Magic Mushroom Strains
The mind-expanding effects of magic mushrooms have been inspiring creativity, treating medical conditions, and used in ceremonies for thousands of years. Evolutionary biologist and psychedelic guru Terrence McKenna even believed that psychedelic mushrooms were responsible for the rapid cognitive evolution in Apes. More recently, psilocybin has found its way into respected medical journals and is being used in clinics for its therapeutic benefits.
As magic mushrooms transition from the shadows of subculture into the lives of everyday people, we have a responsibility to educate the newcomers in the Psilocybin community. Many aren’t aware that that there are over 200 species of magic mushrooms, all of which have different effects and benefits.
The genus Psilocybe contains 4 prominent species, separate strains of mushrooms derive from these main groups.
The 4 main species are
Each species varies in appearance and psychoactive effects. All mushrooms of the Psilocybe genus contain a cap, separated from the stem by a distinct veil, and bruise blue when damaged.
Choosing a strain that will cater to your needs takes some research, especially if you are unfamiliar with the world of psilocybin mushrooms. Whether you are looking to microdose, have an enlightening experience, or using them as treatment, be sure to familiarize yourself with each prominent species before choosing a specific magic mushroom strain.