How Long Do Shrooms Last & Stay In Your System?
The most common question any newbie experimenting with mushrooms has is, ‘how long do shrooms last?
And it is completely justified because the effects of shrooms can start so subtly that it will take a while to notice them if you are not an experienced user.
To have a great trip on shrooms without anxiety from sudden sensations and hallucinatory experiences, it is best to do enough research before trying it out yourself.
So, if you are reading this, then you are in the right place for information on how long shrooms take to kick in, what to do on shrooms, and of course, the best way to take shrooms.
But before we get into the details of how long a shroom high lasts, what exactly are shrooms?
What Are Shrooms?
You may have seen them in movies, heard about their amazing effects for a psychedelic trip, and seen your friends laugh at life after a dose.
Shrooms are a species of mushrooms (yes, the regular type used for cooking) that contain psilocybin, a hallucinogenic chemical.
Nicknamed magic mushrooms or mushrooms, shrooms are classified as hallucinogen substances due to their psilocybin content, which is why they trigger hallucinations and ‘out-of-body’ experiences when ingested.
Best Way To Take Shrooms
Dried shrooms can be eaten, boiled for tea, or added to cooking. These are just some of the best ways to take shrooms.
As a newbie, a great starter shroom is the Jedi Mind Fuck, which gives you a buzzing hallucinogenic trip in small doses and more intense experiences in larger doses.
You can also check out the spiritual experiences you can get with Golden Teacher, another excellent shroom for novice users.
Effects Of Shrooms
Shrooms are used for spiritual, medicinal, and, most commonly, recreational effects, with over 200 different species or strains of shrooms cultivated for usage.
Consumption of shrooms is typically by eating the dried shrooms although some people prefer to boil them for tea or cook the shrooms.
The effects of shrooms can present in both physical and mental states.
After consumption, the most common physical effects of shrooms are drowsiness (coupled with yawning and tiredness), nausea, headaches, heaviness, increase in body temperature, increase in blood pressure, and increased heart rate, as well as dilated pupils.
Less common physical effects include rapid breathing and stomach discomfort, although pre-existing physiological conditions may influence the physical effects of shrooms.
Internally, the mental and psychological effects of shrooms are euphoria, creativity, visual/auditory hallucinations, psychosis, anxiety/nervousness, loss of sense of time and place, distorted reality, and paranoia, among others.
Like physical effects, the mental effects of shrooms may differ based on individual psychological conditions as a person with anxiety may experience increased or decreased levels of anxiety.
You now have an idea of what shrooms feel like, but what about the timeline that a shroom trip lasts for? First is the kick-in time.
How Long Do Shrooms Take to Kick in?
The standard time for you to start feeling the effects is between 20 to 30 minutes. But it can take up to one hour before the effects fully kick in, so you should wait at least an hour before you conclude that the dose hasn’t hit.
A shroom tea trip can kick in as fast as five to ten minutes after consumption.
Most importantly, do NOT take another dose if you do not feel the effects kicking in because it can give you a messed-up experience.
An interesting fact about shrooms is the fact that the time it takes for the effects to kick in remains the same for every dose quantity.
Consuming a larger or smaller dose as a newbie or experienced shroom tripper doesn’t change the duration between ingestion and effects.
The only difference is that, for a newbie, it may take some time to notice the effects of shrooms as they are pretty subtle in the beginning.
Experienced users, on the other hand, are better at knowing when they start feeling the effects of shrooms.
How Long Do Shrooms Last?
When the effects of shrooms kick in, it can take between three to six hours to ride out the trip.
The effects slowly build up in the first hour and peak at 2 – 4 hours before the mushrooms’ effects start fizzing out. In larger doses, mushrooms may have a comedown period, which is a type of hangover or withdrawal but the effects are usually fully gone within 24hours of ingestion.
How Long Do Shrooms Stay In Your System?
If you are using shrooms while away for the weekend or raving at a festival, you may want to be cautious of the timing when you have to resume back to work.
The effects of shrooms kick in and fade out within 12 hours but, the chemical substances may remain detectable in your system for up to a week, depending on the dose and potency.
However, common routine drug tests cannot detect shrooms after 24 hours and blood or saliva tests do not usually detect shrooms because they are metabolized quite rapidly.
So if you have plans to use any of our shrooms on a Sunday morning, you may want to drink lots of water to metabolize it faster and avoid the risk of a sudden drug test.
Avoiding Bad Trips On Shrooms
The time that effects of shroom consumption last is what is known as a shroom trip. A good trip involves hallucinations and sensory changes without anxiety or excessive nausea/physical effects.
On the flip side, a stressful, scary, and overall unpleasant experience on shrooms is a bad trip.
A bad trip on shrooms is most likely related to an overload of hallucinations and extreme physical discomfort drawn out for a long period.
Bad shroom trips may occur as a result of ingesting a dose beyond your tolerance limit or taking the wrong strain of shrooms for your desired effects.
The point is, stick with shrooms that you are familiar with when you are not in your comfort zone and go for the minimum dose, which is between 0.5 – 2.5 grams to keep your shroom trip enjoyable.
If you want to experiment with other species/strains and larger doses, be sure to do it in a space where you are comfortable and preferably with other people.
Although, it is advisable to stay away from larger doses until you are more experienced at consuming shrooms as it is easier for newbies to have a bad trip on shrooms.
When you are alone or with a few people, in a somewhat quiet/calm place, your trip may start faster and, with a large dose, it may go bad just as fast because of the sensory overload.
However, when you are at a rave or loud place with tons of activity, the external stimulation may slow down the awareness of the shrooms’ effects but at the same time, it can cause a sensory overload.
Conclusion on How Long Shrooms Last
You may have asked your friends who have tried shrooms for tips but, it is important to remember that, just like cannabis, shrooms have different effects on different people.
Body composition, eating habits, sleep pattern, and even your location when using shrooms may affect whether you have a good trip or a bad trip on shrooms.
If you need suggestions on what to do on shrooms to heighten your experience, you can check out our list of songs to listen to while high.
Other things you can do on shrooms include watching an animated movie, listening to music with a visualizer, or stargazing.
Visit our online dispensary to find the best shrooms for your first trip and other enjoyable variations of shrooms today.