About Psilocybin and Psilocin AKA “Magic Mushrooms”

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About Psilocybin and Psilocin

“Magic mushrooms” is the term used to explain mushrooms that incorporate hallucinogens, usually psilocybin and psilocin. When human beings take magic mushrooms, they will see, pay attention or sense matters that are not sincerely there. A man or woman who makes use of magic mushrooms can also revel in other results like anxiety, fear, nausea and muscle twitches. The use of magic mushrooms does not typically bring about a substance use disorder.

What are Magic Mushrooms

About Psilocybin and Psilocin

Magic mushrooms were used for many years. There are over 75 species of mushrooms in Canada. Since many species appearance alike, it can be hard to tell them apart. Human beings can consume toxic mushrooms, mistaking them for magic mushrooms.

The natural, lively components in magic mushrooms are chemicals known as psilocybin and psilocin. Both of those materials are controlled below Schedule III of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), meaning activities inclusive of sale, possession, production, etc. of these substances are prohibited unless authorized for scientific trial or research purposes underneath Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations. Psilocybin and psilocin are hallucinogens that produce outcomes much like LSD. Therefore, individuals with the use of magic mushrooms experience hallucinations and an altered state of consciousness. Effects may last for 15-45 minutes and typically ultimately for 4-6 hours even.

The strength of shrooms can vary greatly. One mushroom can also have particular concentrations of the active elements in comparison to every other, and consequently, the results of the magic mushroom can depend upon the dose and form of mushroom used.

Magic mushrooms may be sold as either dried entire mushrooms or as a powder. People can also choose to take the mushrooms as:

  • eaten raw or cooked
  • under the influence of alcohol as a tea or as an aggregate with a fruit juice
  • sniffed up the nose (snorted) while in a powder

Psilocybin and psilocin can also be bought as a powder or in capsules or pills and may be produced in illegal labs. These energetic ingredients, psilocybin and psilocin, also can be injected intravenously. The content of the medication from illegal labs isn’t examined and can also comprise other dangerous materials.

Short period outcomes of “magic mushrooms.”

Using magic mushrooms can lead to quick-time period mental and physical outcomes.

Mental consequences

Emotions and senses can be heightened, and those may additionally sense happiness and creativity. They might also snort or laugh a lot and enjoy an experience of mental and emotional clarity.

Magic mushrooms can also cause hallucinations and affect humans by:

  • distorting their sense of reality
  • mixing up their senses 
  • changing their feel of the time

Some of the negative mental consequences of taking psilocybin include:

  • modifications in mood
  • light-headedness
  • tension and panic attacks
  • confusion and disorientation
  • fear or paranoia
  • Physical outcomes
  • Taking magic mushrooms can produce:
  • numbness, mainly inside the face
  • increased heart price and blood stress
  • dry mouth, occasionally leading to nausea and vomiting
  • muscle weakness and twitching, or convulsions
  • exaggerated reflexes
  • sweating and high frame temperature frequently observed with the aid of chills and shivering
  • loss of urinary control

Long term effects of “magic mushrooms.”

Currently, no studies have evaluated the long-term outcomes of the repetitive use of magic mushrooms.

Risks related to leisure use of “magic mushrooms.”

What is commonly referred to as a “bad trip” may additionally occur, mainly at excessive doses? These experiences may be frightening and may additionally include paranoia, loss of obstacles and a distorted experience of self. Impaired judgement all through these “bad trips” may lead to hazard-taking behaviour, stressful injuries and even death.

In some instances, users can also revel infrequent or overly intense psychedelic events that might also set off abrupt “flashbacks,” i.e., reliving the previous revel in.

Co-use of magic mushrooms with materials consisting of hashish and amphetamines elevates the risks of side consequences

For individuals predisposed to or with current psychiatric situations, there may be an elevated risk of side effects. This association is still being evaluated.

For people with cardiac diseases, quick-term consequences consisting of extended blood strain and heart charge might be probably harmful

Substance use problems and withdrawal

There is little evidence that people can come to be physically or psychologically, dependent on magic mushrooms.

However, it’s miles viable to end up tolerant to the drug’s outcomes with everyday use. This may additionally arise over several days of persevered use. In this state, even high quantities of the drug will no longer produce the favoured effect.

Therapeutic uses

Psilocybin is being studied for its potential to treat various situations along with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disease and intricate drug use. It is vital to observe that these studies administered purified lively ingredients, i.E. Psilocybin, in clinically supervised settings.

Educational Resources for Psychedelics

If you are interested in learning more about Psylocybin and other psychedelics, you can find more information in our educational resources section.

TFG Shroom Recipes Section

For those interested in fun ways to take mushrooms, you can find more information through the link here: TFG's Shroom Cookbook

TFG's Campaign to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues

Full article found here: The Stigma of Mental Health Problems

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