The use of magic mushroomshas been around a long, long time. Magic mushrooms are known by many names – shrooms, musk Mexican mushrooms, boomers, little smoke, caps, mush/mushies, philosopher’s stones, and a whole lot of other jargon. They look like dried, ordinary mushrooms with thin stems that are greyish and murky brown caps. You can eat magic mushrooms or combine them with food or brew them like tea for drinking. They can be eaten directly raw or dried.
What Are Dried Magic Mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms are composed of 95% water, and when picked, will begin to dry rather quickly. Shrooms have potent effects, even stronger than fresh ones. When dried, magic mushrooms become more versatile therefore preferred by most. When prepared properly, dried magic mushrooms preserve more alkaloids which means more pep for you. Not only that, but dried mushrooms also have an indeterminate shelf life, especially when you freeze them. However, a certain technique should be used when picking and drying otherwise you also lose a lot of its potency.
What is Psilocybin?
Psilocybin is the primary component found in different varieties of magic mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known psychedelic substance that occurs naturally. Psilocin is also another major component that can be traced to magic mushrooms. Both have similar chemical structures as well as effects on the body’s central nervous system. Both produce hallucinogenic effects resembling that of LSD.
Psilocybin influences the prefrontal cortex of the brain, a portion of the brain that controls abstract thinking, the processing of thought and plays an important role in mood and perception. These perceptual changes often result in a “happier” state of being as well as being more creative in the arts. These effects sometimes last longer than 12 months after ingesting psilocybin.
Are Shrooms Safe to Take?
According to the Global Drug Survey in 2017, dried magic mushrooms or psilocybin is probably the safest psychedelic substance once can use. It’s even safer to use than weed. Out of the 12,000 people who participated, only 0.2 percent claimed to need medical intervention afterward. Compared to cocaine, or LSD, it’s five to six times lower, and three times lesser than weed. A big, HOWEVER, however, one should be careful where to buy dried mushrooms. Only purchase from a reputable, trusted shop.
What are the Different Types of Magic Mushroom?
Magic mushrooms in Canada come in a range of colours, sizes, shapes, and potency. Different variations can be found all over the world. The following are the most well-known varieties:
Psilocybe cubensis. This is the most common magic mushroom and as far as size is concerned, it’s bigger than the others, growing up to 8 cm. in diameter. Psilocybe cubensis flourish on cow dung and can be found along the Gulf Coast in the U.S. but can also be found in Central America, Mexico, South America as well as Asia and Australia.
Psilocybe cyanescens. This type of magic mushroom has distinct wavy caps. They are commonly found growing on wood chips. This variety grows well in parts of Europe and the Pacific Northwest areas of the U.S.
Psilocybe mexicana. This variety is much smaller than Psilocybe cubensis with a cap measurement of 2-3 cm. only. These magic mushrooms would show dark spore prints and would turn blue when bruised.
Psilocybe semilanceata. One of the most potent types, this magic mushroom variety can grow 5-25 mm in diameter. They are commonly seen in the pastures of North America and Europe.
What Do Psychedelic Mushrooms Taste Like?
Shroom lovers would jokingly describe the taste of magic mushroom as “mummified moths”, “dried rubber celery” or like a “soil after it just rained”. Kidding aside, most would describe shrooms as ‘earthy, and very bitter’. However, there is a wide range of magic mushrooms products for you to choose from if you can’t tolerate its bitter taste.
How to Take Dried Mushrooms
The dosage and strength of magic mushrooms not only depends on the species but also where it was cultivated and how it was prepared. Many people just chew on fresh or dried mushrooms but would comment that it doesn’t always taste well. This is why many would prefer mixing the dried magic mushrooms with fruits or juices just to combat the strong flavour.
Are There Any Side Effects of Magic Mushrooms?
Taking any psychedelic substances is not without risk. Having said that, dried mushrooms can have certain physical side effects. The usual side effects include:
Dilation of pupils
Sense of time is distorted
Induce out-of-body experience
Many experienced “seeing” music or sound, “hearing” colours and tactile sensations are augmented as well.
What does Being High on Shrooms Feel Like?
The effects of dried mushrooms may also vary from person to person. Factors such as age, state of health, metabolism play a role in its effects. If only a small amount of dried magic mushroom is ingested, one would feel a sense of euphoria and looseness of the mind and body. Noticeable changes also happen in the way the physical environment is being perceived.
One feels more creative and a new mindset is often opened and introduced. You will gain insights, an appreciation, and connectedness with the world around you.
What are the Uses of Medicinal Mushrooms?
Research on psilocybin as a form of substance therapy has been on since the 60s. Since then, studies have shown how magic mushrooms can alleviate cluster headaches, supplemental therapy to treat several kinds of addictions such as smoking, cocaine, and heroin. Psilocybin is involved in therapy for mood disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety. A pilot study also tested psilocybin as a relief for end-of-life depression and anxiety for those with terminal cancer.
Will Magic Mushrooms Affect Other Medications?
Some people want to try magic mushrooms and are also on prescription medication. Is it safe? Consuming dried magic mushrooms activates changes in brain activity and would give way to cognitive alterations. When you combine this effect with the results of any anti-depressant medication, there is a high risk of overstimulating the body and could be fatal.
How Long Do Magic Mushrooms Last?
Dried magic mushrooms usually wear off the short-term effects in 6 to 12 hours. However, higher doses of psilocybin can lead to significant hallucinogenic reactions over a longer period of time. The peak, usually occurring a few hours after ingestion, contributes to the most extreme psychological and sensory changes. It’s essential to relax, no matter what phase you’re in. Recognize that what you’re feeling is temporary and there’s nothing to be anxious about.
How Long Do Shrooms Stay in Your System?
Hallucinogens aren’t commonly tested for work-related drug screens. The typical half-life of psilocybin ranges from an hour to two so it normally takes five to six half-lives to clear from your body. Psilocybin can be detected in the urine for up to 24 hours, almost the same amount of time in blood tests, and could be present in the hair follicles for up to 90 days.
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