Consuming shrooms doesn’t have to be a nauseating experience. Enjoy that psychedelic trip, courtesy of our five best methods for consumption.
Most people use magic mushrooms for one of two reasons: either for fun, or as a spiritual ritual. At lower doses, psilocybin can certainly be simply enjoyable, making the experience a pleasant, mind altering trip. Then there are those, who treat it as a key to the doors of perception – in this case, higher doses usually apply. With proper experience, knowledge and guidance, magic mushrooms can lead you to valuable insights into the surrounding world, reality in which you exist and the one beyond.
Whatever the reason for taking magic mushrooms, there are several things you will have to keep in mind. If you are new to mushrooms, first of all don’t take too much at once. To find out about correct dosing, check out our FAQ to determine what type of high you’d like to experience.
Once you take them, you have to be prepared for several hours of alternated consciousness – don’t take them shortly before work, driving, meetings etc. It is a good idea to stay indoors, preferably at home or some other safe and comfortable place, especially if you are taking mushrooms for the first time. Going outside can lead you to more colourful visions and insights, but since you will be even less in control of the situation, it is rather advised for the more experienced users. Never even get close to mushrooms if you are not feeling well.
THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO CONSUME MAGIC TRUFFLES AND MUSHROOMS
STRAIGHT UP CHEW AND SWALLOW
The usual way of ingesting magic mushrooms is simply by eating them. In this case it is important to chew them thoroughly, to allow all the juices to come out. The psychoactive compound released from the mushroom by your saliva will start mixing with your blood, reaching every cell in your body. It will take more or less 45 minutes for them to start working, depending on the stomach content – the less you eat before, the better. It is advised to avoid food for a few hours.
To skip the not-so-pleasant chewing part, you could opt for a truffle grinder. This way you can mash the truffles as much as possible and swallow the paste, so you do not have to experience the flavour anymore than necessary.
WOULD YOU LIKE A CUP OF TEA?
Not really a great fan of the bitter taste of mushrooms? Think about making a magic brew. Taking your mushrooms in a form of a tea will cause the specific taste to disappear. Just boil some water, crush the desired amount of shrooms into small pieces and throw them in. Slowly heat the pan, keeping it close to simmering, but do not bring it to boil – otherwise you might destroy the active compound, and be left with an ugly brew with little psychoactive value. Let it rest for some 10 to 15 minutes and “enjoy”.
MAGIC MUSHROOM CAPSULES
Capsules offer users the option to microdose their magic mushrooms or truffles. If surfing the higher planes of existence for hours on end doesn’t appeal, but you would like an opportunity to experience ultimate clarity without losing an entire day, capsules may be your best friend. Using little more than empty capsules, a capsule machine, and a grinder, you can make your very own magic mushroom capsules!
Capsules can be discreetly taken throughout the day, topping up as required. Shrooms are not known for being tasty. Luckily, this method removes that mouldy taste and makes dosing easier than ever. Only ever take capsules you have made yourself—that way you can guarantee their integrity. Stealthy in nature, it is a lot easier and less suspicious to carry around some capsules than it is bags of whole or ground mushrooms. Capsules can even be vegetarian-friendly, catering to many users’ requirements.
In terms of microdosing, the experience can be more or less tailored via consistent doses. Many users report using mushrooms in this way to aid them in creative pursuits or those that involve problem solving. By boosting positivity, increasing energy levels, and helping to provide focus, the key to microdosing is to keep the amount of mushroom per capsule below 0.5g. This way, the effect should not overpower the user. You will know your tolerance level better than anyone, so it is worth experimenting a bit to find out what works for you. Remember, start low and go slow.
LEMON TEK: TO INTENSIFY THE TRIP
Lemon tek is the party child of magic mushroom dosing. Not only is it quick and easy to take, but users claim the acidic nature of the lemon breaks down the psilocybin, intensifying the subsequent trip. While the topic of an intensified trip is a fiercely debated one, many agree that using this method does bring about the trip faster.
With that in mind, we would always recommend starting with half the amount of shrooms you would normally. Consumption is simple. Ground magic mushrooms meet lemon juice in a short glass of your choice. Leave it to sit, add water, and down in one go. Like we said, the party child of shroom consumption.
Lime juice can also be used to similar effect. The great benefit of using either type of juice is the removal of that nauseating mushroom taste. As long as you like lemon or lime juice, Lemon tek is a fast and effective consumption method.