Mushrooms are well known to be one of nature’s most prolific and potent natural substances. More importantly, they are also among our most commonly used and prescribed drugs. Some of the most common medical conditions that are treated with shrooms are Agatoid neurons, Brain cancer, Candida, Cystic fibrosis, hallucinogenic disorders, Mycosis plicata, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and much more.
The active chemical compound in psilocybin or “psilocin” is psilocin A. Psilocybin is usually classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which means that has a very high potential for abuse and there have been no currently approved medical use in treatment in the United States. Also called: magic mushrooms psilocin are also called blue mountains, magic mushrooms, white mushrooms, grower’s mushroom, mushrooms, one Mine, and agaricus. Some species of these mushrooms contain hundreds to thousands of active chemicals, all producing different physical and psychological effects on the individual who consumes them. These types of drugs include:
The most popular and well known of all the psilocybin mushroom varieties is psilocybin, which is responsible for the classic psiloform flush, often described as a spiritual or religious experience. Other common and widely used types of mushrooms that produce this effect include chocolate truffles, magic mushrooms, and ganoderma. In many cases, especially after the use of cannabis, the intoxicating qualities of some of these mushrooms can be comparable to those produced by smoked cannabis. This is due to a similar chemical reaction between the alkaloids found in both cannabis and mushrooms; however, unlike with cannabis, the experience can be highly addictive and dangerous.
In contrast to the more mild effects of psilocin and its relatives, which usually only last for hours or days at most, the effects of magic mushrooms can last up to a full 24 hours. These mushrooms often produce classic “shroom” visions, including intense colors, sounds, and feelings that are out of this world. There have also been reported cases in which individuals have entered states of hypnosis, or where they have had near death experiences after consuming certain types of mushrooms.
These mushrooms also appear to have an effect on the brain in a way similar to classic antipsychotic medications. Many people who consume magic mushrooms report feeling disoriented, or as if their minds are clouded. While this doesn’t necessarily lead to paranoia, many people who consume large amounts of mushrooms will report feelings of intense paranoia for a few days after they consume them. This is a side effect that is quite common among those who regularly consume certain kinds of mushrooms.
Many people who consume psilocybin mushrooms, and other hallucinogenic mushrooms, often report feelings of creativity or enlightenment after consuming them. Many believe this type of mushroom is the magic mushroom because it produces these sorts of intense spiritual experiences. Many who consume psilocybin mushrooms find that they have striking problems with fitting in socially or making friends. It is this sort of effect that makes mushrooms one of the most potent and commonly used drugs in history.