Magic mushrooms are a variety of naturally occurring mushrooms that contain Psilocybin. Psylocibin is a psychedelic drug that can affect all the senses of a person and can cause hallucinating effects. Psilocybin in magic mushrooms get converted to Psilocin upon digestion, which can cause psychoactive effects.
The appearance of magic mushrooms look much similar to other mushrooms. The dangerous thing is that magic mushrooms look more similar to poisonous mushrooms that can even cause death. But with careful observation and with expertise knowledge magic mushrooms can be differentiated from those poisonous mushrooms.
Magic mushrooms are also known as mushrooms, mushies, blue meanies, golden tops and liberty cops. People can use magic mushrooms in the fresh form, cooked form or also can be brewed into tea.
Using magic mushrooms has to be done with care. Effects can vary from individual to individual according to their size, weight and health condition. Not only that, effects of mushrooms can change according to the type of mushroom a person consumes.
After consumption the effects of magic mushroom usually begins after 30 minutes, and can last for about six hours. A person can experience euphoria, changes in consciousness, dilation of pupils, stomach discomfort, headaches, increased body temperature, sweating, chills, visual and auditory hallucinations.
But if consumed in an overdose adverse effects like vomiting, muscle weakness, seizures and even can lead to coma.
As an advanced use, the latest studies reveal that a synthetic version of magic mushrooms can be used to ease depression.
In a latest study done by Imperial centre for psychedelic Research, it was found that patients with depression who received psilocybin therapy had improvements when compared to others who didn’t receive the treatment..
It must be noted that, even though these findings are promising, patients with depression should not attempt to self-medicate with Psilocybin. It is always advised to consult a doctor.