Last Updated on December 14, 2023 by Asfa Rasheed
Magic mushrooms, also known as Psilocybe cubensis, are wild or cultivated mushrooms containing psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychoactive compound and hallucinogenic substance. They can be dried and mixed with food or drinks, but some prefer the experience of consuming fresh-picked magic mushrooms. Recognizable by their long, slender stems and dark brown caps, these mushrooms, often referred to as shrooms or blue meanies, can be consumed in various ways, including raw, mixed with other foods, or made into tea, and are distinct for their potential hallucinogenic effects.
Also known as Magic mushrooms can also be called shrooms or blue meanies, mushies, and golden tops.
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How To Recognize Mushrooms
Psilocybin-containing mushrooms look similar to ordinary mushrooms. They have long, slender stems with dark brown caps and light brown caps that are either white or brown in the middle. Dried mushrooms have a rusty brown color and a few areas of off-white.
Organic shroomies from Canada can be consumed raw, mixed with other foods, or made into tea. They can be mixed with tobacco or smoked. Liquid psilocybin, the naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in liberty caps, is also available. It comes in small vials and is clear brown.
Magic mushrooms can be hallucinogenic drugs. They can cause you to feel, see, and hear sensations that appear real, but are not. However, the effects of magic mushrooms are extremely variable and may be affected by environmental factors.
Signs Of Magic Mushroom Use
Shroom users may feel nauseous, paranoid, or nervous if they are using them. It is important to be aware of any changes in sleep and eating habits, as well as any shifts in mood, personality, or social activities in the case of drug abuse.
Hallucinogens can cause disorganized thinking, mood swings, paranoia, and/or visual disorders. These side effects are not common but could be long-lasting.
Hallucinogen persistent perception disorder (HPPD is a condition in which a person experiences hallucinations and visual disturbances after taking a hallucinogen. Flashbacks are also known as “flashbacks” because they can mistakenly be a brain tumor, stroke, or other serious condition.
If you decide to try psilocybin mushrooms make sure to be safe and research the type and strength of the mushrooms you have. Many reports having a positive and sometimes spiritual experience, but be aware that there is also the possibility of having a bad trip.
Your loved one may be suffering from dissociative effects due to hallucinogens. This could include:
Difficulty in breathing
Incapacity to move
An increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and/or body temperatures
Loss of coordination
Tolerance, Dependence, And Withdrawal
As with most drugs, you will develop tolerance the more you use magic mushrooms. Regular use of magic mushrooms can lead to tolerance. This means that a person will require more drugs to achieve the same effects.
Shrooms can make it difficult to develop a tolerance. Consuming large amounts can cause overdose symptoms. These can, although not necessarily fatal, include:
How Long Does Psilocybin Stay In Your System?
The effects of magic mushrooms last for 6 to 12 hours. However, people may experience flashbacks and long-term personality changes long after they stop taking them.
Psilocybin has a half-life that ranges between one hour and two hours. It generally takes five to six weeks for a substance in your system to go away.
Psilocybin does not cause compulsive or addictive use. Because the drug can cause a “trip,” it is not addictive. It can also make it difficult to get any effects after a few days of continued use.
Although withdrawal symptoms are rare, people may experience depression after stopping using the drug.
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