What are Shrooms and Their Effect?
First, there are two types of mushrooms called shrooms. The kinds you cook with are usually cubed and fried in onions, garlic, olive oil, or coconut oil for cooking dishes like spaghetti sauce. The other type is hallucinogenic mushrooms–having psilocybin or active compounds of psilocybin that have long-term effects on behavior.
Hallucinogenic mushrooms have psychoactive properties. These psychoactive properties can induce feelings of euphoria, relaxed body, heavy limbs, increased appetite, visual alterations consisting of lights and shapes about which one has interaction.
The main effects of magic mushrooms are hallucinations and altered perception, but other effects may include increased heart rate, nausea, vomiting, relaxation, or feelings of great euphoria.
Pronounced psychogenic effects can manifest in many different forms, including perceptual distortion (e.g., objects appearing alive or moving), synesthesia (“hearing” colors or “seeing” sounds), disembodiment, but to name a few. These are classified into two broad categories- entoptic sensations, which reflect the architecture of one’s mind, and dystopian sensations, which result from interaction with the external world. Duration varies depending on the dosage taken; typically 6-8 hours following ingestion for insufflated doses while 10-12 hours for orally ingested doses.
How do magic mushrooms make you feel?
Depending on the type of mushroom taken, a dose typically lasts around 3 to 8 hours. The effects usually start within 30 minutes and may include one or more of the following changes in mood: a heightened sense of well-being, emotional sensitivity, an altered state of mind. Psychedelic experience typically continues until declining awareness. Hallucinations may occur if a person has closed or covered eyes for a period during an otherwise normal trip. A person’s physical condition plays a role in how they might react to shrooms as some can exhibit adverse reactions such as nausea or panic episodes while others sometimes feel stimulated instead. Experienced users report that once outside influences are eliminated (metaphors), their experiences reveal unmediated insights about themselves.