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Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms (psilocybin mushrooms or shrooms) refer to any type of fungus with psilocybin as its active component. This substance attaches to serotonin receptors in the brain and results in a variety of mind-altering effects. Shroom users commonly refer to the effects they experience as a trip or a psychedelic journey.

Mycologists have identified over 180 unique species of magic mushrooms, with Psilocybe cubensis standing out as the most renowned and easily accessible variety. You can find magic mushroom cubensis strains available in our online shop.

Psilocybin: Active Component of Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybin, in conjunction with other substances like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and mescaline, falls into the category of "classic psychedelics." These compounds have the capacity to alter mood, cognition, and perception by emulating neurotransmitters in the brain.

After ingestion, the naturally occurring psychedelic drug undergoes a conversion process into psilocin, which behaves akin to serotonin, a mood-regulating neurotransmitter. Psilocybin's capacity to stimulate a particular serotonin receptor in the brain is what initiates its psychedelic effects.

The hallucinogenic impact of psilocybin can lead individuals to perceive images, hear sounds, and experience sensations that appear genuine but are not. Those under the influence of psilocybin may even encounter synesthesia, a phenomenon where two senses intertwine, such as the sensation of being able to smell colours....