Some cultures have been using amanita mushrooms for spiritual and religious purposes. They are generally considered poisonous and should not be consumed without proper preparation. They have also been used for their psychoactive effects. This is due to the presence of muscimol and ibotenic acid, which can cause hallucinations and other altered states of consciousness.
Unlike psilocybin, amanita mushrooms do not interact with neural transmitters like serotonin but rather interact with the GABA receptors. GABA receptors are proteins in the brain that help regulate mood, behavior, and overall brain function.
There are over 3,200 documents in scientific journals that relate to muscimol, amanita muscaria, and ibotenic acid that support the therapeutic benefits such as;
Reduction of Stress & Anxiety
Calm Feeling on Mind & Body
Pain & Inflammation Reduction
Always start with a low dose; if that is ineffective, slowly increase your dose.
Effects may take 1-2 hours to begin and may last for 4-6 hours.
Amanita Mushrooms may have a biphasic effect, meaning that a low dose has differing effects from a high dose, which is why it is advised to start with a low dose and slowly increase, if needed.