Psychedelic mushrooms or shrooms are not lethal. Though it is the least toxic drug, shrooms also have risks. Know the impacts of psychedelic mushrooms below.
Chances are you come across the term magic mushroom or shroom that stirred your curiosity about the fungus.
Shrooms are not your ordinary mushroom. Magic mushrooms or shrooms contain active compounds known as psilocybin. These compounds are psychedelics or hallucinogens. They induce hallucinations causing you to see, hear, and feel sensations that seem real but are not. In a nutshell, magic mushrooms are psychoactive.
Magic mushroom is divided into different species; each one possesses unique attributes. Some have a significant concentration of psilocybin suitable only for experienced psychonauts. Examples of potent shrooms species are P. azurenscens and P. cubensis. Meanwhile, others have milder effects that support relaxation and energy boost. Less potent magic mushrooms are often used for stress and anxiety management.
How does it Affect the Body?
The psilocybin in magic mushrooms will convert to psilocin when ingested. Once the body absorbs the compound, it increases serotonin levels in the brain, which leads to altered perceptions. The duration of effect is 20 to 40 minutes from the time of consumption. It can also last up to 6 hours, depending on the dosage, weight, height, and metabolism of a person.
Though psilocybin has no lethal effect on human health, too much intake has some risks. Below are the short-term and long-term impacts of using psychedelic mushrooms.
Short-Term Impact of Shrooms
Every person has a different reaction to psilocybin. Here are the common short-term effects after ingesting shrooms.
Alteration of Perception
Shroom causes alteration of perception. Your sense of time will change. Moreover, you will start to imagine objects as moving or flowing. Some users claimed they even see different flowing patterns and shapes whether both eyes are open or closed.
Alteration of perception drives users to personal discovery and reflection.
- Sensory Enhancement
Your primary senses (auditory, sight, olfactory, and touch) become more sensitive. It also affects your thoughts and speech. However, some experience a dulling of their senses. It depends on how the user’s body reacts towards psilocybin.
- Boosts Mood
As psilocybin is metabolized, the serotonin levels of the body start to pick up. It results in to increase in energy and an excited mood.
Although psilocybin supports stimulation, it also promotes relaxation when consumed with minimal dosage.
Long-Term Impact of Shrooms
The only negative effect of consuming shroom is the recurring flashbacks or Hallucinogen Persisting Disorder (HPPD). It is not necessarily a flashback but rather a condition wherein perceptual changes last for weeks to months. People who have experienced ‘bad trips’ are the most susceptible to HPPD; however, this effect is only apparent to psychedelics.
The best way to avoid ‘bad trips’ and HPPD is to consume the shrooms with an experienced user; Also, use high-quality magic mushrooms and pick the right dosage suitable for your body condition.
You might have this question in mind; how much are magic mushrooms? The cost of shrooms varies on their quality, season, and potency level. You can go to reliable online dispensaries to find out the latest updates concerning shroom prices.