The most common way to ingest magic mushrooms is eating the dried stems and caps. Psilocybin mushrooms are notorious for having a tough and leathery texture, and heavy earthy taste. For this reason, many people choose to complement mushrooms in one way or another.
Anything from cold tea, to orange juice, to chocolate can be used to make the mushrooms a little easier to eat. We recommend avoiding taking mushrooms with alcohol or any other psychoactive substance.
How long it takes for a user to start experiencing the psychoactive effects of psilocybin mushrooms depends primarily on 4 factors:
- The person themselves - some people take more time and others less. Also, the more food in your stomach, generally speaking, the longer it takes.
- The type of mushroom - some take effect more quickly than others.
- The method of ingestion - teas, for example, are absorbed much more quickly than dried mushrooms.
- The amount ingested - the more you take, the more likely you are to feel effects more rapidly.
For beginner users, we recommend a safe and familiar environment, filled only with people whom you know and trust, and who know that you are taking mushrooms. Your first interaction with a psychoactive substance should always be approached with caution. Controlling for these basic variables, can allow for a much more consistently positive experience that will allow you to develop an understanding an appreciation for magic mushrooms.
More experienced mushroom users enjoy taking them in a variety of less controlled environments, but it is always best to start safe and work your way up.
There are many studies that have indicated that psilocybin mushrooms, even taken only once can have lasting effects in reducing anxiety. Clinical understanding of the benefits of magic mushrooms is only now starting to catch up what has already been widely known reported for some time.
Depending on dosage, experience, strain, and a few other factors, the mushrooms typically start kicking around 30 minutes to 1 hour after they’re taken, and can last anywhere from 2-8 hours. A rule of thumb is not to take mushrooms in the morning if you’ve got a court date in the afternoon.
Magic mushrooms can sometimes act as an emotional catalyst, causing you to feel more deeply attuned to your inner feelings. Because of this, sometimes users can experience feelings of profound sadness or terror. The best thing to do if you find yourself overwhelmed with negativity during your trip is to focus on something positive, and allow the trip to build from there.
It’s sometimes helpful to have friends around who can cheer you up - with 3 out of 4 people constantly giggling, it’s hard to stay sad for long.
People microdose magic mushrooms for a number of different reasons. It can help promote creativity, openness, intellectual curiosity and emotional insight. It can also help alleviate the symptoms of a wide range of different illnesses and disorders.
Generally, microdosing is the preferred method of taking shrooms if you're still looking to be productive or integrate with sober society. Without compromising your sobriety, it can positively impact your work and interpersonal abilities.