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What is Psilocybin?
Psilocybin is the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, also known as shrooms. It’s a naturally occuring psychedelic produg which means it’ll be turned into its true psychoactive form (psilocin in this case) after ingesting. Over 200 different mushrooms contain psilocybin.
Imagery found on prehistoric murals and rock paintings of modern-day Spain and Algeria suggests that human consumption of magic mushrooms predates recorded history. Various indigenous tribes have used it in sacred ceremonial rituals for thousands of years.
Magic mushrooms can be considered ‘plant medicines’, with great potential for physical, mental and emotional healing. Scientific research shows promising results for the use of psilocybin mushrooms in treating depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and more.
Psilocybin has several beneficial effects on the brain. It has been proven to initiate ‘neurogenesis’ which means the re-growing of braincells. It’s also considered a nootropic agent which means it improves the health of the hippocampus. This is the part of the brain which is responsible for several important cognitive functions, for learning and memory.
Many people report an increased sense of happiness, fulfillment, creativity, confidence and optimism about life and oneself. Psilocybin can help with attaining stronger emotional stability. It can help rewire the subconscious mind, to feel and think more positively. Many people report having more energy and feeling more productive at work and their responsibilities. Social connections can be strengthened.
Psilocybin can greatly benefit those who are struggling with depression or anxiety. It can assist with healing traumas and blocked emotions from the past. Often through traumatic experiences, the difficult emotions aren’t fully processed and get pushed away into the subconscious mind. Psilocybin can greatly assist therapeutic work or spiritual practices.
If any difficult emotions arise then it’s very important to embrace them. By embracing and fully allowing yourself to feel, the dense energy gets released from the subconscious mind and healing takes place. There is always a breakthrough where you feel lighter, more whole and at peace inside.
As mentioned earlier, larger doses can be incredibly profound and beautiful, but sometimes overwhelming. We highly recommend having a ‘trip sitter’ with you if you’d decide to take a dose larger than 1.5 grams. This should be a close friend who is sober, who you trust and whose company you really enjoy. Just in case you would feel overwhelmed at any point, he or she can help to calm you down.
Psilocybin should not be mixed with alcohol or other hard drugs such as cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine and so forth. Please be aware that cannabis could heighten the effects of psilocybin.
If you’re taking any medications that alter the serotonin system such as SSRI antidepressants, it’s best to avoid psilocybin. Psilocybin should never be mixed with Tramadol or other opioid medications, as it can lead to Serotonin Syndrome.
Psilocybin works by altering several different neurotransmitter systems in the brain. It actives serotonergic receptors on neurons, causing several brains systems to significantly change, and a wave of unique excitatory activity to spread throughout the main perceptual centers of the mind. Since most antidepressants also work on the serotonergic system, there is a risk of overstimulating the body if you combine psilocybin with certain medications, especially antidepressants This could cause for serotonin syndrome, for example, which could be dangerous.
If you’re in doubt about whether combining psilocybin with a particular health condition or medication would be safe and beneficial, please consult a medical professional first. Everything that is shared on our website or in these e-mails are for information purposes only. We are not medical professionals and do not provide any medical advice. Safety is the number one priority.