Just as CBD had to wait a long time to be legalized, other natural compounds such as psilocybin are starting to be seen in a different light. The modern renaissance of psychedelic science has made big changes, such as in 2018, when the FDA legalized psilocybin treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression.
Similarly, Denver took a move to decriminalize psilocybin, which has propelled several brands to create wonderful products to boost people's wellness. Among those curious products is psilocybin water. What is psilocybin water and how does it work? Let us teach you more in this post.
What is Psilocybin Water?
To understand what this intriguing product is about, we have to talk first about its main ingredient: psilocybin. This hallucinogen exists in several mushrooms, which are known as ‘magic mushrooms’. This agent activates serotonin receptors in your brain, especially the prefrontal cortex. Because this part of the brain affects mood, cognition, and perception, it is only natural for psilocybin to distort how we perceive the world around us. As a result, we may even experience visual or auditory hallucinations.
However, as fun as it may be to enjoy a trip away from reality, that’s not the only use we can give to psilocybin. In fact, some studies have shown its potential to treat cancer, headaches, and even depression. For that reason, incorporating this compound responsibly in your daily life can bring you several health benefits.
While it is quite common now to drink psilocybin tea, not everyone has the time to infuse their magic mushrooms to create a relaxing drink carefully. However, everyone needs to carry water around with them, so what better than making psilocybin water for a stress-free, energizing day?
Psilocybin Water Extraction
While extracting psilocybin from mushrooms may sound like a process that takes too much time, the truth is that it is just as simple as putting them in hot water. Although you can use boiling water, it's usually best to let the liquid cool for a minute or two before starting the extraction.
Many mushroom users may be concerned that heat may destroy the psilocybin since psilocin tends to deteriorate at 212°F. However, this isn’t the case for psilocybin. While psilocybin is relatively fragile once extracted with water, the liquid will never burn up the good stuff. Still, the most popular method is the “Blue Juice” Icewater extraction.
Paul Stamets came up with this idea: chopping some Psilocybe mushrooms and placing them in a jar with ice cubes. Then, you put the jar in the fridge until the ice melts. After this, you strain out the solids and get a shiny blue liquid that has a good amount of psilocybin for you to enjoy.
Is Psilocybin Water-soluble?
Yes, psilocybin is water-soluble, which is why for centuries, humanity has consumed it as tea for centuries. Thanks to this property, its psychoactive effects are absorbed by the body the moment it enters your mouth. For that reason, the body is able to metabolize it faster, making psilocybin water effects last for hours.
When drinking psilocybin water, we highly recommend you watch out for high doses. Start slow until you reach a point where your body and mind feel comfortable.
How Long does Psilocybin Last in Cold Water?
While the resulting psilocybin concentration in water is enough to give you a fun ride, it will eventually lose potency as days go by. While there aren’t detailed studies on the matter, anecdotal evidence suggests that four days is the longest time psilocybin water can go without losing its potency completely.
Store it in the fridge and drink it by that time to make sure your precious shrooms don’t go to waste. However, don’t freeze it, as too much cold will likely destroy psilocybin’s potency, making your extract useless.
We know you are curious now about how psilocybin water can make you feel. Our team is curious, too! For that reason, we may have something in store for you that will allow your body and mind to explore this magic product.