — to relieve their stress and anxiety, according to some reports.

On an Instagram account called “Moms On Mushrooms,” which has more than 30,000 followers, users claim that mushrooms improve their mental health.

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Others, however, are concerned about potential health risks and Legal issue associated with these psychedelic substances.

Read on to learn both sides of the coin, including a doctor’s warning.

Potential benefits

Peggy Van de Plassche, a former business and finance executive based in Canada, quit her job to devote her time and energy to the psychedelic industry.

Peggy Van de Plassche (left), a former business and finance executive based in Canada, quit her job to devote her time and energy to the psychedelic industry. (Peggy Van de Plassche / iStock)

Van De Plassche is a mom and founder of The Microdose Diet, a holistic program that includes alternative medicines like psilocybin to “rewire the brain, calm the body, master emotions, and increase energy to achieve greater success.”

She calls microdosing the new “biohack” for mothers to manage stress and anxiety related to parenting, aging and work.

“Microdosing can help moms find calm and clarity in parentingimprove their emotional resilience and even help manage postpartum depression,” Van de Plassche said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

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According to Van de Plassche, who is also the author of the book “MORE! The Microdose Diet – The 90-Day Plan for More Success, Passion, and Happiness,” there are three potential benefits to microdosing mushrooms.

1. Improved emotional and mental well-being

According to Van de Plassche, many women report significant improvements in their emotional and mental health when they begin taking microdoses of psychedelics.

“These small, sub-hallucinogenic doses can stabilize mood and improve emotional reactivity,” she told Fox News Digital via email.

Thousands of mothers are reportedly taking microdoses of psychedelic or “magic” mushrooms — officially called psilocybin — to relieve stress and anxiety. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

“Research and anecdotal evidence suggests that microdosing may help decrease symptoms of depressionanxiety and PTSD, which…

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