How Long Does it Take For Shrooms to Kick In?

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How Long Does it Take For Shrooms to Kick In? Mushrooms have been used in religious and spiritual rituals since ancient times. They were also very popular in the 1960s when other psychedelic drugs were widely used, but recently we have seen an explosion of interest in magic mushrooms. This rise in popularity is not only for the high amounts that mushrooms produce, but also for the potential health benefits they can offer.

There is growing evidence to suggest that magic mushrooms can help alleviate anxiety and depression. No problem, dried fruiting bodies or mushroom capsules for microdosing purposes.

The chemical in magic mushrooms called psilocybin is what gives them their hallucinogenic properties.
 Once psilocybin is converted to psilocin in your body, that’s when the effects start to appear. But how soon do mushrooms start working? And how long will it last?

How long does it take for mushrooms to get going?

Generally, the bite takes about 30 to 60 minutes to kick in, and the effects tend to peak about an hour or two after consumption. As edibles, mushrooms must pass through the digestive system before they enter the bloodstream and begin to work. Psilocybe Natalensis mushroom (Blue Meanies)

How long is the mushroom trip?

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The effects of magic mushrooms usually last four to six hours. Once you reach the top of your trip, it will take another few hours for the effects to wear off. Can Magic Mushrooms Really Kill You?

The more mushrooms we consume, the longer the journey will be. A large dose of psilocybin will result in longer hallucinations depending on the concentration of the psychedelic component in the mushrooms.

Factors that influence the effects of psychedelic mushrooms
There are several factors that can affect how quickly the mushrooms take off and how long the trip lasts. Here are the key factors:

Method of consumption

There are several ways to consume mushrooms, including teas, powders, capsules, and whole. Teas usually work the fastest, anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes after consumption. Pills also take little time to feel the effects, as both powders and teas can be absorbed by the body more quickly.

Capsules usually contain powdered mushrooms, so they also work quickly. The only difference between taking powdered mushrooms straight up and swallowing capsules is that the gelatin capsule serves as an additional barrier to prevent the unpleasant taste.

Whole mushrooms take the longest to kick because they need to be digested first before they enter the bloodstream.

Food in your stomach

As with many other types of edibles, the time it takes for mushrooms to kick in depends on whether you’ve eaten recently. If you have an empty stomach, the mushrooms will start working faster. If you are full, it may take longer for the hallucinatory experience to begin. Albino A+ Cubensis Magic Mushroom

A type of mushroom

Psychedelic mushrooms vary widely in their availability, each with their own strengths and type of effect. Some are more potent, meaning they can work faster and lead to a stronger, longer trip.


Everyone is different. The same mushrooms in the same dose can have very different effects on one person. Your weight will also affect the effect of the mushrooms.

Microdosing for safety

If you’re new to the world of psychedelic mushrooms, it’s best to start light and slow and work your way up to get a feel for how the mushrooms affect your body. It’s a good idea to start “microdosing” when using mushrooms.

With microdosing, side effects should be minimal and should not lead to hallucinations. Conversely, a large dose can cause a wide range of experiences, including visual and auditory distortions, mood swings, nausea, and more.

After taking a micro dose of shrooms it is best to wait at least 24 hours or more before taking another as this will help ensure that you do not add another dose to the previous dose.