Choosing the Right Mushroom Strain: Tips to Keep in Mind
Mushroom Strain


If you’re looking to fly the great beyond, it’s better to have the right fuel for the journey. By the great beyond, we mean the trip you take to above and beyond. And by fuel, we mean mushrooms. Magic mushrooms: the kind with psilocybin that transports you to a different time and world. But not every mushroom is suitable for you since everybody needs their specific fix, the right mushroom strain that gets them the best trip possible. So, to find the best mushroom strain for you, we’ve compiled some tips to help get you the best one possible. 

Let’s first look at what mushroom strains are there and what each strain brings to the table in terms of psilocybin content since psilocybin is the active compound that helps get the brain flying. Any other content will also be discussed. Let’s get started. 

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The many different mushroom strains

Choosing blindly out of a selection of some of the best mushroom strains out there can get a little tricky, so let us give you a quick rundown of the right mushroom strains for you. 

  • Panaeolus cyanescens 
  • Psilocybe cubensis
  • Psilocybe caerulescens
  • Huautla
  • Psilocybe azurescens

These are some of the most popular mushroom strains out there. Now, let’s briefly examine what each strain brings to the table. 

Psilocybe caerulescens

One of the best starter strains, the potency level of psilocybin for the psilocybe caerulscens is low to moderate, which makes it an excellent strain for beginners looking for a way to be introduced to the world of DMT and trips. Even with its low to moderate psilocybin content, new users will have really bright experiences of euphoria, time distortion, and altered perspectives. Popularly known as landslide mushrooms, if you are a beginner just getting into the beautiful world of mycology and magic mushrooms, landslide mushrooms are your best choice. 

Panaeolus cyanescens

Taking things a notch up, next up on the list is the Panaeolus cyanescens, also known as blue meanies and, by some, the Hawaiian magic mushrooms. While the psilocybin level is higher than the landslide mushrooms, it is still not potent enough for the highly experienced enthusiasts. As such, its mildly potent consumption is best left to the starters looking for something with a little more ‘snazzy’ than the landslide mushrooms. The blue meanies are mainly known for their visual trips and euphoria, with the visual trips being the highlight of the experience. Vivid and beautiful. 

Psilocybe cubensis

Since it has the word cube in it, they are popularly known as cubes, and if somebody asks for one, don’t think about your Rubik’s cube back home. While these include two of the more inappropriately named mushrooms (the Golden Teachers and Penis Envy), they still boast a lot of kick when it comes to the psilocybin content. The latter one, the penis envy mushrooms, are mainly known for their welcoming effects of euphoria, reality distortion, and vivid hallucinations that will fill your brain with imagination unlike anything ever before. 


Now that we are in the big leagues, we need to step up our psilocybin game, and the first in this section of the list is the Huautla. Renowned for its particularly strong trips and even more intense sensations (including that of love), it is best left for experienced travelers. Owing to the intensity of its effects, the Huautla is discouraged for newcomers or beginners as such intense experiences may put off a potential user. However, many have also reported a ‘spiritual binding’ feeling upon consuming Huautla, so maybe, the emptiness in our lives can be fulfilled by this strain. 

Psilocybe azurescens

The last one on the list has to be the most potent one, and boy, did we bring the best mushroom strain in here. The azurescens is simply something to behold; with its exceptionally potent effect, it is rightfully claimed to be one of the rarest and only for the most experienced travelers looking to go above and beyond. We’re talking about an intense firestorm of emotions (as frequently described) and hallucinations that border on reality. The reason beginners are advised to stay away from the azurescens is its incredible effects, which have left many newcomers temporarily paralyzed and overwhelmed by the effects of the Psilocybe azurescens. This one should come with a warning sign. 

So, these mushroom strains broadly categorize nearly all of the magic mushrooms. Now, we look at the factors you should consider while choosing the right mushroom strain for yourself. 

Choosing the right mushroom strain

If you are getting overwhelmed by all this information, don’t worry. It is easy for a newcomer to be in awe of this world, and we are here to help you choose the right mushroom strain to begin your journey on an incredible note. Here are some factors to remember while selecting the right mushroom strain for yourself. 

Experience with psychedelics

The psychedelic is an incredible experience, and while it has strong effects, it is definitely something that is only for some to handle. Some quit with their first try since the range of effects is so incredible, while others are intrigued by magic mushrooms and delve deeper into them. If you are looking for the right mushroom strain, you are a newcomer. So, the first thing you need to understand is to pace yourself. Do not go running for the strong mushrooms and even more vivid experiences. Start with the mild dosages and the mild concentrations, and work your way to the likes of Psilocybe azurescens.

Ask around the community

The community that appreciates magic mushrooms and everything related to psychedelics is vast and very helpful. Asking an experienced traveler about their thoughts about which strain would be the best for you can be accommodating since that advice will come from experience. However, since each individual reacts differently to all strains of magic mushrooms, they might even be able to help you out with some of the more mundane details, details that might help you get the best trip a starter can have. 

Research into strains and their potency levels, effects

Finally, a bit of research won’t hurt; instead, looking online for reactions to different strains, what you can expect, and how to troubleshoot through a bad experience will certainly help you choose the strain you want for yourself. Online resources are full of helpful guides telling you which mushrooms should be taken when and which mushroom strain is best for a particular effect or situation. Consult these online guides, and trust us; you will have a much better experience. 

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