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How Long Does It Take For Shrooms to Kick In?

Updated: Dec 5, 2023


What makes you feel shrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as "magic mushrooms" or simply "shrooms," have fascinated humans for centuries with their profound psychedelic and trippy effects. 🤪 Individuals seeking these creative experiences often find themselves curious about the onset time in which they will see and feel the results of this once taboo fungi. While the journey may be a case by case scenario, understanding the general timeframe for shrooms to kick in can HELP! in planning and preparing for a safe and enjoyable trip. In this article, we'll dive into the factors influencing the onset of psilocybin's effects and shed light on what to expect during the journey. Let's go on a trip!


1. The Psychedelic Compound: Psilocybin

Psilocybin, the active compound responsible for the psychedelic effects of shrooms, undergoes conversion into psilocin once ingested. Psilocin is a potent serotonin receptor agonist that intensely affects human perception, cognition, and emotions. As psilocin interacts with the brain's neural networks, it triggers a cascade of reactions that lead to the psychedelic experience. Why do you think hippies are so happy?


2. Variability in Onset Time

One of the intriguing aspects of psilocybin mushrooms is the variability in onset time among users. Numerous factors impact when the effects will kick in, including the dosage, individual metabolism, substance purity, and method of consumption. On average, people can expect to feel the initial effects within 20 to 60 minutes after ingestion. So don't be like me and take another dose because the first one hasn't "kicked in". When plants hear you talking sh*t, they will most definitely ante up and laugh while you travel to the unknown.


3. Dosage and Potency

SWALLOW IT ALL! (no, seriously) The potency of psilocybin mushrooms can vary significantly, depending on the species and growing conditions. Higher doses typically result in more intense effects and a faster onset time. Microdosing, which involves taking sub-perceptual doses of psilocybin, may have a delayed onset of effects due to the lower amounts consumed. I actually prefer microdosing because you can still get benefits of creativity, clarity and pain relief, without having to sign off planet Earth for a full shift.


4. Method of Consumption

The manner in which psilocybin mushrooms are consumed also influences the onset time. When consumed dried or fresh, the effects take longer to manifest compared to when the mushrooms are brewed into a tea or powder form. This is because the body needs time to digest the mushrooms and convert psilocybin into psilocin. The first time I tried shrooms was in 10mg doses of chocolate, and while I can say I had an AMAZING first trip, thereafter I started to get tired and would pass out before I had a chance to enjoy it. So now I like to grind up the dried shrooms and dose them with water as its a different high and some days you just need to reset, recharge or run away. Fortunately for you if you're running somewhere, shrooms will help you find your destination. 🍄


5. Individual Metabolism

Individual metabolic differences play a crucial role in determining how quickly psilocybin mushrooms take effect. Factors such as age, weight, overall health, and liver function can impact the body's ability to metabolize psilocybin efficiently. Consequently, individuals with faster metabolisms may experience a more rapid onset of effects compared to others. I also like dosing on a light stomach to feel it quicker. And I love that it doesn't change my appetite after consuming because y'all know Im definitely munching out on something during my trip.


6. Setting and Expectations

Ever just meet someone and the vibe was off? The setting and mindset in which one consumes shrooms can also shape the onset time and overall experience. A comfortable, safe, and positive environment can facilitate a smoother journey, allowing individuals to embrace the effects with greater ease. Conversely, a stressful or anxious environment can delay or hinder the onset of effects and potentially lead to a challenging experience. It's important to know your surroundings and the people you choose to trip with. Leave the weirdos and anxiety out of your epiphany, you deserve it.


7. Cultural and Environmental Factors

It is essential to recognize the influence of cultural and environmental factors on the perception of time during a shroom trip. The altering of time perception is a common effect of psilocybin, and it can cause a sense of time dilation or compression. Therefore, one should approach the journey with an open mind and an understanding that time may feel distorted or completely f*cked 😵 I recommend pre rolling your blunts and dont even try to text, just log off for the night.

Sum it up for me!

While the exact timeframe for when shroom's effects may vary among individuals, knowing the general factors influencing this can aid in planning and preparation. Dosage, potency, method of consumption, individual metabolism, and the setting all contribute to the onset time. Embracing these variables and approaching the experience with a relaxed mindset can lead to a more enjoyable and meaningful psychedelic journey.💋

Wanna go on another trip!? Check out my article on the full breakdown of how we can heal medicinally with Fungi! 🍄 Medical breakthrough in shrooms

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