Psilocybin mushrooms (or magic mushrooms), do not just contain psilocybin, but psilocin as well.
These mushrooms, of which there are around 180 species in the world, also contain alkaloids such as baeocystin, norbaeocystin, norpsilocin, and beta-carbolines.
These other compounds may modulate the overall psychedelic experience, which is known as an “entourage effect”.
What Are Psilocybin Mushrooms?
Psilocybin is a tryptamine compound and is chemically related to the amino acid tryptophan and structurally similar to the neurotransmitter serotonin.
What Do Psilocybin Mushrooms Taste Like?
Magic mushrooms do not have the umami flavor that culinary mushrooms have. Instead, they taste more earthy, like soil, with a spongy, chewy, and fibrous texture to them.
How To Use Magic Mushrooms
– Eating them as they are (fresh or dried) – Powderizing them and adding the powder to capsules, so you don’t taste them at all – Adding mushroom powder to a drink or food.
How To Store Magic Mushrooms
If kept in the fridge, fresh, whole mushrooms can last for 5-10 days. This short shelf life is why people tend to dry them.
Dried magic mushrooms — when stored in a tightly sealed mason jar with silica gel packs and placed in a dark cupboard out of direct sunlight — can last up to a year.