Molecular Structure and Mechanism of Action
Duration of Effects
Dosage Difference Between Acid And Shrooms
- Threshold: 0.25 g – 0.5 g
- Light: 0.5 – 1 g
- Common: 1 – 2.5 g
- Strong: 2.5 – 5 g
- Heavy: 5 g +
- Threshold: 15µg
- Light: 25 – 75µg
- Common: 75 – 150µg
- Strong: 150 – 300µg
- Heavy: 300µg +
Difference Between Acid and Shrooms In Subjective Experience
Obviously, the subjective experience of LSD and Psilocybin is unique to the individual, set, and setting. However, there is a common saying that the psilocybin mushroom experience is like being a passenger in a bus whereas the LSD experience is like being the driver. But what does this mean?
Regarding mind-wandering, LSD may be considered to be a more “predictable” or a cerebral experience, whereas shrooms have been said to be more of an introspective, whole-body experience. In terms of visuals, LSD has been noted to have an “HD”, “high contrast” or “cartoonish” overlay, with more colorful hallucinations, tracers, and an overall more stimulating experience. This could be because LSD also has a moderately high affinity for dopamine receptors. Psilocybin visuals are usually more subtle, considered more “wavy”, “flowy”, or “earthy”.
While both substances can be used as entheogens (a substance used for spiritual or ritualistic purposes) shrooms have been described as more “ancient” whereas LSD is considered more “cosmic”, for lack of better terms.
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