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Safely Using Psilocybin

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Is it safe to take magic mushrooms? | Health & wellbeing | The Guardian

Various mushrooms growing naturally all over the globe contain the hallucinogen psilocybin. It becomes psychedelic at higher doses, resulting in visual and aural hallucinations. Using psilocybin can also alter a person’s perception of time and surroundings. If you are looking for such experiences, you can visit our Magic Mushroom retreat TulumFor more information, visit our website or contact us. 

While using psilocybin, people can have powerful, life-changing experiences and realizations. However, being high on psychedelic drugs is not a pleasurable experience. It might not always feel pleasant, and it could be frightening, awkward, or emotionally taxing. American researchers have been researching magic mushrooms since they gained public prominence in the 1950s and 1960s. Though perhaps not as far back as is generally believed, some Indigenous civilizations may have used psilocybin for ages.

Psilocybin: Is It Safe?

Even though studies have indicated that it is harmless, the safety of psilocybin needs to be further investigated. Psilocybin may cause mild but unfavorable side effects in specific individuals, such as nausea, disorientation, anxiety, or sleepiness. This is why taking psilocybin under the direction of a therapist is recommended. Therapists help patients prepare for potential side effects and cope with them if they do occur.

Someone may ultimately need to feel anxiety or pain to profit from their dopaminergic drug experiences. Even though it’s uncomfortable, it shouldn’t have a negative impact if it’s done in a safe, controlled environment. Some of the tension may unintentionally help the therapy work. It is similar to cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. A crucial aspect of treatment is to experience distress and discomfort and then come to the realization everything will be okay.

Who is not advised to use psilocybin?

However, certain individuals should not use psilocybin, such as those who already have cardiac issues, because the drug might momentarily increase blood pressure and pulse rate. It’s also ideal for someone who has schizophrenia, has experienced psychosis, or has a family history of either due to its hallucinatory properties. Because they belong to a different drug class and have a much lower risk of misuse or overuse than substances like alcohol, cigarettes, cocaine, or opioids, psychedelics do not interact with the same reward circuits as these substances.

Try Microdosing

You may well have heard of “microdosing” psilocybin, a practice where people take minimal doses, ostensibly reducing anxiety or depressive symptoms or stimulating one’s creativity. Typically, the amounts are so low that there are no hallucinations.


Attending a magic mushroom vacation can be a tremendously spiritual and therapeutic experience, intentionally removed from the demands of everyday life and society. Psilocybin modifies how our brains absorb sensory data and gives magic mushrooms their illustrious “magical” properties. Magic mushrooms are among the compounds classified as psychedelics. The Magic Mushroom retreat Cancun at Life Synergy wants to provide an environment where guests can participate in the ritual, intention, and joy. According to a study, psilocybin, the hallucinogenic component of magic mushrooms, can be helpful for many mental health concerns when used in conjunction with psychotherapy instead of when used alone.

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