What is a Magic Mushroom, and what is psilocybin?
As far back as 9000 BC, people were ingesting magic mushrooms (or psilocybin mushrooms) to achieve an altered state that would help them communicate with gods. Psilocybin is produced naturally in a wide variety of mushrooms that are collectively referred to as “magic mushrooms.” Today we have come to understand exactly how this psychedelic alkaloid works with the neurotransmitters in our brain, specifically our serotonin receptors, producing a psychedelic experience.
When we ingest psilocybin, our body breaks it down into psilocin. Psilocin binds with our serotonin receptors, raising our serotonin levels, causing the hallucinations that we associate with a magic mushroom trip.
The psilocybin in magic mushrooms, like many hallucinogens, enhances our abilities to think abstractly or to analyze, by interacting with our prefrontal cortex. If properly dosed, magic mushrooms elevate mood and enhance perception. Research shows stronger activity across several regions of the brain that normally do not interact.
One of the best ways to know that you have picked or crushed a psilocybin mushroom is that it bruises into a bluish colour. Blu bruising is a well-known feature of a mushroom containing psilocybin.
Where to begin your journey
If this is all new to you, we suggest you start slow. There are many varieties of magic mushrooms out there. We offer many of them. We would suggest that a suitable variety of magic mushroom for beginners would be Mexicana. This entheogenic mushroom gives you a pleasant, motivating sort of intoxication. Look for it to provide you a euphoric feeling of well-being. You’ll be able to experience visual effects that provide a distortion of shapes and colours. This variety doesn’t give you strong hallucinations, so you won’t be experiencing the problems of a bad trip.
Whichever variety you try, we suggest starting slow. Consume small amounts so that you can monitor your experience as it develops.
There is More Than One Way to Fly
There are many ways to consume magic mushrooms as long as you ingest them. They do need to interact with your digestive system in order to feel the effects. Simply eating dried magic mushrooms, although considered an acquired taste, is common, or brewing magic mushroom tea, or drinking liquid psilocybin, can do the trick. You might sprinkle dried magic mushrooms on your pizza, top off your toast, or mix it into trail mix.
The dose depends on what you are after. You can either ingest enough shrooms for a deeper, more introspective trip, or consume small amounts on a schedule to reduce anxiety, improve mood, enhance social awareness, improve your ability to concentrate, and enhance creativity.
Consuming small amounts on a schedule is referred to as Microdosing. Microdosing is a carefully scheduled dosing of small enough amounts so as not to feel the hallucinogenic effect but to gain positive emotional and mental benefits. Many times, individuals experienced enhanced performance and increased creativity.
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If this is all new to you, we suggest proceeding in a thoughtful manner. If your intention is to really see what the effects of psilocybin are like a Mini Dose is probably a good place to start. We are your best source of information and we provide the best strains of magic mushrooms.