What are mushrooms?

Mushrooms are naturally-occurring fungi which contain varying amounts of the conscious-altering substances psilocybin and psilocin. Users of this drug eat it or drink it in a tea to experience a powerful psychedelic trip similar in tone and effect to LSD. There are more than 90 species of magic mushrooms worldwide.

Mushrooms Addiction

Mushrooms are not physically addictive but you wouldn’t want to take them on a regular basis. As with any mind-altering substance, users confirm that their psychological effects can be so compelling making it hard to resist. A psychological dependency on shrooms is a real possibility, and should not be discounted by users. Some people turn to psychedelic mushrooms out of curiosity. Others look for a way to escape from negative aspects of everyday living and look to tripping on mushrooms to help them cope with the feeling of being depressed or bored. A third explanation for why some would look to the so-called magic mushrooms is to help them deal with emotional issues.

Mushrooms Basics

Magic mushrooms are naturally occurring, non-poisonous fungi which contain varying amounts of the conscious-altering substances psilocybin and psilocin. When eaten or drunk in a tea, they combine readily and hungrily with the brain to evoke a powerful psychedelic trip experience, shorter-lived but similar in tone and effect to LSD. There are over 90 species of magic mushrooms worldwide. Common varieties include UK and Northern Europe's 'Liberty Caps' (Psilocybe semilanceata) and North America's Psilocybe cubensis.

Mushrooms Dangers

There are no known adverse side-effects of using mushrooms, other than leaving you feeling fatigued and probably surrounded by a load of mad paintings and some half-eaten chocolate bars. However, magic mushrooms and other psychedelics are powerful mental amplifiers. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, sick at the world, at the quality of modern television, at rampant consumerism, at life in general, do not take psychedelics. Mushroom effects and your reaction to them are strongly determined by set and setting. Set is your mindset when taking the drug; setting is where you are.

Mushrooms Dosage

dosage Psilocybin content varies widely from species to species and from mushroom to mushroom. As a rough guide, however, a reasonable dose is equivalent to two grams dried or 20 grams fresh. First time, aim low. You can always increase the amount another time, but you can't undo a far-too-large dose. Be wary of over-confidence. Each psychedelic trip is different and each level of the experience has its own intensity and pitfalls. Even if you know the lay of the land, tread carefully.

Mushrooms Drug Tests

Magic mushrooms are quite similar in tone and effect to LSD. Users typically ingest these naturally-occurring fungi by eating it raw or dried, or turning it into a tea and drinking it. As these mushrooms contain varying amounts of the mind-altering substances psilocybin and psilocin, powerful psychedelic trips are a typical effect.

Mushrooms FAQ

» Are magic mushrooms poisonous? » Will a urine drug test detect mushroom use? » How long will mushrooms be detectable on a hair test? » Are freshly picked mushrooms stronger than dried ones? » So mushrooms are legal in the UK then? » What's to stop me going to Amsterdam and bringing some fresh mushrooms back with me? » Is there a good way of disguising the taste? » How do you stop the nausea? » Can you smoke mushrooms? » What is a bad trip and how do I avoid one? » What should I do to help someone having a bad trip? » What are flashbacks? » How many mushrooms should you take? » I took a load of mushrooms (7 grams) recently and had the baddest trip ever. I thought of things like God and death. Is this normal? » I took shrooms 4 times in last 3 weeks. First time was unforgettable but 3 other times I didn t trip at all. What is it with me? » How do I identify non-poisonous mushrooms? » I have recently stopped eating mushrooms. They have made me pass out twice now and I have seen others do the same. It is not a pleasant experience. what causes this black out? » ask us a question (in complete confidence) Are magic mushrooms poisonous? No. Psilocybin mushrooms are not toxic. The National Institute For Occupational Safety And Heath (NIOSH) in the US Psilocybin (641) is rated less toxic than Aspirin (199) and Nicotine (21). However, the main danger is in mistakenly picking poisonous, non-magic mushrooms. Do not gather mushrooms unless you know what you are doing. You can find a guide here Will a urine drug test detect mushroom use? Standard drug tests do not test for the presence of psilocybin. » How long will mushrooms (psilocybin) be detectable on a hair test? Technically between 3 to 5 months after use, but psilocybin is not usually tested for in standard (cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP) or advanced drugs tests (barbituriates, benzodiazepines like Valium). You can find detail drug tests info here

Mushrooms Legality

In the US, mushrooms and psilocybin are categorized under schedule 1 along with LSD, cannabis, and heroin. Magic mushrooms in all forms - fresh, dried, processed, naturally growing - are illegal and class A under UK law as of April 2005.

Mushrooms Mixing

Mushrooms are powerful psychedelics and should not, as a rule, be mixed with other mind-altering drugs, especially not by the inexperienced or the far from home. Please note: there have been very few scientific studies into the effects of combining psychoactive drugs. The information presented here is anecdotal. It is based on the subjective reports of experienced users. Different people will respond differently to different drugs and drug combination. Know your body. alcohol takes the edge off the effect and can help you to relax; drunkenness disappears during the trip; large amounts increase the nausea; do not drink on the comedown (alcohol is a depressant)

Mushrooms Psychedelic Effects

Four levels or intensity of effect have been observed in the psychedelic experience. The strongest factor in determining level is dosage but relaxation, experience and environment also play a part. Some experienced people report a "rabbit hole effect," the ability to traverse to different levels irrelevant of dosage. baseline how you feel before taking a drug off baseline Very mild effect. Relaxation. Giggling. Like being stoned but with enhanced visual perception: colors may seem brighter, patterns on the surface of things more eye-grabbing. Also: a feeling of lightness and euphoria, and a slight tingling in the body. Music sounds better.

Mushrooms Effects

Mushrooms taken for the “high” are labeled psilocybin mushrooms. This is the organic compound naturally produced in mushrooms, in over 200 varietal types. Most users take these mushrooms in much the same way that everyone eats them…on pizza, in salads, stir fries, etc.