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Magic Truffles

What are magic truffles?

Magic truffles are mushroom fungi that grow underground. They aren’t real truffles, but rather a chunk of fungal energy reserves, known as sclerotia. Magic truffles have been on earth way longer than humans; they date back to the Jurassic period, some 200 million years! 

We distinguish magic truffles from other sclerotia if they contain measurable amounts of the psychedelic compounds psilocybin and psilocin. Just as with magic mushrooms, these fungi store their food reserves in little subterranean caches for later growth. In this way, you can look at them as the little brothers to their taller, above-ground counterparts, psilocybin cubensis

Cultures across the globe have consumed magic truffles for millennia. Some argue they are the true secret behind the medieval philosopher’s stone. They were not popular in our modern culture, however, until the Swedish government began enforcing their banned substances laws. Once people could be fined for using magic mushrooms, they turned to magic truffles. 

To better illustrate the difference between the two types of truffles, let’s take a brief look at what makes psychoactive sclerotium unique in the world of tubers and other fungi. 

Non-psychedelic truffles

One thing all 60,000 bona fide truffles have in common? They do not contain psilocybin. Truffles are ascomycete fungi. Some of them are valued for their deep flavor. You can find white and black truffles on expensive dinner menus or in special oils and sauces. 

They look sort of like potatoes or little dense sacs. The animals that root out and consume them are known as fungivores. This unique group of creatures includes slugs, birds, bacteria, and plants. 

Non-psychedelic truffles are legal to buy and ship across America. That is if you can afford them! The average cost of one pound of black truffle is 1500USD. 

Psychoactive truffles

Remember, a psychoactive truffle isn’t a real truffle; although we call them magic truffles, their real name is ascomycete fungi. Mycologists define them as the dense energy stores of a psilocybin mushroom. Fungi create these little nuggets for later fuel. Oftentimes, mycelium develop ascomycete in the winter, sort of like how squirrels stowaway nuts in preparation for the first snowfall. 

There are four main types of magic truffles: 

  • Psilocybe tampanensis
  • Psilocybe mexicana
  • Psilocybe atlantis 
  • Psilocybe galindoii

It’s worth noting that psilocybe cubensis, the most common and readily available magic mushroom for sale in mushroom kits or spore syringes, does not produce magic truffles. 

Are magic truffles legal?

Magic truffles can be purchased legally as grow kits for research purposes. In some parts of Europe, magic truffles are legal because they generally have much less psilocybin than magic mushrooms. According to the United Nations, truffles that contain small doses of psilocybin are not illegal. However, we suggest you check with your local authority before ordering magic truffles. 

Why Choose Magic Truffles?

Amsterdam’s legal truffle market has spurned a new interest in growth genetics. The products today are far more reliable, and grow kits are quite easy to manage. Magic truffles are a great introduction to the life-altering world of psychedelics.

Once dried, they contain less psilocybe than magic mushrooms, and so offer a gentler experience. For the seasoned veteran, these delightful products are a great way to ease a friend or loved one into trying them. That’s because you need to consume more magic truffles to get the same trip as their mushroom counterparts. They are great in tea, or they can be eaten in a light meal. Many people also enjoy microdosing with magic truffles. 

Where are magic truffles found?

In the wild, psilocybe truffles can be found in wetland areas in the late fall. They are hard to spot with the naked eye because they grow underground. Unlike real truffles, there are no truffle hunters with pigs or dogs looking for magic truffles. Instead, companies grow them. 

The most common place to find legally-grown magic truffles is cities in the Netherlands, specifically Amsterdam. Shipping psychedelic truffles to North American addresses is not recommended. 

How are magic truffles grown?

Just as with magic mushroom grow kits, you can buy a magic truffle kit and grow from spores at home. The benefit of a grow kit is that they are legal to sell in North America. That’s because the package contains zero psilocybin, the banned substance in psychedelic fungi. 

To grow magic truffles, you buy a sterilized substrate injected with magic truffle spores. To keep the spores from turning into mushrooms, you simulate a wetland environment: low temperature, wet substrate, and darkness will force the mycelium to create a few sclerotia, or magic truffles, within the substrate. 

If you plan to buy magic truffles, check the supplier’s growing information. A reputable grower will readily tell you the type of substrates they use, such as coco coir or manure, and how much psilocybin is in a gram of product. Where possible, buy from companies that use organic ingredients as mycelium consume the soil they live on to produce truffles.  

What is the magic truffles experience like?

Magic truffles are essentially a smaller, denser version of a magic mushroom, so you can expect an experience equally similar. The only difference between the two comes down to the amount of psilocybin per gram. You will likely have to ingest more truffle than you would mushroom, sometimes as much as two or three times the amount. 

Truffles containing psilocybin can be eaten raw or brewed in tea. For maximum benefit, consume them on an empty stomach, or with a light snack, such as a cracker or piece of chocolate. As with cannabis or other psychoactive substances, you can ingest a second or third dose in one sitting. But we recommend waiting at least an hour before consuming more. 

Set and setting are vital to the makings of a meaningful experience. Make sure you have adequate time — an entire afternoon or evening is ideal. Whether alone or with others, that’s up to you, but surround yourself with like-minded people who won’t judge you or tease you. 

Magic truffle experiences, or trips, are hard to put into words. Each experience is as unique as the person who has it. Some people report out of body sensations, spiritual insights, and visits from alien beings. Loss of personhood or ego is a common theme. You may connect two seemingly unconnected ideas and discover life-altering insights into your life. 

Others experience visual phenomena, especially with fresh truffles. Surfaces and objects could dissolve into one another, or the colors of a flower could seem preternaturally beautiful. A common trip on psilocybin lasts anywhere from four to eight hours. It may take you the rest of the day or into the next to readjust to normal, ego-driven life, so consider having your first magic truffle experience on a weekend or day off. 

What are the medical and therapeutic benefits of magic truffles?

Quantifying the benefits of psilocybin fungi poses some unique challenges. Shamans, witch doctors, midwives, and holy peoples have used psychedelics as medicine for thousands of years. According to the influential thinker Terrence McKenna, humans began their journey into consciousness and ego-identity by ingesting psilocybin. But mainstream science has been very slow to catch up to the fringe thinkers and ancient cultures. 

Although scientists began writing about psychoactive medicines in the 16th century, the first modern doctor to advocate psilocybin therapy was Albert Hoffman. He was also the first scientist to isolate the compound and synthesize it in 1958. In the 1960s, there was an uptick in studies surrounding magic mushrooms and truffles, but starting in the mid1970s, the US banned psilocybin. 

The dark ages of psychoactive therapy research ended very recently. Just last year, Health Canada allowed psychologists and medical professionals to use psilocybin in their practices. The USA has been a little slower, but active studies are being done right now at Johns Hopkins through their Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research

This is all to say that we still know very little of the medical and therapeutic benefits of magic truffles. Microdosing LSD and psilocybin has become popular in Silicon Valley and the wellness industry at large. Users across the country have reported life-altering benefits from taking small doses of psychedelics. Some of these benefits include increased concentration, less stress, more empathy, and pain reduction. Of course, their statements are anecdotal and we do not vouch for these claims. 

Until we have more reliable data on magic truffles and mushrooms, we recommend using them with respect and caution. Go low and slow. Dedicate time to their use and always remember your set and setting. 

Why aren’t my magic truffles working? 

There’s no one reason why your magic truffles aren’t working. The most obvious reason has to do with tolerance. If you consumed magic truffles a few days or even weeks ago, then you’ve likely built up a tolerance and will need more truffles to feel the same effects. 

Unlike cannabis or alcohol, psilocybin tolerance accumulates quickly. One experience is all it takes to cut your potential in half. This can happen even if you’ve had other psychedelics. For example, consuming DMT will bolster your tolerance to magic truffles. 

We recommend waiting a few weeks to a month between psychedelic experiences. In the meantime, try integrating what you learned from your last experience. There are many ways to practice psycho-spiritual integration. Meditating or writing about the revelations and euphoria you felt can bring you into a better relationship with yourself and help you prepare for your next session with magic truffles.

Magic Truffle FAQs

How do you eat truffles?

Magic truffles are like any edible mushroom, meaning they cannot hurt you if you eat them raw. For beginners, it’s best to soak them in a flavorful tea, such as ginger or mint. Add a little honey won’t hurt either — the taste of truffles is quite overpowering. What you do not want to do, however, is cook them. Psilocybin is a delicate molecule and will quickly vanish if heated too high.

Where do you buy truffles?

The best place to buy magic truffles is through our webshop. It’s safe, and we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of our magic truffle products. We ship across the country, too, so you can order from us no matter where you live.

How much should I take?

When ingesting magic truffles that you’ve grown, you won’t know how much psilocybin is in each truffle, so you should begin with a small amount, around two grams. After an hour, if you don’t feel like it’s too much, consume another two or three grams. In this way, you’ll manage the ramping effects of the truffles.

What to do and not to do when you are high on truffles?

When it comes to psychoactive compounds, set and setting are crucial. That means having the right mindset and a safe, non-judgemental space. Never consume magic truffles in precarious situations, such as parties, or at work, or while driving. If you eat truffles outdoors, do so with people that care about you and always have a trip sitting. Also, never combine magic truffles with alcohol or other illicit drugs.

How to be a conscientious trip-sitter?

A trip-sitter is a friend or family member that watches over someone that is having a psychedelic experience. If someone you care about has asked you to sit with them, then here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Be aware: Do not consume alcohol or any psychoactive substances. This is to ensure you can help if the situation arises. 
  • Be mindful: Know that your friend or loved one is experiencing something profound and may not articulate very well. 
  • Be patient: A trip can last four to eight hours, so be prepared for a long evening.

Be surprising: If you notice the trip-taker getting uneasy or scared, show them something strange or exciting, like a bird feather or artwork.

Do truffles have a physical effect on the body?

Psilocybin can alter your perception of your body, but nothing you feel is permanent. So the sensation of time slowing down, a pleasant tingling or warmth emanating from your chest, and a general relaxing of the muscles are temporary.

Are truffles addictive?

No. There has been no evidence that someone can get addicted to truffles or magic mushrooms. The half-life of psilocybin is quite high, which means that every successive trip is less intense and less profound. After taking magic truffles, most users do not want another trip for at least a month and up to a year or more.

Do I need to eat truffles on an empty stomach?

We recommend eating truffles on an empty stomach. That’s because the stomach will process psychedelic compounds faster when there is no other food to digest. A full stomach can add up to two hours to the time of onset. Also, eating a meal with your truffles can greatly reduce the intensity of the experience.

Can I mix different types of magic truffles?

Yes. Despite the different types of magic truffles, they all contain the same active compounds — psilocybin and psilocin. In fact, some users find combining truffle types leads to a stronger trip.

What is the shelf life of magic truffles?

As with any mushroom, fresh truffles can last in a fridge for as long as a month. If you do not plan to eat all your truffles, try drying them in a dehydrator or on your kitchen counter with a fan blowing on them. Cracker-dry truffles can be stored in an airtight mason jar for at least one year.

Be Prepared, Be Aware – 10 Magic Truffle Affirmations

Magic truffles are a life-affirming and beneficial experience. We think everyone can learn something from them, even if it’s just to live life a little differently than you did before. To better prepare you for the wonders of magic truffles, consider these ten affirmations:

1) Know what you are getting into. Magic truffles invoke auditory, visual, and physical effects, collectively known as a trip.  

2) Always prepare an adequate set and setting. 

3) Enjoy truffles when you are in a healthy state of mind. 

4) Only consume psilocybin when you want to, not when others force you. 

5) Never mix with alcohol, prescription drugs, or other hallucinogens. Also, never operate a car, tools, or machinery while on magic truffles. 

6) Consume truffles on an empty stomach, and wait at least an hour before eating a second dose. 

7) Start low and go slow. Eat what you are comfortable with and don’t let others pressure you into eating more. 

8) Expect a wide range of emotions and experiences. Don’t overthink the thoughts and ideas that enter your mind. Let them flow through you and remember that no matter what you feel, it will pass. No magic truffle trip causes permanent effects. 

9) Give yourself time to process the magic truffle experience. Write down your thoughts and revelations.

10) Remember that magic truffles are a blessing from nature. Do not use them unwisely.

Can I build a tolerance to eating magic truffles?

You will build a tolerance to eating magic truffles. You may need double the truffles for a second dose to feel as strong as your first. Psilocybin takes a few weeks to leave your system. So to inhibit tolerance build-up, wait two weeks to one month between trips.