Wednesday, October 4

How Are Magic Mushrooms Consumed?

With the harvest in hand, it’s time to consume your mushrooms and enjoy a spiritual journey through the cosmos. Once you have collected your first batch, taking mushrooms is not complicated at all.

Psilocybin mushrooms are usually eaten whole, as their main ingredients, psilocybin and psilocin, are responsible for causing the psychedelic effect. Since it takes up to an hour for the body to fully digest magic mushrooms, their effects will not start right away. It is normal to let yourself go and continue consuming thinking that nothing is happening.

You can eat your mushrooms fresh or let them dry before consuming. The flavor of these mushrooms is described as earthy with a metallic aftertaste. It is also common to experience nausea as the body attempts to break down the more difficult to digest elements of magic mushrooms (chitin).

The amount of mushrooms you can take will depend on your preferences, previous experience, and potency of the chosen species. But, keep in mind that the more you consume, the longer the trip will last. If you don’t want to spend up to twelve hours hallucinating, you should plan your dose accordingly.

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to dosing your magic mushrooms, Psychedelicsmokebbq has a handy online tool that gives you a recommendation based on your body weight. Just fill in the relevant fields and the Magic mushroom chocolate bar dosage calculator will offer you a microdose, low, normal and high dose in grams.

Is it better to take fresh or dried magic mushrooms?

If you’re worried about which are better, fresh or dried mushrooms, forget it; both contain psilocybin. The main difference between both types lies in the total volume. A dose of fresh magic mushrooms will represent a larger amount due to the weight of the water. This may sound good, but psilocybin mushrooms aren’t the tastiest of psychedelics, and they might be off-putting to some people.

Dried mushrooms are smaller, so you’ll need to take a smaller amount overall. Less chewing also translates to less nausea. Ultimately, it all depends on your personal preferences and whether you want to wait for the mushrooms to dry.

How are psilocybin mushrooms microdosed?

Microdosing is a very popular option for many people, because it allows you to enjoy the basic benefits of hallucinogenic mushrooms, without experiencing their psychedelic effects. Microdosing involves taking a very low dose of mushrooms, enough to affect perception but not to reduce your abilities.

Some microdosing options are consuming small amounts, putting crushed magic mushrooms into capsules, or making a mushroom infusion. All psilocybin mushrooms are suitable for microdosing, but the key is to keep doses very low, between 0.2 and 0.5 grams. If you don’t know how much to take, use the magic mushroom dosage calculator to get a recommendation.

What effects do psilocybin mushrooms produce?

Psilocybin mushrooms produce a variety of weird and wonderful effects, known as “highs.” A trip is a state in which you may experience auditory and visual hallucinations, time distortion, euphoria, and out-of-body adventures. These effects usually last 4-12 hours (depending on the dose).

Most common physiological effects:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Changes in sensation/tingling sensation
  • Imaginary smells

Most common psychological effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Intensification of colours/patterns
  • hallucinations
  • Unity and interconnection


These effects will vary in intensity depending on the strain and dose, but all psilocybin mushrooms produce similar changes in reality and perception. Users also talk about communicating with dream buildings and ego death, with high doses or especially strong strains.