What is psilocybin? • Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic mushroom that turns into psilocin when ingested and psilocin is what causes you to have trips. Other names for psilocybin Shrooms Booms Magic Mushrooms
History of psilocybin • Carmen Hillier believed that humans from East Africa had a diet that consisted of some psilocybin mushrooms a million years ago. • The Aztecs have been using psilocybin for centuries. They thought that psilocybin had a religious significance. It was so important that they called it "God's flesh."
Who uses psilocybin? • Most of the people who are using psilocybin are using it recreationally and for the experience. • In some cases, it's been used for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.) and to treat cluster headaches
Where do you get psilocybin? • Psilocybin mushrooms can be found growing all over. • Buy them from a source. • You can order the spores online and grow it at home.
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Ways to take psilocybin • Chew it. • Make a tea. • Put it in O.J. • (Calcium blocks psilocybin) • (Heat breaks down psilocybin)
Effects of psilocybin • Loss of appetite and nausea • Euphoria • Increased heart rate • Elevated blood pressure • Pupil dilation • Muscle relaxation • Changes to sound and sight. • Perception is enhanced • Contrast of colors is increased • Surfaces will shimmer or ripple. • Music and sounds are increased • Synesthesia which is a visualization of color upon hearing a sound
Risks of psilocybin • Ingesting psilocybin can cause stomachaches, nausea and possible vomiting. • Easily mistaken for poisonous mushrooms • Becoming very sick from bad mushrooms • Bad trips can happen and there's no going back until the effects have worn off. • Psilocybin can make existing mental problems worse.
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