Why do I get sick from Magic Truffles and Magic Mushrooms?

The science behind nausea of psilocybin mushrooms

Nausea after consuming magic truffles is not uncommon. One of the reasons for this is the tough cell walls of the fungi, composed mainly of the chitin molecule. Believe it or not this molecule also makes up the exoskeleton of some insects and crustaceans! 

It is no wonder then, that the body sometimes finds it hard to break down. The difficulty in digesting these molecules can trigger immune responses that can cause the feelings of nausea for some. This can be common if you already have a dust mite allergy, as it is also an immune response to chitin.

However, there are ways to combat nausea!

Making tea out of your magic truffles is one of the most popular ways to ingest them and combat nausea. Many people who dislike the taste of magic truffles do this anyway to avoid having to chew them. But, this method also removes the indigestible part of the truffles themselves! By infusing your shrooms into a tea, not do you remove the elements that cause nausea, you will also feel the effects faster. Additionally, you can prevent potential feelings of sickness by adding extras like ginger to your tea, which is known to combat nausea! 

The method of ingestion of course helps, but it is also worth taking into account a few other variables when asking why you may feel nauseous after ingesting magic truffles. These include individual metabolism, hydration levels and the dosage taken. So whatever way you wish to take your magic truffles, be sure to stay hydrated and not exceed recommended dosage! 

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