See what a ‘Biohacker’ and author of New York Times bestseller writes about his experience on benefits of psychedelics
By Trippy Monk
Biohacker and wellness expert ‘Bulletproof Guy’ Dave Asprey writes about how psychedelics, although illegal, can be powerful biohacks. In the purely informational article on his website, Dave writes about his encounter with the powerful psychedelic Ayahuasca; and on going clinical research on psychedelics such as LSD (acid), Psilocybin (Mushrooms) and MDMA (ecstasy), their associated benefits and downsides.
Who is Dave Asprey?
Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology.
Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain to an IQ over 150, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Dave is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet. Through his work Dave provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.
What he says about psychedelics
In his article, Dave writes about the brief history of the research on psychedelics. Mentioning the benefits as well as the downsides of the use of psychedelic substances such as Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, Dave also enlightens his readers about upcoming trend and research in the field of microdosing psychedelics like LSD, and the experiences of his CEO-friends on microdosing acid every day for as long as a month.
One of the most interesting and informative reads in the article is Dave’s personal experience on Ayahuasca, the Amazonian plant mixture or jungle tea, made from the caapi plant, and the chacruna or chagropanga, plants that contain relatively high amount of the most powerful psychedelic compound known, DMT (dimethyl tryptamine). He cites his story from 2003 when he got the opportunity to take Ayahuasca under the guidance of a local Shaman in Peru.
“I don’t remember much from the few hours that followed, but I did come away from the experience with enormous, bounding energy. It felt like my whole life up until that point I had to push to do everything because I was always tired. All of a sudden that was gone. The feeling lasted for several months.”
Before giving in his final thoughts on the topic, our Good Samaritan Bulletproof Guy also writes about ‘Bad Trips‘ associated with LSD, psilocybin and Ayahuasca, one of the realest downsides that always has the possibility of occurring during the session. He also lays out vital tips about ‘set and setting’, that are essential to prevent the person from running into painful or negative thoughts that can cause temporary or permanent psychological damage.
Following is a Radio/Youtube Podcast from Bulletproof in which Rick Doblin, the Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), talks to Dave Asprey about psychedelic healing with Marijuana, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca.