By Spy Uganda
Mushrooms are a favorite of many! They come in various shapes, sizes, and varieties as well! And we must know to identify the edible ones and quantity you must eat, so that you avoid the side effects of mushrooms that can lead you to mental illness, other effects are;
Some of the individuals may experience fatigue after consuming mushrooms. You may also feel discomfort and unenergetic. This side effect has been common among many people. This side effect might make a few individuals, skip them in the daily routine.
2. Stomach Upset
Some of the mushrooms’ side effects also create stomach problems among many. In some people, diarrhea has been a problem in eating mushrooms. The other stomach problems, which one might experience, are vomiting, and cramping.
Another common side effect of eating mushrooms is nausea. It is caused by a chemical named psilocybin, which is present in most mushroom species. Psilocybin has hallucinogenic properties and may also cause users to experience unexplained feelings of euphoria.
An individual might also be in a state of hallucination. Hallucination is the state in which an individual becomes absent-minded. These effects are compared to the effect caused by LSD drugs. The individuals experience this effect within twenty minutes of consumption.
After half an hour to forty minutes, the effect reaches its peak. Some may also hear sounds louder than normal in their stomach.
4. Skin Allergies
Mushrooms are known to make the immune system strong. While for some people, the mushrooms also result in skin rashes and skin irritations. Some also experience nose bleeding, dry nose, and dry throat, and other problems when they are taken in excess amount.
5. Tingling Sensation
After 20 to 30 minutes of consumption of mushrooms, some people feel happy and excited. Then, along with the feeling of being excited, they also experience a tingling sensation in their whole body. After some time people also experience being depressed.
6. Avoiding During Pregnancy
Some doctors suggest women to avoid consuming mushrooms during breast feeding and pregnancy. Though no serious side effects are reported, it is better to stay on the safe side by avoiding them.
Certain drugs cause headaches as side effects, which wears off after sometime. But some people experienced such headaches for more than a day, after consuming mushrooms.
Mushrooms also cause anxiety in certain people, which ranges from mild to extreme levels. This side effects worsen when mushrooms are taken in high doses.
9. Mental Illness
Mental illness is the most serious side effect caused by mushrooms in certain people. Mental disorders, such as immense fear, panic attacks are experienced after taking mushrooms.
Some people have also reported serious dizziness after a few hours of consumption. Mushrooms also cause confusion when consumed in high dosage. They also cause consciousness for those with low blood pressure.
11. Weight Gain
Mushrooms may make one feel hungry after intake. They contain tryptamines. These are chemicals that act like amphetamines (an addictive drug) and may stimulate one’s appetite.
Mushrooms also contain ergot alkaloids. In some animal studies, these substances had cause vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels). This may eventually lead to elevated blood pressure levels and potential weight gain.
A Word Of Caution
Though the mushrooms are rich in iron, zinc and other nutrients, it should be taken in limited quantity in our daily routine. Of the 1,40,000 species of mushrooms available in the world today, only 10 percent are safe and edible.
Some of the poisonous mushrooms are amanita pantherina, entoloma and chlorophyllum molybdites. Don’t wait for symptoms to occur, when you have eaten a poisonous one. It is also important to choose the correct mushrooms and cook them well.