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What Is Amanita Muscaria?

Amanita Muscaria is taking center stage in the world of natural products. Many are eager to take the plunge and experience the benefits for themselves. But if you’re hoping to learn a little more about this unique mushroom. Let’s take a quick look at the history of this fungi and explore some of the effects it has on the mind and body.

Meet Amanita Muscaria

Amanita Muscaria is the scientific name for the Fly Agaric Mushroom. It’s known for its bright red cap and distinctive white spots. In fact, if you look at depictions of magic mushrooms, it usually takes the form of this iconic fungi (Super Mario, for one). It’s native to the northern hemisphere and usually associates with coniferous and deciduous trees. Amanita Muscaria has a rich history of use, particularly amongst shamans of the indigenous peoples of Siberia.

In the Wild

If you spend enough time on the internet, you’ve probably noticed the Fly Agaric mushroom has a reputation for being toxic. And that would be true, in a sense. Thanks to modern medicine, it is far from deadly, but ingesting the mushroom without proper preparation could leave one with nausea, vomiting and other stomach upset. If you find yourself foraging for mushrooms, best to leave the Fly Agaric where it’s at and stick with Amanita Muscaria products that have gone through a rigorous extraction process. This will remove any of the compounds that cause the stomach upset and other unpleasant sensations, allowing you to experience other benefits.

Effects and Benefits

Amanita Muscaria is gaining popularity for it’s gentle effects on the mind and body. This also means that one of the more hallmark effects of psychedelics, hallucinations, aren’t present until you reach an exceptionally high dose and at a much higher dose than we recommend. Instead, this mushroom provides more “deliriant” type effects than psychedelic effects. If you’re familiar with your cannabinoids, Amanita Muscaria’s relationship to psilocybin is not unlike Delta 8 is to Delta 9.

In addition to a light psychoactive experience, this mushroom helps provide a unique sense of ease, calm, and relaxation. It can help you unwind after a stressful day or promote a restful night’s sleep.

Where to Start

If you’re new to Amanita Muscaria, and aren’t sure where to start, have no fear. There are many low-dose options available that can allow you to experience the benefits and effects without overwhelming the senses. We recommend a small 500mg gummy to begin. And as you get used to the feeling, you can build from there. This amount is also good for those going for the “microdosing” experience.

Embark on this journey and see where Amanita muscaria will take you.


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