Do You Know How Many Kinds Of Magic Mushrooms There Are On The Market?

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With the growing popularity and acceptance of magic mushrooms, more people of all ages and backgrounds are taking them.

These special types of fungi have many powerful healing benefits ranging from medical to spiritual. Medical professionals have seen the way these mushrooms have safely treated many conditions particularly those that are difficult to treat, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, anxiety, and so much more.

These can be taken in several forms including brewing them into a tea, eaten raw or dried, added into food, and even turned into a powder to easily add to food or beverages.

But there are thousands of magic mushrooms out there, and one must remember that not all are considered magic mushrooms. In addition, not all are safe to take; others may be toxic and can cause a negative, even fatal experience.

Here’s what you should know about the many types of magic mushrooms out there.

Psilocybe Mushrooms

All edible and healing mushrooms contain psilocin and psilocybin, the primary hallucinogenic alkaloids responsible for the psychoactive experience, hallucinations, and potential spiritual activity that goes on when you consume it. Others contain baeocystin, though psilocybin is still more widely found.

There are many different forms of magic mushrooms though those in the psilocybe genus are the most popular and commonly found. Generally speaking, they tend to have dark spores and gills, and are found in the wild areas of the tropics and subtropics.

There are over 245 various species in this genus, and these below are the most widely consumed:

Psilocybe Cubensis: Cubensis is the most famous type of magic mushrooms. Also known as the golden cap, referring to the brown tops or …

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