Health & Benefits

Do Magic Mushrooms Cause Diarrhea?

Magic mushrooms have a variety of effects due to their high Psilocybin content. This psychoactive chemical can cause a trip that elicits hallucinations, perception distortions, and bodily changes. Currently undergoing various scientific research, psychedelic mushrooms are undergoing research for potential medical use.

Users are raving about its promising effects, but one controversial problem is often linked to its consumption: do magic mushrooms cause diarrhea? Here are some facts that can answer this question:

Physical Effects of Magic Mushrooms

Most of the literature about magic mushrooms explores their psychological effects rather than physical ones. Some suggest that these plants can increase tolerance over time, but not physical dependence. This means that people will need higher doses to achieve a similar intensity of trips, but not necessarily make them addicted.

Deciding to use mushrooms will not result in extreme withdrawals. Some reported physical effects are increased heart rate, muscle cramps and relaxation, nausea, pupil dilation, dry mouth, sweating and chile, drowsiness, and yes, diarrhea. This answers the pressing question, but it does not clarify how. How can magic mushrooms cause diarrhea?

Risks When Taking Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms do not cause adverse side effects given responsible and safe use. Problems can arise from taking the wrong type of mushroom, misuse, and overdose. The great news is, psilocybin mushrooms are not associated with deadly overdoses.

Mushroom diarrhea is one of the riskiest problems from misuse, but it can be avoided. Learning about the different kinds of toxic mushrooms can help people from accidentally picking them up and consuming them. They are often mistaken as edibles because they bear similar features to some mushroom species.

Part of poisoning syndromes includes gastrointestinal irritation and kidney damage. Symptoms, which include diarrhea and vomiting, will appear within 30 minutes after consumption. 

How to Avoid Risks

The only way to ensure that a person is not at risk of experiencing mushroom diarrhea associated with poisoning is through being responsible. Avoid ingesting mushrooms foraged outdoors without verification. Experts even advise that foraging should be avoided altogether, especially when there is no background in identifying magic mushrooms.

Getting a supply from a reliable source or indoor cultivation is better. If mushroom picking cannot be helped, join online forums that help discuss and identify the mushroom via pictures. This can help anyone in finding the right kind of plant. The bottom line is that magic mushrooms will not cause any problem when taken correctly. They provide many benefits that can be missed because of carelessness.

It is better to be safe than feel excited about a trip and end up being sick instead. Proper handling of mushrooms can ensure that the sought-after-effects can be achieved. Read further on our articles if you are pregnant when taking your shrooms or will be undergoing a test for detecting psychedelic use.

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