Psilocybin mushrooms known as magic mushrooms, mushrooms, are a polyphyletic. informal group of fungi that contain psilocybin which turns into psilocin upon ingestion.  Biological genera containing psilocybin mushrooms include Copelandia, Gymnopilus. Inocybe, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus, and Psilocybe. Psilocybin mushrooms have been and continue to be use in indigenous New World cultures in religious. divinatory, or spiritual contexts. Psilocybin mushrooms are also used as recreational drugs. They may be depicte in Stone Agerock art in Africa and Europe. but are most represented in the Pre-Columbian sculptures and glyphs seen throughout North. Central and South America.
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Pre-Columbian mushroom stones
Prehistoric rock arts near Villar del Humo in Spain. suggests that Psilocybe hispanica was use in religious rituals 6,000 years ago.  The hallucinogenic.  species of the Psilocybe genus have a history of use among the native. peoples of Mesoamerica for religious communion, divination. and healing, from pre-Columbian times to the present day.  Mushroom stones and motifs have found in Guatemala. A statuette dating from ca. 200 CE. depicting a mushroom resembling Psilocybe mexicana. found in the west Mexican state of Colima in a shaft and chamber tomb. A Psilocybe species known to the Aztecs as teōnanācatl. ( “divine mushroom”: agglutinative form of teōtl (god, sacred). and nanācatl (mushroom) in Nahuatl language). was reportedly served at the coronation of the Aztec ruler Moctezuma II in 1502. Aztecs and Mazatecs referred to psilocybin mushrooms as genius mushrooms. divinatory mushrooms, and wondrous mushrooms. when translated into English. Bernardino de Sahagún reported the ritualistic use of teonanácatl by the Aztecs. when he traveled to Central America after the expedition of Hernán Cortés.
After the Spanish conquest, Catholic missionaries campaigned against the cultural. tradition of the Aztecs dismissing the Aztecs as idolaters. and the use of hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms. together with other pre-Christian traditions. was suppress.  The Spanish believed the mushroom allowed the Aztecs. and others to communicate with demons. Despite this history the use of teonanácatl has persisted in some remote areas.
The first mention of hallucinogenic mushrooms in European medicinal. literature was in the London Medical and Physical Journal in 1799: a man served Psilocybe semilanceata mushrooms. he had picked for breakfast in London’s Green Park to his family. The apothecary who treated them later described how the youngest child. “was attacked with fits of immoderate laughter. nor could the threats of his father or mother refrain him.”
In 1955, Valentina Pavlovna Wasson and R. Gordon Wasson became the first known European Americans. to take part in an indigenous mushroom ceremony. The Wassons did much to publicize their experience. even publishing an article on their experiences in Life on May 13, 1957. In 1956. Roger Heim identified the psychoactive mushroom the. Wassons brought back from Mexico as Psilocybe.  and in 1958, Albert Hofmann first identified psilocybin and psilocin as the active compounds in these mushrooms. 
Inspired by the Wassons’ Life article. Timothy Leary traveled to Mexico to experience psilocybin mushrooms himself. When he returned to Harvard in 1960. he and Richard Alpert started the Harvard Psilocybin Project. promoting psychological and religious study of psilocybin and other psychedelic drugs. Alpert and Leary sought out to conduct research. with psilocybin on prisoners in the 1960s, testing its effects on recidivism.  This experiment reviewed the subjects six months later. and found that the recidivism rate had decreased beyond their expectation, below 40%. This, and another experiment administering psilocybin to graduate divinity students, showed controversy. Shortly after Leary and Alpert were dismisse from their jobs by Harvard in 1963. they turned their attention toward promoting the psychedelic experience to the nascent. hippiecounterculture.
The popularization of entheogens by the Wassons, Leary, Terence McKenna. Robert Anton Wilson and many others led to an explosion in the use of psilocybin mushrooms. throughout the world. By the early 1970s. many psilocybin mushroom species were describ from temperate North America. Europe, and Asia and were collected. Books describing methods of cultivating large quantities of Psilocybe cubensis were also published. The availability of psilocybin mushrooms from wild and cultivated sources. have made them one of the most used of the psychedelic drugs.
In a 2000 review on the worldwide distribution of psilocybin mushrooms. Gastón Guzmán and colleagues considered these distributed among the following. genera: Psilocybe (116 species), Gymnopilus (14), Panaeolus (13). Copelandia (12), Pluteus (6) Inocybe (6), Pholiotina (4) and Galerina (1).  Guzmán increased his estimate of the number of psilocybin-containing. Psilocybe to 144 species in a 2005 review.
Global distribution of 100+ psychoactive species of genus Psilocybe mushrooms.
Many of them found in Mexico (53 species), with the rest distributed throughout Canada and the US (22). Europe (16), Asia (15), Africa (4), and Australia and associated islands (19).  Generally, psilocybin-containing species are dark-spored. gilled mushrooms that grow in meadows and woods in the subtropics and tropics. usually in soils rich in humus and plant debris.  Psilocybin mushrooms occur on all continents. but the majority of species found in subtropical humid forests. P. cubensis is the most common Psilocybe in tropical areas. P. semilanceata, considered the world’s most distributed psilocybin mushroom.  found in temperate parts of Europe, North America. Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, although it is absent from Mexico.
Magic mushroom composition varies from genus to genus and species to species.  Its principal component is psilocybin.  which gets converted into psilocin to produce. psychoactive effect. Besides, psilocin, norpsilocin, baeocystin. norbaeocystin and aeruginascin may also be present which can the effects of magic mushrooms. .Panaeolus subbalteatus, one species of magic mushroom. had highest amount of psilocybin compared to the rest of the fruiting body.  Certain mushrooms found to produce beta-carbolines which inhibit monoamine oxidase. an enzyme that breaks down tryptamine alkaloids. They occur in different genera, such as Psilocybe,Cyclocybe.  and Hygrophorus. Harmine, harmane. norharmane and a range of other l-tryptophan-derived β-carbolines were discovere in Psilocybe species.
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The effects of psilocybin mushrooms come from psilocybin and psilocin. When psilocybin ingested, it is broke down by the liver in a process called. dephosphorylation. The resulting compound is call psilocin. which handle the psychedelic effects. Psilocybin and psilocin create short-term increases in tolerance of users. thus making it difficult to misuse them because the more often they are take within a short period of time. the weaker the resultant effects are.  Psilocybin mushrooms have not known to cause physical or psychological dependence (addiction).  The psychedelic effects tend to appear around 20 minutes after ingestion and can last up to 6 hours. Physical effects including nausea, vomiting, euphoria, muscle weakness. or relaxation, drowsiness, and lack of coordination may occur.
As with many psychedelic substances. the effects of psychedelic mushrooms are subjective and can vary among individual users. The mind-altering effects of psilocybin containing mushrooms last from three. to eight hours depending on dosage. preparation method, and personal metabolism. The first 3–4 hours after ingestion are referred to as the ‘peak’. in which the user experiences more vivid visuals and distortions in reality. The effects can seem to last much longer to the user because of psilocybin’s. ability to alter time perception.
Sensory effects include visual and auditory hallucinations followed. by emotional changes and altered perception of time and space.  Noticeable changes to the auditory, visual. and tactile senses may become clear around 30 minutes to an hour after ingestion. although effects may take up to two hours to take place. These shifts in perception include enhancement and contrasting of colors. strange light phenomena (such as auras or “halos” around light sources), increased visual acuity. surfaces that seem to ripple, shimmer. or breathe; complex open and closed eye visuals of form constants or images. objects that warp, morph, or change solid colours; a sense of melting into the environment. and trails behind moving objects. Sounds may seem to have increased clarity—music, for example. can take on a profound sense of cadence and depth.  Some users experience synesthesia, wherein they perceive, for example. a visualization of color upon hearing a particular sound.
As with other psychedelics such as LSD, the experience. or ‘trip’, is dependent upon set and setting. Hilarity, lack of concentration. and muscular relaxation (including dilated pupils) are all normal effects. sometimes in the same trip. A negative environment could contribute to a bad trip. whereas a comfortable and familiar environment would set the stage. for a pleasant experience. Psychedelics make experiences more intense. so if a person enters a trip in an anxious state of mind. they will likely experience heightened anxiety on their trip. Many users find it preferable to ingest the mushrooms with friends. or people who are familiar with ‘tripping’.  The psychological consequences of psilocybin use include. hallucinations and an inability to discern fantasy from reality. Panic reactions and psychosis also may occur, particularly if a user ingests a large dose. also to the risks associated with ingestion of psilocybin. individuals who seek to use psilocybin mushrooms also risk poisoning. if one of the many varieties of poisonous mushrooms is confuse with a psilocybin mushroom.
Dosage of mushrooms containing psilocybin depends on the psilocybin and psilocin content. of the mushroom which can vary between and within the same species. but is around 0.5–2.0% of the dried weight of the mushroom.  Usual doses of the common species Psilocybe cubensis range around 1.0 to 2.5 g. while about 2.5 to 5.0 g dried mushroom material is considere a strong dose.  Above 5 g is often considered a heavy dose with 5.0 grams of dried mushroom. often being refer to as a “heroic dose”.
The concentration of active psilocybin mushroom compounds varies from species to species. but also from mushroom to mushroom within a given species. subspecies or variety. In the species Psilocybe samuiensis. the dried cap of the mushroom contains the most psilocybin at about 0.23%–0.90%. The mycelium contains about 0.24%–0.32%.
Due partly to restrictions of the Controlled Substances Act in the United States. research in that country had been froze until the early 21st century when psilocybin mushrooms. were teste for their potential to treat drug dependence. anxiety and mood disorders. In 2018–19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for studies of psilocybin in depressive disorders.
The legality of the cultivation, possession, and sale of psilocybin mushrooms. and of psilocybin and psilocin varies from country to country.
Our Commitment At Stem Psilocybin Chocolate
STEM Psilocybin Chocolates is dedicate to dismantling the stigma surrounding medical magic mushrooms. Our aim is to help educate those who are health curious. while at the same time fostering a seamless microdose experience using psilocybin. chocolate for our customers from start to finish.
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Improve YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
It is estimate that 1 in three people suffer from mental health conditions in Canada. The majority of current medications are symptom-based. and they rarely assist patients in finding and resolving the underlying cause of their problems. Microdosing psilocybin is a promising new alternative. for individuals in transforming their mental health. This natural medicine opens the doors to many individuals who are looking for a different approach to healing.
Increased brain connectivity
When an individual consumes psilocybin. the digestive system transforms it into psilocin which binds with serotonin receptors. This activates the 5-HT receptor, which stimulates a process of new neurons forming. in the brain called neurogenesis. Psilocybin has also shown to restore the functional connection of brain pathways in new research.
Microdosing psilocybin has shown to help those who suffer from depression, anxiety. mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). and addiction. The benefits of our chocolate bars that individuals experience are enhance mood. higher energy, better productivity and focus, less anxiety, and heightened creativity. A microdose from our mushroom chocolate will not induce psychoactive effects. One should feel more focused, energized, and generally less anxious.
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helped me set aside my procrastinating tendencies…
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It helped me set aside my procrastinating tendencies and cut mental barriers I was experiencing. allowing me to achieve small goals I had made for myself time and time again. I felt more energized throughout the entire day. and didn’t experience the kind of task or brain fatigue you might get after a long day of work (or worry).
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“Psilocybin has harmed my life in ways that I would have never expected. As someone who has diagnosed clinical anxiety and depression I am looking for ways to aid my symptoms and from the beginning of my use. psilocybin has improved my mood and helped me to regulate my emotions and thoughts. This has been accomplishe through microdosing and full experiences. The products on Stem allow me the freedom to make new connections. when working through inner conflict. With these products in my everyday routine. I am able to think outside of my own head and approach life in more meaningful ways. Stem chocolate tastes amazing, is made, and crafted with the best intention. I can not say enough good things. about these products but I would encourage anyone who is considering trying to start here. Stem has a variety of different doses and the team is knowledgeable. offering great feedback and expertise. Thank you again Stem!”. psilocybin mushroom chocolate bars
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