The Science behind the Unique Effects of Psilocybe Cubensis Mushrooms
The most frequent hallucinogenic components of Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms are psilocybin and psilocin. These mushrooms naturally grow in some parts of Europe, South America, Mexico and USA.
Oregon became the first state which legalized psilocybin in October 2020. According to medical experts, psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms are not addictive. The actual effects of psilocybin generally appear about 30 minutes after the mushrooms are ingested and can last for a few hours. However, in particular cases, the changes in thought patterns can last for days on end.
Apparently, the psilocybin contained by these mushrooms activates the serotonin receptors, which are typically located in the prefrontal cortex. This part of the human brain is the one affecting perception, cognition and moods. The exact effects of these mushrooms depend on each individual’s past experiences, on their expectations, as well as on the specific amount which is consumed.
Magic mushrooms have been used since ancient times for their beneficial effects on one’s mental state. Psilocybin was recently discovered to have anti-depressive properties, significantly reducing sadness, anxiety and other similar mental problems. Moreover, scientific studies on microscopic mushroom spores have attested that such mushrooms can have a positive effect in case of often complicated issues such as hypertrophy or heart-related conditions.