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The Effects of Magic Mushrooms

When it comes to the consumption of magic mushrooms, people always ask themselves what are the effects, what amount do I need for it to affect me, will I hallucinate heavily, etc. Well unfortunately, there is no given formula that we can give you that will predict this as it is quite subjective, and varies per individual. However, this article will inform those who still have doubts, about the potential effects of the Psilocybin Cubensis Mushroom species.



It is safe to say that a person’s reaction to magic mushrooms is generally dependent on the individuals psychological state, beliefs, the external environment, the species and the dosage. In the section underneath, we will go through the different effects one can experience.


Physical Effect

The physical effects consist of all the things related to a person’s body. The physical effects of mushrooms vary per person and can be either negative or positive. Underneath you will find some of the physical side effects that you could experience when taking magic mushrooms:

  • Nausea, drowsiness, tiredness and heavy limbs

  • Lack of concentration

  • Muscular relaxation

  • Increased heart rate

  • Cramps

  • Dry mouth


    Although these physical effects seem negative, they do not tend to last for the whole duration of your trip. Furthermore, magic mushrooms do not cause physical dependency unlike other drugs. The only thing you must always watch out for is eating the wrong type of mushroom as that can be physically dangerous.


    Psychological Effect

    The psychological effects are considered to be all the effects that are related to an individual’s mind. Once again, these effects can also be negative or positive, and they are dependent on the dosage. Here are some of the psychological effects you could experience when eating magic mushrooms:

    • Visual and auditory hallucinations

    • Enhanced colours, tracers, contrast of colours,

    • Altered perception of time and space

    • Synaesthesia – visualisation of colour upon hearing a particular sound

    • Heightened senses

    • Disorientation

    • Boost in creativity

    • Anxiety

    • Connection to environment

    • Euphoria

    • Mental Health Benefits


      Long Term Effects 

      The long-term effects of magic mushrooms are relatively unknown, but what is certain is that they are not associated with long lasting physical symptoms, nor are they known for causing dependency or addiction. It must be mentioned that there can be negative effects such as HPPD, also known as Hallucinogen Persisting Perceptual Disorder. This condition causes a range of visual distortions, such as flashbacks, within a certain time frame after taking the drug.


      There are also some studies that showcase the potential benefits of taking magic mushrooms. For example, there is a study that claims that high dosages of psilocybin can improve some symptoms of depression and anxiety amongst cancer patients. There are other studies that show that it can also help with PTSD treatment. However, this has not been proven by the large majority, so you should always research and consult a doctor or specialist for this. 


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