Magic mushrooms are so amazing and mysterious, from the wonderful sensations they cause to the mysterious substances they naturally produce. Even more amazing is the discovery that psilocybin can be found in over 180 different kinds of mushrooms that grow in the wild all over the world. Not only that, but some species, like Psilocybe cubensis, have many different strains, each with its own look, taste, and effect. As some of our favourites, let’s examine ten of the most well-known and frequently used magic mushrooms, but bear in mind that this is just the beginning!
What are magic mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms are a type of mushroom that contains the psychoactive substance psilocybin. Psilocybin can produce hallucinogenic effects, similar to those of LSD when ingested. They have been used for centuries by indigenous cultures for spiritual and medicinal purposes.
Magic mushrooms are a naturally occurring psychedelic substance that, when eaten, causes psychoactive effects like altered perception, visual hallucinations, and a feeling of happiness.
Effects of magic mushrooms
Magic mushrooms, or psychedelic mushrooms, are a type of mushroom that contains natural psychoactive compounds that cause hallucinations and changes in mood and perception. Common effects of consuming these mushrooms include feelings of euphoria, increased energy levels, an altered sense of time, visual and auditory distortions, open-eye visuals (OEVs), enhanced creativity, and spiritual experiences.
Additionally, some people may experience physical side effects after consumption, such as nausea or an upset stomach. The short-term effects usually last between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the dosage consumed.
The long-term effects of consuming magic mushrooms are still not fully understood. Some studies have found evidence that repeated use can lead to tolerance and even addiction, but other studies haven’t found much evidence for this.
If you already have a mental health problem like schizophrenia or depression, there is also a chance that you will feel worse after taking them. It is recommended that people with existing psychiatric conditions avoid using these mushrooms altogether.
Overall, there is still a lot of research needed before the full effects of magic mushrooms can be determined. If you choose to use them, it’s best to do so in moderation and with the help of a person who has used them before or a health care provider.
The dangers of ingesting the potent magic mushrooms
As a psychedelic substance, magic mushrooms have the ability to change a person’s perceptions and emotions. While taking magic mushrooms has the potential to have both positive and negative side effects, some people may experience benefits like increased creativity, relaxation, and euphoria.
An elevated heart rate and blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, anxiety or paranoia, panic attacks, hallucinations, or delusions are a few of these symptoms.
Moreover, taking the strongest or most potent form of magic mushrooms entails a higher risk due to the likelihood that any negative effects will be felt more strongly. So, before deciding whether or not to engage in this activity, anyone thinking about taking magic mushrooms should make sure they are aware of the risks involved.
Most popular and requested magic mushrooms
The most popular and requested magic mushrooms include Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybe cyanescens, Psilocybe azurescens, and Psilocybe semilanceata.
These species of mushrooms have been used for centuries for their psychoactive properties, and are well known for their ability to produce spiritual and hallucinogenic experiences.
They are also popular among recreational users and are often used to produce a variety of psychedelic experiences.
Here are the most often requested varieties of magic mushrooms:
Enigma cubensis is not a species. Rather, it is a mutant form, or maybe many mutant forms of the well-known hallucinogenic species Psilocybe cubensis. This is known as a “blob mutation”. It does not create spores, as will be explained in a moment. Instead, Enigma must be spread only via cloning.
For many years, Enigma mushrooms were difficult to obtain and learn anything about. Its development was a closely guarded secret that only a small group of people who had been invited knew about. The culture has grown more publicly accessible, yet it is still notably uncommon.
Various Enigmas exist because the blob mutation has happened in multiple P. cubensis strains. It is not quite obvious if the various blobs are distinguishable from one another.
Albino penis envy
Albino penis envy (PE) magic mushrooms are a rare and highly sought-after strain of psychedelic mushrooms. Albino PE mushrooms have a white stem and cap and are considered to be among the most potent of all psychedelic mushrooms. These mushrooms are found in subtropical and tropical environments and have been used for centuries for their spiritual and medicinal properties.
The effects of albino PE mushrooms can vary greatly, but generally include altered perception, enhanced creativity, and a feeling of connectedness to the environment. Albino PE mushrooms can be consumed in a variety of ways, including dried and used as tea or fresh.
These mushrooms can be found in some speciality health food stores, but they are more commonly found online. It is important to note that albino PE mushrooms are not for everyone and should only be used by experienced or knowledgeable individuals.
Mushrooms are known for their medicinal and psychoactive properties, but the most powerful mushroom strains come from a variety of sources. Some strains, like Psilocybe cubensis, may be better known, but others, like Ganoderma lucidum or Cordyceps militaris, have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and are thought to be much stronger than the average shroom. Ensure proper microdosing and check the magic mushrooms dosage guide
There is no definitive answer as to which strain is the most powerful; it depends on what specific benefits you’re looking for and how your body responds to different types of mushrooms. Ultimately, it’s up to you as an individual to find out which strain works best for you.
Before trying out different supplements or strains of medicinal mushrooms, it’s best to do your own research and talk to a healthcare provider.
Zuella Montemayor did her degree in psychology at the University of Toronto. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.
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