How to Take Magic Mushrooms
The form in which psilocybin mushrooms are taken can impact how quickly they take effect and the trip’s intensity. There are tons of recipes online for creating quirky shroom meals, so we at The Fun Guys looked into the different ways to ingest shrooms and which methods are best.
Different Ways to Consume Magic Mushrooms
There are a few different ways to ingest shrooms, with mixing them in drinks as the most common method. In addition, many online dispensaries will sell shroom edibles such as chocolates or gummies, and those who prefer microdosing options will often take shroom capsules.
You can always eat dried shrooms, but here are some great ways of taking magic mushrooms.
Psilocybin works by being consumed and then broken down by your body into psilocin, which causes the effects. Any of these popular ways will work just as well.
Taking mushrooms in a drink is a great way to mask the bitter taste. Most people find that mixing shrooms in tea brings on the effects of psilocybin, the primary chemical in magic mushrooms, much quicker than other methods. Any flavoured tea can be used, although users recommend strongly flavoured teas as they mask the shrooms’ taste.
Lemon Tek: To Intensify The Trip
Another popular option is to create a drink called Lemon Tek by mixing magic mushrooms with pure lemon juice. It’s believed that the acid breaks down psilocybin quicker, so the effects are felt sooner when we ingest it. Lemon is also effective in reducing nausea. Blending shrooms with a smoothie is also an option, especially for those who want a healthy alternative.
Lemontek was born of psychedelic mushrooms dosage. The acidity of the juice breaks down psilocybin which intensifies subsequent travel. Although the subject of an intensive trip is highly debated, many believe it makes the trip quicker. In this respect, you can always start with half your normal shroom dose. You can easily mix them in a glass. Let the rest of them go, and add water. Like we say, party children in the era of shrooms. Lime juice can have the same effect.
Would you like a cup of tea?
If you don’t like mushrooms, consider brewing magic tea. If you consume mushroom tea, you can have the same flavour disappear. You can boil some water and cut the desired number of shrooms into tiny pieces. Slowly heat the saucepan to low boiling but not boiling because that will cause the active substance to disintegrate and leave a nasty beer with low psychoactive potential. Relax for 10-15 mins.
The great news is that shrooms can be added to any dish and eaten so that you can combine your trip with a tasty treat. For example, make shroom brownies, or sprinkle some shrooms onto your pizza for a new take on ‘pizza Funghi.’
It’s best to go for strong-tasting dishes, like pasta or omelettes, as magic mushrooms have a pretty intense taste which can often cause nausea. You can mix them with any of your favourite ingredients.
Put magic mushrooms in a meal, and you’ll have a completely different experience – not only on a psychedelic trip but if you also practice your culinary skills. In addition, mushrooms can help to alleviate the sensation of queasiness, which is common among users. The ability to use magic mushrooms is reflected in nearly all foods, but users may prefer to use them. Regardless of your taste for food, the following suggestions could be an excellent way of enjoying your food. You have to avoid adding mushrooms when making this recipe.
Baking shrooms in the oven for an extended period may affect potency as the psilocybin breaks down with extended periods of heat.
Some people prefer to consume the shrooms just as they are, without boiling or cooking them. It’s believed that they will be at their most potent, but you may have to follow them with something strong-flavoured to wash away their intense taste.
All you need to do is ensure that you have cleaned the shrooms thoroughly, especially if you’ve just picked them fresh from the ground!
Straight Up Chew and Swallow
Magic mushrooms are commonly eaten in dried form. It is necessary to chew them thoroughly so that they can absorb everything. It is released from your saliva, which begins to mix with your blood and reaches the rest of your body. The procedure may take a little longer if the stomach is full. It is also recommended not to eat for more than 1-2 hours after. The less satisfying part of eating them dry might be avoided with capsules.
Magic mushroom capsules
Capsules are available to the consumer as microdoses of magical mushrooms and truffles. The capsule is a perfect solution if you want the experience of clarity without losing any sleep for the entire night. Use empty capsules, capsule machines and grinders to make magical mushrooms! Capsules are easily available throughout the day and can be topped at any point of need. Shrooms don’t taste great. Fortunately, this way eliminates this mouldy smell which is easy for the product users. Never give yourself capsules to ensure that they are intact.
Smoking is one of the least common ways, unlike other drugs, but that doesn’t mean it’s pointless. On the contrary, people who prefer this method tend to mix the shrooms with weed, resulting in quite a chilled-out vibe.
There’s a lack of research in this area, but some studies suggest that psilocybin breaks down under high temperatures so that smoking may be much less potent than the three methods listed above. There are also concerns about inhaling the mould spores of the shrooms potentially causing lung damage or infections, so proceed with caution if you’re tempted to try smoking them.
The Best Way To Take Shrooms
We’ve put together some options for taking shrooms below.
For shroom tea, you will need the following:
- A teapot to brew the tea in
- Tea of your choice
- A kettle
- A grinder for crushing the shrooms
- A water strainer to remove any bits
- A Mug
- While boiling the kettle, crush your shrooms with the grinder into a powder. You can finely chop them if you don’t have a grinder. You can put anywhere between 1 gram of shrooms to 5 grams per cup of tea, depending on the intensity you want to experience.
- Make sure you’ve enough to evenly distribute the shrooms and tea, depending on how many people are with you.
- Mix the shrooms and the boiling kettle water in the teapot and let the shrooms brew for roughly 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure they’re fusing.
- Place your tea leaves/teabag in the mug and then pour the shroom mixture from the teapot in. you can use a strainer to stop any clumps, and if you’ve put whole or chopped shrooms in, they can be kept for the second batch of shroom tea.
Magic Mushroom Chocolate
For shroom chocolates, the method is straightforward and doesn’t require any culinary skills . For this recipe, you’ll need the following:
- Milk chocolate
- Ground shrooms
- Chocolate moulds
- A pan for heating the chocolate
- Gently heat the chocolate in the pan, mixing in a dash of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla—Grease the moulds.
- Once the chocolate has melted, leave it until it’s nearly cool (but still in liquid form).
- Mix in your shrooms and then pour into the moulds. Put the moulds in the fridge for roughly 10 minutes before taking them out and leaving them to sit at room temperature.
- When they’re completely solid, remove them from the moulds.
Chocolate shrooms are a great treat that can be enjoyed alone or with friends in a social setting. You might have to play around with different quantities before finding the right balance between shrooms and chocolate, but 1.5 grams is a good starting point.
This recipe is also more effective as there’s no heat involved for the shrooms, which some people believe can affect the potency of the shrooms.
Take It As A Shroom Smoothie
A mushroom smoothie could be ideal if one needs to minimize the taste. First, grind the fresh or dried mushrooms. Start making a smoothie with your favourite ingredients and pulse the blender until everything mixes well. Make everything easier and drink whatever juice you like, whether orange juice or pure juice and add crushed mushrooms and swish the bottle around. The body absorbs the psilocybin easier, giving you faster effects.
How do you consume psilocybin mushrooms safely?
The following guidelines follow basic prevention principles. Harm reduction refers to the strategy or principles for drug abuse that neither encourage nor discourage drug consumption. Harm reduction sounds like it aims at consumers who need to reduce harm. Harm reduction is a non-judgmental solution for those who use the drug. Here is a list of some safety considerations when taking mushrooms.
Start with the appropriate dosage of Psilocybin.
The usual amount of psilocybin to take is between 1 and 5 grams. A single gram is considered a minimal dose but does have visible results. The higher doses above that will get stronger.
The consumption of 5 grams of mushroom was defined by Terence McKenna and referred to as a “heroic dose.” This amount would cause hallucinations.
This is very important since psilocybin concentrations of mushrooms vary from strain to strain and from harvest to harvest. Unless you’re in clinical research, you may be able to guess psilocybin in mushrooms. When using mushrooms for the first time, you’re putting mushrooms in an untested form. It will be best to start with just 1 gram of mushroom; you don’t want to have a bad trip.
Consider the Set and Setting
Sets affect how one experiences shroom travel, lasting up to 6-8 hours. The set describes your thinking about your experience, and the setting describes your physical environment. “Set” research has been credited to Harvard researcher Timothy Leary who is known for provoking a psychonaut to Harvard. His work showed that sets influence people’s effects on their behaviour when consuming drugs or alcohol. If you take part in your psychedelic experience based on a positive mindset, it’s easier for you to make a positive trip. Setting intentions can help. Tell me the best lesson you can take from that moment.
Certain things can cause extra anxiety during a shrooms trip so where you are and what’s around you is important.
Pick the right species.
The mushroom species and strain you choose will impact the effects. Read reviews or try different types to see which gives you the desired effects.
There are some known health benefits to psilocybin, which include some mental health conditions. Talk to a psychedelic therapist or other health professionals, or consult online stories for more information.
How to Make The Most Out of Your Shroom Trip
It’s natural to feel nervous if you have never tried psychedelics before, but there are a few tips for ensuring your shroom trip goes as smoothly as possible.
- Roll with the waves! Shrooms affect everyone differently, and many factors, such as how much you consume, can influence that. The key is to stay positive, not try to force anything and go with the flow.
- Be with someone you know and trust in a comfortable environment.
- Don’t take shrooms on a full stomach, as you can feel extremely queasy!
- Start by taking a low dose, especially if it’s your first time.
Whichever way you take shrooms, follow the tips above and enjoy your magic mushroom experience, especially if you pair it with a tasty snack or cup of tea!
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