What are Magic Mushrooms

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MAGIC MUSHROOMS PRODUCTS.

When you are trying to understand something new, the natural thing to do is research as much as
possible. You’re here because magic mushrooms have intrigued you, and you’d like to know everything that you can before you try them for yourself. In this article, we’re going to dive into everything you need to know about magic mushrooms so that you are informed before you go on your trip!

W hat Are Magic Mushrooms?

Also known as “shrooms,” magic mushrooms refer to any mushrooms you can find containing the chemical psilocybin. Psilocybin is a chemical that offers the user the hallucinogenic effect they seek when they dabble in mushrooms. It works by binding to the serotonin receptors in the brain, creating an altered mood and a changed perception. Psilocybin mushrooms grow naturally around the world, and they are mostly found in moist, damp environments. In a lot of cases, you will find that the mushrooms you are looking for have been cultivated and grown by an individual, rather than in the wild. It’s the safest way to get magic mushrooms; you can guarantee that you’re not going to eat poisonous fungi!

Types Of Magic Mushrooms

Most people aren’t aware that there are almost 200 known types of mushrooms that contain psilocybin. There are, however, variations of mushroom that are used more than others, and these include:

Psilocybe Cubensis

These are the most popular of all the “magic mushroom” varieties and are widely cultivated and sold. They are easily identifiable by their large caps, with some looking conical in young mushrooms. They have a cinnamon hue, and the gills beneath the caps are spaced out and darker as they age.

Psilocybe Cyanescens

While these are not as well known as the psilocybe cubensis, the psilocybe cyanescens are slightly more intense and smaller than their psilocybin cousin. Most people refer to these mushrooms as “wavy caps” given their caps are large, flat, and wavy. When they’re moist, these are darker in color than dry, and the gills can be purple, and you can find them in mulched plant beds and wood chips.

Psilocybe Azurescen

Paul Stamets discovered this mushroom type almost 20 years ago, and it is known to be the most potent of all mushrooms worldwide. They’re a popular option and known as the “flying saucer” mushroom. They grow naturally in the West Coast, US.

Amanita Muscaria (Fly Agaric)

Given that we have said that there are over 200 variations of the magic mushroom,these are nowhere near all of the options available. However, these are the mushrooms that are widely cultivated and available for purchase.

Different Types of Mushroom Products

Magic mushrooms are most commonly found in their raw dried form, but can also be found in a variety of different forms. Shroom farms are producers that have come up with new and innovative ways to allow for mushroom users to enjoy the therapeutic benefits shrooms provide.

Below is are some of the main categories of magic mushroom product:

Dried Shrooms

Dried shrooms are basically magic mushrooms that have undergone a drying process. They are what most people picture when they think about psychedelic mushrooms. Dried mushrooms are by far the most common medicinal mushroom product on the market.

Shroom Capsules

The good thing about shroom capsules is that they are already portioned out into set doses of psilocybin. This means less guesswork and an easier time finding the right dosage. Many mushroom users microdose with shroom pills. Microdosing magic mushrooms are when a user takes a very low dose in order to get the therapeutic benefits of medicinal mushrooms but without the hallucinations and other intense psychedelic effects

Shroom Tea

Dried shrooms are basically magic mushrooms that have undergone a drying process. They are what most people picture when they think about psychedelic mushrooms. Dried mushrooms are by far the most common medicinal mushroom product on the market.

Shroom Chocolate

Shroom chocolates are perhaps the second most sought after psilocybin product after dried shrooms. Basically, psilocybin is infused into chocolate to create a rich and creamy treat. These delicious goodies are ideal for those who do not care for the taste of raw dried shrooms.

 

Shroom Gummies

Much like the shroom chocolate, shroom gummies are a tasty treat that is perfect for people who find dried shrooms to be a bit too bitter. Magic mushroom gummies are also infused with psilocybin and turned into psychedelic sweets for all to enjoy.

How to Consume Magic Mushrooms:

There is a range of ways that a user can consume magic mushrooms, and everyone has a different opinion on the best way to do it. Most people choose to ingest magic mushrooms in their whole form – as long as they have been washed. If you dry them out, you can preserve them for some
time – up to two years in some cases! Mushrooms are affected by the light.

The taste of magic mushrooms is different depending on the consumer. For example, some people hate the taste of regular mushrooms, but would still be willing to try magic mushrooms. Some people steep them in teaafter grinding up the mushrooms with a coffee grinder, and others mix it into chocolate. Other than dried mushrooms, shroom tea is the most common method. Some fry them up with a little oil or butter and have them as you would a regular mushroom. Lastly, if you can’t seem to bring yourself to taste them, you can consume them in a capsule.

What’s It Like?

The big question: what is it like to consume magic mushrooms? Well, we’re not talking about the taste anymore! Magic mushrooms have the potency to take you on a psychedelic trip, and each consumer experiences the trip differently. Many factors can impact the type of journey one experiences, yet there are a few things that you can expect to take away from a dose of magic mushrooms. Let’s take a look:

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    Expect your perception of reality to change. You may have seen people describing the walls undulating or there being a giant purple dragon in the lounge – reality doesn’t exist in a psychedelic trip Your senses will be heightened when you are taking magic mushrooms, with your sense of sight being especially strange. You may see patterns, and you may see objects morphing out as if they’re alive.

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    The main report from users is that they feel that they have left this reality and are living in a place where time and space no longer exist. Some have even reported a spiritual experience, with an intensity in their emotions. A typical trip with magic mushrooms allows people to experience hypnagogic experiences, which is like the space between being awake or asleep.

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    Studies of the brain show that a trip on magic mushrooms is akin to dreaming. You will experience emotional shifts, a distorted sense of time, illusions, and synesthesia. It can take an hour for the dosage to kick in, and the effects last for 4-6 hours.

Most people notice the first changes after an hour or so, and it starts with their vision. Halos around lights and geometric patterns are reported first – and you can see these with closed eyes. It’s after this point that your thinking begins to change, and your emotions shift, with most people entering a sense of euphoria.Perhaps you explore deeper into your feelings that you have buried down in everyday life – you’re more open on magic mushrooms. You may feel delighted, at peace, wonder, and a connection with the world that you may not have recognized previously.

Some people then go on to experience powerful emotions, and it’s a common reaction to fight them and try to repress them. If you want your trip to be a smooth one, the best thing you can do is experience them in fullness. Even the negative emotions you may feel can lead you to let go of in-depth resentment or paranoia you have been harboring. The feelings are all temporary, so you don’t have to panic; that’s how you will feel forever.

Physically, magic mushrooms have side effects that vary. Some people experience a racing heart rate; others experience a slowed-down heart rate. Some people feel highly aroused, restless, or nauseous. Headaches are a reported side effect, as is trouble with being coordinated in movement.

What You Should Know Before Shroom Consumption:

Before you take a trip on shrooms, there are certain things that you should know. Firstly, this is a psychedelic drug, so the setting is so essential – as is the set.

Set. The set refers to your mindset, and this is so important before you dive in. You must be in a place of calm and good health, and it’s worth taking a day off work for yourself. You don’t want to have to be interrupted by a business meeting or a family dinner! Stress in your life can also negatively affect a trip, and you must set your intentions before you get started.

Setting. Next, you need to think about where you take this trip. It would help if you were comfortable, and you must have someone with you who can keep an eye on you and your safety when you are tripping. As things become slightly different in your reality, you need to make sure that you are as safe as possible. You want to have the right temperature in the house, easy access to a bathroom, snacks, and water laid out and ready. If you have an enclosed garden, try and head outside. The stars look very different when you are on mushrooms!

Dosage. The dosage that you take is an essential factor in your journey with magic mushrooms. You have to start small – especially if you are new to the psychedelic world. If you start small and find the trip is too mild, you can always take more. However, you can’t take less. 0.8 grams of dried mushrooms is an excellent place to begin, and a standard dose sits at 1-2.5 grams.

A journey with magic mushrooms can last up to six hours, including the time it takes to kick in.

What Are The Risks?

The fear that some people have before they take magic mushrooms for the first time is that they may experience a bad trip. A bad trip includes agitation, confusion, paranoia, anxiety, and stress, and the experience of psychedelics can be extremely overwhelming when this is the case. We’ve talked about the set and setting of your first experience, and the right set and setting can ensure that a bad trip is less likely. A bad trip can still occur if the correct setting is in place, of course, but minimizing it as much as possible is essential. The worst thing to do in this case is to fight it; embracing and feeling the scarier feelings is better to get through it as unscathed as possible.

  1. Those with a history of psychotic disorders (including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,etc.) should avoid magic mushrooms. This is down to the fact that a prolonged psychosis can be the result of the use of magic mushrooms.
  2. If you are taking antidepressants, SSRIs, or any serotonin supplements, you should not mix these with magic mushrooms. It can be dangerous and a serotonin overload
  3. Those with a history of psychotic disorders (including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,etc.) should avoid magic mushrooms. This is down to the fact that a prolonged psychosis can be the result of the use of magic mushrooms.

What Are The Benefits of Shrooms?

The benefits of magic mushrooms are widely reported, despite the fact that there are those out there that make magic mushrooms sound like cannabis. However, if you are thinking about how they can be used to help, not hurt, we’ve got a list of benefits that you will be able to enjoy when you use magic mushrooms.

  1. They can help with depression. Mushrooms aren’t there to enhance the mood you are in. So, if you are currently low and depressed, you won’t feel worse just because you’ve tried mushrooms. Of courses, the evidence here is not conclusive as yet, and mushrooms aren’t the replacement for antidepressants. However, there have been reports that depression is improved, and it lasts. It’s not just a temporary improvement!
  2. Some people report a level of acceptance in their mortality and future when they try magic mushrooms. They experience reduced anxiety and a feeling of calm. Those with terminal illnesses who experience the trip with magic mushrooms have reported a calmness about their fate.
  3. They can help you quit smoking. The success rate of magic mushrooms helping those to quit a smoking habit is quite high at 80%. It helps those who don’t want to use patches and nicotine injections.
  4. The medical benefits aren’t the only reports from magic mushroom users. There is a spiritual awakening experienced by those who have used magic mushrooms before, with conclusions being made that magic mushrooms can help people to unlock their consciousness. It’s not known how it happens; it just does!
  5. There have been imaging tests on the brain on those under the influence of magic mushrooms that show that the brain changes in a positive way. The connections in the brain smooth out, and information is relayed better
  6. Magic mushrooms improve the overall psychological health of the user, creating new and better connections between the neurons in the brain. It’s not a side effect, it’s a purposeful thing, and you can see things in a better light. Magic mushrooms offer the user a trip that will help them to gain better clarity in life,even though the effects only last a few hours. The results after a trip can last for a long time!
    7. Relief from cluster headaches is another benefit reported by those who have experienced magic mushrooms. These are known as “suicide headaches,” and it’s not something anyone wants to experience. However, if you have had to deal with them, you may find that magic mushrooms help to relieve the effects.
    8. Sufferers of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) have previously reported that the regular intake of magic mushrooms can dull the symptoms. This was backed by a 2006 study by the University of Arizona.
    9 Humans fear rejection, but magic mushrooms have been shown to assist those who cannot deal with social rejection. They have experienced the ability to understand and accept that it’s not always their fault. Rejection is never pleasant, but mushrooms could help you to accept it!
     

MAGIC MUSHROOMS IN HISTORY

Most people think that magic mushrooms are only something that has come to light in the past thirty years. In fact, magic mushrooms are a psychedelic that goes back through history, long before popular culture made it a thing! Some historians believe magic mushrooms have been present as far back as 9000 BC, including in North African Indigenous cultures. This has come from the study of rock paintings as well as archaeological evidence that humans have been using magic mushrooms for thousands of years.

Prehistoric art across the whole of the globe have representations and evidence
of magic mushrooms. They have been previously thought to have religious symbolism, especially in the earlier mentioned shamanic rituals. Magic mushrooms have been used in the rite of passage ceremonies, and they pop up everywhere in history. If our ancestors did once use mushrooms, they would have had the effect of influencing prehistoric culture. Everything from art and religion to social values has been shaped over the years because of magic mushrooms and their influence in history. Terence McKenna once wrote a “Stoned Ape Hypothesis” that suggested the earliest humans ingested mushrooms, which is what opened the mind enough to lead to our current intelligence, of course, this is just speculation and hypothesizing as there is no evidence to back up this claim.

means “flesh of the gods.” They believed that this was magic mushrooms, and these, along with other psychotropics, were used to maintain a trance-like state to produce visions and commune with Gods. In the 16th century, Spanish Catholic missionary priests wrote about psychotropic substances, but it’s a controversial statement to make that magic mushrooms may have been present in holy history. Stories and rumors over the years do not give way to evidence, so it’s still the only speculation!

There is a definite confirmed use of magic mushrooms among the tribes of the indigenous people, especially the Mixtec, Zapatec, and Nauhua tribes of Central America. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Spanish forbade the use of magic mushrooms after deciding that it was a barbaric practice. Of course, this was ignored by Spanish Shamans, and they used them in secret for over 400 years. This served to preserve their heritage. It wasn’t until 1799 that the first reliable Western account of magic mushrooms was recorded. Children were accidentally fed psilocybe semilanceata, which is a species of a psychedelic mushroom. It was accidental ingestion, but it’s the first in history to be recorded.

In the late 1950s, magic mushrooms were more accessible and were eaten by Westerners. Mycologist R. Gordon Wasson traveled through Mexico to study mushrooms, and he witnessed their use in ritual ceremonies, participating alongside the Mazatec shamans. An article was written about his findings, and this was published in 1957 in Life Magazine. Roger Heim, a colleague of R. Gordon Wasson, took the help of Albert Hofmann (known as the father of LSD) to isolate and extract the psilocybin and psilocin from the mushrooms that were brought home from Mexico. It was then 1958 when the mushrooms were synthetically produced for the first time. The photo essay “Seeking the Magic Mushroom” was later published, which detailed his experiences with them and where he found them. Scientists decided to try them for themselves after reading Wasson’s report, which subsequently saw them fired from their Harvard University positions! It was then they decided to – in 1962 – start a psychedelic movement. This was when mushrooms were adopted into the 60s countercul ture, and there was a boom of peace and unity everywhere – what a correlation

Timothy Leary then read the article and was intrigued. The experimentation that followed at Harvard University led to the permanent ties of magic mushrooms to the hippie movement and spirituality. Mushrooms have been associated with this counterculture for many years due to this experimentation. In 1971, psilocybin was listed as a Schedule I drug in the US, making it illegal for use. However, the mushrooms themselves were not a part of this, which allows all countries that have signed the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances to regulate magic mushrooms as they would like to do so. Over the years, there have been rules on magic mushrooms, but these have been loosened more than any other psychedelic. As there have been studies showing that these are great as a therapeutic tool and useful for personal development, the understanding has made people less afraid of them.

MAGIC MUSHROOMS TODAY

In popular culture today, magic mushrooms are far more accepted than they ever were before. Some people choose to use them recreationally in groups, or others want to use them for one of the many benefits listed earlier in the article. Some choose to microdose with psilocybin, which means the consumption of the chemical itself in tiny amounts. These people won’t be looking for or experiencing full trips, but they will feel a boost in their mood and creativity, which will lower anxiety and make them more productive in their day-to-day lives. There are a few studies out there to support those claims that this works. There are scientists now that pursue a number of avenues that will research these chemicals as a standalone experience, and this is in spite of the ban in the 1970s that was made on psilocybin. It only began again after 30 years, and in October 2018, the FDA permitted companies to research magic mushrooms for the claims of how they can help with depression.

The research is going to be combined with intensive therapy to help those who have treatment-resistant depression. This affects around 100 million people around the world, and in September 2019, Johns Hopkins University opened a Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. The plan was for scientists to evaluate psilocybin magic mushrooms for their ability to help other conditions, including Lyme disease and PTSD. The medicinal uses are known and have been for many years, and researchers worldwide are digging down into the further applications of the mushrooms and how they interact with our brains and our bodies.

Mushrooms are represented in our culture as being very heavily related to the 1960s, and they are. Still, the chance to be able to discover further good qualities in the future is essential. The benefits of magic mushrooms and the way that they interact with us require new scientific research, and thankfully this is being undertaken right now!

ARE MAGIC MUSHROOMS SAFE?

There are plenty of reports to show that as psilocybin mushrooms are not addictive, they are more tolerable to take. Sure, you cannot predict how they will react in your body and you cannot predict your own behavior, but if you were to choose a recreational drug to experiment with, mushrooms are going to do much less harm than most. Magic mushrooms have so many benefits that it’s hard to ignore the fact that you could feel better in yourself when you do take them.

It’s important to buy your mushrooms from a reputable grower and choosing to buy the best magic mushrooms Canada has to offer is important! You want to know that you are eating a quality product, and that requires research on your part. Shrooms should always be eaten in the presence of someone not eating them – just in case you have a bad trip. Your enjoyment will depend on many factors, but they are a substance that requires just as much caution if it’s your first experience.

There are many different types of mushrooms out there, so choose those that are trusted – especially the popular ones! With the right amount of research, you should be able to find the right magic mushrooms for your first experience.

 
 

Can Magic Mushrooms Help With Depression?

Depression is one of the most important public health problems, and some people struggle to find a treatment that works. In addition to traditional treatment methods, such as therapy and antidepressants, alternative treatments such as magic mushrooms show promise. In fact, early research indicates that magic mushrooms could help with depression, but there are some qualifications that you should be aware of. 

Psilocybin

Psilocybin is a psychedelic that occurs in Psilocybe Mexicana, which most people refer to as “magic mushroom.” Psilocybin is also present in more than 75 other mushroom species. 

After you ingest psilocybin, it spontaneously converts into psilocin. This is the psychoactive agent in the mushrooms, and it is more lipid-soluble. Recent research suggests that the psychoactive effects of psilocin vary based on its stimulation of 5HT2A, a specific serotonin receptor. So far, there have been modest but nonetheless promising clinical trials for using psilocybin to treat depression, anxiety, death anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Other Important Components of Magic Mushrooms

It is also common for various magic mushroom species to contain tryptophan-derived beta-carbolines. These substances include harmine and harmane, and they can have a positive influence on the brain function. Beta-carbolines are an important part of the experience when using magic mushrooms because they inhibit monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that inactivates psilocin. As such, they also influence the effects that you notice when consuming magic mushrooms or psilocybe mushrooms. 

How Magic Mushrooms Can Help With Depression

Going back to the 5HT2A receptors of the brain, their potential for treating depression and other mental illnesses is somewhat unexpected. However, there is a clear link. 

For example, when the receptors are abnormal in terms of function or structure, this may indicate an underlying presence of drug addiction, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Additionally, the drugs used to treat those conditions block the 5HT2A receptors. As such, there is a clear connection between the receptors and mental health, although not necessarily the one you would expect if magic mushrooms can help. 

The other possibility is that the potential benefits of magic mushrooms for depression comes from the beat-carbolines. A recent animal study found that harmane and harmaline have antidepressant effects. As they block monoamine oxidase, they share this common feature with drugs that have been commonly used for major depressive episodes. 

Some experts also believe that magic mushrooms help with depression by connecting you with your emotions. By contrast, antidepressants dull emotions, which can sometimes lead to feelings of flatness. Instead, psilocybin increases emotional processing. 

How Magic Mushrooms Can Help With DepressionCautions With Beta-carboline

However, beta-carboline is not commonly used for treating depression unless other methods fail due to the “cheese effect.” Essentially, if someone who is taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, such as beta-carboline, consumes tyramine, an amino acid found in cheese, wine, and beer, it can have negative effects. Specifically, the blood pressure can dramatically rise, causing a hypertensive crisis or even stroke or death. 

David Nutt’s Research

Although we still need more research on magic mushrooms before we can conclude that they definitely help with depression instead of just having the potential to do so, that research is already underway. David Nutt is a professor and neuro-psycho-pharmacologist at Imperial College London. With his researchers, he is working on human trials that use psilocybin for treating depression. 

In the research, volunteers have moderate to severe depression. They receive 25 milligrams of psilocybin, which is a macrodose that leads to a “deep trip” that lasts around four hours. This trip occurs in a controlled setting with two therapists assisting each volunteer. The therapists help with preparation before the trip and making sense of it afterward. 

So far, Nutt’s research shows a great deal of promise. In one trial, volunteers experienced long-lasting and rapid improvements in health. Out of the 20 patients in that trial, none needed antidepressants for the five weeks following the tests. Impressively, many symptoms had not returned after six months. However, there is no control group in that particular study. 

Anecdotal Evidence

A quick look online will show you plenty of anecdotal evidence of those with depression who experience relief with magic mushrooms. In most cases, this involves microdoses of magic mushrooms with the occasional full dose. 

Cautions When Using Magic Mushrooms for Depression

While magic mushrooms have potential for treating depression, there are still some factors or cautions you need to consider. 

Legality

Depending on where you live, magic mushrooms may not be legal, even for clinical use. This limits access to the magic mushrooms, and if you were to buy them illegally, there would be no quality controls in place. However, some jurisdictions allow magic mushroom use. 

LegalityThe Experience

Those who use magic mushrooms to treat depression are likely to find the experience very unsettling. It is possible to experience frightening hallucinations, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, derealization, and distressing thoughts. Because of these potential effects, you should always try to use mushrooms with the assistance of a trained mental health professional. Otherwise, you may find the experience unsettling, even in the long-term. 

Do Not Stop Your Current Treatment

Because the research into magic mushrooms to treat depression is still in its early stages, it is important that you do not stop your current treatment from trying magic mushrooms, at least not without your doctor’s approval. 

Conclusion

Research is very much still in its early stages, but it seems that magic mushrooms, specifically the psilocybin they contain, holds potential for treating depression. The best results would be in a controlled environment with therapists close by because trips may bring past experiences related to the depression to emerge. 

Since most people with uncontrolled depression do not want to wait for more studies to be completed, there is also plenty of anecdotal evidence supporting the potential of magic mushrooms for treating depression. If you live somewhere where they are legal and choose to try this method, make sure that you have at least one person you trust around to keep you calm during the trip and help you after it is over. 

Can Magic Mushrooms Help With Depression?

Microdosing involves consuming tiny amounts of psilocybin mushrooms. You can also use psilocybin truffles, or sclerotia. Even though the effects are subperceptual, or subtle, they can still have a positive impact on your life. Microdosers often make the shrooms part of their weekly routine. These people believe that microdosing might give them improved levels of creativity and a higher level of focus and energy. Some people take tiny doses because they want to try to treat anxiety or depression.

About Microdosing

Many countries have outlawed substances like psilocybin. That means it has been hard to study their effects. There is little research still on microdosing. However, researchers do know what large amounts of psychedelics can do to your brain. 

Serotonin is a chemical in your brain that helps it work properly. This chemical is an important neurotransmitter, and it affects everything from how you process information to how you feel. Psilocybin has a structure that is like serotonin, and it works on a similar path.

The way that antidepressants work is by making more serotonin in your brain to try to improve the way that you feel. Psilocybin takes a more direct approach and tries to mimic serotonin. It may stimulate your brain’s serotonin receptor, which is in your prefrontal cortex. This receptor is called 5-HT2A. 

Stimulating it causes Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) to be produced, which stimulates activity, connections, and growth. That causes more glutamate to be transmitted. That is responsible for learning, memory, and cognition. Having more BDNF and glutamate may lead to the effects of microdosing. This can also cause parts of your brain to communicate, even if they usually do not. 

Entering a Flow State

Everyone has most likely experienced a flow state at some point or another. Think of a therapist who is in sync with their client or a surfer who is riding a big wave effortlessly. It is thought that small doses of shrooms may make you more likely to enter a flow state. 

The shrooms can imitate serotonin when they enter your brain, and there is more serotonin when you are in a flow state. In the same way, psychedelics can increase your brain’s dopamine levels. This is another important neurotransmitter that you can find in higher amounts in flow states.

Using Psilocybin Shrooms and Truffles 

Using Psilocybin Shrooms and Truffles 

With microdosing, you are taking very tiny doses of psychedelics. That means that the dose will not be high enough to cause any deviations from reality for you. The ideal dose will also not change your mindset, mood, or disposition. Instead, you will notice a subtle but present effect.

Truffles have the same chemical composition that shrooms do. The compounds are the same — baeocystin, psilocybin, and psilocin. A truffle is an underground bud that forms out of the mycelial strands that have not grown out. 

Measuring the Dosage 

Just like with different strains of shrooms, you can find different strains of truffles that have varying levels of psilocybin. Often, you can get 15-gram boxes, which may be one to five doses, depending on the level of potency. Determining a standardized level of potency is harder for truffles than for shrooms, which are fully grown. 

However, you can assume that 1 gram of truffles will have about 0.75 to 1.75 milligrams of psilocybin in them. That means that the most precise way to take microdoses is with mild to moderate batches of truffles. 

Get the dried type and grind them into a fine powder. Then, measure out about half of a gram to begin with. You can always take more at a later time. Unlike with shrooms, truffles often do not have an unpleasant earthy flavour. 

You should try to use the same kind of truffle. If you have fresh truffles, then you should use a food dehydrator to dry them out. Or you can also bake them at a very low temperature in the oven. Then, you can use a coffee grinder to form them into a powder. This can be placed into capsules, so all you need to do is take a pill at breakfast. You can also sprinkle the powder in your food if you would rather not take a pill every few days. 

Dosage Timing 

If you want to take a microdose so you will be more productive at work, try to take it early in the morning. This dose should be taken as soon as you wake up. Remember that if you wait until too late in the day to take your dose, you might have difficulties falling asleep. 

On the other hand, if you want to have a fun night out with your friends and maybe want to improve your dancing skills, you would want to wait until the evening or late afternoon to take your dose. 

It is recommended to pay attention to the spiritual, physical, or cognitive effects that you might experience. In general, the first time you take a dose should be on a free day. Once you have gotten used to the dose, you will likely not have any psychedelic effects. If you do, then you might want to cut back on the dose for the next time. 

What Is the Best Schedule

What Is the Best Schedule?

Remember that there is no set time for the best way to microdose. But you might want to start out by taking a dose every three days. On Day 1, take your first dose. On Days 2 and 3, do not take anything. You can have your next dose on Day 4. 

Consider keeping a journal to observe how you feel after each dose. That will let you better determine if the dose is working for you. Continue this process twice a week for the next several weeks. Make sure that you keep up your journal to document the long-term and short-term changes you notice in your behaviour, energy, and mood.

Take five or 10 minutes each day and check in with how you are feeling. Don’t judge, but write down all of your thoughts and feelings, instead of what you did that day. This is similar to meditation, except you have a tangible item to show for your efforts. You can gain a greater understanding of your mind by doing this, and you can increase your awareness of your internal state. 

Of course, you can still do meditation along with your journaling and your microdosing. You might choose to do this one to three hours after first taking the dose to allow it time to affect your body. But you can also choose to journal at the end of your day to review how it went. 

If you want, then you can also incorporate some data collection. Depending on what you want to track, you might score yourself on tranquillity, mood, presence, creativity, or focus. If you want to quit something like sugar or nicotine, you might also rate how strong your cravings are. 

If you want to begin a new habit, then you can track how easy it was to do it that day. That way, you can review the effects of the dose with just a glance. But keep it simple, so you don’t dread doing this every day. It should be enjoyable, not a chore for you. 

Be vigilant when you are observing the microdosing effects, especially between your doses. Some users perceive that they enter a flow state and feel more energetic and creative right after their doses. 

While you are microdosing shrooms, follow your normal routine. Do not change what you do. The idea is to enhance your everyday life by using microdoses. However, if this is your first time trying microdosing, consider taking off a day from your social commitments or work. That way, you can better observe any unusual effects before you take them publicly. 

Should I Microdose Every Day?

You should not take truffles every day. The more that you use psilocybin, the more of a tolerance you are likely to build up. This is true even with microdosing. After a few days, you may notice diminishing returns. That is why you want to leave a bit of a gap between your doses.

There may even be health concerns if you take microdoses each day. Taking too much psilocybin may cause certain health risks. It is better to avoid doing it too often. 

Should I Microdose Every Day

Potential Positive Effects 

There are two main reasons that people will microdose. First, they might want to reduce the intensity or frequency of undesirable mental states. Secondly, they may want to improve the intensity or frequency of a desirable mental state. 

An example of reducing an undesirable mental state is when someone wants to try to reduce the symptoms of a mental illness. That could include: 

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • ADHD or ADD
  • Social or Generalized Anxiety 
  • Addiction

You might also want to increase desirable mental states. That might include energy, flow states,creativity, focus, and improved relationships. Some users find that microdoses make them feel more empathetic and improve their athletic coordination. 

Entering a Desirable State 

Many people decide to microdose because they want to improve themselves or focus on their personal development. Some users find that they are more creative after taking small doses, and they also feel more energized and productive. That increased focus can be directed toward creative pursuits or for work. 

One reason for the potential creative effects of microdoses is because it can enhance your flow state. It is easier for you to enter a flow state after using a microdose of magic mushrooms, which means you can explore new types of consciousness. 

You can microdose to solve problems at work, reduce your procrastination, or come up with new concepts. It can even be helpful outside of work because it may improve your social interaction skills or your spiritual awareness. 

Are There Any Microdosing Risks?

Remember to look at your local laws before you decide to start microdosing. Besides the legal aspects, microdosing magic mushrooms is generally considered to be safe. This is a good way for you to be introduced to psychedelics.

Many people have successfully used psilocybin with no issues in the past. Combined with the fact that the dosage is very small, this is a measurable, safe way of exploring a flow state. 

Of course, you might still notice some negative side effects. For example, some users notice increased anxiety or emotional turbulence. This is because of the amplifying effect of psilocybin. The psychedelic can amplify the mood that you are in. It is not a numbing agent or a stimulant. That means you should carefully look at your mindset before taking microdoses.

If you are feeling anxious or depressed, you may do well to wait to take a small dose. And if you have severe anxiety, schizophrenia, or psychosis, you should talk to your physician first. They can help you see any potential risks. If you overdo it, then a microdose may actually cause a state of mania, which may make any of your underlying conditions worse.

Are There Any Microdosing Risks

Is It Safe?

You should always be aware of the laws in your area before you decide to try microdosing. There are no studies on how microdosing may affect humans. However, using psilocybin truffles is likely safe to do.

What researchers still do not know is how microdosing may affect your body. You should err on the side of caution and consult with your doctor before deciding to do microdosing. You might want to limit it to only a few months each time. 

If you have to undergo routine drug screenings, you will want to take care. Typically, psilocybin is not included in standard drug tests. However, some types of extended screenings do look for psilocybin. Do your research before you decide to microdose magic mushrooms.

Closing Thoughts 

No matter what you decide, you can rest assured that you will not have a bad trip or have undesirable psychedelic effects. With a microdose of magic mushrooms, you can introduce yourself to psilocybin comfortably and safely. You will probably enjoy feeling more creative and bolder. 

Can Magic Mushrooms Help With Depression?

Depression is one of the most important public health problems, and some people struggle to find a treatment that works. In addition to traditional treatment methods, such as therapy and antidepressants, alternative treatments such as magic mushrooms show promise. In fact, early research indicates that magic mushrooms could help with depression, but there are some qualifications that you should be aware of. 

Psilocybin

Psilocybin is a psychedelic that occurs in Psilocybe Mexicana, which most people refer to as “magic mushroom.” Psilocybin is also present in more than 75 other mushroom species. 

After you ingest psilocybin, it spontaneously converts into psilocin. This is the psychoactive agent in the mushrooms, and it is more lipid-soluble. Recent research suggests that the psychoactive effects of psilocin vary based on its stimulation of 5HT2A, a specific serotonin receptor. So far, there have been modest but nonetheless promising clinical trials for using psilocybin to treat depression, anxiety, death anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Other Important Components of Magic Mushrooms

It is also common for various magic mushroom species to contain tryptophan-derived beta-carbolines. These substances include harmine and harmane, and they can have a positive influence on the brain function. Beta-carbolines are an important part of the experience when using magic mushrooms because they inhibit monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that inactivates psilocin. As such, they also influence the effects that you notice when consuming magic mushrooms or psilocybe mushrooms. 

How Magic Mushrooms Can Help With Depression

Going back to the 5HT2A receptors of the brain, their potential for treating depression and other mental illnesses is somewhat unexpected. However, there is a clear link. 

For example, when the receptors are abnormal in terms of function or structure, this may indicate an underlying presence of drug addiction, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Additionally, the drugs used to treat those conditions block the 5HT2A receptors. As such, there is a clear connection between the receptors and mental health, although not necessarily the one you would expect if magic mushrooms can help. 

The other possibility is that the potential benefits of magic mushrooms for depression comes from the beat-carbolines. A recent animal study found that harmane and harmaline have antidepressant effects. As they block monoamine oxidase, they share this common feature with drugs that have been commonly used for major depressive episodes. 

Some experts also believe that magic mushrooms help with depression by connecting you with your emotions. By contrast, antidepressants dull emotions, which can sometimes lead to feelings of flatness. Instead, psilocybin increases emotional processing. 

How Magic Mushrooms Can Help With DepressionCautions With Beta-carboline

However, beta-carboline is not commonly used for treating depression unless other methods fail due to the “cheese effect.” Essentially, if someone who is taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, such as beta-carboline, consumes tyramine, an amino acid found in cheese, wine, and beer, it can have negative effects. Specifically, the blood pressure can dramatically rise, causing a hypertensive crisis or even stroke or death. 

David Nutt’s Research

Although we still need more research on magic mushrooms before we can conclude that they definitely help with depression instead of just having the potential to do so, that research is already underway. David Nutt is a professor and neuro-psycho-pharmacologist at Imperial College London. With his researchers, he is working on human trials that use psilocybin for treating depression. 

In the research, volunteers have moderate to severe depression. They receive 25 milligrams of psilocybin, which is a macrodose that leads to a “deep trip” that lasts around four hours. This trip occurs in a controlled setting with two therapists assisting each volunteer. The therapists help with preparation before the trip and making sense of it afterward. 

So far, Nutt’s research shows a great deal of promise. In one trial, volunteers experienced long-lasting and rapid improvements in health. Out of the 20 patients in that trial, none needed antidepressants for the five weeks following the tests. Impressively, many symptoms had not returned after six months. However, there is no control group in that particular study. 

Anecdotal Evidence

A quick look online will show you plenty of anecdotal evidence of those with depression who experience relief with magic mushrooms. In most cases, this involves microdoses of magic mushrooms with the occasional full dose. 

Cautions When Using Magic Mushrooms for Depression

While magic mushrooms have potential for treating depression, there are still some factors or cautions you need to consider. 

Legality

Depending on where you live, magic mushrooms may not be legal, even for clinical use. This limits access to the magic mushrooms, and if you were to buy them illegally, there would be no quality controls in place. However, some jurisdictions allow magic mushroom use. 

LegalityThe Experience

Those who use magic mushrooms to treat depression are likely to find the experience very unsettling. It is possible to experience frightening hallucinations, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, derealization, and distressing thoughts. Because of these potential effects, you should always try to use mushrooms with the assistance of a trained mental health professional. Otherwise, you may find the experience unsettling, even in the long-term. 

Do Not Stop Your Current Treatment

Because the research into magic mushrooms to treat depression is still in its early stages, it is important that you do not stop your current treatment from trying magic mushrooms, at least not without your doctor’s approval. 

Conclusion

Research is very much still in its early stages, but it seems that magic mushrooms, specifically the psilocybin they contain, holds potential for treating depression. The best results would be in a controlled environment with therapists close by because trips may bring past experiences related to the depression to emerge. 

Since most people with uncontrolled depression do not want to wait for more studies to be completed, there is also plenty of anecdotal evidence supporting the potential of magic mushrooms for treating depression. If you live somewhere where they are legal and choose to try this method, make sure that you have at least one person you trust around to keep you calm during the trip and help you after it is over. 

Can You Cook Magic Mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms are widely known for their psychedelic effects due to psilocybin and psilocin. They have mind-altering abilities and the ability to create an out-of-body experience, both of which lead to their popularity. Magic mushrooms have been used by humans for millennia, with our ancestors using them in religious and spiritual ceremonies. 

Today, there are multiple ways of enjoying magic mushrooms, with the simplest being just eating them, whether raw or dried. This method is popular for not only its simplicity but also its potency. Some people want to know if they can cook with magic mushrooms, and the answer is yes, provided you are careful with heat. 

Why Cook Magic Mushrooms? 

Everyone has a different reason for wanting to cook magic mushrooms. Some people are not a fan of their flavor, so they use cooking as an opportunity to mask it with other ingredients. 

Others want to incorporate the mushrooms into their life in a more natural way, such as including them in a meal. No matter the reason you want to cook magic mushrooms, there are some crucial things to know. If you do not feel up to cooking, you could also buy shroom edibles that already feature the psychedelic fungi. 

Cooking With Magic Mushrooms Is Safe

One of the biggest concerns people have about cooking with magic mushrooms is safety. As long as you are responsible and use appropriate quantities of mushrooms, it should be completely safe. This is especially true because cooking should reduce the psychoactive effects. 

Additionally, magic mushrooms do not seem to be addictive, so this is not a concern either. However, if you consume them consecutively, you may build up your tolerance. 

Always Check for Poisonous Mushrooms

The most significant danger when cooking with magic mushrooms is the same one as when you cook with non-psychedelic mushrooms: accidentally eating a poisonous one. Most mushrooms look incredibly similar to the untrained eye, so always buy your magic mushrooms from a trusted source. Otherwise, you may accidentally eat poisonous mushrooms, which can be toxic or even fatal. 

Always Check for Poisonous Mushrooms

You Can Cook Them – But Heat Can Reduce Potency

Before you cook magic mushrooms, be sure that you understand that exposing them to heat can reduce potency. Because of this, you want to stick to recipes that do not subject the mushrooms to high heat and do not cook them for that long. The most crucial factor is to opt for recipes that minimize the amount of time that the mushrooms spend in the heat. 

Keep Them Below 200 Celsius (392 Fahrenheit) 

The critical temperature to remember is 200 degrees Celsius or 392 degrees Fahrenheit. This is when psilocybin starts to melt and break down. If you keep the mushrooms below that temperature, then you should successfully maintain the vast majority of their potency. 

Add Them Last

The best method of ensuring that your mushrooms stay below that temperature and maintain as much of their potency as possible is to add them as close to the end of your recipe as you can.

How Cooking Magic Mushrooms Changes Their Effects

In addition to the potential loss of potency when exposed to high temperatures, cooking magic mushrooms will also change the digestive process. Specifically, if you add lipids to the mushrooms in your recipe, you should experience a more intense trip that lasts longer. 

How to Rehydrate Magic Mushrooms for Cooking

Cooking with raw magic mushrooms is relatively straightforward, as you can use them just like you would any other mushroom. However, many magic mushrooms come in dried form, requiring a little extra effort. 

As you rehydrate the magic mushrooms, you want to minimize the psilocybin that seeps into the liquid that you use. To do this, stick to low heat for 20 to 30 minutes. If you opt for hotter water or higher temperature, the psilocybin will seep out more quickly.  

The Best Time and Place to Cook With Magic Mushrooms

The Best Time and Place to Cook With Magic Mushrooms

Because of their psychedelic effects, most people with experience using magic mushroomsagree that you should avoid them in any form, including cooked, when you are not in a great mood. Your disposition may influence your psychedelic experience, so if you are in a bad mood, the experience may be unpleasant. 

In addition to avoiding bad moods, make sure to pick a peaceful environment to enjoy the meal in, just like you would if you consumed mushrooms in any other way. This is a necessary precaution to keep you safe regardless of the type of trip you have. 

What Effects to Expect From Cooked Shrooms

The effects associated with cooked shrooms are the same as any other form of magic mushrooms. Many people enjoy eating them because of their ability to improve a mood that is already good. You can feel euphoric, happy, or delightful. They can also boost insightfulness and creativity. Others have spiritual experiences with magic mushrooms, such as feeling in tune with their surroundings. 

You should not experience any long-term adverse effects as long as you consume your mushrooms in moderation. However, you may notice mild dizziness, anxiety, headache, and nausea during your trip. The anxiety typically wears off quickly. 

If you build up a tolerance or consume higher quantities of magic mushrooms, you will have a greater risk of adverse effects. This is why it is crucial to stick to smaller doses and avoid constant use, so you do not build up a tolerance. 

Recipe Ideas for Magic Mushrooms

Now that you can indeed cook magic mushrooms and realize you should be careful with the heat you expose them to, the sky’s the limit for cooking the mushrooms. You can add magic mushrooms to nearly anything you want, remember to try to opt for dishes that add them later on. 

For example, if you make pizza and put magic mushrooms on, do not add them until the last minute or two of cooking. Some other ideas for cooking with magic mushrooms include chocolate truffles, tea, risotto, chili, sauce, and any other food you love. You can also opt for beverages or something that keeps the mushrooms cold, like pesto or smoothies. 

Can Tiny Doses of Magic Mushrooms Unlock Creativity?

You probably know that taking a larger dose of magic mushrooms can send you on a trip. You may experience hallucinations and other symptoms. But what if you take a smaller dose, also known as micro-dosing? According to some 2018 research, it might give you a boost of creativity.

About Micro-dosing 

The study didn’t have a control group, which is important for finding out what really caused the burst of creativity. It’s possible that people’s expectations factored into it.

With micro-dosing, you take about a 10th of a normal dose of magic shrooms. The goal is to improve your mood or boost your creativity. In the study, participants took a small dose of psychedelic truffles. Before the dose, 38 of the participants took three quick written tests.

The first one tested their intelligence. Another one tested their convergent thinking. With this type of thought process, problems with only one solution are solved. For example, a participant might see a grid with images of different objects. One item from each row was chosen, and the commonality was described. For example, a bathtub, sink, and a hose would have water in common.

In the last test, the participant’s divergent thinking was tested. This is the ability to think of different solutions to one problem. For example, a participant might be given a word, such as a towel or pen. Then, they would need to come up with different uses for it.

Next, the participants took about a third of a gram of the magic truffles. The participants took the same tests but had different results.

About Micro-dosing 

Results of the Study 

The results of the study showed that after taking a micro-dose, the level of intelligence generally did not change. However, both convergent and divergent thinking improved. This contradicted a previous study about psychoactive shrubs and vines in the Amazon. The 2016 study found that divergent thinking was improved after taking some psychoactive substances, but the participants’ convergent thinking got much worse.

However, one reason for the differing results could be the dose instead of the substance. When you have a recreational dose, you may feel more unconstrained and dreamlike. Even though that can help with brainstorming, it might not help with solving problems. That means that an ideal dose would strike a balance between the two.

It is important to remember that the study had no control group. That means that the micro-dosemay not have been a reason for the creativity to be boosted. Some of the participants may have figured out the tests after the first round. However, the study authors believe this is unlikely.

People might have also expected to become more creative and unconsciously done better on the second round of tests. No matter what, the authors found that creativity is highly dependent on the user’s situation. For example, psychedelics may factor into creativity. However, changing up your office or going on a hike could also make a difference. There are many variables to consider.

Try Micro-dosing for Yourself

In general, you should not experience significant mood, mindset, or disposition changes when micro-dosing. Instead, you will notice a subtle effect. Fresh and dried shrooms have different levels of psilocybin in them, so they will offer varying effects. Each variety will have a different level of psilocybin, as well. Even certain parts of the shroom will have more or less of the substance.

Preparing Your Shrooms

You can use any type of magic mushroom when you are micro-dosing. You will want to look at how much psilocybin is in each of the strains. If you’re starting out with fresh shrooms, you will want to dry them, grind them into powder, and then measure about around 0.1 grams of the powder. This is a good starting point, especially if you have never used them before.

When you take them, you might notice that you feel a little drowsy within a few minutes. This is the first effect that comes in a magic mushroom trip. Make your dose a little smaller, and you will have found the right amount to take.

Preparing Your Shrooms

Taking Your Dose

There are many ways that you can take a micro-dose. You can measure out an exact dose and then put the powder in empty capsules. That way, it will be evenly distributed. It can also prevent them from tasting too bad.

You might also want to make a magic mushroom tea. You can dissolve the shrooms in hot water and add some honey to cover up the taste. You may even want to experiment with mixing shrooms into other drinks.

How Often Should Micro-dosing Be?

The first time you take a micro-dose, you may want to take off time from work or school. That way, you can see what the effects are like. You can start out by taking two doses each week for the first several weeks. Keep track of how you are feeling and what the effects are. You might want to start a journal.

Many people find that the day after a micro-dose, they have more energy and their creativity is increased. You will usually not want to take a micro-dose every day. You can build up a tolerance to psilocybin, so after a few days, you may not see your desired effects anymore. Remember that you can still feel positive effects even several days after a dosage. To make the most out of your shrooms, it is a good idea to space things out a bit.

Closing Thoughts 

When it comes to micro-dosing shrooms, there are still many unanswered questions. More research is needed to determine if it will work in the long run. For example, some magic mushroom users might become used to the tiny levels of psychedelics and need to take more of them.

But if you’re curious about magic shrooms, you might want to try out micro-dosing. Not only is there a chance that it can boost your creativity, but it is also a great way to introduce yourself to the world of shrooms.

Here’s What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

Users who want to experience powerful psychoactive effects or simply want something to boost their senses and creativity often try magic mushrooms. Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin- a psychoactive chemical that can have a range of physical and mental effects. The experience is highly positive for many users, but it’s important to know what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain.

The effects of magic mushrooms are much stronger than what you’d get from marijuana or other such substances. In high doses, magic mushrooms can make you hallucinate and lose your sense of reality. In lower doses, they can enhance your senses and even give you some interesting benefits. Some users even report that taking magic mushrooms can even lead to spiritual, life-changing experiences.

However, the effects of shrooms on your body and brain aren’t necessarily all positive. There are certain side effects you’ll need to watch out for and you may experience a bad trip if you’re not prepared. Still, if you know what to expect and use magic mushrooms responsibly, you’ll most likely have a highly positive experience. Here’s a guide on what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain.

What Are Magic Mushrooms?

Before delving into the effects of magic mushrooms, it helps to know what they are and how they’re so different from other mushrooms. Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain a psychoactive chemical known as psilocybin. These have been used for many generations, often for spiritual purposes and even as a form of natural medicine.

When you take magic mushrooms, your body converts psilocybin into its active form- psilocin. Psilocin interacts with your brain and body in various ways and can have a major impact on things such as your mood, memory, appetite, sleep, and behavior. In higher doses, you’ll experience a psychoactive trip that can involve hallucinations and a distorted sense of reality.

There are various ways to take magic mushrooms and it’s important to take a sensible dose. Even eating a small dose of dried magic mushrooms can activate many of its interesting effects. However, some users take higher doses to experience the full extent of its psychoactive effects.

There are also various types of magic mushrooms, with the most prominent being psilocybin cubensis mushrooms. While you can get the effects of these mushrooms by eating them dry, many users prefer to brew them into magic mushroom tea to mask the bitter taste. You can also use easy-to-consume products such as psilocybin-infused capsules or edibles as alternatives.

What Are Magic Mushrooms

What Magic Mushrooms Do To Your Brain

When you take magic mushrooms, you’ll experience a range of powerful mental effects. Psilocybin and psilocin bind to serotonin receptors in the brain- the same receptors responsible for regulating your mood and various other functions. This is why users often experience a euphoric mental high when they take magic mushrooms.

Interestingly, research shows that taking magic mushrooms causes stronger connections between different regions of the brain that usually don’t interact with one another. As such, users experience unique and powerful mental effects including enhanced senses and a boost in creativity and mental focus.

Higher doses of magic mushrooms can cause intense effects such as visual and auditory hallucinations. Users often experience a distorted sense of time, space, and reality that may be overwhelming for some. However, these effects are not necessarily negative. A study on using magic mushrooms to help with nicotine addiction found that most users reported their psilocybin experiences to be among the most spiritual and meaningful of their lives.

Research suggests that magic mushrooms can also help with various mental ailments. As well as helping reduce addiction, studies suggest that magic mushroom usage can help decrease depression and anxiety. These effects don’t just last while the drug is active- most users report a long-term decrease in mood problems and, in some cases, magic mushrooms may even improve your mood and behavior permanently.

Even low doses of magic mushrooms appear to have positive effects. For instance, one study found that taking a microdose of magic mushrooms helped users enhance their memory and creativity. Some users even take microdoses regularly to improve their mood and help them perform better when it comes to mental tasks.

What Magic Mushrooms Do To Your Body

Since magic mushrooms mainly act on brain receptors, the effects are mostly mental. Most users will experience changes in their mood, behavior, and mental function, and in higher doses can even experience hallucinations and a warped sense of reality. However, magic mushrooms also have some physical side effects.

In most cases, you’ll experience some minor physical effects such as dry mouth, dilated pupils, and sweating. Your body temperature may also fluctuate throughout your trip. Fortunately, these effects won’t impact your experience too much and will wear off with the rest of the effects. In higher doses, you may experience some heavier physical effects such as nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness.

Some users report other physical side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, chills, numbness, and cramps, especially after taking high doses. You’re also likely to experience a lack of physical coordination, especially due to the strong mental effects of psilocybin. If you’re experiencing severe physical discomfort from taking shrooms, then make sure you drink plenty of water and rest.

Magic mushrooms can also cause increased heart rate and blood pressure. In most cases, these effects are mild and won’t cause any issues. Users with severe heart conditions may want to avoid using magic mushrooms.

Fortunately, magic mushrooms are not physically addictive and won’t cause you to develop a dependence. However, it’s still important to be careful with how much you take, especially as high doses can cause negative side effects. It’s also best not to take them too regularly as your body develops a tolerance to psilocybin fast.

Risks Of Taking Magic Mushrooms

Risks Of Taking Magic Mushrooms

While taking magic mushrooms can have many benefits, there are certain risks you should be aware of. Due to the strong psychoactive properties of psilocybin, magic mushrooms can have negative effects in some cases- especially if you take too much.

One of the most prominent risks of taking magic mushrooms is experiencing a bad trip. A bad trip can involve various negative side effects, including increased anxiety, paranoia, nausea, and frightening hallucinations. It’s more likely to occur from taking a high dose of magic mushrooms, although you may experience a bad trip if you take magic mushrooms while in a bad mental state.

The best way to avoid these negative effects is to use magic mushrooms wisely. It’s always better to start with a low dose and get used to the effects of psilocybin before you try taking more. It also helps to take them in a safe and comfortable environment. You may want to take magic mushrooms with a “sitter”- a friend who stays sober to watch over you and steer you away from having a bad trip.

Other side effects can include physical effects such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, and chills. Make sure you stay hydrated while taking shrooms and try to ensure the room isn’t too hot or cold. It’s also important to note that picking mushrooms yourself is risky as some poisonous mushrooms can look similar. As such, it’s best to buy magic mushrooms from a reputable seller to ensure you’re getting safe, high-quality psilocybin mushrooms.

Magic Mushroom Dosage Recommendations

Since magic mushrooms can produce intense psychoactive effects, it’s especially important to be careful with how much you take. Every user will react differently to magic mushrooms- some may be able to handle a higher dose than others. However, there are general ranges that can help you decide the best dosage for you.

Users looking to microdose magic mushrooms should start with 0.2 grams – 0.7 grams. At this range, you won’t experience any hallucinations or overpowering psychoactive effects. Instead, you can enjoy the mentally stimulating and uplifting effects of magic mushrooms without the risks of high doses.

For slightly stronger effects, try taking 0.8 grams – 1 gram. This range is ideal for beginners who want to test out the mental effects of magic mushrooms without feeling too overwhelmed. You won’t trip or experience any hallucinations, but taking a dose in this range is great for helping with mental issues and improving your creativity and focus.

If you’re looking for a mild psychoactive trip, take 1.5 grams – 2 grams. This dose will give you a high similar to what you’d expect from marijuana. You’ll benefit from a euphoric head high and enhanced senses. You may begin to experience auditory or visual hallucinations, but they won’t be too overpowering.

For a classic psychedelic magic mushroom experience, take 2 grams – 3.5 grams. You’ll likely experience intense hallucinations and will also experience a distorted sense of time and space. These effects can be a little intense for some users, but if you’re used to the effects of magic mushrooms and want an intense trip, this range is ideal for you.

Taking 3.5 grams – 5 grams can lead to extremely powerful psychoactive effects, including hallucinations and an altered sense of reality. Naturally, beginner users should avoid taking this much, and even some experienced users may want to avoid it.

How Long Do Magic Mushrooms Take To Kick In

How Long Do Magic Mushrooms Take To Kick In?

When you eat magic mushrooms or take psilocybin in other ways, you’ll need to wait a while for the effects to occur. Although magic mushrooms can have powerful effects on your mind and body, the psilocybin must first be digested and processed by your body before these effects kick in.

You may need to wait anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours to feel the effects of magic mushrooms after consuming them. This can vary widely depending on various factors, including how you take them, the dosage you take, and the speed of your metabolism. Some users may feel the effects swiftly whereas others will need to wait well over an hour.

However, once the effects kick in, they’ll last for a while. Usually, the effects of magic mushrooms last for around 3-6 hours. However, in some cases, you may experience effects for even longer. It’s best to start with a low dose and get used to the effects of magic mushrooms before taking higher doses.

There are ways to speed up the effects of magic mushrooms. For instance, brewing magic mushroom tea with lemon or orange can result in the effects kicking in significantly faster. This is because the acids in citrus fruits help convert psilocybin to psilocin faster. Not only will this speed up the onset of effects, but the overall duration of the effects will be shorter.

Where To Buy Magic Mushrooms

Since picking magic mushrooms yourself is dangerous, it’s best to buy them from a trusted source. You can find safe, high-quality magic mushrooms and other psilocybin-infused products online at our shop. No matter how you prefer to take magic mushrooms, there’s a suitable product for you.

Dried Magic Mushrooms can be taken by simply eating them whole. Make sure you weigh them before taking them to measure your dose and allow time for them to digest. You can also brew them into magic mushroom tea if you want to mask the bitter taste.

Magic Mushroom Capsules are ideal for microdosing. If you want an easy way to get a low dose of psilocybin to stimulate creativity and mental focus, simply take a capsule a day. If you want a stronger dose, you can take more than one capsule.

Magic Mushroom Edibles offer another easy way to get a fixed dose of psilocybin. These give you the effects of magic mushrooms in the form of tasty treats- simply eat them and wait for the effects to kick in. You can also use psilocybin-infused Beverages.

Where To Buy Magic Mushrooms

Conclusion

Magic mushrooms can have various effects on your body and brain. The effects are mainly mental- in lower doses, they can boost your mood and enhance creativity. In higher doses, you’ll experience strong psychoactive effects including hallucinations and a warped sense of reality. While the physical effects aren’t as prominent, they can cause changes in heart rate and body temperature, as well as nausea, dizziness, and sickness in some cases. 

How Magic Mushrooms Work

Magic mushrooms are a fascinating product that can have a variety of beneficial uses. While they’re mainly known for the intense psychoactive effects they have in higher doses, microdoses of magic mushrooms can also be used to potentially help with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and even addiction.

Much like marijuana has become a popular alternative medicine, magic mushrooms are starting to gain more interest in the scientific field due to their potential therapeutic uses. However, before you consider trying them, it’s important to know how magic mushrooms work, what to expect from them, and how much you should use. Here’s what you need to know.

Why Use Magic Mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms come in a range of types, the most popular being psilocybe cubensis. What these mushrooms have in common is that they produce psilocybin- a naturally occurring compound that’s converted to psilocin by your body and can have a range of interesting effects on your mind and body.

There are many reasons one might want to use magic mushrooms. Psilocybin mushrooms have a history of being used for spiritual rituals in various cultures. They’ve also been used as an alternative medicine for a range of issues. Although there’s still much stigma around them in the western world, studies are starting to examine how magic mushrooms could be beneficial.

While most people think of powerful hallucinations and mind-bending effects when they think of magic mushrooms, they can also have subtle, more manageable effects in lower doses. While some users may use magic mushrooms for an interesting psychoactive experience, they can also be used in lower doses to help stimulate the mind and ward off mood disorders and other mental issues.

How Magic Mushrooms Work On Your Body

How Magic Mushrooms Work On Your Body

If you’re interested in trying magic mushrooms or just want to know more about them, it helps to know how they work on the body. Magic mushrooms contain high levels of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychoactive compound that has fascinating effects on your brain.

When you consume magic mushrooms, psilocybin is converted to psilocin- the active form of the compound. According to research, psilocybin and psilocin bind to serotonin receptors in your brain. These receptors regulate various functions in your brain and body, including your mood, behavior, appetite, sleep, and mental focus.

Magic mushrooms connect various regions of your brain that usually don’t interact with one another. They’re often said to create a kind of hyper-connectedness in your brain, hence the incredible effects they can produce. Users often report colors seeming more vivid, sensory hallucinations, and more enlightened thought.

Many users even report having spiritual experiences from using magic mushrooms. One studyexamined how magic mushroom treatment could reduce nicotine addiction. Not only did it seem to help the majority of subjects reduce their addictions, but 86.7% of participants rated their psilocybin experiences as among the most meaningful and spiritual experiences of their lives.

How Long Do Magic Mushrooms Last?

One of the interesting things about magic mushrooms is that they don’t hit you instantly. You’ll have to wait a while after consuming magic mushrooms to experience the effects of psilocybin. Not only do the effects have a delayed onset, but once they do kick in, they can last for a very long time.

Magic mushrooms can take 10-45 minutes to affect your brain. This is because your body must first digest them and convert the psilocybin to psilocin before you experience the effects. The speed of your metabolism and how you consume mushrooms can make a difference. For instance, brewing magic mushrooms in tea with lemon juice can speed up the conversion process and give you faster-acting effects.

Once the effects kick in, they’ll last for a while. You can expect to feel the effects for around 3-6 hours, although some users report feeling effects for up to 9 hours. Psilocybin can remain in your body for longer, but the effects will taper off before it’s flushed out.

How Much Should You UseHow Much Should You Use?

Since the effects of magic mushrooms can last for a while, it’s important to be careful with how much you take. Taking a high dose can result in strong psychoactive effects and while those who are experienced with psychedelics may enjoy this, beginner users may feel overwhelmed and have a bad trip.

Around 1.5-2 grams of dried magic mushrooms is considered a good range for beginners who want manageable psychoactive effects. At this range, you’ll experience heightened senses and potentially mild hallucinations that aren’t too overwhelming. Up to 3.5 grams will give you a classic psychedelic trip with hallucinations and a distorted sense of time and reality. Going above this can result in much stronger psychoactive effects.

Those looking purely for therapeutic benefits are better served by taking lower doses. Taking around 0.2 to 1 gram can enhance your mood and mental focus without being too trippy. You can also take Capsules or Edibles which give you a microdose in each serving.

How To Use Magic Mushrooms

There are a few effective ways to use magic mushrooms and the right method depends on your personal preference and how much you want to take. While you can simply eat magic mushrooms, there are various more enjoyable ways to take them.

Dried magic mushrooms can be bought and eaten whole. It’s best to weigh the amount you eat before eating them to get an accurate dosage. Alternatively, you can brew them into tea and add other flavorings to mask the bitter taste of magic mushrooms.

Shroom Capsules are a good option for users who want a convenient microdose of shrooms in each serving. Each contains a small amount of psilocybin to enhance your mood and senses without trippy effects.

You can also use Edibles and Beverages infused with psilocybin. These offer a more enjoyable way to get the effects of psilocybin. They generally contain a microdose in each serving, but users who want stronger effects can simply take multiple servings.

Conclusion

Magic mushrooms contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin. When consumed, psilocybin is converted to psilocin in your body, which then interacts with serotonin receptors to cause various changes in your mind and body. There are numerous ways to use magic mushrooms, and whether you prefer to eat them, make shroom tea or use capsules, you can buy them online at our shop

Here’s How to Make Delicious Magic Mushroom Tea

Magic mushrooms are a group of mushrooms known for their psychedelic effects. Also known as shrooms, these mushrooms have been used throughout history for spiritual, ritual, and even medical purposes. More recently, the use of magic mushrooms as an alternative therapy has started to gain some traction, especially as research suggests they may have mental benefits.

Shrooms can be used in various ways, and while some users may prefer to simply eat magic mushrooms just as they would regular mushrooms, it’s better to learn how to make delicious magic mushroom tea. Brewing shrooms into a tea makes it much more pleasant to consume and can even speed up the onset of effects. Plus, you can add flavorings to make it even more enjoyable. Here’s everything you need to know about making magic mushroom tea.

How Does Magic Mushroom Tea Work?

Magic mushroom tea is one of the best ways to use magic mushrooms. Although magic mushrooms can be eaten dry, the taste is incredibly bitter and will linger in your mouth for a while, making the experience unpleasant. When brewed into tea, you’ll still get the effects of shrooms but in a much more refreshing form.

Shroom Tea is made by crushing dried shrooms and brewing them with tea. You’ll end up with a powerful beverage infused with psilocybin- the substance in magic mushrooms that delivers its beneficial effects. While you might still catch some of the strong taste of shrooms, you can mask it using flavored tea or flavorings such as honey, ginger, cinnamon or anything else you like.

When you drink Magic Mushroom Tea, the psilocybin is processed by your digestive system and converted into psilocin. Psilocin is the activated form of psilocybin that induces the effects shrooms are known for. While you may need to wait up to 45 minutes to feel the effects, it’s a much faster and better way to consume magic mushrooms than eating them and depending on how fast your metabolism is, you may feel effects in as little as 15 minutes.

How Does Magic Mushroom Tea Work

What You Need To Make Magic Mushroom Tea

Before you can make Magic Mushroom Tea, you’ll need to make sure you have everything you need. Making Shroom Tea isn’t too different from making regular tea, although you’ll need some dried shrooms as well as a few basic kitchen items.

First of all, you’ll need to make sure you have magic mushrooms. There are many different species of magic mushrooms and these can vary in terms of how much psilocybin they contain. While they can be found on the ground in some areas, picking magic mushrooms yourself is risky and should be avoided.

The safest and most convenient way to get magic mushrooms for your magic mushroom tea is to buy Magic Mushrooms online. You can find a range of dried shrooms that are easy to grind and add to your tea.

For making Magic Mushroom Tea, make sure you have a coffee filter for straining your tea, two mugs or cups, a tea bag (any kind will do), and any flavorings you want to add. You’ll also need a pot for boiling water.

How To Make Magic Mushroom Tea

You don’t need to be an expert on shrooms to make Magic Mushroom Tea. The process is surprisingly straightforward and you’ll end up with a potent psilocybin-infused beverage in no time. Of course, it’s important to avoid drinking too much the first time you use it as the effects can be quite strong. Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 grams of dried magic mushrooms
  • 1 cup of water
  • A tea bag
  • Flavorings of your choice

Step 1: Start by boiling 1 cup of water in a pot and crushing your shrooms. You can crush your shrooms into small pieces by hand or use a grinder to speed up the process. While 3.5 grams will give you a strong dose, you may want to start with 1-2 grams of dried shrooms to get used to the effects.

Step 2: Once your water boils, remove it from the heat and put your crushed shrooms in an empty cup or mug. Once the water cools, add it to the cup along with the shrooms. Allow at least 10 minutes for your shroom tea to steep.

Step 3: After 10-15 minutes, strain the Shroom Tea into an empty cup to separate the liquid from the leftover mushrooms. You can now add your teabag and any flavorings you want, such as honey, ginger, and cinnamon. Citric ingredients such as lemon or orange can enhance the speed and intensity of the effects, so use with caution.

Step 4: Once your tea has been fully infused and cooled, it’s ready to drink. Try drinking a small amount at first as the effects can be quite strong for beginners. You can also use your leftover mushrooms to make another cup of Magic Mushroom Tea following the same instructions.

Is Shroom Tea Better Than Eating Shrooms

Is Shroom Tea Better Than Eating Shrooms?

While some users may find that simply eating magic mushrooms is easier, there are many benefits to making Magic Mushroom Tea instead. For one, infusing your mushrooms into tea will mask the bitter taste and make it much more enjoyable to consume, especially as you can add your favorite flavorings.

Drinking Mushroom Tea can also enhance the effects of psilocybin- many users find that the effects hit them quicker when consumed in the form of tea. What’s more, adding certain ingredients such as lemon or orange juice can make the effects stronger.

The effects of Mushroom Tea can come on quicker but also taper off faster. However, this is a plus for many users who want to avoid long-lasting effects or unwanted side effects. Plus, you can easily take a microdose by drinking a small amount of tea or using a small dose of shrooms.

Conclusion

Learning how to make Magic Mushroom Tea is easy and will come in handy for anyone who wants to test out the effects of psilocybin for themselves. Make sure you avoid drinking too much your first time and you’ll have a safe and positive experience. 

If you’re looking to buy magic mushrooms or even shroom capsules, edibles, and convenient tea mixes, you can find them online at our shop

What are the effects of Magic Mushrooms?

As a natural psychedelic, psilocybin in shrooms causes hallucinogenic effects by activating specific serotonin receptors.

In addition, it gently activates dopamine pathways in the brain and modulates our fight-or-flight system in higher doses.

Psilocybin probably has long-lasting effects on the plasticity of the brain due to its effects on the above receptors.

Common effects of shrooms include:

  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Better response to stress
  • “Ego dissolution”
  • Sensory changes
  • Intensified emotions
  • Altered state of consciousness

The effects of shrooms depend on how you take them. Microdosing is the preferred method for maximizing the health benefits without hallucinations. Higher doses are more popular among recreational consumers for the aforementioned psychedelic effects.