Mushrooms containing active agents psilocybin and psilocin e.g. the Liberty Cap mushroom (Psilocybe semilanceata). The concentration of active agent is highly variable, though in dried mushrooms it is about 0.1 to 2% (dry weight), depending on the type of mushroom. The normal dose is between 10 and 20 mg of psilocybin - corresponding to 1 g of dried or 5 - 10 g of fresh mushrooms.

Psilocybin mushrooms are known as magic mushrooms, "shrooms" or "psilos", among other things.


The spectrum of effects depends very much on the dose. After about 30 minutes the drug begins to take effect with a feeling of warmth. Approximately one hour after taking, changes in visual perception occur (hallucinations) that reach a climax after about 2 hours and last for up to 5 hours. The effect will gently wear off. The effect very much depends on the disposition of the user (set) and the external circumstances (setting).

Differences from LSD:
- A significantly shorter effective period (the trip is more "controllable"),
- Less risk of having bad trips (horror trips),
- Sudden mood swings are comparatively rare with magic mushrooms. 

Short-term side effects

Breathing difficulties, racing heart beat, change in pulse and blood pressure, increase in body temperature with outbreaks of sweating, loss of balance, altered sense of space and time. In individual cases panic reactions, fear/delusions are possible, in particular with mentally unstable people, but also in young users.

Long-term side effects

There is as yet no evidence of damage to the organs due to the use of psychoactive mushrooms. With regular and frequent use of magic mushrooms, there is a risk of psychological dependency. 

Interaction with other drugs

Interactions in the event of simultaneous use of mushrooms containing psilocybin and other substances have not yet been identified, but should be expected!

Safer use

You should not use magic mushrooms if you have had a bad experience with them, if you are unwell or if you are afraid of the effect of these mushrooms.

You should not go on a mushroom trip alone, but in the company of people you trust.

Mixing with other substances such as XTC/Speed should be avoided as this may present an incalculable risk.

Before using mushrooms, you should only eat lightly.

Take a low dose of the drug.

A mushroom trip should be an exceptional experience! It is important to take breaks between use!

This information is not intended to promote drug use! The ingredient psilocybin is controlled under the BtMG (Dangerous Drugs Act). Possessing, buying and dealing in the substance are therefore punishable by law.



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