WHAT ARE AMANITA MUSHROOMS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Amanita mushrooms are scientifically known as Amanita Muscaria but are sometimes referred to in everyday language as fly agaric mushrooms.
These mushrooms are impressive to look at with their iconic appearance. The fungi have trademark white bodies with red or yellow caps sporting prominent white spots that resemble raised warts.
Amanita mushrooms grow natively in multiple regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere. However, the spores of these fungi have managed to spread to other areas below the equator and now grow freely in multiple places, especially near conifers and birch trees.
Throughout history, amanitas have been used as entheogens due to their low-grade hallucinogenic properties. The mushrooms contain the two psychoactive alkaloids muscarine and ibotenic acid, which convert to muscimol either in the body or through a decarboxylation process when heated. While these agents may have hallucinogenic properties at high doses, these compounds interact with different receptors than typical psychedelic agents like psilocybin. Psilocybin interacts with neural transmitters like serotonin, while muscimol interacts with GABA receptors.
Fly agaric mushrooms have the potential to offer a list of different effects and benefits due to how active alkaloids work. Some researchers have pointed out that the extracts are highly antioxidant, may have neuroprotective properties, and may be good options for certain psychiatric conditions.
HOW DO AMANITA MUSHROOM GUMMIES MAKE YOU FEEL?
Amanita mushroom gummies are made with an amanita extract that contains two active effect-inducing ingredients–muscimol and ibotenic acid. Packed with 350mg of amanita extract in each gummy, these gummies offer a mildly psychedelic experience that has been referred to as “chill” and “relaxing”.
It’s important to note that Amanita mushroom extracts are nowhere near as potent as psilocybin, and the active ingredients don’t produce quite the same effects in reasonable doses.
More than anything, taking these mushrooms will create a chilled-out, anesthetic feeling that can lead to total relaxation and better sleep.
For those who started by taking smaller doses, the initial effect would be relaxation and better overall sleep quality. With smaller doses, you typically do not experience auditory or visual hallucinations, even though those effects are wholly possible in larger doses. Some experts claim that these mushrooms offer an experience comparable to smoking a relaxing strain of cannabis.
Within 30 to 90 minutes, you will start to feel the effects settle in. Some people report a dream-like state in which they remain conscious, but their mind wanders more freely. Others claim a relaxing out-of-body experience where their mind wanders and generates thought-provoking, often existential conversations with themselves.
Your body will be relaxed overall and may feel a bit giddy or euphoric. Further, the extracts from this mushroom are known to cause a sense of tranquility and potentially highly vivid dreams. Artists and many creative types seek this pleasurable experience to inspire or push them further in their field.
ARE AMANITA MUSHROOM GUMMIES LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES?
For now, amanita mushroom gummies and other products containing amanita extracts are primarily legal. Since these mushrooms do not contain psilocybin, they have not been called out specifically by the Controlled Substances list. However, some states have taken steps to prevent the distribution of amanita mushrooms because of their hallucinogenic properties, one of which is the state of Louisiana. As always, it is strongly advised to check the laws and regulations of your state before your purchase.
HOW MANY AMANITA MUSHROOM GUMMIES SHOULD I TAKE?
The best plan is to take half (175mg) or a single gummy (350mg) for your first experience.
The effects can vary depending on the person and how receptive you are to the active alkaloids. Therefore, starting with a lower dose and making sure the dose is comfortable by waiting and evaluating your experience before taking more is good.
Each package contains six gummies, so even after your first taste of the gummy, you’ll still have an opportunity to adjust the dosage on your next try.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE AMANITA MUSHROOM GUMMIES?
Because these are legal psychedelics with potential hallucinogenic properties, always use amanita mushroom gummies responsibly.
The effects could last up to 6 hours and affect your perceptions, alertness, and ability to function normally. Therefore, taking the gummies while you are safely at home or in a comfortable space where you won’t be expected to drive, operate machinery, or handle typical responsibilities is essential.
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