Psychedelic trips can be physically tiring. Your body can have difficulty regulating your temperature, so having water nearby (and drinking water before and after) can keep you from feeling run down.
5. Set Your Intention
Taking shrooms and psychedelics can amplify the mind, including any current thoughts, feelings, and expectations. When it comes to preparing your mindset, do your best to release any negativity from your mind before beginning your trip.
Using shrooms while feeling strong emotions can intensify those feelings. If you’d like further guidance on your mushroom trip, consider working with a psychedelic therapist or clinician.
Check out Third Wave’s directory for vetted mushroom coaches, retreats, therapists, and clinics.
6. Eat the Mushrooms
Consume the mushrooms with the method of your choosing, whether that’s mushroom chocolates, mushroom pizzas, or some plain mushrooms.
If you start to feel any nausea after eating, drink a cup of water and try to eat a light snack. Eating mushrooms with a meal can help prevent nausea. Drinking tea with ginger or lemon tekking can also be good methods.
This can help alleviate nausea because the mushrooms are already partially digested, and it’s no longer necessary to break down the chitin in their cell walls.
7. Use a Guide
Having a guide by your side during a mushroom trip is a great way to maximize your experience. They can advise you on the correct dosage for the type of trip you want, help create a pleasant atmosphere, and be a companion throughout your journey to support you through any challenging moments.
Our vetted directory of clinics, retreats, and therapists can also help guide you on your mushroom journey. With all of these resources, you can learn how to have positive trips and take your mushroom knowledge to the next level.
8. Learn From the Experience
Once the trip is over, reflect. Jot down your thoughts in a journal, talk about them with a trusted friend or your guide, or meditate on them.
This time can be known as “integration,” or the reflecting and incorporating of lessons into your life. Make sure you give yourself time to understand what you experienced during your trip and see how to apply it forward–whether in future trips or everyday life.
Get more details about the full psilocybin experience here.
FAQs on Eating Shrooms
How do I know how many shrooms to take?
The normal dosage for a trip is normally based on weight. You can consume 1.0 to 1.5 grams of a mild magic mushroom for every hundred pounds of your body weight if you’re interested in tripping.
Watch this video for more information on how to measure psychedelic mushrooms.
How do you microdose?
Microdosing incorporates smaller doses of psychedelics and mushrooms into your day-to-day lifestyle to increase creativity, overall energy, focus, and more.
These are tiny amounts, less than or almost 1/10th to 1/20th of the above dose.
To determine your microdosing dosage, read our guide to microdosing mushrooms.
How do you macrodose?
Macrodosing is the consumption of large amounts of magic mushrooms to induce more potent trips. There is no set “macro” dosage, though it is often 2.5 grams or more.
Read more about macrodosing in our Microdosing Mushrooms Guide or check out this video where we explain Microdosing VS Macrodosing.
How long do shrooms last?
Depending on the method used, you should feel the first effects of psilocybin mushrooms between 10-40 minutes after ingestion. Then, depending on your dosage and method of consumption, trips may last two to three hours for a smaller dosage and four to six hours for a larger dosage.