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Shrooms vs. Acid: The Scientific Difference

LSD and psilocybin fungi (also called shrooms) are the main components of psilocin, two of the most commonly used psychedelics. While LSD was invented in 1938, fungi contain naturally occurring psychedelic compound psilocybin in regions of South America, Mexico, and the United States. Before LSD became mainstream in the 1960s, psilocybin mushrooms were used for centuries in shamanistic traditions.A 2019 study found that LSD and psilocybin produce similar effects in psychedelic drug trials. Psychedelic science is slowly regaining momentum after decades of stigma. As a result, some people wonder whether psychedelics are moving in the same direction as cannabis, which has been legalized for medical and adult-use in most US states.Magic mushrooms Canada (shrooms) and LSD (acid) are two of the most common psychedelics, and they have many similarities. Both are considered classical psychedelics with significant influences on science and culture, and both have been identified as safe and low risk of triggering addiction in consumers.While one might think that the use of shrooms and LSD does not do much harm, the truth is that they can cause long-term side effects and in the future may be a gateway to other addictions. Remember that these drugs are not addictive by nature, but they can lead to serious addiction later on when the user becomes addicted to the effects of drugs and the body wants to find other, stronger drugs to curb its curiosity and desire. Psilocybin mushrooms, on the other hand, are preferable for those looking for a more intense, grounded, and stimulating experience.Both LSD and psilocybin affect the 5HT2A receptors in the brain, so people can hallucinate under their influence. This affects the receptors and helps drugs to fight alcohol and drug addiction.Listen to this episode to know the difference between acid and shrooms.