Psilocybin (pronounced ‘shy-oh-Robbin) is the active ingredient contained in magic mushrooms. This naturally occurring substance is known scientifically as Psilocin. It is a highly aromatic, natural chemical that has been found to have profound psychoactive properties.
Magic mushrooms contain a chemical called psilocin that is believed to work towards creating a mystical ‘high’. This chemical affects the brain’s serotonin system, allowing for it to create an almost euphoric sensation.
How does psilocybin work?
When psilocybin mushrooms are ingested, they work on the body by stimulating an elevated state of consciousness. Some of the most commonly found effects from psilocybin use include a strong, prolonged, ‘eye-opening’ experience that can lead to an overall feeling of wellbeing.
Users have reported an enhanced sense of creativity, enhanced clarity of thought, a sense of calmness and relaxation, a sense of being connected with a ‘spirit’, a sense of oneness, and an enhanced sense of communication with spirit. Some users even claim to have talked to angels.
These beneficial effects of psilocybin mushrooms were originally discovered by the ancient People of the Amazon. Early explorers, looking for a cure for their illnesses, relied on the strange mushrooms for treatment.
In the 1800s, German scientists, following a series of experiments with mice, discovered that this magical mushroom had similar healing powers. The main article here deals with how psilocin mushrooms work on the human body, what some of the common health concerns related to its use, and the benefits from using it.
Please note that the information given below is not intended to be taken as professional medical advice, nor in the place of that.
The active substance in psilocybin-type mushrooms is psilocin, which has a very long shelf life. Psilocin is the primary chemical in mushrooms that induces hallucinations, spiritual experiences and a ‘high’.
There are two general types of mushrooms containing psilocin: fresh and dried. The dried type is considered less desirable because the dried mushrooms lose their potency with time and the curing potential is reduced.
Psilocybin is highly addicting
Because of the high potential for addiction, the Controlled Substances Act classifies psilocybin as a Schedule II drug, along with other drugs like LSD and ecstasy.
This classification meant that the drug cannot be purchased over the counter and must be administered through a doctor or medical professional.
However, mushrooms that are classified as Schedule I drugs, including Psilocybin, are not considered addictive and therefore can be purchased over the counter and used without any trouble.
Although it is difficult to administer, when purchasing dried psilocybin mushrooms one must take into account the potency and the drying times of the product.
The smaller the quantity, the higher the potency will be, and so a much larger amount of dried mushrooms should not be bought than would be needed to produce a one-time dosage of the drug.
For example, if the amount necessary to produce a therapeutic dose is twenty grams, and the dried amount produced is fifty grams, then the dosage would be fifty grams dried, or five grams in powder form.
Therefore, even though the potency of the product is relatively low, it is best to purchase the mushrooms in powder form, because this makes it easier to measure out a correct dose for the body. You can find the best medically grown psilocybin mushrooms at the Spectrorganics UK website
Psylochedrine – an alternative treatment
Psylochedrine, which is also known as Wysowgo, is a legal homeopathic remedy for the treatment of a wide range of illnesses and for some people an extremely appealing option.
Psylochedrine has a distinctive sweet taste, which many users find to be satisfying and highly motivational. It is a stimulant in the pysanical kingdom, but unlike most other stimulants it does not produce any side effects nor does it have a high level of toxicity when taken internally.
It is believed to work by increasing dopamine levels in the brain and can have therapeutic effects in some medical conditions. It has not, however, been approved by the FDA as a prescription drug and therefore cannot be purchased over the counter.
Cubensis is the ingredient in lessons and psilocybin mushrooms which create the magic ingredient in these “antipsychotic” mushrooms. Cubensis is a naturally occurring herb which stimulates the production of serotonin, a key chemical in psychiatric activity and behavior disorders.
This is a powerful substance with potentially very beneficial results in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders.
However, when this ingredient of psilocybin mushrooms is ingested, it does not carry any health risks or addictive properties of its own, so it must be considered part of the natural, therapeutic process in which the herb works in conjunction with dosage and diet.