Magic mushrooms or psilocybe mushrooms is species of psychoactive fungi that are loved by many for their ability to take its users trough a unique experience - called a trip. They are hallucinogens that contain psychoactive ingredients psilocybin and psilocin that can rapidly change your perceptions about how things feel, taste, smell, look, and take you through the most interesting mind spectacle of your life.
In Smartific Magic Mushroom Shop you can buy ready-to-grow magic mushroom growing kits, magic mushroom spore syringes, and ready-to-consume magic truffles. All these products are legal in the Netherlands.
Magic mushroom spores are "seeds" of the psilocybin mushrooms. Spore syringes can be used to innoculate the substrate (growing medium) of your choice, in order to grow your own magic mushrooms at home.
Even though they can easily be used by a complete beginner (with enough knowledge and resources), but because they are more sensitive and difficult to deal with when compared to magic mushroom growing kits - if this is your first attempt at growing magic mushrooms, we recommend starting with a more simple, already colonized version - magic mushroom growing kit.
Magic truffles (also known as sclerotia, philosopher's stones or psilocybe truffles) are a psychoactive type of magic mushrooms, that only differ in the way they were allowed to grow. They contain similar amounts of psychoactive ingredients like psilocybin and silicon, but due to the fact that they are consumed not dried - you have to learn how to choose the right dosing according to wanted effects.
Magic mushroom growing kits (growkits) are a ready-to-grow solution for those looking to grow their own magic mushrooms in the comfort of their home. Growing psychoactive mushrooms is easy, and everyone can do it with the right basic understanding of how to use a magic mushroom grow kit.
Inside the magic mushroom grow kit, you will find everything you need to start your own little magic mushroom colony and will be able to grow multiple flushes of this psychedelic joy in a matter of weeks.
Smartific team has years of experience in the Netherlands Magic Mushroom and Magic Truffle Industry and are proud in providing you will an in-depth knowledge base that is aimed to educate any level of recreational users. We believe that only well-educated recreational users can make the right decisions when in search of the balance of healthy and fun.
The main difference between magic truffles (sclerotia) and magic mushrooms (psilocybe) is the way they were grown. Basically, a magic truffle is a part of the same organism that was not allowed to sprout, so it grew by forming a “rock-like-structure” below the ground. So from a purely technical perspective – magic mushrooms are the funghi that grows above the surface (consisting of a stem and a cap) and magic truffles are parts of the same organism that grows below the ground.
Short answer – yes, definitely. Magic mushrooms and magic truffles contain the same psychoactive ingredients (psilocin and psilocybin), so consuming those psychoactive ingredients in the same dose (measured by the dose of the psychoactive ingredients, not the weight of mushroom/truffle), will induce the same effects.
The only difference is the dosage and the way magic mushrooms and magic truffles are usually grown/sold. Most commonly magic mushrooms are sold dried, while truffles are sold fresh (thus, still contains extra weight as humidity). By that analogy, you can approximate that 1 gram of dried mushrooms would be equal to 8-10 grams of fresh truffles. This is in no way a completely accurate measure as everything is way much more complex than that (potency, quality, age etc.), but it works in most cases while keeping you on the right track.
So to summarize – if you are planning to have the same experience as you would have from taking ~2 grams of dried magic mushrooms, you have to consume ~20 grams of magic truffles to have similar strength effects.
Always start slow and keep your dose to the minimum so you learn how your body and mind react to the substance. Your first psychedelic experience has a unique feature – “the expectancy effect”. The expectancy effect means that You will have the experience You anticipated to have. So if you expect to have an amazing spiritual experience – you will have it. If you expect to spend some breathtaking time with your friends – you will have exactly that.
It might sound strange but any experienced psychonaut will tell you that’s exactly the case. Your psychedelic experience always gives you, exactly what you deserved. That’s why, regardless of what kind of experience you want to have – you always have to define clearly what kind of experience are you seeking and your mind will make sure you get exactly that.
Probably the best advice for any beginner is this – make sure everything in your life currently is already good (psychedelics can be a great way to deal with your problems, but it is recommended to use it as such only after you “learn to trip”) and choose a place and time that feels the best for you. Not a place and time that feels good, but a place and time that is perfect.
It’s best to analyze your personal effects and feelings while experiencing those psychedelic effects naturally for the first time but… Overall, expect changes in your perspective, reality perception, sound, colors, vision, feelings, time, and other possible senses you might have (or might not have yet). Psilocybin and psilocin are known to make parts of your brain that usually never “talk” to each other, start “talking” to each other… That’s why in larger doses psychonauts can record states like “hearing color”, “smelling sound” or “feeling one with the universe”.
Some devoted psychonauts might even tell you that in some subtle sense, some of these newfound connections stay forever (in a sense that you stay more open-minded after the first psychedelic experience). That doesn’t mean that you will be smelling colors after your trip is over, that means that you start perceiving reality as a more complex and your creativity/field of perspective stays more open than it ever was before.
You can expect your magic truffle trip to last anywhere from 3-6 hours, but because your general feeling about what time is changes, we recommend keeping the mindset of “I am tripping until I go to sleep”.
After you fall asleep and wake up – your trip is for sure over.
This widely depends on many factors like your health, time since last psychedelic trip, body mass, desired effects, personal metabolism, sensitivity to various substances among many other factors.
Overall, for a very mild trip with the full spectrum of psychedelic effects, you should take at least 10 grams of magic truffles. For a normal trip, you should take around 15 grams of magic truffles. For a full psychedelic experience, you should take 20-22 grams of magic truffles.
Psilocybin and Psilocin, together with other psychoactive ingredients found in magic truffles will affect your mental state. Now when it comes to the word “hallucinations” – in most cases, 15-20grams of magic truffles will not make you hallucinate. That is if we are agreeing that hallucinations mean – seeing things that are not there. You will, however, see light distortions, also know as visuals – meaning objects will be “breathing”, straight lines will be slightly moving and there could be similar visual irregularities happening all around you.
To sum up… If you take magic truffles in an amount that don’t exceed 15-22 gram dosage (full box):
Green dragons following you and trying to speak to you – no, that will not happen.
Objects (that are physically there!) changing colors, wawing, breathing and patterns dancing – yes, that will happen.
With that being said – in higher dosages, it is possible to induce hallucinations, but in most cases, those hallucinations will be happening with closed eyes (even with 15-22 grams of magic truffles). It is very unlikely that you will see reality mixing with your imagination. More likely, you will have visions inside your head (closed eyes) and you will see visuals (objects changing).
Depending on the strain, dosage, your mental state, your surroundings, and many other factors – effects will be different every time you decide to take magic truffles. But a good start, when discussing what effects magic truffles can have on its user – is knowing that magic truffles amplify your state.
What does that mean?
It means that under the influence of psychedelics everything gets more intensified…
If you are happy – you are super happy! If you are sad – you are super sad!
An important point to make here – don’t get scared by this, even crying or being sad on magic truffles weirdly feels more comfortable than on a normal basis. Psychedelics have a tendency to make everything feel more natural and you take it as a part of who you are. If some emotions or feelings will start bursting out of you during your trip – that’s normal, that’s your subconsciousness explaining things to you.
Magic truffles will tell you what you need to hear, and sometimes not necessarily you want to hear it.
This is just because we are so good at lying to ourselves, but when we are under influence on psychedelics – our subconsciousness gets more in charge and some things you simply can’t hide from your subconsciousness.
With all that being said, most common effects of magic truffles are:
Please notice, some of these effects might seem negative to you, while others might seem positive. It is more complicated than that – when you are tripping the line between good and bad disappears, making them all feel natural, part of you. That’s why experienced psychonauts always advise – don’t focus on the “negatives”, if you focus on the positive side then the trip will be positive.
You will always have the trip you want and plan to have, even if that decision has been made by you subconsciously.
There are four drug categories: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and opiates. Even though from a technical perspective weed could be categorized as any of them, excluding opiates… When analyzing cannabis and magic truffles (or magic mushrooms) in comparison – weed would be thought of as a depressant (slows your brain function, like alcohol) and psilocybin would be a strong hallucinogen (alters perception by changing the way your nerve cells in your brain communicate to each other).
So, magic truffle or magic mushroom effects are not similar to weed.
Doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or if you are really experienced psychonaut – before each and every trip it is important to evaluate your set and setting. That means evaluating both internal and external factors that might influence your trip.
After you made sure both internal and external conditions are perfect, spend some time setting goals for your trip. Define your trip and everything you are expecting from it. Every psychedelic experience is different, and the best way you can make sure you will have the trip you want – is to know exactly what kind of trip you are planning to have.
From a physiological perspective, make sure you don’t eat anything for at least 4 hours before you consume your magic truffles. Glucose in your blood will interfere and lower (or diminish) tripping effects. Furthermore, any food in your stomach might even make you feel sick, nauseous, or even make you throw up. That’s why experienced psychonauts fast for as long as they can before every psychedelic trip. This is also a good thing to know if something goes wrong and you want to end your trip early – just consume sugar and calorie-rich foods with plenty of water – this will lower the effects and will make them go away faster.
Trip sitter is a person that remains unintoxicated and acts as emotional and physical support for a person going true psychedelic experience.
If it’s your first trip – its common to think that having a trip sitter can make you feel more comfortable during the trip. And it’s true – this could help you to calm down if you start freaking out or don’t like the experience. But trip sitters are a more common thing for very intense psychedelic experiences, other known as “hero doses” that usually exceed 25-40 grams of magic truffles (or more than 3-4 grams of dried magic mushrooms) during which the user might lose complete touch with reality. In those cases, we completely support the idea of a trip sitter.
But the real question here should be – how much do I trust the trip sitter?
Subconsciously and consciously.
Because while under the influence of psychedelics, we tend to overreact and be very sensitive to everything – the trip sitter of our choice has to be the most comforting person we know and how much our trip sitter is experienced with psychedelics only comes in the second place (it is better if trip sitter understands how psychedelics work well). That’s why your significant other, best friend or a family member could be your best choice – while strangers might be the reason behind your struggles tripping.
With all that being said, if you have a very strong mental connection with someone it’s best to take them on your first trip. Avoid strangers at all costs and only choose people that you are really really comfortable with. Even if the person has no experience with psychedelics whatsoever, the high-quality mental connection is the best thing to have on your first trip.
That’s why if you take less than 15-20grams of magic truffles (or 1.5-2.5 grams of dried magic mushrooms) – experienced psychonauts advise, just grab the closest person you have and do it together (as long as that person actually wants the experience, never force anyone to trip if they at least somewhat are not ready!). Most likely you will be better off when both of you are tripping on the same level than someone “sober” is trying to comfort you. That’s because when we are tripping it is sometimes difficult to communicate with a person that is not under the influence of psychedelics (some trip sitters take just a micro-dose for exactly this mental reason).
We tried to provide you with both sides of this puzzle, so now it’s time to ask yourself – how would you feel most comfortable?
Just put them in the fridge and you can store them until the expiry date provided on every truffle box.
Due to its fragile nature, we do not recommend freezing truffles. However, there are ways to dry the truffles – but do that at your own risk. That might improve/reduce the potency of the magic truffles, furthermore, it could potentially make the experience better/worse for your stomach.