What is Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms)?
Psilocybin (4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine) and psilocin are chemicals obtained from sure sorts of dried or fresh hallucinogenic mushrooms discovered in Mexico, South America and the southern and northwest areas of the United States. Psilocybin is classed as an indole-alkylamine (tryptamine). These compounds have similar shape to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and are abused for their hallucinogenic and euphoric results to produce a “experience”. Hallucinogenic (psychedelic) consequences are in all likelihood due to motion on central nervous gadget serotonin (5-HT) receptors.
There are over one hundred eighty species of mushrooms that comprise the chemical substances psilocybin or psilocin. Like the peyote (mescaline), hallucinogenic mushrooms had been utilized in local or non secular rites for centuries. Both psilocybin and psilocin can also be produced synthetically inside the lab. There were reviews that psilocybin offered at the streets can without a doubt be other species of mushrooms laced with LSD.
Effects of ‘Magic Mushroom’ Use
Psilocybin outcomes are similar to those of different hallucinogens, which include mescaline from peyote or LSD. The psychological response to psilocybin use encompass visible and auditory hallucinations and an incapability to discern fable from fact. Panic reactions and psychosis additionally can also arise, specifically if large doses of psilocybin are ingested.
Hallucinogens that interfere with the action of the brain chemical serotonin may also adjust:
- sensory perception
- body temperature
- sexual behavior
- muscle control