What Are Magic Truffles?
Magic truffles, also known as truffles containing psilocybin, are a class of psychoactive fungus containing the psychedelic molecules psilocybin and psilocin.
Magic truffles are related to the more well-known psychedelic, magic mushrooms. While they both belong to the same species of psychoactive fungi, magic truffles are simply at a different stage of fungal development than magic mushrooms. Truffles are a dormant form of fungus, known as sclerotia, that store food reserves in a hardened mass until the environment is suitable for the growth of mushrooms.
Magic truffles are the transformational substances used at the Synthesis retreat in Amsterdam, due to their legal status and powerful psychedelic effects.
Not all truffles are psychedelic. Of the hundreds of species of fungi that produce truffles, fewer than a dozen also have psychedelic properties. Magic truffles are only magic because they contain the psychoactive molecules psilocybin and psilocin.
Some non-psychoactive truffles are a culinary delicacy: but the few species that are actually tasty are also very hard to farm, and have to be searched for in the wild. Often pigs or dogs are used to sniff them out, and a large truffle can sell for thousands of dollars.
Psychedelic truffles are easier to grow and harvest than culinary truffles. Unlike culinary truffles, which are delicate and require very specific environmental conditions to grow, psychedelic truffles can be farmed and harvested in artificial environments.
Several species of truffles are psychoactive. That is, they contain the psychoactive molecule psilocybin. These psychoactive truffles are known as magic truffles, or psychedelic truffles. The known species of psychoactive truffles include Psilocybe tampanensis, Psilocybe mexicana, Psilocybe atlantis and Psilocybe galindoii.
Are they legal?
In the Netherlands, magic mushrooms have been illegal since 2007. However, the government only outlawed the mature mushroom stage of psychedelic fungi, meaning that truffles containing psilocybin are still legal to buy and consume.
Since then, fresh and dried magic truffles have been sold in head shops across the country. Truffles are especially popular in Amsterdam, and a number of legal psychedelic retreats near the city (including Synthesis) have adopted these truffles as the substance of choice for transformational experiences.
Why Choose Magic Truffles?
Aside from the legality of magic truffles (which is important for obvious reasons), there are additional benefits for Synthesis to have chosen them as the ideal psychedelic for a retreat.
Magic truffles (when dried) contain a lower concentration of psilocybin than dried magic mushrooms, but certainly enough to induce a profound psychedelic experience.
People often report that the magic truffles trip is a less intense, shorter-lasting experience than the magic mushrooms trip – but this is likely due to the fact that magic truffles are manufactured more carefully, and packaged with reliable dosage information. By comparison, magic mushrooms are often acquired from unreliable sources, and as such people are likely to take an unknown dose. This advantage of the legal magic truffle market in the Netherlands is perfect for Synthesis; providing a reliable and controlled dose of psilocybin, which is crucial to the comfort of our guests.
One downside of the legal magic truffle market is that truffles can be more expensive to purchase than magic mushrooms. However, you’re paying for peace of mind, knowing that the truffles have come from dedicated manufacturers and are dosed accurately.
15 grams of Magic Truffles. In vacuum sealed packaging.
Storage and preservation
Always store them in the fridge (2-4 °C) in closed (vacuum sealed) packaging. If stored in this way, you can keep them until the best before date. After breaking the vacuum seal, they can be preserved for up to 2 days without losing their potency.
Mexicana A Truffles are known as mild to strong Truffles. They are suitable for beginners.
- For a microdose, take 0.2 – 0.5 grams per person.
- For a mild trip, take 5-7 grams per person.
- For a strong trip, take 10 grams per person.
- For an overwhelming trip, take 15 grams per person.
Don’t combine with other drugs and/or alcohol.
Don’t use it in combination with medication and MAO inhibitors.
Don’t use it in cases of depression or sensitivity to psychosis.
Don’t use when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Don’t use if younger than 18 years of age.