Psilocybin is a type of chemical compound that is obtained from fresh or dried hallucinogenic mushrooms. These mushrooms are mainly found in Mexico, South America, and some parts of the United States. 

Psilocybin is found in over 180 types of mushrooms. The mushrooms which contain psilocybin are more commonly referred to as magic mushrooms. They have long and slender stems which are topped by white or grey caps. The dried mushrooms have a reddish appearance.

You can consume these mushrooms whole orally, or you can also mix them with tea or other food items. The mushrooms can be used as dried or fresh products. Psilocybin has a bitter taste. Manufacturers also sell these mushrooms in the form of capsules. Some mushroom retreats near Tulum combine this retreat with a  Detox retreat in Mexico.

What are the various uses of psilocybin?

Psilocybin can be used as a recreational drug. It acts by activating the serotonin receptors of our body. It also has a major role to play in affecting our mood and perception. Psilocybin is being used effectively in recent times for various medical purposes. 

Psilocybin is used as an antidepressant to treat mild depression for up to six months with one single therapy. It is also being used as a medication to induce sleep. A lot of research is being undertaken on psilocybin, and with time, we are going to use it for various other purposes.

The mushroom retreat

People mostly consume psilocybin mushrooms because of attending a mushroom retreat. The mushroom retreat is an event in which a state of mind of peace can be achieved from practicing yoga, meditation, but also in which you enter after you consume psilocybin mushrooms. It makes you feel open, you get to explore your inner self, and you go beyond your abilities. In some cases, mushroom retreats near Tulum may also give you a spiritual feeling. 

While you are on a psychedelic effect, you should remain in a protected environment to fully experience the impact of psychedelic mushrooms. It would help if you also tried not to interact with people much as it may interfere with your thought process and make you feel disturbed. These sessions may last for 3 to 4 hours, but even more in some cases.

How to determine the dose of psilocybin?

The dose can vary considerably depending upon the type of mushroom being used and the method of preparation. It also differs from individual to individual. It is also quite difficult to understand the exact species of the mushroom from where the psilocybin is obtained.

If you are using psilocybin for recreational purposes, it is always better to start with very small doses. With prolonged usage, you will gradually get to understand which amount is appropriate for you.

Some thoughts to end with:

So, as you can see, psilocybin, like any other medicinal substance, has many positive impacts on our bodies. However, before you start consuming psilocybin, it is always advisable that you consult a doctor, and only after you are 100% sure you should try it as a therapeutic agent. Also, get in touch with us to know more about Yoga retreat Mexico which combines all of the benefits of the best yoga retreats in Mexico, with the medicinal effects of plant medicine such as ayahuasca and magic mushrooms.

By Alexander James

Beau Alexander James: Beau, a mental health advocate, shares personal stories, coping strategies, and promotes mental health awareness and understanding.