Mushrooms have been prized since ancient times for their magical and mystical powers; today, the accessibility of mushrooms in everything from powder to gummy form has made them an increasingly popular part of the wellness and recreational supplement markets.
Just as you are no longer confined to enjoying THC only when it is rolled in a joint, you are no longer limited to enjoying mushrooms you had to forage to find. While the idea of getting down in the dirt and picking shrooms still appeals to some, we also know that the convenience of a mushroom gummy is a huge draw—with the added bonus of no time spent cleaning out dirt from under your fingernails!
If you are new to the mushroom gummy market (and/or new to mushrooms in general), you may have some questions and concerns about what to expect. It is completely normal for people to have some reservations about trying a product with known psychedelic effects, and we are here to guide you through the process so you can feel more confident about trying our gummies.
In this article, we will take a specific and closer look at Amanita mushroom gummies effects.
What Are Amanita Mushrooms?
There are thousands of mushrooms in the world, but we’d bet you know what an Amanita mushroom looks like, even if you think you do not. Any Gen X-er who spent Saturday mornings planted in front of cartoons remembers the mushrooms the Smurfs lived in, or others may think immediately of Alice in Wonderland when it comes to Amanita mushrooms.
These remarkable red (or orange) “dotted” shrooms have played with our imaginations for years, and old-school gamers certainly recognize them from the Super Mario franchise.
These mushrooms are found in North America, Europe, and Asia, and they are also known as “Fly Agaric.” They are an ideal choice for mushroom gummies thanks to their amazing effects, which we will explore below.
What to Expect When Shrooming: Amanita Mushroom Gummies Effects
You may be feeling a bit nervous about trying Amanita mushroom gummies, and maybe you have heard anecdotes from others in the past about a “bad trip” with shrooms that have made you reluctant to give gummies a go.
Here is something important you should consider when it comes to the Amanita mushroom: it does not contain psilocybin or psilocin. Since you probably don’t have an advanced degree in mycology, you may not understand the significance here, but it’s huge.
Amanita mushrooms do not act the same way as other psychedelic mushrooms since the presence of muscimol creates their effects. There is a good chance these mushrooms will soothe or calm you before they make you wildly and unpredictably delirious.
Each user’s gummy experience is unique, but some of the general things you may expect when using Amanita mushroom gummies are:
- A heightened sense of creativity (artists and writers often love how these gummies get them past a roadblock of sorts, unleashing new ideas and inspiration)
- A vivid and dream-like state (with an enhanced appreciation for the vibrancy of your surroundings)
- An emotional uplift (with users feeling happier, calmer, or simply “more present”)
- A variety of pleasant and buzzy physical effects (such as a feeling of floating)
The potency of the effects will relate to the dosage and also the individual, so it’s always best to start small and work your way up (more on that below). There is always the possibility of some unpleasant sensations.
For example, some users might find their emotions heightened temporarily in a negative way as the effects cause their moods to swing.
The beauty of Amanita mushroom gummies, especially in smaller doses, is the subtle yet powerful shift they can create. Your experience will likely be one you later describe in many positive ways: “I felt calmer and more at ease.” “I felt totally inspired by the world around me.” “I felt engaged in my art more than I have in ages.” “I felt instantly uplifted.”
Duration of Effects and Dosing for Amanita Mushroom Gummies
While some might wish this newfound sense of glee would last forever, all good things must come to an end, and that is the case with Amanita mushroom gummies as well. There is a finite period of effects (just as you would expect with THC or CBD, for example).
In general, people can experience lingering effects for up to 48 hours, but it may wear off completely within 24 hours. You will start to feel the primary effects of Amanita mushroom gummies within an hour of ingesting them, and those will generally last for up to 8 hours.
Because each user’s experience will vary, be prepared for the possibility of those after effects even a full day or two later.
The best way to try Amanita mushroom gummies is to start small and work your way up; play it safe rather than sorry by first checking out how Amanita mushrooms affect you and your brain chemistry.
We recommend this breakdown of the dosing experience to help guide newbies as well as seasoned shroomers:
Starter Dose: ½ Gummy
This first dose is unlikely to produce psychedelic effects, but it does offer a gentle mood boost and may get your creative juices flowing. This is the best place to start if you are inexperienced with the effects of Amanita mushrooms.
Low Dose: 1 Gummy
We like to think of the first full gummy as your initial taste of the true psychedelic experience. By ingesting one full Amanita mushroom gummy, you will feel an undeniable shift in your consciousness. Your senses will be heightened, and your creativity will be sparked.
Moderate Dose: Two Gummies
Two full Amanita mushroom gummies are going to result in an even deeper connection with your surroundings and your senses. This is a good fit for seasoned shroomers who know exactly what sort of enhanced sensory experience they are seeking.
High Dose: Three Gummies
The psychedelic effects will be significant at this level. Expect to go on a journey that takes you deep into the realms of your own emotions and psyche.
Diving into the Deep End: Four Gummies
Be prepared to become fully immersed in a psychedelic experience if you ingest four Amanita mushroom gummies. This dose can completely alter your reality and lead to a deeper sense of introspection than you have ever known.
Final Tips on Dosing
Remember that it may take an hour to feel the initial effects of Amanita mushroom gummies, so resist the urge to keep ingesting more quickly if you “don’t feel anything.” It is always best to start slow, and new users should experience a low dose fully before trying the gummies again.
Give yourself time to experience and fully enjoy the effects (and the lingering aftereffects), and then decide if you would like to go for a more intense experience.