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What Magic Mushrooms Do To You: The Hallucinogenic Effects

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
What Magic Mushrooms Do To You: The Hallucinogenic Effects

Magic mushrooms cause profound effects on the body, so you should think very carefully about the legal and health risks of taking this drug if you are considering it. Furthermore, the concentration of psilocybin and psilocin (active ingredient) varies considerably among different mushroom varieties, so a moderate consumption is recommended with all possible precautions taken and research done into the individual strain.

In this OneHowTo article we want to share information about magic mushrooms: their effects, ways of consumption, etc. The information you will find here is based on the psilocybin mushroom family.

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How to Prepare and Eat Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

When you eat hallucinogenic mushrooms you must be very careful and cautious, eat a small amount and wait for the effects of each dose to take effect . Furthermore, each person has a different absorption capacity in terms of the hallucinogenic chemicals present in the mushrooms.

Avoid eating fresh mushrooms. The mushrooms will still have psilocybin and psilocin content but the effect will be less powerful that when they are fresh. It is also advisable to mix the mushrooms with other foods as this will also make their effect milder. Try to eat mushrooms on an empty stomach, this will avoid you having stomach problems.

What Magic Mushrooms Do To You: The Hallucinogenic Effects - How to Prepare and Eat Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

The Effects of hallucinogenic mushrooms

The effects can be varied and range from visual and auditory hallucinations to situations of distorted or surreal reality and even 'bad trips' (unpleasant feelings such as fear, anxiety, etc.). Try eating the mushrooms in the company of a friend or two, and do so in a nice quiet place. The effects of hallucinogenic mushrooms can last between 4 and 6 hours (depending on the type and amount ingested)

What to do if you take too many mushrooms

After consumption of hallucinogenic mushrooms your body will feel strange, you should try to rest and relax. If you feel the effects are overwhelming, drink orange juice as this contains substances which mitigate the effects of the mushrooms.

Hallucinogenic mushrooms do not generate dependency or addictive symptoms, despite having a high tolerance; this is why you should space out over time the consumption of mushrooms.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Tips
  • Mushrooms are considered natural drugs, but just because they are natural that doe snot make them harmless.
  • Consumption of hallucinogenic mushrooms is not recommended if you suffer from a psychological disorder.

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