Magic truffles are one of the most extraordinary types of psychedelics in the world. These sclerotia are not technically mushrooms, but they are part of the same organism.
If you are wondering what the difference is between these truffles and mushrooms, then you are not alone. Although both contain the psychedelic substance psilocybin, they are two different products.
This is because truffles grow underground, while mushrooms grow above the ground. It is also good to know that magic truffles are not really “truffles” but “sclerotia”. Sclerotia are fungi that grow from the same organism as psychedelic mushrooms — but are therefore not mushrooms themselves.
Since the ban on mushrooms, truffles are sold as substitutes for them. Truffles are legal. The active substances in mushrooms and truffles are prohibited. Truffles contain substances that make the brain work in a different way. The active substances include psilocin and psilocybin.
Truffles contain the same active substances. They change the experience of reality, space and time.
The strength differs per species and per truffle. It is a natural product, so one truffle may contain more active substances than the others of the same kind.
How are Magic truffle used?
Truffles can be used in different ways. Most people just eat them.
You can also make tea from them or use them as an ingredient in a dish.
If you have a full stomach it may take longer before you feel the effects of the truffles. If you put it in your tea, you can notice it a bit earlier, the effect is, therefore, more intense. Putting them in your chocolate can also deliver a more intense effect. The duration of the effect is usually between 3 and 8 hours.
How do truffles work?
Truffles fall into the consciousness-altering and hallucinogenic group. The effects vary and depend, among other things, on your personal sensitivity, your mood and the dose. The active substances psilocin and psilocybin are very similar to the body’s own serotonin (the neurotransmitter).
Here are some effects of truffles on the brain:
The effects and intensity of the effect depend on your dose and personal sensitivity. You feel the effect in wave movements.
- Strengthening pleasant feelings and senses
- Laughing (laugh kick)
- Music sounds different, deeper, more immersive
- Colours become more intense
- A relaxed, cheerful, energetic, “high” feeling
- Experiencing feelings that you are normally not aware of
- Visual hallucinations
- Unrest, a confused feeling
- Thirst, dry mouth
- A warm or cold feeling
- Stomach and intestinal complaints
- Strengthening of unpleasant feelings
- Less control over emotions and behaviour
- Anxious tripping and intense painful feelings
- Fear that the effects will no longer pass