HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE African Transkei MUSHROOM
African Transkei Information
TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS- Psilocybe Cubensis Transkei magic mushrooms originate from the continent of Africa. Also know as SATs, these shrooms are especially potent, being able to produce both closed eye and more remarkably open eye visuals. Transkei Cubensis are also known for being sensation enhancing mushrooms that can alter the way you perceive sound and visuals, produce geometric shapes as well as ‘dancing lights’ perceptions. TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
The white mushroom from South Africa
When you buy African Transkei Cubensis online, you will notice they are medium in size with a solid stem that appears to be a little gnarly. The younger variety of these mushrooms produce bright orange or brown caps but later on, as they mature, they will turn pale and almost white in colour.
Their sporulation is purple, giving the mushrooms their unique white, gold, and purple pattern that you will notice immediately. As for the veil, for the most part of Transkei Cubensis mushrooms, it should tear from the cap, remaining connected to the stem.
Transkei Cubensis as a strain originates from South Africa. This is, in fact, the first strain of Psilocybe Cubensis that came from Africa and that made it into wide circulation. Their name refers to the region they were first collected from, back in 2002, in Transkei, in the Wild Coast of South Africa. In the wild, these magic mushrooms used to grow right on dung in the cool shade of tall trees.
Visual effects of the Transkei Cubensis
This is a modern strain but a very potent one indeed. The body sensations you may feel after ingestion are prominent but what most users chase when they buy Transkei Cubensis online are the visuals.
These magic mushrooms are known to produce open eye visuals that have been described as dancing lights and geometric shapes. If the dose is increased to 2 grams, some users have reported a warping of their visual field that includes melting objects as if in a Dali painting. Others have described time warping, synesthesia – seeing sounds and feeling colours – and hallucinations with the eyes closed or open. TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
The effects of Transkei Cubensis on the body are energetic, despite the mushrooms causing what is known as ‘the mushroom yawns.’ You can expect to feel your skin tingling, have a fit of the giggles or a simple bout of energy that will make you want to dance.
On the mind, the mushrooms may have different effects. Users report sensations of euphoria, observations in the realm of mind alteration, and even mystic experiences as Transkei Cubensis opens your mind and allows you to see beyond the present.
Tips on how to use safely
The effects of Transkei Cubensis begin between 10 and 40 minutes after ingestion. They may last between 3 to 6 hours depending on the person and the dose ingested. If you are using this product for the first time or if you are increasing the dosage significantly for the first time, choose a familiar and safe place to do so. If possible, ask a sober trip sitter to share this experience with you.
Try to stay hydrated while using this product, especially if you are outdoors or performing physical activities while using Transkei Cubensis. If you are experiencing nausea during come up, drink honey ginger tea.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant. Do not mix Transkei Cubensis with other drugs. Do not mix Transkei Cubensis with alcohol. TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
Psilocybin Mushrooms Fact
What are psilocybin, or “magic,” mushrooms? Psilocybin is the main ingredient found in several types of psychoactive mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known naturally-occurring psychedelic drug.i Although psilocybin is considered active at doses around 3-4 mg, a common dose used in clinical research settings ranges from 14-30 mg.ii,iii,iv Its effects on the brain are attributed to its active metabolite, psilocin. Psilocybin is most commonly found in wild or homegrown mushrooms and sold either fresh or dried. The most popular species of psilocybin mushrooms is Psilocybe cubensis, which is usually taken orally either by eating dried caps and stems or steeped in hot water and drunk as a tea, with a common dose around 1-2.5 grams
What is the history of psychoactive mushrooms?
Psychoactive mushrooms have been used for thousands of yearsvi and have a long history of both medicinal and ceremonial use among indigenous peoples in many parts of the world, including Europe and the Americas.vii,viii,ix,x They were re-popularized in 1957, when a photo essay featuring an American banker and mushroom enthusiast R. Gordon Wasson was published in LIFE Magazine.xi Four years earlier, Wasson had stumbled across an indigenous tribe using psychoactive mushrooms in Mexico while on vacation and brought back a sample that he then sent to the Swiss chemist known for discovering LSD, Albert Hofmann. Hofmann isolated psilocybin and developed a synthesis for the drug in his lab at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, which then started producing 2 mg pills to be distributed for research purposes. TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
For the next two decades thousands of doses of psilocybin were administered in clinical experiments. Psychiatrists, scientists and mental health professionals considered psychedelics like psilocybin to be promising treatments as an aid to therapy for a broad range of psychiatric diagnoses, including alcoholism, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression.xiii Many more people were also introduced to psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics as part of various religious or spiritual practices, for mental and emotional exploration, or to enhance wellness and creativity.xiv Despite this long history and ongoing research into its therapeutic and medical benefits,xv since 1970 psilocybin and psilocin have been listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the most heavily criminalized category for drugs considered to have a “high potential for abuse” and no currently accepted medical use – though when it comes to psilocybin there is significant evidence to the contrary on both counts.
What are the short term effects of psilocybin mushrooms?
The effects of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin mushrooms vary tremendously, and are difficult to categorize – they affect different people, at different places, and at different times, with incredible variability.xvi,xvii However, psilocybin and other psychedelics are known for their profound changes in consciousness and perception. Psilocybin’s effects last around 4-6 hours, with peak effects occurring 2-3 hours after ingestion. These effects include sensory enhancement, sense of time changing (minutes can feel like hours), real or imagined objects appear to be moving (flowing patterns and shapes) both with eyes open or closed, TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
unusual thoughts and speech, personal insight and reflection, and excited mood.xviii Individual reactions to these perceptual changes are very much based on set and setting.xvi Set (or “mindset”) refers to the psychological state and the beliefs of the person taking the drug. Setting is the external circumstances they’re in – the people around them and their environmental surroundings. Because set and setting vary so widely from person to person, and even from experience to experience, each psilocybin experience can produce vastly different outcomes – from frightening to deeply meaningful and positive, life-changing experiences (though some parts may still be overwhelming or psychologically jarring). Can psilocybin mushrooms be used as medicine or therapy? Strong evidence suggests yes. Fully legal, well-funded research programs in the mid-20th century found that carefully monitored and controlled use of psilocybin may be beneficial for many psychiatric disorders, personal and spiritual development, and creative enhancement.xix However, after psilocybin was banned in 1970, clinical research to evaluate its medical safety and efficacy of psychedelics was effectively halted until the late 90s and early 2000s.x
How many people use psilocybin mushrooms?
Psilocybin mushrooms are considered one of the most well-known psychedelics, but according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which conducts the largest annual national survey on drug use, their use is not at all common. Psychedelic use is so low that several drugs are grouped under the category of “hallucinogens,” which includes LSD, peyote, mescaline, psilocybin mushrooms, and “Ecstasy” or “Molly” (MDMA).xxvi In each year between 2002 and 2014, an annual average of 0.1% of people across all ages were considered to be current psychedelic users (meaning they reported use within 30 days of completing the survey). In 2014, 0.3% of the 16,875 adolescent respondents (12 to 17 year-olds) in the US were considered to be current users of psychedelics, 0.3% of the 11,643 young adult respondents (18 to 25), and 0.1% of 33,750 adult respondents aged 26 or older.xxvii However, from 2004–2005 (the last year data for this specific question were available), around half of the people who reported trying a psychedelic for the first time used psilocybin mushrooms (out of approximately 67,000 respondents).xxviii Data from people reporting lifetime use of psychedelics shows similar rates across most age ranges, meaning just as many young adults in the 21st century have used psychedelics as older adults who lived through the 1960s and 70s. TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
What are the long term health impacts of psilocybin mushrooms?
The risks associated with psychedelic drugs are mostly psychological, not physical. Physically, psilocybin mushrooms are considered to be one of the least toxic drugs known.xix Although lethal doses have been determined from experiments in several animal models,xxx recorded cases of death exclusively attributed to usual doses of psilocybin mushrooms in humans are extremely rare.xxxi Physical effects are minor but varied and can be unique from person to person. The most consistent reactions, such as dilated pupils, elevated blood pressure, and increased heart rate, are usually mild, and considered side effects of emotional intensification. However, these along with other reported symptoms like nausea, increased perspiration, numbing and tremors, can sometimes make psychological symptoms like anxiety, panic attacks, paranoia, and mood swings seem worse.xxxii Long-term physical effects directly attributed to the pharmacology of psilocybin are rare, and research suggests they may also be due to latent psychological disorders. Comprehensive reviews of the thousands of sessions using psilocybin and other psychedelics in legal clinical research settings during the 1950s and 60s have consistently found extremely low incidences of acute and chronic problems among individuals lacking preexisting severe psychopathology.xix Recent reviews of the clinical literature also suggest that chronic problematic effects, when they do occur, are most often linked to psychological instability present prior to use.xxxiii Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD), sometimes mistakenly referred to as “flashbacks,” is a condition unique to psychedelics, involving perceptual changes lasting weeks or months following the use of a drug like psilocybin. Though exact prevalence is unknown, HPPD is considered relatively rare, with no physical changes or neurological damage associated as the cause.xxxiv. TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
How risky are psilocybin mushrooms compared to other drugs?
Psilocybin is considered to have extremely low toxicity, and cases of death have been extremely rare.xxxi But beginning in the 1960s and continuing today, sensationalized media coverage of psychedelic-related deaths misattributed the role of psychedelics like psilocybin in causing suicide or accidental death. Recent results from epidemiological studies have actually shown lower rates of mental health disorders and suicide among people who have used psychedelics like psilocybin.xxxv,xxxvi,xxxvii The risks from psilocybin are dependent on set and setting and differ from other types of drugs, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates, which produce relatively predictable physical and psychological effects.xviixvi The consequences of negative or challenging experiences can be minimized by education and awareness of psilocybin’s effects, with particular attention paid to issues around set and setting prior to the experience.
Are psilocybin mushrooms addictive?
Psilocybin is not considered to be addictive nor does it cause compulsive use.xxxviii One reason is that the intense experience, which can be physically and mentally challenging, may cause people using psilocybin to limit their frequency of use.xixxix Another reason is that the human body quickly builds tolerance to psilocybin, such that people require much higher doses after only a few days of repeated use, making it extremely difficult to have any effect after more than four days of repeated usage. And because of the similar brain receptors involved in their effects, crosstolerance occurs with LSD and psilocybin, which means that if someone takes LSD one day, the effects of taking psilocybin the next day will be diminished. TRANSKEI MAGIC MUSHROOMS
Are psilocybin mushrooms illegal?
In nearly all cases, yes. Psilocybin and psilocin are listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal to cultivate or possess psilocybinproducing mushrooms for either personal consumption or distribution. However, they can be used for scientific research under tightly-controlled conditions with a special license from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Because federal law does not list the various species of mushrooms containing psilocybin themselves, some people arrested for criminal possession, cultivation or distribution of mushrooms have claimed innocence. One such case in Florida in 1978 led to a state Supreme Court ruling that the legislature needed to specifically list psilocybin-containing mushrooms as illegal.xxxix The decision’s precedent led to arguments in subsequent cases in several other states.xl In 2005, an appeals court in New Mexico ruled that growing psilocybin mushrooms for personal consumption could not be considered “manufacturing a controlled substance” under state law.xli Regardless, in most cases psilocybin, and psilocybin-containing mushrooms are illegal federally and statewide, with cultivation, possession and sale offenses being grounds for arrest.