Magic mushrooms, also known as “shrooms” includes the well-known Psilocybin mushrooms, including the Psilocybe mushroom group, and Amanita mushrooms (also called fly agaric or fly amanita), including the A. muscariavar.muscaria and A. pantherina mushrooms. Magic mushrooms have a variety of wellness benefits and hallucinogenic effects.
Psilocybin mushrooms are considered true psychedelics and are what most people think of when they think of magic mushrooms and tripping. They have thin white stems and large caps. The main compounds in psilocybin mushrooms, psilocybin(their namesake) and psilocin are listed as Schedule 1 drugs and are illegal in most states.
The Amanita Mushroom
Amanita mushrooms look like Mario mushrooms, but they have very different effects. Its main compounds are Ibotenic acid and Muscimol, and both of them are legal in the United States. Most companies that are selling magic mushrooms online are selling some kind of Amanita mushroom. These mushrooms are native to the Northern Hemisphere but can also grow in the wild in the southern hemisphere.
How Mushrooms are Cultivated
These mushrooms can be grown in a controlled environment or harvested in the wild. After harvest, the mushrooms are dried and turned into a powder. The powder is then tested by an approved lab to ensure the potency and levels of ibotenic acid, muscimol, and muscarine, ensuring consistent quality and potency. This powder can be used to make mushroom products like mushroom gummies, mushroom chocolate bars, and other mushroom edibles.
Things to Consider
Magic mushrooms don’t taste great on their own. Most edibles have some flavorings added to make the experience of eating the shrooms more enjoyable. For people that enjoy the natural flavor of magic mushrooms, mushroom capsules are a great way of getting a consistent dose of shrooms.