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Why buy a magic mushroom grow kit?
Since December 2008 it is illegal in Holland to sell magic mushrooms commercially. Therefore fresh or dried magic mushrooms are not for sale anymore. However, the magic mushroom grow kits to grow magic mushrooms on a small scale have not been banned. It remains legal to buy them in a Dutch smartshop or online. The easiest way to get magic mushrooms is to grow them yourself. It’s also fun.
Why get a magic mushroom grow kit from magic-mushrooms-shop.com?
All of our mushroom growing kits are produced with care in a sterile laboratory. We keep a limited stock, so the grow kits are shipped as fresh as possible. There are dozens of producers of magic mushroom grow kits. We have tested nearly all types of mushroom kits available on the market and subjected them to thorough testing. We only sell the grow kits in our catalogue that are the most reliable and have a good yield. Because the market is dynamic, we continue to test new types of kits, looking for ones that meet our standards. Looking for a special strain, or do you have a general question? Contact our support center.
What is the price of the magic mushroom grow kits?
The price starts at € 34,50, not including possible discounts and shipping. The shipping cost can be calculated by adding all items you wish to the shopping cart, and there you can fill in your country and zip code to get pricing.
What is a magic mushroom grow kit?
A mushroom grow kit is a way to easily grow your own magic mushrooms.
The Mushroom Grow kit contains the following:
- 1x grow box with substrate containing living mycelium (the spores that have developed)
- 1x transparent grow bag with air filter
- 2x paperclips
The substrate in the Magic Mushroom grow kit consists of rye, rice flour, vermiculite and perlite. The development of the spores into the mycelium has been done in a sterile laboratory. The only thing that needs to be done to grow the magic mushrooms out of this mycelium is putting the grow box in a warm, light and humid environment. For this, you use the transparent grow bag and the paperclip.
You will need access to clean tap water or mineral water and a warm spot with a temperature between 18°C en 29°C to put the kit to develop. Everything is explained in the magic mushroom growkit manual in a simple way. It also includes tips and recommendations to get the largest produce possible out of the kit. Keep in mind not all grow kits have the same instructions!
How long will it take before the magic mushrooms grow?
After the preparation process, which uses minimal effort and is done within the length of a day, your first mushrooms will pop out of the substratum after two weeks! Harvesting can begin a few days later.
How many magic mushrooms will you get out of the grow kit?
The growing process can be repeated several times until the nutrients in the substrate are depleted. The first flush (growing spree) of mushrooms will be the largest, and the following flushes will be smaller and smaller until no mushrooms grow up anymore. The average result after depletion is between 200 and 400 grams of fresh mushrooms when the ideal conditions are met. If you take into account that the recommended dose is a portion of 15 grams of fresh mushrooms, we will let you do the math!
When will you have the grow kit in your possession?
When we have received your payment, we will ship your order the next business day. Orders will be shipped using United Parcel Service (UPS) and to select countries using PostNL or Budget shipping. When placing the order, you can choose the shipping method. Here you can see the expected delivery time as well. Generally speaking, this is between 1-7 business days to countries in Europe, but this is just an indication, and it greatly depends on the local postal services in the country delivering to. Don’t worry! The mycelium in the grow kit can survive up to 14 days at room temperature before they get stressed!
How can you pay?
You can pay for your order by:
- International Bank transfer
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What can go wrong with the magic mushroom grow kit?
Make sure to check on arrival that the content of the carton box is not damaged. The lid of the plastic grow box should be fixed firmly, and it is closed with a plastic seal. When one or both of them are removed during transport, contact us as soon as possible!
Read the grow kit instructions carefully and thoroughly before commencing. Then not much can go wrong. Before you put your hands inside the grow bag, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap or an antibacterial hand gel (or wear sterile gloves) to minimize the risk of contamination with bacteria and fungi. Never breathe inside the growbag!
How to grow successfully from your mushroom grow kit
The temperature in the grow kit and grow bag should be right for the magic mushrooms to grow. Make sure that the kit stays between 18°C and 29°C (23°C is optimal), also at night. When the temperature is higher or lower than this, the mushrooms will either grow very slowly or not at all. Eventually, producing fewer mushrooms than could be expected.
Do not put the grow kit in direct sunlight because it will be too hot for the mushrooms to grow, and the substratum will dry out, not producing mushrooms.
When the mushrooms are almost mature, pick them right away. In the manual is written how to recognize ripe ones.
When you pick them up too late, they will drop their spores. This will make the contents of the grow bag color black, as you can see in the picture.
This is of no effect on your health or the trip, but the energy used for this to happen, will be wasted, and you will produce fewer mushrooms.
Be a responsible grower and user
Always make sure to keep the mushroom grow kit away from children and animals. Only order products that are legal in your country. Re-use your cultivation supplies as much as possible. If you want to consume mushrooms, make sure to do this in a responsible way. Read our responsible use.
Magic mushroom compound increases brain connectivity in people with depression
Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms, helps to “open up” depressed people’s brains, even weeks after use, a study has found.
These are the findings of a new analysis of brain scans from close to 60 people receiving treatment for depression, led by Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research. The team behind the study believes it may have untangled how psilocybin exerts its therapeutic effects on the brain.
Psilocybin is one of a number of psychedelics being explored as a potential therapy for psychiatric disorders. Several studies have trialled a synthesised form of the drug to treat patients with depression and anxiety, with promising results.
The new results, taken from two combined studies, reveal that people who responded to psilocybin-assisted therapy showed increased brain connectivity not just during their treatment, but up to three weeks afterwards. This “opening up” effect was associated with self-reported improvements in their depression.
However, similar changes in brain connectivity were not seen in those treated with a conventional antidepressant (called escitalopram), suggesting the psychedelic works differently in treating depression.
“The effect seen with psilocybin is consistent across two studies, related to people getting better, and was not seen with a conventional antidepressant.”Professor Robin Carhart-HarrisUniversity of California, San Francisco
According to the team, the findings, published today in the journal Nature Medicine, are a promising advance for psilocybin therapy, with the effects replicated across two studies. They explain that patterns of brain activity in depression can become rigid and restricted, and that psilocybin could potentially help the brain to break out of this rut in a way that traditional therapies cannot.
The paper’s senior author Professor Robin Carhart-Harris, former Head of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research who is now based at University of California, San Francisco, said: “The effect seen with psilocybin is consistent across two studies, related to people getting better, and was not seen with a conventional antidepressant.
“In previous studies we had seen a similar effect in the brain when people were scanned whilst on a psychedelic, but here we’re seeing it weeks after treatment for depression, which suggests a ‘carry over’ of the acute drug action.”
Improvements with psilocybin therapy
Initial findings from two studies carried out at Imperial reported a reduction in measures of depression, but the mechanism underpinning how the treatment exerts these effects has been unclear.
In the latest study, a team led by Imperial’s Centre for Psychedelic Research analysed fMRI scans of participants from these two trials, which included almost 60 participants: an open label trial in treatment-resistant depression – where all participants received psilocybin; and a randomised control trial in more general depression that compared psilocybin with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) escitalopram.
All participants also received talking therapies with registered mental health professionals and brain scans were taken before, and then one day or three weeks after participants received psilocybin therapy.
Both trials found improvements with psilocybin therapy, as measured by improved participant scores on clinical questionnaires. Analysis of the brain scans revealed altered communication or connectivity between brain regions.
“These findings are important because for the first time we find that psilocybin works differently from conventional antidepressants.”Professor David NuttHead of Imperial’s Centre for Psychedelic Research
More specifically, they found an increase in communication between those brain regions that are more segregated in depressed patients.
They found a correlation between this effect and symptom improvement in both trials – while the strength and duration of effect varied between participants, it was strongest in those who reported an improvement in symptoms.
The researchers added that while follow-up data is still being analysed for participants, initial changes in brain activity one day following treatment were a good predictor of whether a person would still show improvement at six months.
Professor Carhart-Harris added: “We don’t yet know how long the changes in brain activity seen with psilocybin therapy last and we need to do more research to understand this. We do know that some people relapse, and it may be that after a while their brains revert to the rigid patterns of activity we see in depression.”
The authors caution that while these findings are encouraging, previous trials assessing psilocybin for depression took place under controlled, clinical conditions, using a regulated dose formulated in a laboratory, and involved extensive psychological support before, during and after dosing, provided by mental health professionals.
Patients with depression should not attempt to self-medicate with psilocybin, as taking magic mushrooms or psilocybin in the absence of these careful safeguards may not have a positive outcome.
Professor David Nutt, Head of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research, said: “These findings are important because for the first time we find that psilocybin works differently from conventional antidepressants – making the brain more flexible and fluid, and less entrenched in the negative thinking patterns associated with depression. This supports our initial predictions and confirms psilocybin could be a real alternative approach to depression treatments.”
Professor Carhart-Harris said: “One exciting implication of our findings is that we have discovered a fundamental mechanism via which psychedelic therapy works not just for depression – but other mental illnesses, such as anorexia or addiction. We now need to test if this is the case, and if it is, then we have found something important.”
The research was supported by funding from the Alex Mosley Charitable Trust and founding donors of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research. First author Dr Richard Daws, who is now based at King’s College London, was supported by the Imperial College London EPSRC Centre London for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Neurotechnology.
‘Increased global integration in the brain after psilocybin therapy for depression‘ by Richard Daws et al. is published in Nature Medicine.
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