Magic mushrooms

The use of so-called "magic" mushrooms dates back millennia, particularly in certain cultures and in shamanic, spiritual, religious, even medicinal contexts. Today, we have a multitude of different varieties of these mushrooms within our reach, sourced from all corners of the planet: Ecuador, Mexico, Thailand, Colombia and many more. So now, growing this kind of mushrooms at home is simpler than ever, especially thanks to the easy access to breads and the information on how to grow them that is so readily available today. In this section of our Blog you will find reliable and proven information about mushroom cultivation, about how to consume them, about microdoses and, of course, about psilocybin, the main psychoactive substance produced by these fungi. From how to cultivate the breads to the latest studies on the use of psilocybin to treat a range of diseases, you'll find all the information you need about magic mushrooms right here.

Magic mushrooms for beginners

The world of psychonautics and hallucinogenic substances can be a new and rewarding way to see reality, as long as you know what you are doing. A badly measured dose or the wrong strain can ruin the experience and turn it into the so-called bad trip, an ordeal that, far from being pleasant, seems to turn against you producing sensations that are not what you seek.

Today, we want to recommend you some magic mushrooms strains that are suitable for those who would like to explore for the first time this kind of experiences, with genetics less powerful and that often produce a nice and recreational high, hardly hallucinogenic, and ideal for getting to know the properties of these interesting fungi.

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Growing Setnatur's Golden Teacher mushrooms

Among Alchimiaweb’s magic mushrooms offer, we have the mushroom grow kits by Setnatur, a brand specialized in the production of mycelium (mycological seeds). Several years of hard work have allowed Setnatur to obtain high-quality magic mushrooms mycelia, and their catalogue currently offers up to 10 strains of pure mycelium.

Within these 10 strains, there are some magic mushrooms as popular as the famous Mexican, Thai or Colombian. You can also find highly powerful strains such as MC Kennaii, only suitable for experienced psychonauts. Today we are going to examine in more detail the cultivation, drying, and preservation of one of the most interesting and popular strains, Golden Teacher.

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Introduction to microdosing psilocybin

After our introductory article on psilocybin and its effects, we would like to present you with a brief but complete guide on how to microdose your favourite magic mushrooms. On this occasion, we have contacted Ana, a clinical psychologist and psychopharmacology and immunology specialist that has written this fantastic article on microdosing psilocybin for the treatment of various diseases.

Here you have this interesting text!

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How to grow magic mushrooms from Freshmushrooms

As you may have noticed, recently we've added a wide range of magic mushrooms from Freshmushrooms to our online catalogue. While growing them at home is easy, it does require carefully following a few important steps to ensure everything works as it should and you can enjoy a successful, problem-free harvest of your own magic mushrooms.

In this article we present a concise guide to using our mushroom growing kits in a simple and effective way. You'll be surprised at how easy it can be!

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What is Psilocybin and what are its effects?

What is psilocybin?

  • Name: Psilocybin, 4-PO-DMT
  • F0rmula: C12H17N2O4P
  • IUPAC name: [3-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-1H-indol-4-il] dihydrogen phosphate
  • Molecular weight: 284,25 g/mol
  • Melting point: 220-228ºC

Psilocybin and psilocin (an alkaloid derived from the former) are psychoactive compounds found in numerous species of fungi (estimated at 200 species), including the popular Psilocybe Cubensis. In some areas of the planet, the use of this type of mushroom dates back millennia, either in a recreational or a spiritual form, especially in ritualistic and shamanic contexts. In addition, as we will see later, these entheogens - like many others - can also be used for medicinal purposes, and can be effective to treat diseases such as anxiety or depression.

At the end of the decade of the 50s, using Mexican Psilocybes, the reputed Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman not only managed to isolate psilocybin and psilocin while working at Sandoz laboratories, but also created a way to produce it synthetically. Normally, psilocybin fungi are those that contain this alkaloid compound.

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