What Are Magic Mushrooms?Magic mushrooms (also commonly known as “shrooms”) are species of fungi that contain the hallucinogenic substance psilocybin. Shrooms are widely known for their psychedelic and hallucinogenic effects that they have on users. There are just under 200 known species of psilocybin mushrooms, and have a long history rooted in Central American spiritual and religious rituals. Over time a number of strains of these shrooms have become mainstream and made available throughout the world. The most common form that is available to consumers is magic mushrooms in their dried form.
What are Dried Shrooms?Dried shrooms are basically psilocybin mushrooms that have been cultivated to perfection and put through a drying process. The end result is a product that is ready to consume for its many therapeutic benefits. Magic mushrooms have been used to treat a wide range of conditions that include anxiety, depression, OCD, headaches and addiction. Magic mushrooms have only begun to make its way out of the shadows and into Canadian popular culture, and as time passes, more research is sure to show a much wider range of benefits.
Different Magic Mushroom StrainsAs previously mentioned, there are almost 200 different species of psilocybin mushroom. The most common strain by far is Psilocybin Cubensis, and the majority of shroom strains available are a subset of this popular mushroom. Belows is a list of some of the most common magic mushroom strains in Canada. -Golden Teacher -Penis Envy -African Transkei -Albino Penis Envy -Amazonian Cubensis -Avalanche -B+ -Beanie Meanie -Blue Meanie -Brazillian Cubensis -Costa Rican Cubensis -Daddy Long Legs -Goldi Locks -Mexican Cubensis -Treasure Coast -Wollongong
Magic Mushroom Potency Rating Scale1 – Mildly Potent (Mexican) 2 – Moderately Potent (Golden Teacher, African Transkei, B+, Z-Strain, Brazilian) 3 – Potent (Cambodian, Wollongong) 4 – Very Potent (Penis Envy, Albino Penis Envy, Penis Envy Uncut) 5 – Extremely Potent (Blue Meanie)
How to Take Dried Magic Mushrooms?Taking shrooms is as easy as popping them into your mouth and eating them. However, the taste can be a bit bitter to some, whereas others do not mind the taste in the slightest. For those who find dried shrooms to be unbearable to eat, a common solution is mixing them with regular food items. Just be sure that whatever you choose to mix actually would taste good with mushrooms. Another solution is to grind up the dried shrooms and brew it into a nice warm cup of tea.
What are the effects of shrooms? What can you expect after consuming Magic Mushrooms?Magic mushrooms are commonly known to induce intense and out of this world experiences. If you know anything about shrooms, you would know that a full out shroom trip consists of intense hallucinogenic effects and mind altering experiences. Heavy sensations of euphoria rush throughout the body and reality bends in ways that are hard to put into words. However, there are different levels of highs that can be reached, and some such as microdosing do not lead to any of the psychedelic effects normally associated with shrooms. There are also many other things that can influence how the psilocybin found in shrooms reacts to a particular user. The effects of taking magic mushrooms will largely depend on a number of factors. First would be the amount of psilocybin taken. In most instances, the more psilocybin in the dose taken, the more intense the effects will be. The second factor determining the intensity of the effects would be the tolerance level of the user. For example, a seasoned shroom consumer who has been taking shrooms every week for the past year would most likely need a higher dose than a newcomer would. Another closely related factor would be the body weight and the metabolic rate of the user. A 300 lb individual would likely need a higher dose than someone half their weight. Also, someone with a higher metabolic rate will likely burn through the high quicker, but the onset of the trip could begin earlier and be much more intense.
Magic Mushroom Dosage ChartBelow is a breakdown of the different levels of magic mushroom highs, the range of recommended doses, expected effects, and the experience of the user suggested for an optimal experience. It is important to note that the mushroom dosage chart is only a guideline and factors can affect the ideal dose such as body weight, metabolic rate and tolerance to psilocybin. When taking magic mushrooms for the first time, it is always best to start off small and give plenty of time before additional doses.
|Microdose||0.05 to 0.25||Very Light||Medical|
|Mini-Dose||0.25 to 0.75||Light||Newcomer|
|Museum||0.5 to 1.5||Medium||Novice|
|Moderate-High||2 to 3||Strong||Experienced|