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Everything You Need to Know about Magic Mushrooms in 2020

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About Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms are an informal group of fungi that contain psilocybin and psilocin. Scientifically, these types of mushrooms are referred to as Psilocybe mushrooms. Psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic component of magic mushrooms, is a naturally occurring psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound that has been used for thousands of years. Since 2011, magic mushrooms have been subject to a number of high level scientific studies relating to their effects and potential benefits for treating certain mental health conditions. Researchers include large institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and more.

When ingested, magic mushrooms can produce hallucinogenic effects varying with dosage and the type of mushrooms that you take. These effects include: euphoria, altered thought process, altered sense of time, sensory enhancement & synesthesia, visual hallucination, spiritual or mystical feelings, and out of body experiences.

Much of the recent research surrounding magic mushrooms has shown that Psilocybe mushrooms are safe and effective for treating a number of health conditions and issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, and more.

Anecdotal research has been conducted on lower dose ingestion of magic mushrooms too. Coined “microdosing”, smaller doses of magic mushrooms have been reported to induce a sense of wellbeing, creativity, and reduction in anxiety and depression. In fact, full communities have been formulated online such as the microdose subreddit community on reddit.com.

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about magic mushrooms including appropriate dosages (and what to expect with each dosage level), different magic mushroom strains, and where to purchase the best magic mushrooms online in Canada.

Magic Mushroom Dosages

Before taking magic mushrooms, it is crucial to understand the appropriate dosage ranges for consumption. There are a number of different factors to take into consideration whenever taking substances in oral form. Time since last meal is important. Consuming magic mushrooms on an empty stomach will allow the psilocybin to absorb better and faster. Additionally, the consumption of foods that are higher in fibre (think green veggies) and/or fats (think burgers) will slow down the absorption of psilocybin, so be mindful of this.

One common mistake that is made when taking magic mushrooms is when users consume a normal dose after eating a meal, believing that they have not taken a large enough dose due to the delayed absorption, and then pre-maturely taking more psilocybin. Doing this can have a delayed response and may result in a less-enjoyable experience with too large of a total dose.

Our recommendation is to always take it slow when consuming magic mushrooms for your first time. Everyone will react differently to some degree, so these dosages are meant to be a general set of guidelines versus an end-all be-all textbook range.

Below you will see a general guide for dosages and what to expect when taking them:

Microdose (0.05-0.25 g)

  • Mood enhancement
  • Decreased stress
  • Emotional stability
  • Mindfulness, presence, and peace
  • Openness and self-forgiveness
  • Increased empathy and sociability
  • Conversational fluidity
  • Alleviation of persistent conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD
  • Increased motivation (e.g. to make positive lifestyle changes)
  • Increased focus/productivity
  • Increased flow states
  • Clearer, more connected thinking
  • Improved memory
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Increased creativity
  • Spontaneity
  • Easier meditation
  • Increased enjoyment of physical activity and everyday tasks
  • Relaxation and increased awareness of body
  • Enhanced athletic endurance
  • Increased energy overall (without anxiety or a subsequent crash)

Mini Shroom Dose (0.25-0.75 g)

  • Mood enhancement, mild euphoria or excitement
  • Mindfulness, presence, and peace
  • Openness and self-forgiveness
  • Introspective insights
  • Alleviation of persistent conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD
  • Increased motivation (e.g. to make positive lifestyle changes)
  • Increased flow states
  • Clearer, more connected thinking
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Increased creativity
  • Spontaneity
  • Easier meditation
  • Increased enjoyment of physical activity and everyday tasks
  • Relaxation and increased awareness of body
  • Increased energy in waves
  • Mild body high
  • Preference for introspection over socializing
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Very mild visuals, if any

Museum Shroom Dose (0.5-1.5 g)

  • Mood enhancement, euphoria or excitement
  • Mild to moderate visuals (e.g. “breathing” environments)
  • Increased empathy
  • Conversational fluidity
  • Introspection
  • Increased flow states
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Increased creativity
  • Spontaneity
  • Increased enjoyment of physical activity and everyday tasks
  • Finding otherwise mundane things funny or interesting
  • Enhanced athletic endurance
  • Moderate body high
  • Clear come-up, peak, and come-down
  • Altered perception of sound
  • Time dilation or contraction (time passing more slowly or quickly)
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Pupil dilation

Moderate Shroom Dose (2-3.5 g)

  • Strong euphoria or excitement
  • Sense of peace
  • Mystical experience and feelings of wonder
  • Life-changing introspective or philosophical insights
  • Increased flow of ideas
  • Increased creativity
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Finding otherwise mundane things funny or interesting
  • Strong body high
  • Clear come-up, peak, and come-down
  • Amplification of emotions, whether good or bad
  • Open- and closed-eye visuals (e.g. patterns, auras)
  • Synesthesia
  • Time dilation or contraction (time passing more slowly or quickly)
  • Sedation
  • Unusual physical sensations
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Wide pupil dilation
  • Compulsive yawning

Mega Shroom Dose (5+ g)

This dose range is for experienced users only. We always recommend having a trip sitter or someone that is comfortable being with someone that is experiencing strong hallucinations.

  • Strong euphoria or excitement
  • Mystical experience and intense feelings of wonder
  • Life-changing introspective or philosophical insights
  • Ego death
  • Increased flow of ideas
  • Increased creativity
  • Enhanced senses
  • Finding otherwise mundane things funny or interesting
  • Very strong body high
  • Clear come-up, peak, and come-down
  • Amplification of emotions, whether good or bad
  • Very strong open- and closed-eye visions (e.g. memories coming to life)
  • Visual, auditory, tactile hallucinations
  • Synesthesia
  • Time becoming meaningless
  • Thought loops
  • Sedation
  • Unusual physical sensations and altered perception of physical form
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Very wide pupil dilation
  • Compulsive yawning
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Compromised motor functions (sitter recommended!)

What to Expect

A typical trip on a moderate dose of psilocybin mushrooms (1-2.5g) includes increased intensity of emotional experiences, increased introspection, and altered psychological functioning in the form of “hypnagogic experiences” — a transitory state between wakefulness and sleep. Brain imaging studies show that a psilocybin trip is neurologically similar to dreaming.

Perceptual changes such as illusions, synesthesia, emotional shifts, and a distorted sense of time are all characteristic of a psilocybin trip as well. These effects are typically felt an hour or so after orally ingesting a dose.

You will begin to notice changes in your visual perception, such as halos around lights and objects, and geometric patterns when your eyes are closed.

Your thoughts and emotions will also begin to change. It’s not uncommon to have a sense of openness to thoughts and feelings that you tend to avoid in your everyday life. A sense of wonder and delight with the world around you, the people in your life, and your thoughts is also quite common, along with a sense of peace and connection with the world.

You may experience strong emotions, both good and bad. Try not to resist these feelings, but rather let them run their course. Many who do report strong negative emotions also report a simultaneous sense of calm acceptance and detachment, especially if they remind themselves that the emotions are temporary.

Magic Mushroom Strains

Within the Psilocybe genus, there are four most common species of mushrooms: Azurescens, Semilanceata, Cubensis, and Cyanescens. Each of these species offer different visual appearances, potency, and effects.

In this section, we’ll cover the 4 most common strains and their common names.

Golden Teacher

Golden Teacher Magic Mushrooms
Golden Teacher Magic Mushrooms

The Golden Teacher magic mushroom is a strain of psychoactive mushrooms within the psilocybe cubensis species. These mushrooms are easily identifiable by their golden caps. These mushrooms grow in numbers of flushes and are easy to cultivate indoors. Golden Teacher mushrooms have mild potency, with a normal dose being around two grams dried. The effects of Golden Teacher include: visual distortions, enhanced colors, lightness or giddiness, and powerful emotions. People also report feeling euphoric, spiritually in-tune, and perceptive when taking Golden Teacher mushrooms. Golden Teacher magic mushrooms can be found growing naturally around the U.S., throughout Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Amazonian Magic Mushrooms aka PES Amazonian Magic Mushrooms

PES Amazonian
PES Amazonian

Amazonian Magic Mushrooms are a strain of psychoactive mushrooms belonging to the psilocybe cubensis species. These mushrooms are often called PES Amazonian Magic Mushrooms, named after the company that first cultivated them in the Amazonian Jungle, Pacifica Spora. Amazonian Magic Mushrooms are characteristically long mushrooms that can grow up to or over 6 inches in length. The caps often have a pronounced “nipple” in the center. Because of the natural humidity in the Amazonian Jungle, these mushrooms thrive very well in very humid environments. Because the Amazonian Magic Mushrooms have a ton of water content inside, these mushrooms shrink significantly when they are dried. These magic mushrooms are extremely potent, with high levels of psilocybin and psilocin. Beginners should definitely take it slow with these magic mushrooms.

Penis Envy

Penis Envy
Penis Envy

This strain of magic mushroom is coined after its visual appearance. These magic mushrooms have a thick shaft and bulbous cap, and are very potent. The Penis Envy strain is one of the most sought-after magic mushroom strains in existence due to its potency and effects. Rumour has it that these mushrooms were originally created by the group Psychonauts.

Psilocybe Mexicana

Psilocybe Mexicana
Psilocybe Mexicana

Psilocybe Mexicana is a strain of hallucinogenic magic mushrooms that are derived from the Psilocybe genus. These magic mushrooms have been used for thousands of years. First citing of usage was by the Aztecs over 2,000 years ago in Central America and North America. This strain of magic mushroom is extremely famous due to Swiss chemist Albert Hoffmann. Albert Hoffmann was the first person to isolate LSD, and to analyze psilocybin and psilocin for the first time in his laboratory.

Microdosing Mushrooms

Magic Mushroom Microdose Capsules
Magic Mushroom Microdose Capsules

You may have heard about the topic of microdosing magic mushrooms online or on the news. Microdosing by definition is taking a very small dose of a psychedelic compound such as psilocybin, a dose well below the reported minimum dose required for any psychedelic effects. At doses this low, users will not feel any psychoactive effects. The objective of taking a microdose of mushrooms is not to get high or to feel an effect per se, but instead to actually evoke small changes in the mind.

Microdosing mushrooms has been the subject of experimentation in recent years. Reports suggest that this trend caught the spotlight after tech entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley began experimenting with these dosages as a means of achieving increased mental performance and creativity.

Microdosing magic mushrooms have been shown to help creativity, and treat depression and anxiety. Users may also notice a sense of increased curiosity. When taking magic mushroom microdoses, it’s best to consume them every other day or every three days. This helps reduce the change of experiencing an increase in tolerance.

Typically, microdosing mushrooms involves taking dried magic mushrooms and grinding them up into a powder. The power is then weighed and added to a capsule for easy dosing and ingestion. At Buy Shrooms Online, we offer microdose magic mushroom capsules that are ready for consumption, without the need for a scale.

Where to Buy Magic Mushrooms

With the dawn of the internet and eCommerce, purchasing magic mushrooms has never been easier. However, it’s crucial to make sure that you choose a source that understands the complexities behind growing and curing this powerful plant.

At buyshrooms.online, not only do we have years of experience in growing and preparing magic mushrooms, but we also have a deep passion for what we do. On our website, you’ll see a number of powerful products that are all held to rigorous testing.

All of our batches are triple checked to ensure that it is as safe and effective for our customers as possible. We always make sure that our mushrooms are clear of mould or other contaminants.

In addition, our online store has a number of different edible products, not just dried magic mushrooms. Our magic mushroom chocolates are by far one of the best sellers.

Concluding Thoughts

Magic mushrooms can be one of the most incredible, healing, and teaching experiences. In this article, we provided all of the information necessary to understand the value behind this incredible plant, and how to safely and appropriately use them.

Whether you are looking for a strong psychedelic experience with dried magic mushrooms, or the healing benefits of microdoses, we hope that this guide was insightful. Be sure to check out our online store for our latest products.

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