Psilocin and psilocybin

The 2 most important alkaloids in psychedelic mushrooms are psilocybin and psilocine.

Psilocybin (psi·lo·cy·bin) : a hallucinogenic indole C12H17N2O4P obtained from a basidiomycetous fungus.


Psilocin (psi·lo·cin) : a hallucinogenic indole C12H16N2O obtained from a basidiomycetous fungus.


The first effects are noticeable 15-45 minutes after the ingestion of the mushrooms. Dependent on the circumstances, personal situation and dosage the effects could last for 2 up to 8 hours…

(possible) mental effects:

  • invigorating of your emotional feelings (positive, but also negative!)
  • hallucinations
  • colors become more intense
  • music becomes more intense
  • (slight) changes in your sense of reality
  • feelings of ‘understanding’
  • ecstasy
  • aroused feelings
  • loss of sense of time
  • feelings of bewonderment
  • uncontrollable laughter
  • frightened
  • anxiety

(possible) physical effects:

  • increase of body temperature
  • slight increase of heartbeat
  • slight increase of blood pressure
  • nausea
  • weak limbs
  • sweating
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness