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Answers for Your Top Questions About Magic Mushrooms, Psilocybin & Microdosing

Whether microdosing mushrooms, making mushroom tea, or simply getting high, most likely you’ll be working with dried psilocybin mushrooms. (Blue Meanie mushroom, Penis Envy mushrooms and Golden Teacher mushrooms all contain psilocybin.) As long as they are dried completely and properly stored, psilocybin mushrooms will keep their potency for at least two to three years.

When you buy magic mushrooms online from us, they are professionally dried, and as such will last at least 2 to 3 years- if stored correctly that is.

How to store magic mushrooms is simple – keep them in a DRY and DARK place. Any exposure to light, moisture or heat can reduce their potency, and nobody wants to do that.

If you’re wondering how to store magic mushrooms for even longer periods, simply seal them in zip-lock plastic baggies and keep them in your freezer. Make sure no moisture gets in the baggies.

As with cannabis, scientific research into psychedelic mushrooms could not legally be done until very recently. For this reason it is only now we are seeing medical and scientific claims of the many benefits of magic mushrooms.

The first psychedelic research center in the US just opened in 2020. There they are investigating the use of psilocybin mushrooms to treat anxiety, depression, and tobacco addiction.

Other recent research is proving magic mushrooms very effective in treating depression and PTSD. Magic mushrooms are also showing promise in treating addiction to drugs like cocaine, oxycotin and nicotine.

A 2017 study suggests the temporary loss of ego that occurs when doing magic mushrooms could have long lasting benefits. The transendental expansive feeling when high on shrooms often becomes a life-changing experience resulting in us feeling more creative, more connected and more alive.

Lastly, in January 2021 a clinical study found that psilocybin mushrooms given to patients diagnosed with terminal cancer resulted in a marked and lasting reduction in depression, anxiety and hopelessness.

Regardless the types of magic mushrooms taken, iIf you eat them on an empty stomach they will come on a lot faster than if you had eaten prior to taking them.

Whether it’s Liberty Caps, Blue Meanies, Penis Envy mushrooms or Golden Teacher mushrooms, taking them on an empty stomach usually results in the onset of your trip beginning within 10-30 minutes.

If you eat before taking your shrooms then it can take up to two or even three hours if you ate a lot.

It’s best to have a little something in your stomach since you’re not going to feel hungry while tripping, and a completely empty stomach might being about one or more of the negative side effects of shrooms.

If you make a mushroom tea by soaking your dried shrooms in lemon juice for two to three minutes then adding warm water and honey, most of the psylocibin will be converted into psylocin and your trip onset should begin within a couple minutes of drinking.

The duration of a given shroom trip will vary based on several factors including what types of psychedelic mushrooms are consumed, how large a dose, and how they were taken. It also depends on the freshness and quality of the particular batch of magic mushrooms used.

On top of all that there are subjective factors to consider such as body weight, tolerance level, empty or full stomach, and even state of mind when taking.

With all this said, one can generally expect the primary trip or high from psilocybin mushrooms to last somewhere between three to eight hours.

After the primary trip it is common to feel less intense secondary effects over the following ten to twelve hours. So plan your day or evening accordingly.

We’re learning there are many positive side effects of shrooms, but what are the negative side-effects of psychodelic mushrooms?

Just as everyone’s subjective experience of the high of psilocybin mushrooms is different, not everyone will experience the same if any of these known negative side effects of shrooms:

dizziness, drowsiness, impaired concentration, muscle weakness, lack of coordination, unusual body sensations, nausea, paranoia, confusion, frightening hallucinations and vomiting.

All of the negative side effects above are non-life threatening and temporary. So if any of these arise don’t panic and assure yourself that it will be over soon enough.

In case you’re wondering can you overdose on shrooms, there has never been a report of a death caused directly by psilocybin mushrooms. Eating a wrongly identified mushroom is another story. One more good reason to buy magic mushrooms online from professionals like us.

Well, can you smoke mushrooms? Of course you can but should you? Even though many people claim they feel some psychoactive effects from either smoking psilocybin mushrooms alone or with cannabis, there’s one fact that would suggest it’s all in their heads. Psilocybin is a flimsy molecule that is broken down and made inactive at relatively low temperatures. According to the Merck Index, psilocin and psilocybin break down at 85C (185F), which means the temperatures reached when smoking are high enough to guarantee no psychoactive chemicals are left to enjoy.

There’s also the not unreasonable concern for your lungs. When you smoke magic mushrooms you are inhaling spores and fungal laden dust.

However, if you chose to give it a try, be sure to share your experience with us here. Nothing speaks louder than experience.

Today in Canada it is illegal to produce, possess, or sell psilocybin in any form since it remains listed as a Schedule III drug in Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The only exception was for approved research purposes – until last year.

In 2020 Canada became one of a small number of countries to allow the use of psychedelic mushrooms by citizens suffering from non-terminal medical conditions such as depression, PTSD and other mental illnesses.

This new magic mushroom exemption in Canada was emboldened by Oregon’s legalizing psilocybin-assisted therapy and Washington DC decriminalizing all magic mushrooms in the 2020 elections.

We anticipate a similar path to legality as what we saw happened with cannabis. There will be constitutional arguments of the

Last month, U.K.-based psychedelic medicine company Compass Pathways rang the ceremonial opening bell on the NASDAQ stock exchange, following an I.P.O. that saw the company valued at more than US$1 billion.

Identifying magic mushrooms is no easy task. Most of the popular psylocybin mushrooms have lookalikes that you would not want to eat, some being highly poisonous. If you are thinking of foraging for magic mushrooms in the wild you better take it very seriously and study up. There are many quality magic mushroom resources both online and psilocybin books for those who want to start learning.

Not everyone can invest the time and effort required to learn how to safely identify shrooms in the wild. This was one reason we started our service online. When you buy magic mushrooms online from us you know what you are getting.

With all that said, here’s some basic visible differences between three of the most common psilocybin mushrooms:

1. psilocybe cubensis
(Gold Cap Mushrooms, Golden Teacher Mushrooms, Penis Envy Mushrooms, Blue Meanies)
These are the biggest of the three psilocybin mushrooms listed here. They have caps that are often reddish brown and sometimes golden yellow as the name suggests.


2. psilocybe semilanceata
(Liberty Cap Mushrooms, Liberty Bell Mushrooms)
This is the most common species of magic mushrooms. Its name is Latin for half spear due to its pointed cap. Yellowish brown in color these are found in damp fields.


3. psilocybe baeocystis
(Bottle Cap Mushrooms, Knobby Tops, Blue Bell Mushrooms, Olive Caps)
These magic mushrooms sport a much darker brown cap and are found growing on rotting logs and in mulch.


4. psilocybe cyanescens
(Wavy Caps, Blue Meanies)
These psilocybin mushrooms have a distinctive caramel brown wavy cap and are found growing on wood chips in the wild. As with all types of magic mushrooms visual differences are not enough to safely identify them, you need to take a “spore print”, or just buy them from us.

Check back for our guide to Microdosing Mushrooms soon! 

Yes you can overdose on shrooms. Although there has never been a report of death directly attributed to taking magic mushrooms, an overdose can be a rough ride and in rare cases lead to some serious issues.

Deaths have occurred in cases where the user has misidentified and ingested a poisonous mushroom. There are many poisonous L.B.M.s (little brown mushrooms) that look a lot like psilocybin mushrooms – a good reason to buy magic mushrooms online from a reputable site like ours.

“The dose makes the poison.”
It’s important to dose light at first and get to know what dosage works best for you with the different types of psychedelic mushroom. Taking too many mushrooms or using a strong batch can lead to an overdose resulting in uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms – most of which are temporary but some are more serious if there is an underlying condition of the user.

Possible effects from a psychedelic mushroom overdose include:

  • * Anxiety and panic attacks
    * Vomiting and diarrhea
    * Agitation
    * Paranoia
    * Psychosis
    * Seizures
    * Coma

The first three being quite common, and the last three requiring a preexisting condition which is exacerbated by a “bad trip” or overdose.

Any risk-reward analysis requires some reliable stats. What are the odds of suffer any of these negative side effects of shrooms? Well, pretty low.

A 2016 survey found out of over 12,000 psilocybin users surveyed, 240 reported needing emergency medical treatment. That’s 0.2% which is one fifth the rate reported for MDA, LSD and cocaine.
Usually an overdose lasts no more than eight hours. In some cases there are less intense but troubling effects that take several days to fade off. Best not to go there, so get to know your dose.

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Raw Doggin’ It
So, you decided to eat your shrooms raw. That’s hardcore, but also the simplest approach. Keep a rich drink on hand, just in case. And… you remembered to clean your shrooms before popping them, yeah?
Gel Caps
After cleaning the shrooms, you can grind them up into powders and place them into gel caps. If you know roughly how much you’ve placed into each gel cap, you can easily estimate your dose. Gel caps are a great way to store shrooms, or for taking them in a discreet manner.

Mix Your Shrooms with Other Food
A step up from eating raw shrooms: Sprinkle them onto or mix them into some other dish. Pizzas and magic mushroom pasta are common methods, but feel free to get creative. For instance, grinding up shrooms and eating them with handfuls of Japanese rice crackers should completely mask the shroom flavor with practically zero prep.

Shroom-Infused Chocolates and Other Sweets
Shrooms in chocolates, caramels, or other confections is another excellent way to consume them. In the cases of chocolates, caramels, cookies, or any other sweet that requires baking, remember that psilocybin breaks down around 190°F, so cooking for extended periods of time (30+ minutes) beyond that temperature could affect potency. You can always try no-bake versions of your favorite snacks to preserve potency, too. Many psilocybin infused candies like mushroom gummies are available from a myriad of suppliers.

Shroom Tea
Next to eating them relatively raw, making a shroom tea is the most popular way to consume psilocybin.
Sauteed Shrooms, Quiches, Risottos, and Other Culinary Endeavors
Are you a culinary artist who won’t be satisfied with mere teas or psilocybin crumbles? Maybe you’ve been cooking with cannabis, and now you’d like to try your hand at shroom dishes?

They do deteriorate if exposed to air & light (and heat), especially if they’re not well dried to start with.

I’ve kept dried shrooms in the freezer for 2 years, and they came out as good as they went in, but poorly stored shrooms can be worthless in 3 months.

How long shrooms stay in your system is dependent on the elimination half-life (the amount of time it takes for half of the drug to leave the blood) of the psychoactive compounds. The elimination half-life for psilocybin is only 160 minutes, and for psilocin it’s even shorter, clocking in at 50 minutes.
Consequently, both psilocybin and psilocin are quickly excreted in the urine, with more than 95 percent of psilocybin leaving the body within about 13 hours, and 95 percent or more of psilocin eliminated after approximately five hours.

How to store magic mushrooms is simple – keep them in a DRY and DARK place. Any exposure to light, moisture or heat can reduce their potency, and nobody wants to do that.

If you’re wondering how to store magic mushrooms for even longer periods, simply seal them in zip-lock plastic baggies and keep them in your freezer. Make sure no moisture gets in the baggies.

For even longer storage you can do as the Egyptians did and put them in glass mason jars covered with non pasteurized honey. Your shrooms will keep for literally millennia and taste delicious.

Psilocybin is not considered to be addictive nor does it cause compulsive use. One reason is that the intense experience, which can be physically and mentally challenging, may cause people using psilocybin to limit their frequency of use.

Another reason is that the human body quickly builds tolerance to psilocybin, such that people require much higher doses after only a few days of repeated use, making it extremely difficult to have any effect after more than four days of repeated usage.

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