What Are Magic Mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms refer to a specific group of fungi, known to contain a psychoactive compound called psilocybin. The range of shrooms take various forms. When ingested, the primary compound is broken down by the body to form psilocin. Psilocin is what is responsible for causing the hallucinogenic effects for which magic mushrooms are known.
How Long Do the Effects of Shrooms Last?
The effects usually last for about four to eight hours. How long the effects of shrooms will last depend on a variety of things. The first factor is the quantity and potency of the magic mushrooms you take. The more the amount and potency, the longer the effects will last.
Body size and tolerance will also influence the duration of the trip you will experience. Regarding tolerance, the more you use shrooms, the more tolerant your body will become. That means you may have to increase the shrooms you use to experience the effects you desire and ensure the effects last long enough.
What Is a Bad Trip?
A bad trip refers to experiencing negative or undesirable effects after using magic mushrooms. There is no scientific evidence of what causes bad trips, but experts speculate that a user’s psychological conditions cause it. Bad trips usually involve anxiety, panic, lightheadedness, and hallucinations.
How Can I Preserve and Store Magic Mushrooms?
Usually, shrooms can remain fresh for about a week, depending on the general conditions in which you store them. Keeping them in the fridge can extend the shelf life to about ten days. Past that, shrooms have to be frozen or dried to prevent them from going bad. A majority of users prefer drying them and then storing them in a sealed bag. They can last up to a year when dried and stored properly.
Are Shrooms Addictive?
Shrooms are generally not considered addictive. On the contrary, you can use shrooms to deal with your other addictions to substances such as alcohol and cigarettes. However, you should note that abusing magic mushrooms can result in psychological dependency.
Can Shrooms Be Used Alongside Other Substances?
Generally, mixing magic mushrooms with other substances is not advised. However, many users tend to use it alongside marijuana. The reason for it is because marijuana has anti-emetic properties. That means that it helps prevent or reduce vomiting and nausea, which are known after-effects of using shrooms. Other drugs, such as ecstasy, can increase the intensity of the effects and reduce the chances of experiencing a bad trip.