Understanding the Effects of Psychedelic Psilocybin Mushrooms

Psilocybin is an organic chemical compound found in a variety of mushrooms. After it is ingested, the body alters it into psilocin, a natural hallucinogenic that affects perception and sensory responses.

What to Expect When You Take Mushrooms for Brain Health

Psilocybin Mushroom Cluster

After taking mushrooms for brain health, the initial hallucinogenic response can vary from one person to the next. Many people will notice a change in how they perceive the world around them and process information. The effects can include feelings of euphoria, synesthesia, restlessness, dilated pupils, and increased body temperature. After the effects wear off, most people feel more self-aware with heightened senses and a feeling of deep relaxation.


How Psilocybin Mushrooms Affect the Brain

Each person’s brain on mushrooms will be affected differently depending on the type of mushroom consumed, dosage, and the tolerance level of the individual, along with other such factors. The method of consumption will impact the results as well. Micro dosing by using a mushroom nasal spray can provide structured, fast-acting results, while eating dried shrooms may cause more intense effects for a longer period of time.

When magic mushrooms are consumed, different communication pathways between different areas of the brain open up. Some of these pathways rarely communicate with one another. A key benefit of this communication between different pathways is it helps people gain insights into themselves. After using mushrooms, there is also a decrease in thought processes related to depression, dependency, addiction, and anxiety.

Benefits and Approved Uses of Psilocybin Mushrooms

While the FDA still tightly regulates the use of psilocybin mushrooms, there has been some approved research into potential uses. For example, one study used mushrooms to help people quit smoking. The study also used therapy sessions. After three doses of mushrooms, many people had given up smoking.1

There are also studies being conducted about how mushrooms could benefit people with depression and anxiety. Mushroom extracts can be used to help boost immunity, relieve stress, and reinvigorate the body and mind.

Potential Side Effects

Closeup Photo of White Mushrooms

While psilocybin mushrooms are not generally considered addictive, some people may start to abuse them when they do not use them correctly. Another concern is that a person could consume a large volume of mushrooms and have a bad experience, or a bad trip. There is also the potential risk for an allergic reaction if one has an allergy to the fungus. People taking certain medications for psychiatric conditions should not take mushrooms without the prior approval of their healthcare provider.

Are Psilocybin Mushrooms Right for Me?

If you feel tired, sluggish, stressed, or want to boost your immune system, then mushroom extracts could be exactly what you need. To learn more about the benefits of mushrooms for brain health, please feel free to explore our website or contact Silo Reboot at 541-525-9190 today!


  1. https://www.livescience.com/psilocybin.html