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Identifying Magic Mushrooms
Psilocybin: "magic mushrooms" contain a chemical called psilocybin, which is a natural hallucinogen (similar to lsd, which is synthetic). You can read warnings about it here: http://tinyurl.Com/9gxhsdz and lots more info, some of it very subjective and even positive here: http://tinyurl.Com/4f7qh like all powerful mind-altering drugs, psilocybin can be very dangerous depending on the circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But it is not magic. Or maybe it is because magic is not real , it's an illusion right? That pretty much sums up drugs and what becomes of people who are addicted to them, in the beginning the illusion is; life is better, more fun, your smarter, enlightened etc. However the reality is quite the opposite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to the mushroom: I'm sure the mushroom might be offended if it knew that it had such a bad rap with humans....but to answer your question, they are currently not used medicinally because of their high potential for abuse and addiction. They cause changes in mental status and cognition and therefore, I would advise against their use as harm can come to you or others while under their influence. Try rhubarb instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hallucinations: Used recreationally, hallucinogenic mushrooms can lead to psychosis, intense fear, and panic. Doses are extremely variable, and can be too high. In contained therapeutic situations, research is being done with more moderate doses of the active compound, psilocybin. Some participants spoke of a mystical experience of sacred connectedness. For some, positive change. http://tinyurl.com/8o33k5a. ...Read more
Depends: on what you are really getting. When it comes to herbal substances, especially in the US where they are essentially unregulated, you never know what you are getting. Even more so with illicit plant drugs like peyote, mescaline and psilocibin (which is the active ingredient in most 'magic' mushrooms). Bad trips with psychosis and flashbacks, anticholinergic effects -dry mouth, blurred vision etc. ...Read more
Wrong web site: This is not the kind of web site to garner such information. I don't recommend preparing your self at all, i dont recommend you use them. ...Read more
Yes, but it's rare: Psilocybin and psilocyn are the hallucinogenic elements in certain mushrooms. These “magic” mushrooms usually cause nausea before any desired mental effects. People who ingest them often experience distorted perceptions of touch, sight, sound, and taste. Some users become very nervous and paranoid. On occasion, they can also experience "flashbacks" or hallucinogen persisting perception disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: "magic mushrooms" is what most people call hallucinogenic mushrooms, which have psilocybin as their most active component. I believe my colleague is speaking of another kind of mushrooms other than these hallucinogenic ones. Used recreationally, "magic" mushrooms can produce anxiety, panic, and even psychosis. Psilocybin content is unpredictable in these. They are not a weight loss aid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magic mushroom: Psilocybin & Psilocin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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