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Mushrooms belonging to the genus psilocybe can produce psilocybin. When consuming or dosing magic mushrooms or psychedelic mushrooms, either dried or in products containing psilocybin, there are some things to consider before you begin.
To understand how to dose psilocybin mushrooms, become familiar with the fundamentals of Psilocybin, the compound naturally occurring in magic mushrooms, which is referred to as a prodrug. This means that it is biologically inactive and must be metabolized by our body to produce psilocin, the active drug. It must be ingested to gain an effect from psilocybin, allowing our digestive acids to turn psilocybin into psilocin, the compound that resembles the neurotransmitter in the brain, serotonin. This perceived rise in serotonin levels produces the hallucinogenic effect.
Psilocybin does break down at high temperatures, so smoking or vaping magic mushrooms is ineffective. It is also a rather unpleasant experience.
Common ways to dose include eating dried magic mushrooms, ingesting liquid psilocybin, or drinking tea brewed with magic mushrooms. If you don’t want to bother with the chemistry of isolating or extracting, Zoomies Canada offers a wide variety of options to try, which include powders, liquid capsules, finely crafted teas, and dried raw mushrooms. Whichever you choose, start low and go slow because, as an organic substance, trippy mushrooms not only vary in potency between varieties, but they can also vary from batch to batch.
Although eating magic mushrooms by themselves is not tasty, there are ways to dose with food items.
After cooking a pizza, you can sprinkle some crumbled mushrooms on top.
A fast way to dose this with food is to sprinkle some on toast with another flavourful topping.
Mix some shrooms in with your trail mix; make sure to shake it up.
Check out some tasty recipes on the Zoomies Canada website.
What do you want the experience to be? What is your goal? Here are some options.
The MicroDose (0.05 to 0.25g)
This should produce some positive mental and emotional benefits without the hallucinations. You can expect to feel heightened awareness, increased empathy, improved creative thinking, and a generally elevated mood or outlook.
The Mini Dose (0.25 to 0.75g)
This dose, although not intended to produce hallucinations, does push the envelope. So, there might be some slightly altered perceptions or even mild hallucinations. Also, expect some mild euphoric feelings, sensitivity to light, and sensory awareness and connectedness.
The Museum Dose (0.75 to 1.5g)
You’ll notice that there is something on the other side of “the looking glass,” but you may not pass through it. You’ll still be able to enjoy the effects while also enjoying the world outside of your shelter (like a museum). You’ll experience hallucinations, time alteration, light sensitivity, a rush or peak, a physical high, and a more intense euphoric wonder of the world around you.
The Moderate Dose (0.25 to 0.75g)
“Moderate” may not be the right word, especially if you’re not experienced. This level is hallucinogenic. Prepare yourself. You will be stepping “through the looking glass,” so find your favourite shelter for protection and security (okay, if that spot is outside). The following effects last for 6 to 10 hours: A significant initial peak, amplified emotions, a significant physical response, cognitive challenges, sensitivity to light, euphoria, and full-on hallucinations involving some or all the senses.
The Mega Dose (0.25 to 0.75g)
This dose is for the more experienced psychonaut, and it is an experience. You might consider phoning a friend or a “sober sitter” to help you through. At this level, you’ll have a high sensitivity to light, general awareness of the world around you and your sense of time is altered, hallucinations involving all of the senses, elevated emotional and physical reactions, and compromised motor functions.
Caps vs Stems
Both caps and stems contain ample psilocybin for the desired effect. But, since it is important to take just enough and no more, which might risk experiencing a bad trip, pinpointing accurate potency is important. So, although both caps and stems are good sources of psilocybin, caps have a slight edge on stems.
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