What Are Shrooms?

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Shrooms (also known as magic mushrooms) are cultivated or wild mushrooms that contain psilocybin. A hallucinogenic compound, and a naturally occurring psychoactive.

Psilocybin has the ability to create unique changes in the human conscious experience. It does so by activating serotonin receptors in the prefrontal cortex.

In recent years, over 180 species have been identified and all of their effects are similar. They can help relieve anxiety, depression and so much more.

Magic mushrooms aren’t a new phenomenon – they’ve been consumed for centuries. However, in recent times, they are favored over other psychoactive substances as they don’t exhibit addictive traits.

How Do Shrooms Look?

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Magic mushrooms have a similar appearance to ordinary mushrooms. They have slender, long stems, and caps that have dark gills on the underside.

When fresh, the stems are white or whitish-gray while the caps are dark brown. Dried mushrooms, on the other hand, have a rusty brown color with off white isolated areas.

You can find magic mushrooms throughout Mexico and the U.S. All over Europe too. The most common ones in the UK are fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) and liberty caps (Psilocybe semilanceata)

  • Fly agarics is an iconic looking mushroom that resembles a white and red spotted toadstool.
  • Liberty caps are bell-shaped with a small, nipple-like protrusion at the top. They are tan in color.

Did you know? Another way of ingesting magic mushrooms is liquid psilocybin. It’s a pale brown color and comes in vials. It’s made by extracting psilocybin from mushrooms such as liberty caps.

How Long Do Shrooms Stay in Your System?

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Psilocybin mushrooms can stay in your system for up to 15 hours, but that’s not a given.

It all depends on many variables, from the type of mushroom you ingest to your health. These factors may also determine how long it takes for shrooms to be detected by a drug test.

How Long Does It Take to Feel the Effects of Shrooms?

Magic mushrooms (fresh or dried), can be mixed with food, doused in hot water, or ingested on their own.

Once ingested, the effects of magic mushrooms begin to kick in around 30 minutes after. However, it also depends on how they are consumed.

When steeped in tea, the effects kick in quickly — 5 to 10 minutes after ingestion.

A magic mushroom trip can last between 4 and 6 hours, but some people may feel effects for a lot longer.

A few factors can affect the duration and severity of taking mushrooms, they include:

  • The mushroom species
  • How much you take
  • How they are consumed
  • Whether you consume dried or fresh shrooms (the potency in dried shrooms in higher)
  • Your tolerance levels
  • Your age
  • Whether you have a preexisting mental health condition
  • Whether you mix the psilocybin mushrooms with any other substances

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Common Side Effects of Shrooms

All hallucinogens pose a risk of triggering emotional and mental problems

However, this only happens when magic mushrooms are taken in combination with alcohol. This increases the risk of physical and psychological risks.

The overall amount of psilocin and psilocybin contained in a mushroom is unknown. It can vary greatly in terms of the psychoactive contents, making it hard to predict the intensity, length, and type of “trip” you will experience.

People can have a mild trip which causes them to feel drowsy or relaxed. They may also experience a bad trip marked by delusions, panic, and hallucinations.

The side effects can include both mental and physical effects, such as:

Mental Effects
Physical Effects
Euphoria Nausea
Paranoia Drowsiness
Panic reactions Headaches
Psychosis Lack of coordination
Distorted sense of time, reality, and place Dilated pupils
Nervousness Muscle weakness
Having introspective experiences (spiritual) Increase in heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure
Hallucinations (auditory or visual) Yawning

Magic mushrooms shouldn’t be ingested with the aim of escaping reality. That’s how they get abused. When used correctly, they offer new perspectives on life that may help people live a more fulfilled and authentic life moving forward.

Long-term Effects

Some people who use magic mushrooms regularly may experience flashbacks. These are visual distortions that involve emotional or perceptual changes. It is a rare phenomenon that’s brought on by stress or using other drugs.

Luckily, we have a way for you to experience the wonders of shrooms without all the fuss.

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How to Microdose Effectively

Psychedelic lovers adhere to the practice of microdosing. This helps to leverage the recreational and health benefits of psilocybin without letting it “take over”.

Microdosing is the act of consuming very low doses of psilocybin. This helps you avoid being under its hallucinogenic influence.

To microdose effectively, you need to take one-twentieth to one-tenth of a regular dose. This can change depending on the aforementioned factors such as tolerance, diet, etc.

It’s possible to have a magic mushroom and still go about your daily activities. A lower dose of psilocybin is sub-perceptual. This means that you experience a less pronounced effect and no visual distortions.

Numerous reports show the cognitive effects of microdosing.

A new user should start microdosing on magic mushrooms to evaluate its effects. This allows them to make an informed decision on how often they will need it and how much works for them.

Microdosing will not alter your mental awareness as opposed to the mystical feelings associated with a regular psilocybin dose. This method allows you to become more active and mentally focused as the effects last in your system.

For best results, there are a few rules you can follow, especially if you are a new user.

  • Be sure to only buy shrooms from a source you trust such as Mind Mend
  • Talk to your doctor about your microdosing plans. Get advice if you have any preexisting conditions.
  • Make sure it is your own choice to microdose. Don’t be swayed by what everyone else is doing.

Microdosing unlike a big dose of psilocybin can be taken in the morning like any other supplement.

To maintain your tolerance levels, it is advisable not to microdose every day. This hinders the positive effects of the compound as your body will build tolerance and render the effects ineffective.

Check out the Fadiman dosing schedule, which is the most popular, and see how it works for you.

Once you settle on a microdosing schedule, keep a journal to take note of your experiences. Be sure to document the positive impacts of magic mushrooms and the effects of different doses.

Are You Seeking Your Own Shrooms Experience?

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It was saddening to witness people get hooked on pharmaceuticals that were ineffective, had major side effects and recurring conditions. We knew there had to be a better way, and so we turned to nature’s gift, plant medicines.

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They also help boost creativity, performance, and general wellbeing. We aim to cross our borders and share our craft with the rest of the world.

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  1. […] Shrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, are fungi that contain a psychoactive compound called “psilocybin.” […]

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