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Psilocybin mushrooms - what are they?

Psilocybin mushrooms are mushrooms that have a classic fruiting body, but are known as "magic mushrooms"! It is about the pronounced psychoactive properties of this mushroom. The main active component of mushrooms is psilocybin, which is metabolized into psilocin when consumed in the body. And it is psilocin that serves as the key component that causes the very miraculous effect discussed below.

Psilocybin Harm or Benefit?

Effectiveness of psilocybin mushrooms - useful or dangerous?

Psilocybin mushrooms have potential efficacy in various aspects, among which the following areas should be emphasized:

  •     Psychotherapy: Some studies have shown that psilocybin can be useful in psychotherapy, especially for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is believed that psilocybin can help patients process intense emotions and reframe their problems, which can lead to long-term positive changes.
  •     Addictions: Some studies suggest that psilocybin may help treat addictions, such as addiction to nicotine or alcohol.
  •     Improving quality of life in patients with terminal illnesses: Studies have shown that psilocybin can help patients facing serious illnesses for which clinical and drug treatments are no longer helping. Mushrooms give a second chance, help to cope with anxiety and depression, as well as a better perception of one's life situation.
  •     Creativity and expansion of consciousness: Some people report creative insights and expansion of consciousness during experiences with psilocybin. This can be beneficial for artists, musicians, and other creative people.

When first experiencing psilocybin mushrooms as food, the following body reactions may occur:


  • A change in the perception of the world and time.
  •     An elevated mood.
  •     Increased sensitivity to bright light.
  •     Heart palpitations.
  •     Disturbance of coordination and chills, weakness.
  •     Sleepiness or on the contrary - increased activity.

Psilocybin in the human body can cause visual visualizations or auditory. Some people have difficulties in understanding what is real and what is not. As for the physical danger of psilocybin for humans, this question can be not considered at all - the danger to life is practically zero.

The table of harms of various substances, including psilocybin, is given on wikipedia.

Is psilocybin physically addictive?

Scientific research and medical experience show that psilocybin, the main active ingredient in psilocybin mushrooms, is not physically addictive, as some drugs can be. Physical dependence is related to the fact that the body adapts to the substance and physiological "withdrawal" symptoms occur when use is discontinued. This is not observed in this case.

Can a person under mushrooms harm another person?

A person who is under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms or other psychedelic substances can only pose a danger to himself and others if he is completely immersed in a "disaster trip". In this case, he or she loses touch with reality, experiences panic, aggression or unpredictable emotions.

To prevent potential risks, it is recommended to:


  • Use mushrooms in a safe and familiar environment where there is reliable support from other adults and sober people.
  •     Avoid mixing with other substances, including alcohol and drugs.
  •     Conduct consumption in a place where you can be alone with yourself or with trusted people.
  •     Avoid driving or engaging in other dangerous activities when you are under the influence of psilocybin.

It is important to remember that safety should always come first, and approach your use with caution and responsibility.

Psilocybin mushrooms how to consume?

Which part of the mushroom is most saturated with the valuable substance?

Psilocybin is contained in the fruiting body of the mushroom and is completely absent in the spores. The substance prevails quantitatively in the mushroom cap. However, the exact distribution of the psychoactive substance may vary depending on the mushroom species, growing conditions and other factors.

What is the half-removal period of psilocybin from the body after a trip?

The half-removal of the substance from the body can vary depending on a variety of factors, including general health, metabolism, dose, frequency of use, and other individual characteristics. Typically, the half-elimination is about 2-3 hours. This means that 2-3 hours after use, half of the psilocybin dose will be eliminated from the body.

However, keep in mind that half elimination is only an estimate and the final excretion process may take longer. Other metabolites of psilocybin may also remain in the body longer.

It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of psilocybin mushrooms may last longer than the elimination half-life, especially when considering the effects on the psycho-emotional state.

Dosage and pre-trip recommendations

The dosage of psilocybin mushrooms can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including individual sensitivity, physical condition, mood, environment and the presence of other substances in the body. There is no universal "safe" dosage, as reactions to psilocybin can be highly individualized.

However, the following recommendations can be used as a guide for approximate dosage:

  •     Starting Dose (Microdosing): The minimum dosage usually leaves about 1-2 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms. In this quantity, the value of the mushrooms is noted for regular medicinal use, for treating depression, getting rid of fears, etc. However, this dose cannot provide a full immersion in a trip. In the absence of a trip, it is hardly possible to reflect on the expansion of consciousness, on the changes in the worldview of a person after the use of this dosage of mushrooms.
  •     Average normal dose: Usually it is about 3-4 grams of dried mushrooms or 30-40 grams of raw mushrooms. This is about the dosage needed to dive into a trip for the average person. The difference between dried and raw mushrooms is the water that evaporates when the fruiting bodies are dried.
  •     High Dose: Doses over 5-6 grams of dried mushrooms can induce very strong psychedelic states, profound changes in perception and consciousness. Higher dosage is recommended for advanced users.

Keep in mind that the intensity and duration of psilocybin's effects can vary greatly depending on the dosage. High doses can lead to profound changes in perception, visual hallucinations, altered thinking and euphoric states.

Safety should always come first when consuming psilocybin mushrooms. If you decide to try psilocybin, it is recommended that you:

  •     Start with a low dose to gauge your reaction.
  •     Never consume more than you feel you are able to tolerate.
  •     Provide a safe and comfortable environment, perhaps with someone who can help if needed.
  •     Avoid mixing with other substances, including alcohol and other drugs.
  •     Have an understanding of the possible risks and side effects.

It is important to note that the legality of psilocybin and psilocybin mushrooms varies from country to country and region to region. You should familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations before use. Are psilocybin mushrooms illegal or legal? - You can read more about the answer on wikipedia.


In what form should Golden Teecher be consumed?

The mushrooms are consumed raw or dried. The process of drying the mushrooms before consuming them is recommended for ease of storage.

If you want to try out psilocybin mushrooms, it is recommended that you dry them properly first:

  1.     Gather fresh mushrooms: If you plan to use fresh mushrooms, make sure that they are spotlessly clean and show no signs of spoilage. If you grow psilocybin mushrooms yourself, they will be perfectly clean and require no additional cleaning.
  2.     Prepare them for drying: Carefully clean the mushrooms of dirt and other contaminants.
  3.     Drying: Dry the mushrooms on a ventilated surface or drying machine at a low temperature. The goal is to remove moisture from the mushrooms, but not to over-dry them. Dry the mushrooms until they become brittle - until they sound crunchy when bent. Drying temperature should be 30-40 degrees.
  4.     Storage: After drying, store mushrooms in a dry, cool and dark place. Use an air evacuation system to provide a vacuum in the package. In this form, your golden teachers can retain their magical properties for up to 2 years unchanged. After that, the concentration of the miracle substance will simply decrease and you will need to increase the dosage to take it.

Recipe for using psilocybin mushrooms?

The simplest method: simply chew a whole raw/dried mushroom in the right dosage and wash it down with water. However, there is a chance that the specific mushroom flavor will not be to your liking - there are options!

Consumption in the form of tinctures and decoctions. When heated with a liquid (water), psilocybin is immediately transformed into psilocin (at +87-90 degrees). Psilocin has an effect on the brain and plunges you into a trippy state. This is why eating mushrooms with tea promotes their rapid digestion and entry into the trip is faster. Recipe:

  •     Prepare mushrooms in desired dosage in dry or fresh form.
  •     Boil water and let it cool slightly (a couple minutes) to a temperature of +75-90 degrees.
  •     Pour the mushrooms in accordance with the dosage (one portion of Golden Ticer pour 200-250 ml of water).
  •     Clock 10-15 minutes - let the tea insist.
  •     Filter the drink. The remnants are recommended to eat to enhance the effect.
  •     To improve the flavor, you can add cinnamon, ginger, honey (but without fanaticism). It is important to do this at the stage when the tea has already cooled to a temperature close to +40 degrees.

It is important to take mushroom tea only fresh, as its properties evaporate over time and the elixir turns into a simple mushroom decoction (edible, but without superpowers). Instead of water, you can use black or green tea, lightly brewed.

"Trip" and "Bed Trip" in the context of psilocybin mushroom use - what is it?

Trip (trip): It is a state of altered consciousness that can include profound visual and aural experiences, altered perceptions of time and self, and intense feelings of euphoria, light, joy, and even spirituality. A trip can be a positive and inspiring experience, during which a person can gain new insights and understandings and feel closer to the world and the natural environment. People can also feel connected to others and a deeper understanding of their own emotions. Moreover, under the influence of mushrooms, it is possible to see pictures of the future.

Bad trip: A bad trip is a psychedelic experience characterized by negative and frightening emotional states. During a bad trip, people may feel fear, panic, anxiety, aggression, paranoia, or other unpleasant emotions. Visual and sound perceptions can also become frightening. Bed tripping can cause feelings of loss of control and can even lead to psychological trauma.

It is important to note that reactions to psychedelic substances are highly individualized and depend on many factors, including mood, physical condition, environment, presence of other people, and setting.

Side effects associated with psilocybin mushroom ingestion during the entry phase and during a trip

Negative sensations during a mushroom trip can be felt on a physical level. Being aware of these is necessary to avoid panic.

  •     Nausea - lasts a few minutes and indicates the beginning of the trip (associated with the presence of chitin and glycogen in the composition of the mushroom).
  •     Pain spasms in the GI tract. From the reception of tripa dosage is better to refuse during the exacerbation of gastritis or peptic ulcer disease.
  •     Dizziness. Such a reaction is normal.
  •     Chills and an increase in body temperature. This reaction can last up to half an hour.
  •     Sweating. This reaction is observed when the body temperature drops (near the end of the trip).
  •     Increases in heart rate and palpitations.

Here are listed the symptoms relevant to the trip entry syndrome. Their activity can be observed for 1 hour. Further, the sensory perception of all senses will increase. Everything around becomes one, all boundaries are erased!

Time in trip. What is felt after the "entry" stage?

Sometimes the first effects become noticeable in the first 10 minutes after eating mushrooms. However, according to statistics, the "magic" effect starts from 20 to 40 minutes after consumption. The speed of "entering the trip" directly depends on a person's ability to relax. If you want to sleep - sleep! Believe me it will not be a full-fledged sleep, it will be a trip. Often people struggle with sleep in order not to miss the entrance to the trip, and this is the wrong behavior.

Transition to the trip state, which we mentioned above, lasts about an hour - the time when the side effects appear. This is followed by about 3-4 hours of maximum vivid and colorful! After that, the effects of psilocin gradually fade away. If you ask a person in a trip what he sees, what he feels - he will give out only a couple of phrases, but these will be his key points for this trip. The sitter should ask when he sees that the person has returned to reality for a couple of minutes. This can be done somewhere between 1.5 and 2 hours after the start of the trip.

During the psychedelic trip, brain activity will be at its maximum. In a short time, many vital functions will be activated. Therefore, weakness will be felt after coming out.  

"Bed Trip" - how to weaken the effects of psilocybin while on a "trip"?

Once psychedelics start working, their effects are hard to stop and it is useless to resist. In case fear and panic begin to consume you during the intake, there are several ways to get out of the mushroom trip:

    A glass of orange or grapefruit juice will significantly weaken the effects of psilocybin mushrooms.
    You can take a vitamin C tablet (1000 mg), glucose or valerian.

It should also be noted that diving into a trip on your own is not recommended. The presence of an experienced sitter (a person you trust) will maximize the safety of your "trip" and eliminate the possibility of diving into a disaster trip. On the Internet you can find information on how to get out of a trip in more effective ways, using medication. So if you are not sure about your "fears", look for such information. But it is worth knowing that real drugs for getting out of a trip are prescription and it is not easy to get them. They are mostly potent antidepressants.

How often can and is it recommended to use psilocybin mushrooms?

The frequency of Golden Teacher use can vary greatly depending on various factors such as individual needs and goals, physical and mental condition, circumstances, medical advice, etc. However, there is a general consensus that psilocybin use should be done with caution and moderation.

Keep in mind that psilocybin is a powerful psychoactive substance and its use can have a significant impact on your mental state and health. Here are some general guidelines for frequency of use:

  1.     Spiritual or Therapeutic Use: If you are considering using psilocybin for spiritual or therapeutic purposes, the frequency may be lower. Some people may only have sessions a few times a year to achieve deep psychological or spiritual experiences. This frequency is attributed to the fact that during the action of psilocybin, new neural connections are activated (serotonin production, processes involving the neurotransmitter acetylcholine). With frequent use, receptors are "clogged", which suggests that infrequent use is preferable. People take mushrooms to "reset", to rethink the events of a certain period. It is believed that under the influence of mushrooms, old neural connections collapse and new pathways are created in the brain. In this regard, a person can take a "new" look at an old problem.
  2. Medical advice: If psilocybin is used for medical purposes under the supervision of a professional, the dosage and frequency can be determined individually according to your needs and condition. Microdosing (1-2 grams) is most commonly used. It is believed that high dosages of mushrooms should not be used for people who are depressed. However, psilocybin has the ability to bring people out of depression. Because of this, low dosages are used that are able to work without plunging a person into a full-blown trip, which can essentially harm such people.

It is important to realize that psilocybin use can cause tolerance (diminishing effects with repeated use) and have an effect on your physical and mental health. Be cautious, listen to your body and, if necessary, consult with medical professionals before regular use.

Psilocybin mushrooms - species and strains

Psilocybin mushrooms are a huge variety of species and strains of mushrooms in nature that contain psilocybin and psilocin. These are psychoactive compounds that cause an expansion of consciousness. Below we will talk about the most famous and common ones in nature:

  1.     Psilocybe cubensis: One of the best known species. It is found in various regions such as Central and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, Thailand. Among the Psilocybe cubensis strains, B+, Golden Teacher, Ecuador, Thai and others are popular.
  2.     Psilocybe semilanceata: Also known as liberty cap. Found in Europe and North America.
  3.     Psilocybe mexicana: The native range of this species is Mexico. Strains of this mushroom were used in the research of Albert Hofmann, who identified psilocybin and psilocin.
  4.     Psilocybe cyanescens: This species is commonly found in North America and Europe, as well as other temperate climates. It is known for its high concentration of psilocybin.
  5.     Psilocybe azurescens: Another species found in North America and Europe, especially on the Pacific coasts. It also contains high amounts of psilocybin.
  6.     Psilocybe baeocystis: This species is found in North America, mostly on the west coast.
  7.     Psilocybe allenii: Another species that can be found in North America.

These are just a few examples of psilocybin mushrooms. It is important to realize that before showing interest in self-treatment of psilocybin mushrooms one should properly research about their effects, permissible dosage, side effects, etc.

"Golden Teachers" can be found in different regions of the world, but in most cases they grow in temperate climatic zones. They are usually found on soil in forests, meadows, grassy areas and even rotting wood. The fungi usually grow in damp and wet conditions, and their appearance can depend on the time of year, soil type, climate, and other factors.

Cubensis "Golden Teacher" - why is this particular strain the most popular?

The Psilocybe cubensis "Golden Teacher" strain is one of the most widely used among psilocybin mushrooms for several reasons:


  1. Psychedelic Properties: Golden Teacher has vivid psychedelic effects that may include altered perception, deep thoughts, and possible spiritual or insight states.
  2.     Ease of Growing: This strain is considered relatively easy to grow psilocybin mushrooms at home. This makes it popular with people who are interested in mycology and want to grow psilocybin mushrooms at home.
  3.     Widespread availability: Golden Teacher is fairly common and available in communities where interest in psilocybin mushrooms is high. This may influence its popularity.
  4.     Positive User Experience: Multiple people who consume Golden Teacher describe it as a strain that can provide a profound and inspiring psychedelic experience.
  5.     Educational value: The name Golden Teacher translates to "Golden Teacher" or "Golden Master," which may reflect the experiences of people receiving spiritual or educational lessons during a psychedelic experience.
  6.     Historical Context: This strain has historical value in the world of psilocybin mushrooms, which may give it some significance and interest.

It is important to note that the popularity of the Golden Teacher strain may vary by geography and time. The use of psilocybin mushrooms should be done with caution, respect, and knowledge of possible risks and effects.

Are psilocybin mushrooms authorized or prohibited? Are psilocybin mushrooms available to the general public?

The status of psilocybin mushrooms varies from country to country and region to region. In some places they may be permitted, such as for medicinal or religious purposes, while in other places they may be prohibited.

A sample overview of the status of psilocybin mushrooms in different countries:

  1.     Netherlands: In the Netherlands, "magic mushrooms" have been banned for sale since 2008, but were previously available in specialty stores. However, consumption for personal use in small quantities is not penalized.
  2.     Portugal: In Portugal, cultivation and consumption is considered illegal and prohibited.
  3.     USA: In the USA, psilocybin is considered a Class I drug under federal law. However, some states and local communities allow medical or religious use of the substance.
  4.     Canada: Psilocybin mushrooms were long banned in Canada, but as of 2020, they are legal for medical use when prescribed by a doctor.
  5.     Brazil: In some regions of Brazil, especially among some tribes and religious communities, use is considered a ritual and spiritual practice and may be permitted.
  6.     UK: Psilocybin mushrooms are illegal to sell and possess in the UK, but their detection and prosecution in practice often depends on local laws and policies.
  7. Australia: Status varies from state to state. Some states prohibit them, while others may allow their use.

It is important to do further research and familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations before using, purchasing or growing psilocybin mushrooms.

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