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What are the Side Effects of Magic Mushroom

what are the side effects of magic mushroom

Magic mushrooms are considered as a psychedelic compound and it is known for its wide range of hallucinogenic and psychedelic effects. There are over 200 species of psilocybin or magic mushrooms out there. Magic mushroom is naturally occurring and you can find them in woods, pastures, and tropical forests. However, it is recommended that you know what shrooms look like and what characteristics they have before you consume it. Bear in mind that there is not much different when it comes to the appearance of magic mushrooms and poisonous mushrooms.

The use of magic mushrooms has long been popular. They were used for centuries all throughout Algeria and Spain. Shrooms are also used by early Mexicans during sacred ceremonies. The magic mushroom can also be found in both Canada and in the United States. The number of magic mushrooms user has significantly increased over the past ten years. And although this psychedelic shrooms offer a lot of benefits, they are not without side effects. It is crucial that you have an idea what are the side effects of magic mushroom.

Just like any other types of hallucinogenic drugs that you can find today, magic mushrooms produce different kinds of psychedelic and euphoric effects. There are some good magic mushroom ‘trips’ and there are also bad trips. Some people have a very pleasant experience consuming shrooms while there are those that have experienced erratic and irrational behaviors. The effects of magic mushrooms can be very unpredictable, especially if you have no knowledge about what kind of species you consumed. It is essential that you also know the right dosage for you to achieve the desired effects. Too many shrooms can give you dark, sad, and nightmarish emotions. For shroom users who wanted to have an enlightening high, it is necessary that they know the right amount of mushroom to take.

Understanding the different side effects of magic mushrooms is essential. By knowing the side effects you will be able to prepare yourself of what is about to come. Remember that magic mushroom can cause anxiety, depression, and even paranoia. It is better than you know what to expect in order for you to avoid panicking. Another advantage of knowing the side effects is that you will have a clue on what to do or things you need to have in case something bad happens.

Psychological Effects of Magic Mushroom

  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic attacks
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Emotional swings
  • Paranoid delusions
  • Inanimate objects appearing to be alive
  • Psychosis
  • Flashbacks
  • Schizophrenia

Physical Side Effects of Magic Mushroom

  • Vomiting
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nausea
  • Hypertension
  • Dilated pupils
  • Stomach pain or discomfort
  • Rapid breathing
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Increase heart rate

This is why you have to be very careful when taking magic mushrooms. It is essential that you start with a low dosage of magic mushrooms, especially if you are a novice. You should also know that severe side effects can happen and it is possible that these effects can last for many years. There are also reports that magic mushroom effects can be permanent. If you have a family member who has schizophrenia, then it is not advisable that you let them take magic mushrooms.

Things to Remember When Taking Magic Mushrooms

Always read and do your homework regarding the effects of magic mushroom before taking or consuming it. It is also advisable that you have a sitter with you who knows how to deal with panic and anxiety during psychedelic trips or sessions. Advanced magic mushroom users recommend that you start with 0.5g before you start increasing the dosage.

You need to be smart when taking magic mushrooms. Make sure that you also take or consume magic mushrooms only in settings that you are truly comfortable with. Find people whom you trust most and who knows what to do in case you are not feeling well. Surround yourself with people that you love most and have experienced using a magic mushroom before. It is not advisable that all of you take magic mushrooms without a sitter. Again, the effects of magic mushrooms can be very unpredictable and so it is wise that you take the right amount.

You should also make sure that you have water with you when taking dried shrooms or other forms of magic mushrooms. Hydrating yourself is truly important when taking in shrooms. Remember not to take mushrooms near a fire or a beach. Things can become ugly and you might hurt yourself. This is because psilocybin or magic mushrooms have mind-altering effects. Doing online research and reading stories or testimonials written by people who have experienced magic mushrooms before is also essential. In this way, you will have an idea what to do once you are feeling the side effects.

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How to Prepare Shrooms

How to Prepare Shrooms

Many places are there where magic psilocybin mushrooms or popularly known as magic mushrooms are not legal and also considered Schedule I substance. But this has not stopped people from experiencing the “magic” of the shrooms.

Uses and Effects of Magic Mushrooms

Although banned in a lot of places, lately, a small quantity of magic mushrooms is used for medical purposes. It is being said that these mushrooms are helpful in treating psychological disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and addiction.

As a rare item in our varied food sources, mushrooms are the fungus, not a plant. They are grown in the dirt or a log, which comes out from a spore. However, some variety of mushrooms have vitamins and nutrients, most of them add a smoky and earthy flavor to the food. And other types of mushrooms known for more than their taste. Magic mushrooms or shrooms have a psychedelic effect on the brain which elevates the mood, perception, and behavior. In layman terms, these effects are known as “tripping.” These mushrooms contain the psychotropic tryptamines psilocybin and psilocin, which causes hallucinations.

It is said that magic mushrooms have a lot in common with LSD and is used for recreational purposes widely. Let’s check the different ways to prepare our favorite shrooms in various recipes! These mushrooms can be prepared in a lot of ways to genuinely consume and enjoy.

Here are some ways you can prepare your shrooms:

1. Tea

One of the best of having magic mushrooms is with tea. It is tastier and more accessible to digest and is also very simple to prepare. Firstly, cut the shrooms into tiny pieces, or you can also mash them up. By doing so, the active substances from the shrooms will release which will make it more useful. Boil a cup of water. let it cool for 15-20 minutes.

Now, mix the shrooms in the water and stir it for about 5 minutes. After this, place the water with shroom mixture on the stove, but do not boil the water. Add honey or sugar as per the preference and strain the tea to enjoy. For tea lovers, this is the best ways to bring some “magic” into your life! Be stress-free and remove free radicals from your body with shroom tea! An afternoon tea can melt your stress and tension or even an evening tea to boost your intimate life!

2. Juice

The taste of the shrooms can be overbearing, which can be a mood spoiler for many. To mask the taste, another way of consuming it by adding it in a juice or smoothie. You just need to crush the magic substance and add it to your favorite smoothie.

Blend it a couple of times so that it mixes well and have it while enjoying the sunshine on your backyard. Or take your favorite juice – orange, apple or pineapple, add the crushed shrooms and stir it well. This is one of the easy ways to have the shrooms.

3. Lime Shots

The shrooms have a natural sour flavor. It is believed that the shrooms work better if the solution is sourer. So having it with lime shots is the best deal. Just cut 2-3 lemons and squeeze out its juice in a shot glass.  

Now take the shrooms and crush or grind it and put in the lime juice. Let it soak for 20-25 minutes and mix it every 5 minutes. The citric acid from the lime helps the psilocybin to break into psilocin in this process. Now, it’s time to drink the shot. This method helps you get high faster and also intensifies the trip.

4. Chocolates

Anything with chocolates adds the oomph factor. It is believed that the ancient tribes of Mexico and Central America use to mix their “magic” with chocolate – an old version of today’s chocolates. These two ingredients go together exceptionally well, which gives stimulating effects to the brain. For the best results is to use high-quality dark chocolate. Just melt the chocolate bar and bring it to boil; do not burn it.

Now mix the finely chopped shrooms into the melted chocolate once it is cooled down. You can opt use ice cube trays or any candy mold to give shape to your chocolates. Once it is sufficiently hard enough, pop them in your mouth and enjoy till you can.

5. Energy Balls

For all the health freaks out there, there is another excellent way to indulge in some magic with the shrooms. Also, this method allows you to experiment with the ingredients as per the taste you like. All you have to do is add raisins, rolled oats, peanut butter, coconut flakes, ground flax seeds, vanilla powder,  cocoa powder, cinnamon, honey, and magic truffles (finely chopped) in a big bowl.

Mix all of them so that they are evenly spread and let it settle for some time. Now roll the mixture into small to medium balls and let it freeze in the fridge. Once it is hard enough, you can enjoy your healthy and delicious magic energy balls.  

6. Make Capsules

This method takes a little effort but is exceptionally travel-friendly. Once your shrooms are dried enough fill the capsules with it. The tablets are available in shops and come in two sizes. If you are using this method, please note, that the effect will take some time.

The reason being, the cellulose walls of the capsules take time to dissolve, hence delaying the process. One way to fasten the process is by making tiny holes with a needle before consuming it.

Final Verdict

There will always be many ways to experience the magic of shrooms, all you have to do is think creatively. Explore your culinary skills, and there is no limit to what you can do with these. Be it yogurt, milkshake or even honey soaked with almonds – try and widen your options. There are other fun and exciting ways to prepare shrooms and you can always experiment to enjoy every minute you prepare your shroom recipe!

Tired of trying different recipes? Check out these amazing edible mushrooms that will suit your taste!