You might have seen in loathing in Las Vegas and Johnny Depp’s fear movie depicting a scene where they consume a mushroom and are taken into another world. So, how do these mushrooms create those worlds and not act as normal edible fungi? First of all, these mushrooms or shrooms are referred to as magic mushrooms. They are also scientifically known as psilocybin mushrooms, a group of fungi with an active component- psilocybin. Psilocybin is a psychedelic drug that converts into psilocin.
What are psychedelics?
Psychedelics are hallucinogens and psychoactive compound that changes perceptions, cognitive processes, mod, and affect all the senses of a person, thereby changing sense of emotions and time. Some of these psychedelics are LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), ecstasy, DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), or MDMA.
Psychedelic in medicine and science-
Psychedelics are not meant for everyday use or every person. There are many types of research and investigations going on the use of this substance for treating anxiety, depression, or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). These researches are making their way to make the world look at the medical benefits of the shrooms.
Psilocybin is the main ingredient in magical mushroom which is a powerful psychedelic compound however, 100 times less potent than another drug such as LSD. In the present world where everyone is accepting marijuana, psilocybin does not have much impact and gained popularity.
Health benefits of magical mushrooms-
Many studies have shown the effect of magic mushrooms or shrooms in treating health conditions. They are widely used for psychiatric as well as behavioral disorders like post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, alcoholism, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
- Depression- as per the study conducted in 2019, psilocybin has been found to affect positively an individual having depression. Also, reports show that psilocybin therapy is beneficial in treating depression and these studies are in the 3rd trial phase in 2021.
- PSTD- there are few studies that show magical mushrooms to be helpful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, where the Iraq soldiers made use of these mushrooms to cope up with severe Post-traumatic stress disorders.
- Addiction- there are studies that show that someone who struggling from addiction can be treated with psilocybin shrooms. It is also found that shrooms help individuals to withdraw from smoking. There are few more studies that show the effectiveness of cocaine and alcohol dependency.
- Brain-cell growth- as per the studies, it is found that psilocybin in shrooms helps in the new brain cell development and promotion growth of the neurons. Also, they help in offering creativity power, open your senses as well as dissolves egos.
Downsides of magic mushrooms-
As told earlier, psilocybin has different effects in different individuals and some may experience side effects while others may not. However, few common side effects of psilocybin are-
- Muscle weakness
- Drowsiness and dizziness
- Lack of coordination
- Unusual body sensation
Therefore, these were the benefits and side effects of shrooms. Now, we will look at the factors to consider when buying shrooms online.
Factor to consider while buying shrooms
- Thorough research- it can be a challenging task to buy magic mushrooms for first-time buyers. If you want to buy the proper product, then it will require some research. Your research goals will be to identify strains of magic mushrooms sold in the market and make sure those online shops from where you buy them have high-quality shrooms.
- Identify dosage- when you buy magic mushrooms, identify the proper and typical dosage. The standard dose recommended for psilocybin users is 3.5grams. Studies also suggest that beginners should start with a microdose. You can also ask your doctor about the dosing and use of shrooms depending on your needs and body type.
- Pick a reputable online store- when you buy shrooms from online shops. Don’t just trust any store, make research, know if the seller has the previous history of customers, and read their reviews to know about their services and products.
- Check quality- one of the best ways to know about the quality of the shrooms you are buying is by asking the seller to show the reports of testing and third-party test. The reports will make it clear that the product you are receiving is 100% safe and reliable or not. Apart from that, you will also know about the contaminants percentage in the product.
- Allergies- if you are allergic to mushrooms then you shouldn’t consume them, one best way to know is by testing the product for allergies. Consume a small amount and you may get symptoms of allergies. If there is no allergy, then you can use it for getting benefits.
Therefore, keep in mind the above factors when searching for shrooms online. You will be able to get the most out of your shrooms if you use them carefully and inappropriate ways.
When you will go to the online stores the magic mushroom products will be shown to you. You can either get shrooms in their original form or you will get as infused food products. Consuming them as raw may have various benefits but, they will taste very bad and their smell can be bad too. If you want to avoid such taste and smell and want it to taste good then go for their products like capsules, edibles like chocolate bars, toffees, gummies, etc. also, shrooms are available as shrooms teas which can be drunk. it makes the best way to ingest shrooms and get them to absorb easily in your stomach.
If we talk about effect, then shrooms may take some time to show their full effect say 30 minutes and their effects last for about 2-3 hours depending upon the individual.
This was the full guide on buying shrooms online and getting various benefits from their consumption. If you are currently making use of other medications, then before consumption of shrooms asks your health advisor or doctors.