About Zen Rest Blend
Zen Rest Ingredient Details
Zen Rest Microdose Blend is a CBD x Psilocybin x Reishi blend that encourages rest and leads you to a zen state. Faded offers a variety of psilocybin microdose blends, which can be found here.
CBD Isolate is pure molecularly isolated cannabinoid, in powder or crystalline form. This cannabinoid is completely free from psychoactive effects, like THC. CBD is an absolute star when it comes to medicinal applications, and is probably the real reason that cannabis legalization was able to happen in Canada. It is undeniable among the medical community that CBD has a wide variety of medical uses.
CBD effects your central nervous system by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. This describes a system of transmitters that bind to receptors throughout you central and peripheral nervous systems. Our endocannabinoid system helps to balance a variety of mental and physical processes like appetite, stress response, memory and pain. If that wasn’t enough, CBD also stops the deterioration of anandamide, which is a naturally occurring anti-depressant made by the body.
Another interesting fact about CBD is that is acts on the CB2 receptors, which are not subject to tolerance increase. That means once you find the dose that works for you, you’ll never have to increase it.
Reishi mushrooms have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for over a thousand years, among whom it is considered the mushroom of immortality. It is a popular immune boost supplement because of its high content of antioxidants and polysaccharides, which support cell growth and regeneration.
Studies have shown improved sleep cycles, lack of fatigue, and a higher stress tolerance if Reishi mushrooms are consumed for 8 weeks or more. Although it is not sedative, these mushrooms have also shown to be helpful for individuals treating insomnia and anxiety, because of its calming effects.
Reishi mushrooms have a positive effect on the brains HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis) which can help those suffering from adrenal fatigue, stress disorders and anxiety issues.
Effects of Zen Rest Blend
The effects of Zen Rest Blend are heavily subjective, and affected by external and internal factors. Two prominent external factors that affect psilocybin experiences are the environment, and the people that surround you. Two important internal factors are your mental state, and expectations.
Common effects reported from ingesting psilocybin are euphoria, excitement, time distortion, and mild to intense visual and other sensory enhancements. Nature may seem more alive, or seem to be breathing, and art and music may have a different and more profound effect on you. Introspective thoughts deepen and you may view reality in a much different, objective manner. Other reports detail deeper spiritual and social connections.
Where you are when you experience the effects of psilocybin matters, a lot. Here at Faded, we strongly suggest you pick an environment which feels like a safe place to you. If this is your first time using psilocybin and the experience is completely new, this is of paramount importance. Do not put yourself in a position of heightened stress, because this can lead to negative effects. Make sure you don’t have to perform tasks which involve a high level of responsibility, such as driving a car. Not only is this extremely dangerous, but high levels of stress can tip your mental state to a darker place. Do surround yourself with colours, art, music, nature, warmth, laughter and love.
The people which surround you is a very important factor. In an ideal situation, surround yourself only with people you know very well, ideally good friends or family. If you are microdosing, it’s also a great option to do this alone, or with a partner or close friend, when you have a very regular day ahead of you with no surprises. Having the right people around helps you feel safe and comfortable with expressing yourself in this altered state of consciousness. If you are completely new to psilocybin, it is good to have someone around you trust who is not under the influence of any substances, but has experience with psychedelics, to help lead you through it.
It is clear psilocybin can be extremely valuable in a clinical, therapeutic session with supervision. However, being in a troubled state of mind going in to a high dose experience may manifest. It may not be a good time to wander into a cerebral journey unsupervised if you are dealing with familial troubles or are dealing with a lot of stress from work. If you are microdosing, psilocybin can actually help to deal with a lot of these issues. It can help you gain perspective on your situation from an objective standpoint.
If you have used psilocybin before, you are comfortable with how it feels, and you know your boundaries, your expectations are probably already set. When you know what to expect, the psychoactive effects are easier to encounter. If you are new to psilocybin, the best advice is remain calm! It is important to remember your mental state can affect your cerebral journey. Feeling worried or scared might manifest as a negative experience. Always remember, if you are feeling anxious or worried: it will all pass, you will wake up tomorrow feeling normal. Last of all, if you start low and go slow, you will have an enjoyable, eye-opening, pensive experience.