May 19, 2024

Magic mushrooms, also called ‘shrooms,’ are naturally occurring psychedelic that causes hallucinations due to the presence of a drug, ‘psilocybin.’ Psilocybin is under research for positive effects on various physical and psychological conditions, including psychiatric ones like depression, OCD, cocaine addiction, and alcoholism. It is also said to affect people looking to quit their smoking addiction positively. However, these benefits require more search. These psychedelic treats have gradually become more popular and used for recreational purposes in the form of shroom edibles.

Popular edibles:

Many people do not like the taste of raw mushrooms – and many do not like the texture. It has become incessantly common to use these in many different foods to mask the original flavor and texture. Some of these are listed below:

  • Chocolates:

Mushroom-infused chocolates have a standard micro dosage of psilocybin and are available flavored.

  • Mushroom Tea:

It is a fusion of psychedelic mushrooms in water and is a better alternative to eating such mushrooms raw. These can cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. Other condiments, like ginger, can be used in this tea to counter the taste of mushrooms, break down the psychedelic influence and reduce nausea.

Shrooms and Weed: How They Compare and Interact

  • Gummies:

Psilocybin gummies are processed and do not contain organic matter, which reduces the chances of side effects like nausea and muscle cramps. They are flavored and contain consistent quantities of psilocybin.

  • Magic Truffles:

Psychedelic truffles are related to psychedelic mushrooms; however, they are the sclerotia that store food until they grow into mushrooms. They contain psilocybin and psilocin. The advantage of this format is the lower amount of psilocybin compared to magic mushrooms and valid information about actual doses. While the psychedelic experience is very pronounced, it tends to be much shorter and less intense when compared to magic mushrooms. However, they cost much more than magic mushrooms, an apt price for the safer alternative.

What are some precautions when consuming psilocybin mushrooms?

It is always good to take necessary precautions when consuming a psychedelic. Preventing risks of adverse physical and mental consequences upon uncontrolled consumption is highly necessary. Therefore, keeping a check on one’s dosage, not combining psilocybin with any other drug or alcohol, and having the proper mindset, control, and a comfortable environment, coupled with consumption in the company of trusted people, are vital.

Even though ‘shrooms’ could be used for medicinal purposes, shroom edibles are made purely for recreational ones. Responsible consumption is the key to having a good time when ingesting this psychedelic, and so is relishing the experience that happens through this goodie.