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Shroom Edibles: Chocolates, Gummies and More
What Are Shroom Edibles?First, we need to know what shrooms (aka magic mushrooms) are. Simply put, they are a group of polyphyletic fungi that people take for their range of benefits. Shroom edibles are a category of magic mushroom products that consists of any food item infused with the compound psilocybin. For example, shroom chocolate and shroom gummies are the two most sought after items. When taken properly, shroom edibles can help people manage a wide range of mental and physical conditions. The compound that is most relevant to magic mushrooms is known as psilocybin. This compound is responsible for the out of this world effects normally associated with shrooms.
How Does Psilocybin Work?Psilocybin reacts with the brain and induces the mind-bending experiences that accompany shroom edible consumption. It interacts with the part of the brain that deals with thought analysis, abstract thinking, mood, and perception. The result is often a combination of distortions of time and reality. This includes the hallucinogenic and “trippy” sensations commonly pictured when thinking about shrooms. This substance has been dubbed a “wonder drug” by many people whose lives have been positively affected by it. It’s no wonder since the list of benefits and uses increases every passing day
Effects of Magic Mushroom EdiblesThe effects of shroom edibles will largely depend on the quantity of psilocybin taken and the tolerance of the user. For instance, a regular user will likely need a higher dose than a newcomer. Also, a large dose will likely lead to effects that are much more intense than with low doses. In addition, different strains of mushroom can provide varying effects; some being much more potent than others. Furthermore, the expertise of the farmers and producers plays a large role in the quality of the final product. Below are some of the most common effects associated with magic mushroom use:
|Distortion of reality||Enhanced senses|
|Alteration of time||Euphoria|
|Mood enhancement||Muscle relaxation|
|Mindfulness / Open-mindedness||Improved neural connections|
|Enhanced creativity||Increased energy|
Medical Uses of Psilocybin MushroomsThe magic mushroom Canada community is still in its early stages due to many restrictions in place. However, the therapeutic benefits are hard to ignore. This has led many researchers to study the effects of psilocybin mushrooms in greater detail. As a result, new and effective uses for shrooms are being discovered all the time. Shroom edibles play a key role in gaining exposure since they are so delicious and relatable to the general populace. Medical conditions that are treated with psilocybin based products:
- Addiction Cessation
- Cancer-Related Psychological Conditions
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Cluster Headaches
Negative Effects of ShroomsThere is a good chance that you have heard about a bad trip on magic mushrooms. This is not a surprise since there are a number of negative effects that can be caused by shrooms. However, the good news is that many of these negative effects can be prevented. The key to this is proper knowledge and responsible usage. The majority of bad trips are a result of taking too much or being irresponsible in how you take them. Shroom edibles can be a cause of overconsumption since they taste so good. If at any time you are unsure, take extra precaution and start off slow. Then slowly increase doses as your tolerance levels increase. Just be sure to give plenty of time between doses to avoid overconsumption. The good news is there are many informative magic mushroom guides that detail the ins and outs of psilocybin-based products. Side effects commonly associated with psilocybin mushrooms:
|Decreases in mood||Dizziness / Light-headedness|
|Confusion of senses||Heightened blood pressure|
|Panic attacks||Increased heart rate|
|Paranoia||Elevated body temperature|
Shroom Edibles Dosing InformationThe tricky thing about shroom edible dosing is that every product is made differently. For example, each will possess their own concentrations of psilocybin. Therefore, it is important to know how much of the drug is contained in each serving. Premade shrooms edibles on the market will always provide dosage information and instructions. More attention and care is needed if you make the edibles on your own.
|Microdose||No visible changes, no loss of control||Microdosers or new experimental users|
|Low||Light euphoria, minor distortions||Beginner users|
|Medium||Increased euphoria, deep introspection, heightened mood||Intermediate users|
|High||Heavy introspection, open-mindedness, heavy hallucinations||Heavy users|
|Extreme||Intense psychedelic experience||Extreme Shroomies|
Different Types of Magic MushroomsThere are currently just under 200 known types of psilocybin mushrooms in the words. The most known and studied are psilocybe cubensis mushrooms. In fact, the majority of shroom edible products are created using p cubensis mushrooms. It is important to understand the differences and that they can provide a different set of effects and intensity.
Psilocybe CubensisThese mushrooms can be identified by their large mushroom heads and goldenly cinnamon hue. No wonder psilocybe cubensis mushrooms have been given the nickname “golden caps”. This species is by far the most cultivated, consumed, and known about in the world.
Psilocybe CyanescensThese species are distinguishable by the mushroom heads being large and wavy in nature. It’s not surprising that they have been given the nickname “wavy caps”. Also, Psilocybe Cyanescen mushrooms are small in size but pack a punch with high concentrations of psilocybin.
Psilocybe AzurescenAt the turn of the century, Paul Stamets discovered the psilocybe Azurescens mushrooms. This species is native to the United States west coast. They are commonly known as “flying saucer” mushrooms and are among the most potent in the world.
Amanita MuscariaThese mushrooms are known to be used by some indigenous tribes for shamanic and spiritual practices. Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are not normally found on the open market because of the intense effects that accompany them.
Most popular magic mushroom strains in Canada:
- Amazonian Cubensis
- Brazilian Cubensis
- B Plus Mushrooms
- Cambodian Cubensis
- Golden Teacher Mushrooms
- Penis Envy Mushrooms
- Z Mushrooms