Magic Mushrooms are a fascinating offshoot of the normal mushroom. It is also known by other names such as Shrooms, Mushies, Magics and so forth. Magic mushrooms are basically wild mushrooms that when consumed produce hallucinogenic effects in people. The active ingredient found in a magic mushroom is psilocybin which belongs to a family of drugs which are known as psychedelics, because they induce several changes to people’s perceptions, emotions, though and feelings when ingested. When magic mushrooms are consumed, the body changes psilocybin to psilocin, which is the active chemical that is responsible for the altered state.
Being a natural stimulant, Magic Shrooms are gaining in popularity when compared to conventional drugs because of the low risk of life-threatening side effects. Let’s look at some interesting facts about magic Shrooms.
Magic Mushroom look very similar to many varieties of poisonous mushrooms, and so it is very easy to mistake them for the other. Poisonous mushrooms are very dangerous, and many people have gotten pretty ill or have even died because they consumed such mushrooms.
Magic Mushroom belong to the fungi family. They have been around since like forever. The psycho active compounds that are part of these mushrooms have the power and potential to give the user a new look on life, with the help of the psychedelic experience that they provide. Researchers found that psilocin, which is the active ingredient in a magic mushroom reorganizes the brain, generating temporary neural connections, as well as binding to the serotonin receptors, elevating the mood and emotional response of the user. There are over 200 species of mushrooms that come under the aegis of the name, “Magic Mushroom”, and they all have psychoactive compounds in them. A vast majority of them are psilocybin mushrooms, meaning that they have psilocybin as the main psychoactive compound. There are a few mushrooms that have a different psychoactive compound like the Amanita Muscaria Mushroom (which looks red in colour with white dots), that still come under the term, “Magic Mushroom”.
Recent studies have also shown that psilocybin can help people to overcome addictions to drugs and nicotine, as well as being used to treat people with OCD, anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. With this knowledge, the consumption of psilocybin has increased amongst users.
When magic Shrooms are eaten raw, it has a very strong earthy taste which is a very distinctive flavour unlike that of normal mushrooms. They also have a chewy texture, which can sometimes be off-putting to people who are not used to consuming it. Magic mushrooms can be consumed in a variety of ways – eaten fresh, cooked, made into soup or tea, and can also come in the form of capsules. It is very simple to buy shrooms online, with many reputed stores available to be able to service the orders. By consuming psilocybin in the form of capsules, the dosage is regulated properly, and as such, it is very easy for the user to determine the strength and duration of the “euphoric trip” that one will experience after consumption.