Many people are curious about taking psilocybin or magic mushrooms. You may want to consume these mushrooms, but you have concerns that you will have a bad trip. Or maybe you just want to make sure you know what you are doing before, or perhaps you just want to ensure you know what you are doing before you start taking the mushrooms. In either case, the following information should tell you everything you need to know.
Just Eat Them
Taking psilocybin mushrooms does not need to be complicated. In fact, it can be as simple as eating any other mushroom by chewing and swallowing. For magic mushrooms, you will ideally want to chew them as thoroughly as you can as this lets you consume all the juices.
The mushrooms’ psychoactive compound will mix into your blood and eventually reach throughout your body. You should start noticing effects within around 45 minutes. Try to avoid eating beforehand.
If you don’t like the idea of chewing on magic mushrooms for a while, then you could also just grind them up. A truffle grinder will let you mash the mushrooms as much as you can, giving you a paste. You can then just swallow it to quickly be done with the flavor.
If you are not a fan of the mushroom’s flavor, you can also turn it into tea. This is as simple as boiling water, crushing your mushrooms, and putting them in. Let your pan heat slowly, trying to get it to remain at an almost simmer without boiling. Boiling could destroy the mushrooms’ active compound. Let your tea rest for 10-15 minutes before drinking it.
Instead of drinking your magic mushrooms, you can also eat them. This should also help cover up the taste of the mushrooms that many find to be unpleasant. There is also a great deal of freedom with this option, as you can make nearly anything with psilocybin mushrooms. Just keep in mind that the psilocybin that causes the trip will begin breaking down when exposed to excessive heat. As such, try to opt for recipes that include them after cooking is already done. For example, you could add them to honey or fresh pesto.
For those who really do not like the taste of the psilocybin mushrooms or want a very small dose, making them into capsules is also a good option. Just get some empty capsules, a grinder, and a capsule machine. Grind up the mushrooms and put as much as you want in the capsules.
As a bonus, you can take capsules discreetly, and they are highly transportable. You also will not have to deal with the taste. If you plan on using capsules to micro-dose, stick to 0.5 grams or less per capsule.
With Lemon Tek
Many people choose to take magic mushrooms with lemon tek. Those who have experienced it say that the lemon’s acidic nature breaks the psilocybin down, which helps intensify your trip. Most users agree that trips that involve lemon tek will be faster and more intense. Because of that, you should halve the amount of mushrooms you typically consume if you drink lemon tek.
To make lemon tek, just combine ground mushrooms and lemon juice. Let it sit then add some water. You can also get similar effects with lime juice.
Choose Your Dose Carefully
Before you try psilocybin mushrooms, take the time to figure out an appropriate dose. If you are new to using them, start with around 0.8 grams. You are more likely to notice positive effects from your sessions if you start with a small dose and increase the dosing in intervals of around a month or so. Some clinical research shows that lasting effects are possible if you start with a lower dose.
Always Take Safety Precautions
No matter which of the above methods you choose to take magic mushrooms, you should always follow a few important safety precautions.
Have a Sober Guide
Although it is particularly important the first time you take psilocybin mushrooms, you should always have an experienced guide who is sober with you. The guide should ideally have experience supporting those who are high from a psychedelic session.
Not only will the sober guide help you if any issues arise, but that person will also help influence how your trip goes. The guide will be able to create the right interpersonal atmosphere for you to have the best possible trip.
Choose a Safe and Familiar Place
In addition to a sober guide, you need to make sure you have a safe, familiar place to enjoy your trip. Avoid objects that could be dangerous, such as furniture that has sharp corners or glass lamps. You should also avoid places that have windows you could get out of if you enter a delusional state.
Before your trip, make sure you are fully familiar with the space, preferably spending at least several hours in it. You should also clean it ahead of time to avoid tripping.
Clear Your Schedule
Because of the psychedelic effects of the mushrooms, you want to make sure you try them on a day that you have no obligations or responsibilities. You do not know how you will react, and you will likely be unable to complete your obligations while under the influence of the mushrooms.
Consider Your Health Conditions
If you have certain health conditions, it may be wise to avoid magic mushrooms and stick to another method of relaxation or to get psychedelic experiences instead. You should not try mushrooms if you have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other psychotic disorders, or you have a first- or second-degree relative with them.
Make sure that your blood pressure is normal, and you are healthy overall. You should not take psilocybin mushrooms if you are pregnant.
Consider Your Medications
Some medications interact poorly with magic mushrooms. Either avoid the mushrooms if you are on these medicines or avoid taking that medicine close to your trip. These include tricyclic antidepressants, lithium, SSRIs, MAOIs, haloperidol, 5-HTP, and St. John’s wort. You also should not have dronabinol or cannabis for 24 hours before you enjoy your magic mushrooms.
With all of that information in mind, you should be ready for a safe and hopefully fun trip with your psilocybin mushrooms.