Magic mushrooms are famous for their psychosomatic effects. These effects are brought about by the chemical compound it contains called psilocybin. When you ingest psilocybin, your body enzymes act upon it and convert it to psilocin, which elevates the serotonin level in the brain. This process is what triggers the out-of-body experiences that you go through while under the effects of the fungi.
Eat Them Raw
Consuming magic mushrooms for the psychedelic properties they possess is not new. There are several pieces of evidence of our ancestors taking advantage of the power of the fungi for healing and worship. Cave walls and blocks of rocks where ancient civilizations used to settle were found depicting scenes of bodies that are going through mystical experiences alongside mushroom figures.
It could be assumed that our ancestors consumed these mushrooms raw. They pick it from the ground and eat it in its purest form. Nowadays, many users still take magic mushrooms the same way. These psychedelic fungi are at the peak of their potency when they are freshly picked. Eating them while they are crisp and raw can ensure you that you get the most out of them.
The problem with ingesting magic mushrooms in their raw form is that there is nothing to mask the taste. The effects of psilocybin mushrooms can be very desirable but their taste is far from that, especially when you are taking them for the first few times. Some users get creative and incorporate the shrooms into their cooking. However, magic mushrooms tend to lose a portion of their potency when subjected to heat. If you decide to mix them to your cooking or baking recipes, better add them towards the end of the process to save as much of their kick as you can.
Aside from mixing them with your food, you can also make tea with them! The ratio is one gram of dried magic mushroom to a cup of hot water. Add powdered bits of the dried mushroom into a boiling pot of water and wait for the shrooms to sink to the bottom of the pot. This would take about 45 – 60 minutes, but do not leave them boiling for more than an hour as this may reduce the potency of the concoction immensely.
Another great way to mask the taste of magic mushrooms is by turning them into your favorite smoothie, which is very, very easy. All you have to do is crush the dried shrooms, and blend them with the ingredients of the smoothie of your choice.
If you smoke cannabis, then this might be a good way for you to get a kick out of your magic mushrooms. Just make sure you already rolled plenty of shrooms before you start tripping because you might find it challenging to roll them once you have already begun.
But Be Aware of Their Effects
All these possibilities of taking magic mushrooms can get you all excited, but always keep in mind that the effects of magic mushrooms are varied. You cannot be too sure that you’d get the same kind of “trip” every time. While “bad trips” are seldom, they still happen. As with most substances that affect the brain, the reactions can be unexpected and unpredictable.
In the best cases, psilocybin mushrooms will bring you euphoria and an overall good feeling. You will experience vivid mind-altering experiences and even spiritual awakenings. A great number of users say that some of the most meaningful moments of their life took place while they were under the psychedelic powers of magic mushrooms.
On the instances that “bad trips” might occur, you may experience psychological discomforts such as panic, anxiety, feelings of fear, and maybe, depression. Other physical effects such as headaches, nausea, and vomiting may also manifest. However, “bad trips” and all the distresses that come with it usually go away as the psilocybin weakens, which is about 3 to 6 hours.
Put Your Safety First
Your mindset and surroundings can have a big impact on the quality of your experience. To prevent “bad trips” from occurring, make sure that you are in a good mood when taking anything with psilocybin in it. Also, for your own safety, avoid noisy and chaotic environments. Choose a place that is calm and peaceful. Though you cannot control your body’s reaction to the substance, you have the power to affect it positively.
Whatever way you prefer your magic mushrooms taken, make sure that you take a spore print before doing anything with it. This will give you peace of mind and assurance that it is true of the psilocybin kind and not a toxic one. Many types of mushrooms look like each other. It doesn’t matter whether you got them online, during a hunting trip, or from a trusted local supplier. Always check. Poisonous mushrooms can cause you plenty of physical inconveniences and, in the worst scenarios, put your life at risk. Your safety is the priority.