Psychedelic Mushroom Gummies: What Are They & How Do They Work?
The magic carpet ride scene in Aladdin is famous for a reason. We all want our very own magic carpet ride! But what if we told you that there's another magical experience coming your way?
- Gummies made from amanita mushrooms are considered legal throughout most of the US
- Amanita magic mushrooms are different from psilocybin magic mushrooms which remain illegal under federal law
- Amanita mushrooms contain psychoactive alkaloids that convert into muscimol
- Muscimol has been studied for its potential ability to improve sleep, alleviate stress and anxiety, and ease muscular pain
Magic mushroom gummies are becoming increasingly popular and may offer a safe and easy way to experience magic mushrooms like never before. Below, we'll take you through everything you need to know about magic mushroom-infused gummies. So hold on tight!
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What Are Mushroom Gummies?
When you think of magic mushroom-infused gummies, you most likely think of psilocybin. But legal mushroom edibles are made with a different kind of fungi: Amanita Muscaria.
Amanita muscaria mushrooms are the cartoonish-looking mushrooms of your dreams. You know the ones. Soft, white bodies with red caps and white spots on top? Those ones.
And when made into a gummy, these amanita magic mushrooms seem to meld your childhood favorites - gummies and colorful-looking fungi!
So if Amanita Muscaria mushroom gummies are different from psilocybin magic mushrooms, then how exactly do these mushrooms work?
How Does Amanita Muscaria Work?
Amanita Muscaria mushrooms contain two psychoactive alkaloids - muscarine and ibotenic acid. Both of these alkaloids convert into muscimol when you eat them, or through a decarboxylation process when making magic mushroom gummies.
After converting into muscimol, these agents may contain hallucinogenic properties. But they're not like other psychedelics.
Psychedelics like psilocybin interact with neural transmitters like serotonin. Muscimol, on the other hand, interacts with GABA receptors which are known to produce a calming effect.
In fact, GABA is thought to play a major role in controlling the nerve cell hyperactivity that lets loose when experiencing anxiety, stress, and fear. This alone has greatly influenced the kind of research that magic mushrooms are now receiving.
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Are Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms Legal?
Let's not beat around the bush. You're interested in magic mushrooms, but you're not entirely sure if they're legal.
In fact, you've probably heard the term "magic mushrooms" uttered in a soft voice, namely due to the question of legality. So let's break down the difference between Amanita Muscaria mushrooms and psilocybin when it comes to the law.
Amanita Muscaria vs. Psilocybin
Currently, amanita magic mushrooms are mostly legal in the US. Interestingly enough, Louisiana is the only state that has enacted regulations that prohibit the possession and sale of amanita mushrooms.
The use, sale, and possession of psilocybin, on the other hand, is completely illegal in the US under federal law. Although, that may be changing.
In 2020, Oregon voters passed legislation that decriminalized psilocybin and legalized it for therapeutic use. And Colorado followed suit soon after.
Plus, California's been embroiled in a years-long campaign to legalize psilocybin. Suffice it to say, you'll be hearing plenty more about magic mushrooms in the years - perhaps even months - to come.
What To Expect From Magic Mushroom-Infused Gummies
It's natural to be curious about magic mushrooms. And no, we're not just talking about whether they have a delicious flavor you can taste in gummy form.
Instead, we're talking about how amanita magic mushrooms might make you feel.
Recent studies have explored amanita magic mushrooms and their potential therapeutic benefits. Among those alleged benefits are improved stress and anxiety, ease of muscular pain, and increased restorative sleep.
Of course, research into these amanita magic mushrooms remains ongoing. But such evidence of the substance muscimol is optimistic for the potential effects such mushroom gummies could provide consumers.
There's Some Magic Coming Your Way...
At Clean Remedies, our main focus remains CBD and THC products. But that's not to say we don't also have our pulse on what's to come next.
With growing interest and excitement surrounding amanita magic mushrooms, we're excited to keep learning alongside you. We might even have some kind of magic coming your way...
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