Topics on magic mushrooms cannot be professionally discussed without at least mentioning Psilocybes. So, it is essential, as we discuss general FAQs on magic mushrooms, that you know exactly what a Psilocybe is first.
Psilocybe is the botanical designation for a genus of mushrooms that contains up to 150 variant species or more, across the globe. They are usually characterized by the differences in their sizes, shapes, and the size of their caps, among other features. However, Psilocybes are most popular for their species with evident psychedelic properties.
Table of Contents
- What is Psilocybin?
- What are the risks of magic mushrooms?
- What is the legal status of magic mushrooms?
What is Psilocybin?
This is one of the terms you are also most likely to come across in your research or general involvements with magic mushrooms. Psilocybin is a compound observed in well over 200 different species of mushrooms. Those mushrooms containing these compounds are what we refer to as magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms.
These prodrugs are naturally occurring and majorly responsible for the psychoactive or “mind-expanding” properties of magic mushrooms. The other compounds responsible for the psychoactive properties of magic mushrooms are psilocin, baeocystin, and in some cases, norbaeocystin. The concentration of psilocybin in a mushroom determines the potency of the mushroom and some of the most potent magic mushrooms are Psilocybe azurescens, Psilocybe semilanceata, and Psilocybe cyanescens.
How do magic mushrooms look, taste, and smell?
Magic mushrooms may have quite similar look-alikes that could even go as far as going side by side with the safer mushrooms. The major problem with this is the fact that some mushrooms are quite poisonous so much so they could take one to the ER or even worse, lead to death. This solidifies the importance of not only knowing how mushrooms look generally but also how the edible and safe species of magic mushrooms look, taste, smell, and differ from their look-alikes.
Generally, magic mushrooms are easily recognized with their varying sized and shaped caps, gills, and for some their ability to stain blue or another color when injured or touched. One of the most popular magic mushrooms is, however, Psilocybe semilanceata (Liberty caps), obviously characterized by their bell-shaped or conical caps.
Taste and smell vary per species but liberty caps have been known to have a flour-like taste and rubber-like texture.
How are magic mushrooms taken?
Depending on your purpose of ingesting magic mushrooms, your means of ingestion may differ. Generally, there are three basic ways that magic mushrooms are ingested;
- Eating – Some mushrooms are instantly edible and can be eaten raw immediately when found, some require being dried and/or stored first.
- Drinking – Mushrooms, generally, can be dried out and used to make tea for drinking.
- Psilocybin Vials – Drops of liquid psilocybin can be extracted and ingested directly.
How do magic mushrooms affect your brain?
Most people assume wrongly that because of the nature of psilocybin, magic mushrooms increase your brain activity to create their general effects. However, psilocybin has been studied to have efficiently decreased activity in sections of the brain that have the most compact connection with other sections of the brain, and thereby perception of the surroundings by the magic mushroom user is typically odd.
How do magic mushrooms make you feel?
The potency of magic mushroom principally depends mostly on their psilocybin content but also on the season, location of growth, and freshness. The effects of the magic mushrooms on a user is dependent on the dosage taken by the user (Microdosing or full/regular doses).
Microdosing is known to have compounding and sometimes, instant effects on the user and the effects include; improved focus, improved creativity, better self-value, rejuvenation, better social skills, improved perceptive proficiencies, lower anxiety, and depression symptoms among others. Regular or full doses are quite different from the latter and are described especially by their hallucinogenic properties. Ingesting a full dosage may make you have very distinct hallucinations, mind-expanding experiences making you very euphoric, energized, amazed with almost anything around you, and for some; paranoid, panicked and feeling like throwing up.
The way magic mushrooms make you feel, for a regular dosage especially, is also connected to the comfortability you feel in your immediate environ and this includes the people you’re around while you ingest them.
How long do magic mushroom effects last?
The duration for the effects of magic mushrooms is dependent on some basic factors that include; body mass, age, hydration, and activity levels. All three of these factors, exempting age, on progression, increase the expulsion of psilocybin from the user’s system and bloodstream. Generally, the effects are known to only last for up to 4-6 hours for a regular dose and are detectable for about 8 hours after use.
What are the risks of magic mushrooms?
For a healthy person, ingesting well-brewed magic mushrooms poses almost no mental or physical risk. However, it is a possibility that one may ingest poisonous mushrooms in search of magic mushrooms and this is an obvious risk. Aside from this, people with mental health, kidney or liver dysfunctions, and specific, sensitive medical conditions may experience some dangers from ingesting magic mushrooms. Those with any of the previously mentioned conditions should meet and speak with their doctors before taking magic mushrooms.
Is mixing magic mushrooms with other medications dangerous?
This question can equally be considered a risk as magic mushrooms have not been tested with all available medications and, as such, cannot be definitively said to be unreactive with all medications. However, mixing mushroom intake with cocaine, tramadol, amphetamines, and even cannabis should be discouraged and avoided.
Can I get addicted to magic mushrooms?
Unlike the sister compound of psilocybin, THC, psilocybin has been confirmed scientifically and practically to not being addictive. Psilocybin, being the most potent compound of magic mushrooms, translates that feature to magic mushrooms, and summarily, magic mushrooms are not addictive.
However, your body may naturally adapt and become tolerant to the effects of magic mushrooms, especially for microdosing users. This implies that more quantities of magic mushrooms would have to be taken to derive the same effects as previously experienced.
What is the legal status of magic mushrooms?
The legality of magic mushrooms across the globe is variant and inconsistent even to state levels in nations but what is general about the laws is that most of them are quite ambiguous. Psilocybin is considered to be a schedule I drug and that means that it is considered to possess a high probability for abuse and has no acceptable medical application. Psilocybin being the most pronounced compound of magic mushrooms implicates magic mushrooms in this regard as well.
However, Denver became the first US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms and some others are following suit. The trading of mushrooms is still considered illegal in Denver but possession is completely legal. It is expected that as more attention is now given to magic mushrooms, its legality or decriminalization spreads out. Summarily, the legal status of magic mushrooms depends on geographical location.
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