Psilocybe Cubensis Potency Rankings 2023

Psilocybe Cubensis Potency Rankings 2023

Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms have been popularized all over the world for their medicinal value and hallucinogenic effects. Over the last few decades, mycologists and psychonauts alike have cloned, mixed, and selected a huge variety of genetics, which now leaves us with a number of unique strains floating around the myco-verse. In this article, we'll rank all of the most popular strains of Psilocybe Cubensis. 

Other magic mushrooms like Psilocybe Natalensis, or Psilocybe Tampanensis may be more potent, but they are not discussed in this article. Please note that this information can be subjective, and is for educational value ONLY. Do not attempt to ingest, propagate, posses, or sell psilocybe mushrooms as they are federally illegal in the United States. Our spores should be used for microscopy ONLY. Now that that's clear, let's dive in! 

Magic Mushrooms To Show Potency

Psilocybe Cubensis Potency Rankings - 2023

  1. Albino Penis Envy
  2. Penis Envy 
  3. Penis Envy Uncut
  4. Penis Envy 6 
  5. Jedi Mind Fuck
  6. PES Amazonian
  7. PES Hawaiian
  8. B+
  9. Ecuador
  10. Treasure Coast
  11. Albino A+
  12. Huauatla 
  13. Golden Teacher
  14. Mazatapec
  15. Costa Rican
  16. Burma
  17. Malabar Coast
  18. Golden Mammoth 
  19. Colombian

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These rankings were based off of a balance between anecdotal experiences, 5000+ social media survey results, and a screening of leading scientific papers on the topic. Clearly, Penis envy and its related strains take the crown as the most potent strains, with Jedi Mind Fuck next up. While It may appear as if #5 JMF is wildly more potent than #19 Colombian, the gradient isn't very steep between the non-penis envy strains. Remember, these rankings are just for what we'd consider "the most popular strains". However, there are so many cultivars out there that we could not include them all. For an in-depth, scientific ranking of all the cultivars in the myco-community, check out the results from the 2022 Psilocybin Cup.

What is the Most Potent Strain of P. Cubensis

There's a common saying in the mycology world that goes "a cube is a cube" implying that no matter the strain, the bizarre features, or genetic selection, that all Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms have the same potency. This isn't completely true. Rather, we'd say "a cube is a cube, except for Penis Envy". Penis Envy, and its related strains like Albino Penis Envy are undoubtedly more potent than other strains. 

Penis Envy Mushrooms

Do Mushrooms Of The Same Strain Have The Same Potency? 

We've already explained that not all strains of P. Cubensis have the same strength, as Penis Envy and related cultivars top them all. However, what about multiple mushrooms of the same exact strain? Do they all have the same potency? The answer is no, usually not. You can cultivate a flush of multiple Golden Teacher mushrooms, for example, and get fruits that range from low to high potency, all from a single spore syringe/print. One tiny mushroom could have a high concentration of Psilocybin, while a giant mushroom has only very little. Lastly, it may serve you to know that cloning & isolating fruits based on different traits is the only way to ever have a relatively consistent potency amongst all of your mushrooms in a flush. 

How Is The Potency of P. Cubensis Measured? 

The potency of Psilocybe Cubensis strains, commonly known as magic mushrooms, is typically measured by determining the concentration of the psychoactive compound psilocybin. Psilocybin is metabolized by the body into psilocin, which is responsible for the hallucinogenic effects experienced when consuming these mushrooms. Various factors can influence the potency of a strain, including genetics, growing conditions, and post-harvest handling. The concentration of psilocybin is commonly quantified using analytical techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The higher the psilocybin concentration, the more potent the strain is considered to be, resulting in stronger and more intense psychedelic experiences when consumed. It is important to note that individual sensitivity to psilocybin can vary, so the effects of a particular strain may differ between individuals.

Chart showing psilocybin concentration


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