Edibles | Shroom infused Edibles
Food and magic mushroom lovers rejoice. Shroom edibles like chocolate shrooms and shroom gummies are taking Canada by storm. These goodies taste so delicious, it’s hard not to forget the psychedelic trip that is about to hit. Below is more information on magic mushroom edibles, what they are, how to take them, and their health benefits and effects.
What Are Magic Mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms (aka psilocybin mushrooms or shrooms) are fungi that contain psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound. There are a wide variety of magic mushroom, with over 200 known species that contain psilocybin or psilocin (its derivative). Magic mushrooms are used in many therapeutic settings to treat a wide range of conditions and disorders including anxiety, depression, OCD, headaches and substance abuse.
What Are Shroom Edibles?
To put it in the most basic terms, shroom edibles are any food items that contain psilocybin or psilocin. Since the taste of shrooms is an acquired taste to many, mixing them when favourite foods is a no-brainer. They can be added to just about anything, where some are more compatible than others depending on individual tastes. Or for a more simple approach, there are many great shroom edible products on the market already. For those with a sweet tooth, shroom chocolates or shroom gummies are excellent options.
How Can Magic Mushroom Edibles Be Consumed?
Magic mushroom edibles maybe look, smell and taste like normal food items, but believe us when we say, they are not. What follows after eating a good dose of psilocybin edible treats can be out of this world. It is therefore important to know how much psilocybin is in the food item being eaten. As long as the dose is within a safe and responsible range, all that is needed is to eat and enjoy the shroom edible as you would any other delicious item of food.
What are the effects of shrooms edibles? What can you expect after consuming Magic Mushrooms edibles?
The effects experienced when taking magic mushroom edibles will largely depend on how much and what kind of shrooms are taken. In general, a moderate dose of psilocybin mushrooms (about between 1 – 2.5 grams) will induce a state of heightened emotional awareness, increased introspection and altered psychological functioning. This could include hallucinogenic experiences and the ability to become more intune with a dream-like state. This makes sense since studies have shown that magic mushroom trips are very similar to dreaming. Other common effects that shroom have on users is changes is perception, synesthesia, time distortion and emotional variability. Most of these aforementioned effects are normally felt after an hour of consumption, and the high will typically last between four to six hours. However, this is only a generalization and highs can last for much longer than expected at times. The first effects that are normally felt are a sharp change in visual perception. Time will seem to slow down and thoughts and emotions will take a journey to places unknown. It is quite common to become more open emotionally, with rushes of happiness and euphoria flow throughout the body. To accompany these sensations, a sense of curiosity often hits hard, while the mind expands and the body becomes one with the universe. The following stage could have positives as well as negatives. During this stage, emotions are likely to be strong and intense, both in a good way, but also potentially in a negative way. To prevent any negative effects from taking hold, it is important to relax, stay calm and embrace the multitude of intense sensations. It is a good idea to remind yourself that the experience is only temporary, and that everything will eventually revert back to normal. So just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Now comes the bad. There at times will be side effects, which can vary between individuals. Some of the more common side effects include large changes in heart rate and blood pressure. In addition, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, tremors, dilated pupils, restlessness and troubles with hand-eye coordination are all potential side effects. In addition, psilocybin can potentially cause headaches, and upset stomach and diarrhea. With the negative effects in mind, it is always a good idea to start off small and give plenty of time before further doses. Taking magic mushrooms responsibly is the only way magic mushrooms should be taken, especially when the goal is for the most intense out of this world experience as possible.
What effects will you experience with different doses of Magic Mushroom edibles?
Below are dosage ranges for Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms but can also apply to other magic mushroom strains with psilocybin. It is important to note that Psilocybe shroom species, such as Psilocybe cyanescens, Psilocybe semilanceata and Psilocybe azurescens, are more potent on average. In addition, these figures are based on the dried variety. For mushroom edibles such as chocolates, shrooms and shroom gummies, it is always a good idea to check the packaging for directions and recommended servings. All shroom products are not created equally, and some may be stronger than others. It is also important to read the packaging to determine how many mg of shrooms are in each serving of the particular shroom edible.
Magic Mushroom Potency Rating Scale
1 – Mildly Potent (Mexican) 2 – Moderately Potent (Golden Teacher, African Transkei, B+, Z-Strain, Brazilian) 3 – Potent (Cambodian, Wollongong) 4 – Very Potent (Penis Envy, Albino Penis Envy, Penis Envy Uncut) 5 – Extremely Potent (Blue Meanie)
Magic Mushroom edibles MICRODOSE range
(0.05 to 0.25 grams or 50 to 250 mg)