Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, grow naturally and contain the psychoactive compound known as psilocybin. Lets’ learn more about psychoactive mushrooms.
In magic mushrooms, you will find a component known as psilocybin; the body converts this psilocybin to psilocin. This is the actual compound that produces the psychoactive effects in the human body.
Other chemical compounds include baeocystina and norbaeocystin.
“NOTE: No such study indicates the extent to which the baeocystina and norbaeocystin contribute to the overall effect.”
There are various sought of psilocybin mushrooms, all of which have different effects brought by psilocybin.
The researchers are still researching how these effects can vary in type and strength over different strains.
Different Forms Of Psilocybin Mushrooms:
Fresh Psilocybin Mushrooms:
Psilocybin mushrooms are naturally occurring mushrooms; they either grow out of the ground or are cultivated from mycelium spores. Different mushroom strains grow worldwide; some people have been known to forage these mushrooms.
Note: plucking these mushrooms on your own can be dangerous!
Around the globe, there are over 10,000 species of known mushrooms, and plucking them or consuming them without any consultation can be dangerous!
Mushrooms contain 90% of water, and when the mushrooms lose this amount of water, they lose 90% of their mass. Eventually, the dried form of magic mushrooms will weigh 10x lower in weight than the bag full of fresh mushrooms.
If the moisture is not extracted from the mushrooms, they might get rotten quickly. This not only destroys the mushrooms but also kills the psilocybin present inside them.
ALERT: Eating rotten mushrooms can be dangerous and lead to severe stomach infections!
Magic mushrooms are also sold in powdered forms- like capsules or the same as powers.
Do Psilocybin Mushrooms Have Any Medical Uses?
It is proven that psilocybin mushrooms can be used to treat mental illnesses and disorders like depression, anxiety, alcoholism, and PTSD and help provide therapeutic uses for things like grief and counseling.
Note: consume these mushrooms only after the experts’ guidance and consultation!