Why Psilocybin Edibles are so Popular in Canada
There’s a new trend starting in Canada, and it isn’t fashion or cannabis related. Psilocybin Edibles. If you’re not sure what this is, perhaps its more common name, “magic mushrooms” or “shrooms,” will ring a bell. More and more Canadians are turning to psychedelics to treat depression and anxiety instead of antidepressants or pharmaceutical drugs. According to Data Bridge Industry Research, the global pharmaceutical psilocybin market, which is dominated by firms like Johnson & Johnson, is anticipated to reach $6.9 billion by 2027. Some dispensary stores are making up to $5000 per day and hundreds of new stores keep opening up every day all over the U.S and Canada.
While the most common and/or traditional method of consuming magic mushrooms is simply by eating them, a new trend is taking place where users prefer consuming edibles containing psilocybin mushrooms. Let’s be honest- a gummy bear, tasty tea, or chocolate probably tastes way better than chowing down on a plain mushroom, as they do have a reputation for being an acquired taste.
Let’s dive in and explore the different edibles that are most popular and available in Canada.
As long as you make the tea properly, drinking mushroom tea is a great way to consume magic mushrooms. As the name suggests, mushroom tea is just psilocybin-infused tea. The main psychoactive component of “magic mushrooms” that causes the effects is psilocybin. Some people consume magic mushrooms for recreational purposes, while others do so in therapeutic settings in an effort to address certain health issues.
Why tea? Well, there are several advantages to drinking mushroom tea. First, to explore any possible health advantages of psilocybin use in general. Second, mushroom tea is a pretty easy way to administer psilocybin. And three, mushrooms can have a rather foul flavour. Drinking mushroom tea is a simple way to mask the typical flavour of mushrooms, especially when combined with certain natural herbs and additives. The best part? You can make mushroom tea in the comfort of your own home. There are a plethora of recipes online to help guide you through the fairly simple process of preparing a steaming hot cup of magic mushroom tea.
Psilocybin also has many potential health benefits. Some are as follows:
- Reduced depression
- Reduces anxiety
- Treatment with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Substance addiction therapy
- Treatment for certain psychological disorders associated with cancer
Mushroom tea can be made from a wide variety of psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Examples include Liberty Caps, Landslide Mushrooms, and Golden Teachers.
Who doesn’t love gummies and chocolates? And who doesn’t love a good feeling of exhilaration right after? Well, psilocybin-infused gummies and chocolates will give you both in one go. The fact that they taste delicious isn’t the only great thing about psilocybin edibles; you can get them in the dosage that you want based on what you’re looking for. Since the amount of psilocybin in edibles is precisely calculated, whether you’re looking to microdose or looking for a full psychedelic trip, edibles are a safe and delicious option for you (microdosing is simply ingesting small amounts of (in this case) psilocybin so as to reap its therapeutic benefits without the hallucinogenic effects). You can also get psilocybin microdose capsules, which you would just swallow normally like a pill. Microdosing has been proven through various studies to be efficient in improving overall mood, and mental health, and even helping with migraines and other related health issues.
Psilocybin gummies come in all kinds of delicious flavours like blue raspberry, cherry, green apple, sour grape, watermelon, and even variety packs with assorted flavours for your enjoyment. There are sour gummies in fun shapes like frogs, Lego bricks, bears, and unicorns, and exotic and unique flavours like lychee, cherry cola, smores, passion fruit, and cherry lime. Doses vary between 1000mg and 2500mg depending on the kind of experience you are looking for.
Aside from gummies and chocolates, you’d be surprised at what other tasty psilocybin-infused treats are out there. For example, there is dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cookies and cream chocolate bars, hot cocoa powder mixes (in flavours like salted caramel-yum!), drink powders in flavours like strawberry lemonade, cookies, green tea packets, and the list just goes on and on. We encourage you to take a look at our online store to see the endless options of shrooms edibles we have for you.
We at Get Magic Mushrooms hope this article was interesting and helped shed some light on the fast-growing trend of these delightful and delicious magic mushroom treats.