Magic mushrooms have gained popularity in Edmonton and across Canada for their potential health benefits and medically helpful effects. However, when it comes to buying these substances, you want to guarantee that safe and private delivery is provided. This article explores the rising interest in magic mushrooms, some background about psilocybin, the significance of secure and confidential delivery, and provides a thorough guide on ordering and using magic mushrooms responsibly in Edmonton.
Understanding Magic Mushrooms
Magic mushrooms are a type of fungi that contain psychoactive compounds capable of inducing altered perceptions, profound mystical experiences, and hallucinations.
These mushrooms have a long history of use in various cultures for spiritual, ceremonial, and healing purposes.
Let’s explore their historical use, different types, and the active compounds responsible for their effects.
Indigenous cultures in Mesoamerica (which ran from the southern part of North America, through Central America, Central Mexico, and all the way down to Costa Rica) used magic mushrooms for thousands of years. Known then as “the medicine” (a term still used today), shrooms were, and still are, considered sacred and used in rites for spiritual exploration and healing.
Different types of psilocybin mushrooms
While there are actually over 180 kinds of psilocybin mushrooms, here are two of the most well-known:
This shroom is the most common and most-consumed species of magic mushroom. People often call them “golden caps” due to their lovely color. They have a long stem and a broad cap. Two excellent varieties for beginners are Golden Teachers and Mexicana Shrooms.
These are often called liberty caps because they resemble the Phrygian caps (that became known as liberty caps) worn by many ancient civilizations in Eastern Europe. These shrooms produce a stronger effect than the cubensis strain.
The hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms is psilocybin which the body then converts to psilocin. Psilocin directly interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain, producing an altered sense of awareness. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that regulates mood, cognition, and sensory perception. Too much serotonin produces depression and anxiety, to name just two effects.
Antidepressants are called “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,” i.e., they reduce the amount of serotonin in the brain. Often, they don’t work, or they stop working after taking them for a while. They are also expensive and regulated by Big Pharma.
Psilocybin is a plant-based compound that binds to the serotonin receptors and fine-tunes the activity of that region. A natural, organic SSRI that also happens to produce feelings of interconnectedness and peace.
Of course, the effects of the shrooms you take may vary. This can be due to the species you’re using, the dosage, and the “set and setting.” This phrase refers to the mental and emotional space (set) along with the physical and social space (setting) that you provide during the trip.
Health Benefits of Magic Mushrooms
Magic mushrooms have shown science-backed promise in many therapeutic applications. Here are just two clinical trials showing psilocybin’s ability to help people with drug-resistant depression and end-of-life fear issues.
On November 4, 2020, the results of a randomized clinical trial were printed in the Journal of American Medical Association. The trial consisted of using 24 participants who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. The result was that those who received “immediate psilocybin-assisted therapy compared with delayed treatment showed improvement in blinded clinician rater–assessed depression severity and in self-reported secondary outcomes through the 1-month follow-up.” 
Losing fear of death:
Researchers at John Hopkins University are on the cutting edge for studying psilocybin and terminally ill patients. In particular, two men, Roland Griffith, PhD, and Steven Ross, MD, have conducted many studies regarding psilocybin and end-of-life fear and anxiety issues. Their results have been impressive. In one trial, “More than three-quarters reported significant relief from depression and anxiety—improvements that remained during a follow-up survey conducted six months after taking the compound, according to the double-blind study published December 1 in The Journal of Psychopharmacology.” 
Risks and Side Effects of Magic Mushroom Use
Psilocybin is actually much safer than alcohol, especially when taken in microdoses. Like anything, though, magic mushrooms may not be appropriate for everyone. It has been found to sometimes create lasting visual distortions in people who are colorblind. Also, anyone with a psychotic disorder should avoid shrooms.
How to Order Magic Mushrooms for Delivery
Now that you know everything about psilocybin mushrooms, are you ready to try them yourself? Here’s a list of what to look for in a magic mushroom delivery provider:
The mushroom dispensary should be able to tell you exactly where the mushrooms they sell were sourced. Mind Mend’s products are grown exclusively in Canada and are pesticide and GMO-free.
Reliability and trustworthiness
Do your homework. Check various websites and read reviews. People are passionate about their psilocybin and definitely speak their minds when it comes to different mushroom suppliers.
Available to answer any questions
Make sure the website provides a lot of contact info. For instance, Mind Mend has a “Contact Us” link at the bottom of every webpage. We offer customer support, M-F 8 am to 4 pm PST. Fill out our form or send us an email (email@example.com) and we’ll get back to you quickly. You can even talk to a real person!
Clear and straightforward product descriptions
Don’t buy from a site that doesn’t tell you the milligrams, potency, and duration of each shroom product they sell.
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Safe and Discreet Delivery Options for Magic Mushrooms
Choosing a shroom supplier who puts safety and privacy first is important. You want to know that the product will be packaged so that no one knows what is inside. We are very mindful of that at Mind Mend. Every shipment is sent in a plain-wrapped box with nothing to indicate the contents. We also always provide a tracking number so that you know when your order is arriving.
Edmontonians have begun to discover the healing benefits of psilocybin. The hardest part is finding a reputable, trustworthy online shroom source to buy them from. A supplier that sells guaranteed high-quality products, who can answer your questions, and delivers them securely. Mind Mend is all that and more. Contact us today to start living your best life in Alberta!
 Set and Setting: Here’s How to Prepare Your Mind & Space Before Using Psychedelics, https://doubleblindmag.com/psychedelic-set-and-setting-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-important/
 Davis AK, Barrett FS, May DG, et al. Effects of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy on Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(5):481–489. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.3285
 Psilocybin: A Journey Beyond the Fear of Death? Scientific American, Richard Shiffman, 12/1/2016.