Psilocybin cubensis is the name of magic mushrooms, the mushrooms known for their psychotropic effects. Psilocybin mushrooms are interesting in so many ways – here are some facts about them that you may not have known:
- Psilocybin is not just one mushroom – retailers that sell popular psilocybin mushroom spores say that the ‘Psilocybin’ name refers to a family that comprises around 100 different mushroom varieties, each different in terms of appearance and effects.
- The medicinal effects of micro-dosing are intensely studied – the last decade has seen interest growing for the medicinal effects of magic mushrooms. One of the ways the effects are studied is through micro dosing, that is, through administering doses that are a fraction of a normal dose, so small that the psychotropic and hallucinogenic effects are completely lost, and only the medicinal effects are there. Even a single, tiny dose has proven efficient in treating severe depression and other mental and psychological issues.
- Not an addictive substance – the active hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms is a substance that does not lead to the development of an addiction. Whether consumed in micro doses or average doses, magic mushrooms do not cause any withdrawal symptoms when not used.