The active substance: psylocibin

Psilocybin is the active ingredient in magic truffles. The same substance is also found in mushrooms. Psilocybin is produced by dozens of different fungi. The structural formula of the substance is as follows.


There are many people who consider the substance as an entheogen. This literally means ‘from the God in ourselves’, and this term is used for psychoactive substances that are used in a spiritual context. How long and how intense an entheogen works depends on many factors, such as the amount that one takes and the mood and environment someone is in.

When consuming the substance our body turns psilocybin into psilocin. Psilocin affects different receptors in the brain. The substance is present in different types of mushrooms and  magic truffles.

The toxicity of psilocybin is not large. It is not known whether it is possible that people can take a lethal dose of the psilocybin. There are no cases reported of people deceased after consuming the substance.

One Response to “The active substance: psylocibin”

  1. LDawg 22nd August 2018 at 08:29 #

    Thanks!

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