How do dried magic shrooms work?

Dried mushrooms, known as dried magic mushrooms or simply mushrooms, are considered psychedelic. Psychedelics are widely recognized as drugs with hallucinogenic effects, and while this is partly true, psychedelics are actually a very specific group of drugs that can bind to the serotonin 5-HT2a receptor. You can easily buy the dried magic mushrooms at

Dried magic Mushrooms contain a drug called psilocybin. When ingested, your body breaks down this psilocybin into its dephosphorylated cousin, psilocin. Psilocin is molecularly very similar to serotonin, a naturally occurring neurotransmitter found in humans, other mammals, and even some worms and insects, as well as plants and fungi. 

In fact, it is so close to serotonin that it can bind to certain serotonin receptors, particularly the 5-HT2a receptor. It is not known exactly how the fungus causes its psychedelic journey, of course, it is related to this interaction. The traditional use of hallucinogens occurs in the context of ceremonies and rituals, traditions that determine and control the purpose and outcome of the drug.

How long does it take for mushrooms to start?

How long it takes to feel the effects of magic mushrooms mainly depends on how they are swallowed. If the mushrooms are consumed whole, the start can be anywhere from 20-40 minutes. If the mushrooms are ground into a fine powder and mixed with lemon juice or made into a tea, the onset can be faster – about 5-10 minutes. Chewing gum and chocolate usually appear in about 15-30 minutes.