Have you ever wanted to try magic mushrooms, or micro-dosing for that matter, but haven’t because you’re unsure of the effects… or, much more practically, because it simply isn’t legal? Well, now you can. Our team has been working hard to harness the benefits of unique psychoactive compounds found in the Amanita Muscaria mushroom. In addition to being completely legal, these psychoactive compounds promote a sense of calm, relaxation, and ease to users without the hallucinogenic effects associated with traditional magic mushrooms.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes our new Happy Daze Amanita Muscaria Gummies legal, how they’re made, and what kind of experience you can expect when you take this gummy.
What are magic mushrooms?
When most people talk about magic mushrooms, they’re likely referring to psilocybin or psilocin, a psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound found naturally in certain mushrooms. It’s also a Schedule 1 drug that is illegal. More recently, it’s been part of a trend called micro-dosing. It involves taking a fractional dose of what one would usually do to “trip.” Many users and fans find it helps improve mood, attention, and creativity. Some of the challenges of micro-dosing involve getting a consistent dose every time and, naturally, the legalities of it all. While micro-dosing and psychedelics are starting to work their way into modern medicine as a potential way to treat mental health, many studies are still in the early days.
What is Muscimol?
This brings us to muscimol. It’s also a naturally occurring compound. Or tryptamine, with psychoactive effects. But unlike psilocybin, it’s completely legal. That’s because the mushroom it’s extracted from is considered food and therefore falls under the FDA, as opposed to the DEA. This tryptamine interacts with the GABAA receptors in your brain and acts as an agonist, which means it has more of a sedative or relaxing effect on the body.
What Are the Benefits of Muscimol?
Muscimol might be psychoactive, but it provides a much more mild experience than traditional psilocybin. This also means that one of the hallmark effects of psychedelics, hallucinations, aren’t present until you reach an exceptionally high dose and at a much higher dose than we recommend. If you’re familiar with your cannabinoids, Muscimol’s relationship to psilocybin is not unlike Delta 8 is to Delta 9.
In addition to a light psychoactive experience, muscimol helps provide a unique sense of ease, calm, and relaxation. It can help you unwind after a stressful day or promote a restful night’s sleep.
How is Muscimol Extracted?
Muscimol, like psilocybin or psilocin, is a tryptamine found within the Amanita muscaria, or Fly Agaric mushroom. Because tryptamines are water soluble, the traditional method of extraction is rather simple: boiling. But this only releases the tryptamines on the mushrooms' surface.
We’ve pioneered a new method that atomizes the cell wall, which is made up of chitin (a super awesome substance that gives the fungi cell wall structure, allowing us to extract the maximum amount of muscimol from each mushroom, all without a solvent. This can also help increase bioavailability, meaning your body absorbs the muscimol more easily.
It’s important to note that this extraction process also allows us to remove the ibotenic acid, which sometimes causes stomach upset.
Are the Happy Daze Amanita Muscaria Products Safe to Take?
Absolutely! We know this might cause a raised eyebrow or two. After all, a quick search for Amanita muscaria will tell you that this mushroom has been considered toxic by many. But with proper preparation, any toxic properties can be removed, making it safe to ingest and experience the psychedelic effects. So if you spot that bright red cap with white spots out in the wild, best just to walk on by and leave the extraction to the professionals.
We also take pride in putting all of our products through rigorous third-party testing. Not only are these Amanita Muscimol gummies tested for potency but also for purity, so you can trust that the gummy you’re taking has only the best ingredients. We also put a lot of research and testing into finding the right dose. Here at Apex Labs, we understand that our customers want control over their experience and want to know what to expect. This gummy is designed to give you the micro-dosing experience without the hallucinogenic experience that might be too much for some users. Because the gummies are expertly formulated, you’ll get the exact same dose every single time. It’s a great option for those who have never tried a psychedelic before or for old pros looking to streamline their micro-dosing.