Magic Mushrooms are the type of fungi that contain psilocybin, a chemical compound that is responsible for producing psychedelic experiences and an altered state of consciousness. Magic mushrooms are also known as Psilocybin Mushrooms or Shrooms. The most commonly sold in the USA are Psilocybe semilanceata, which are found throughout North America and Europe, and Psilocybe Cubensis, which were first scientifically described in Cuba and are native to much of South and Central America.

Shrooms have been used by humans for recreational and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in America was partially stamped out by Catholic missionaries during the Spanish conquest but continued to be used in indigenous ceremonies in Mexico. According to the researchers, Magic Mushroom was popularized through the 1960s by researchers and psychedelic experts.

Effects of Magic Mushrooms

After consuming low doses of magic mushrooms, your sense perception can change, you can experience warping surfaces, altering colors, overlaying visual perception with repetitive geometric shapes, and changing how sounds are perceived. Hallucinogenic effects include auras around light. And if you take higher doses, it can cause the synesthesia, distort cognizance of time and space, and give the user a sense of coalition with the environment. More complex open or closed-eyes visual hallucinations are also possible but are rarely confused for reality. Magic mushrooms also cause dilated pupils.

Benefits of Magic Mushrooms

For recreational purposes, magic mushrooms are also used for treating depression, eating disorders, and addiction. Whether they have medicinal values or not, these studies of psychedelics and their applications are still in their infancy by Schedule l Narcotics Status and United States’ War on Drugs. Psilocybin Mushrooms can also produce spiritual benefits similar to meditation or other mystical experiences though comparing subjective effects isn’t easily quantifiable.

A study by Roland R. Griffiths in 2006, published in the journal Psychopharmacology found that users reported joy and extreme happiness, with elevations in how participants rated their ‚Äúpositive attitudes, mood, social effects, and behavior‚ÄĚ. Even two months after consuming shrooms, volunteers reported increases in the variety of ‚Äúmysticism‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúconsciousness, sacredness, deep-felt positive mood, excellence of time and space, and spirituality.

About 67% of volunteers in the trial study, described that they feel more enthusiastic to live their life than before, it is just like a feeling the birth of a first child. None of the participants rated their experience with psilocybin in a negative manner.

Other studies in 2011 and 2017, also found the positive effects of psilocybin use including heightened openness, forgiveness, gratitude, coping, and ‚Äúdeath transcendence‚ÄĚ. Studies also found that magic mushrooms can reduce depression in cancer patients and treat cigarette addiction.

How does Magic Mushrooms Work?

Psilocybin-containing mushrooms target the brain after the ingestion especially receptor 5-HT2C, which regulates the release of neurotransmitter chemicals related to mood, perception, appetite, cognition, anxiety, imagination, learning, and memory. Penis Envy Mushroom increases activity in the visual cortex while decreasing the part of the brain responsible for your ego, or individual sense of self.

Schedule: The effects of magic mushroom can last between four to eight hours. Even after the comedown, some effects can last for hours.

Find a companion: It is very important to have someone around you if you are consuming psilocybin first time. If you have previous experience then you can. The companion or trip-sitter you have chosen, who understand they have signed up for an all-day commitment.


A typical dosage of psilocybin that is sold on the recreational black market is about 3.5 grams. However, research tells those first-time users should consider starting with a smaller dose. Gradually increasing the dosages month-by-month results in the highest levels of reported well-being, life satisfaction, and persisting positive mood. While even the smallest dose has positive effects, the 20-milligram dose recorded the highest increases in well-being.

Eat something food before consuming: after consuming magic mushrooms, Appetites tend to be put down during tip, so eating a meal an hour or two hours before is advisable.

Consume: Psilocybin mushrooms have an earthy and bitter kind of taste, which is not very pleasant. So, taking shrooms with other food items is preferable.

Shrooms can be taken in ground form, take the shrooms and grind them with the help of a mortar, pestle, or using a coffee grinder. People can be prepared as tea by steeping in boiling temperature water and filtering. Magic mushrooms tea can be combined with decaf tea, ginger, honey, or lemon to help cut the bitter flavor. Ground magic mushrooms can also be mixed into smoothies or juices. And also can be consumed with a sandwich or with chocolate.

The effects of the magic mushroom vary between people, many experience nausea while using shrooms within the first hour. Many reports having more success with capsules or tea, as opposed to the whole mushrooms. The grinding method also helps smooth digestion.

Magic Mushrooms can take about 30 minutes to an hour to show the effects, the higher effects are typically experienced between two and three hours after consumption, depending on doses.

Magic Mushrooms are Safe or not?

Magic mushrooms are considered the safest recreational drugs based on reported rates of emergency medical treatment. They are safer than other drugs like tobacco, cocaine, alcohol, and cannabis. Some individuals may experience vomiting, stomach cramp, nausea, drowsiness, lack of coordination, and increased blood pressure. Its toxicity is very low which makes it hardly possible to overdose.

Psychological effects are also possible, making the consumption of magic mushrooms inadvisable for anyone with a family history of psychotic disorders like schizophrenia.

Like other hallucinogens, shrooms have also been linked to hardly understood phenomena known as Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder, or HPPD, in which sufferers report ongoing distortions to their perception, even years later.

Are Magic Mushrooms Addictive?

Shrooms are not an addictive drug, the active chemicals, psilocybin, and psilocin, produce short-term tolerance in users, which diminishes its effect with regular dosing. It can take several weeks to a month for tolerance to return to normal levels.

Is Magic Mushrooms Legal in Canada?

Magic mushrooms are legal in Canada for both the recreational and medicinal purposes with some rule and regulation to using or consuming it.

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