Shroom Safety Guide

What are magic mushrooms and psilocybin?

What is psilocybin?   |   Effects   |   Abuse potential 
March 5, 2021 by Dennis V. 

Welcome to the shroom safety guide

Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic substance that we ingest from certain types of mushroom that grow in regions of Europe, South America, Mexico, and the United States

Shroom safety: The mushrooms housing psilocybin known as magic mushrooms or shrooms.

Psilocybin is a Schedule III controlled substance in Canada, meaning that it has a low potential for abuse and has been in some, cases, allowed for academic study. 

In modern day psilocybin has been used as a recreational drug and in many cases, is used as a spiritual awakening.

Medical experts consider pylocybin to be very safe compared to its counter parts. Hence its Schedule III classification.. But just how safe is the psylocibin shroom? Well its almost impossible to overdose. as you would need to consume 5kg in a short period of time to die. Shrooms themselves have a low toxicity to humans..  

 

are shroom safe?

What is psylocibin and how does it affect us?

Psilocybin which breaks down to psilocin, a chemical structure that is something of a miracle to the human body. It has receptors similar to our serotonin receptors. This similar structure allows the two to bond without the need for a stimulant which is why it’s seen as safe. Psilocin works by activating the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain affecting mood, cognition, and perception.  

Psilocybe works in other parts of the brain as well.  such as the panic and arousal centers of the brain. Psilocin can cause active visual or auditory hallucinations. It kind of distorts our perception of objects and their environment. 

Many factors play a role in how the psilocybin can effect our experience. The first factor is our current state of mind. If you’re stressed out the experience can cause more stress, as shrooms have a tendency to bring forth stronger emotions so it is recommended to be in a good state of mind.  The second factor is intention, It is suggested that your intention may manifest and turn into a tangible result. This is just to name a few.   

EFFECTS

The effects of psilocybin are generally similar to those of DMT, LSD, Ayahuasca, Peyote. 

They include altered perception of time and space and amplify mood and feelings. 

Possible effects of psilocbin:

  • euphoria
  • peacefulness
  • spiritual awakening
  • quickly changing emotions
  • derealization, or the feeling that your surroundings are not real
  • depersonalization, or a dream-like sense of being disengaged from your surroundings
  • distorted thinking
  • visual alteration and distortion, such as halos of light and vivid colors
  • dilated pupils
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • impaired concentration
  • muscle weakness
  • lack of coordination
  • unusual body sensations
  • nausea
  • paranoia
  • confusion
  • frightening hallucinations
  • vomiting
  • yawning
  • ego dissolution
  • total loss of time and space
  • out of body experience
  • laughter

Abuse potential

Shrooms (Psilocybin/psilocyin) is not chemically addictive, and have no physical symptoms that occur after stopping use. It ranks lowest on the abuse potential chart, and has been known to help reduce other substance addictions.

 

 

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