Psilocybin-containing mushrooms or magic mushrooms have recently gained popularity worldwide thanks to their therapeutic and spiritual effects. While psilocybin is widely illegal and has no approved medical use, the acceptance of magic mushrooms in Canada, Brazil, Jamaica, and the Netherlands makes them even more known for mental health benefits. Below, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about psilocybin mushrooms.
How do magic mushrooms work?
Once psilocybin gets into your body, it converts into the compound psilocin that causes psychedelic effects on the brain. Since psilocybin impacts a specific part of our brain, it produces changes in cognitive functions, including world perception, thought analysis, and imaginative thinking. Apart from that, psilocybin consumed in higher doses is likely to cause hallucination and alter time and reality perception.
How to use magic mushrooms?
Today, there are multiple ways to consume shrooms in the USA. It can be eaten fresh or dried, brewed on tea, or added to food in a powder form. The modern psilocybin industry offers other ways to administrate psilocybin, like shrooms edibles (chocolates, gummies) and shrooms capsules.
Effects of magic mushrooms
The effects of shrooms in the USA fluctuate depending on the dosage. Microdosing tends to produce slighter results, while high doses of psilocybin are likely to make a deep psychedelic experience. For instance, users who have consumed low amounts of magic mushrooms can feel light euphoria and minor distortions. At the same time, medium doses lead to mood improvement and an increase in euphoria. Higher doses of shrooms suit only experienced users who can deal with heavy hallucinations and open-mindedness.
Types of magic mushrooms
1. Psilocybe Cubensis
This type of magic mushroom is associated with moderate potency that is suitable for beginners. Besides, Psilocybe Cubensis is the most popular psilocybin-containing shrooms that are easy to cultivate and distribute. These magic mushrooms are widely appreciated due to their effects on mental health, too.
2. Psilocybe Cyanescens
Occurring in the natural environment as small-sized mushrooms with wavy caps, Psilocybe Ceanescens are likely to produce intense effects. It is a less popular species than Psilocybe Cubensis but anyway is cultivated in several states.
3. Psilocybe Azurescens
Psilocybe Azurescens is widely known for its tendency to produce the most potent effects, including seeing heavy visual hallucinations and profound self-discovery. This species is also called flying saucer mushrooms found in sandy soils and can even grow in cold climate conditions.
Risks of magic mushrooms
1. Visual flashbacks – extremely upset life experience or traumatic recall;
2. The feeling of fear and confusion;
3. Delirium and psychosis;
4. Accidental poisoning due to consuming poisonous mushrooms by mistake.