How long do shroom trips last?

Understanding shroom trip lengths, effects of shrooms, how long do shrooms stay in your system for a drug test?

How long do shroom trips last?

To start and understand how long your shroom trips will last is great information to know before you take the journey into the subconscious world of you. The more prepared and planning you put into the experience, the more meaningful the outcome. After your experience has taken place, the homework comes in, reflecting and integrating the experience into your life.

When shrooms are taken in high doses that entail a profound experience (generally 3.5 grams to 5 grams), you shouldn’t try and squeeze that into your day to day activities and instead, it is recommended that you give yourself at least 12 hours for the whole experience, from start to finish. If you’re taking a standard dose of 1-3 grams, it is recommended to leave at least 6-8 hours room from start to finish.

The trip itself is not the only experience tied to shrooms, there have been many cases of lasting effects from a single therapeutic dose of shrooms. These include long lasting shifts in personality, being more open minded and connected, increased creativity to name a few.

Shroom trip length

The biggest factors that will effect the length of your trip are the dosage and type of shroom you ingest. The next factor being your stomach, did you just eat or did you fast the night before? it is recommended to take shrooms on an empty stomach for the full experience, unencumbered by other foods. That being said, it is common for a standard dose between 1-3 grams to peak about an hour after onset and can last between 2-6 hours. A high dose can last up to 8 hours.

How you decide to ingest the shrooms can also effect the onset of the trip. A method known as lemon tekking or making shroom tea will speed up the onset of the experience by breaking down the psilocybin to psilocin (the active ingredient) where the psilocin is now easily absorbed. Experienced psychonauts report lemon tekking and shroom tea will produce a more intense and slightly shorter experience.

Effects last how long?


When someone thinks about the effects of shrooms, they normally think about the trip. They believe that the 4-6 hour trip entails the entirety of the experience, however, the effects of shrooms are so much more than that. In point, we can look at the afterglow effect, sometimes referred to as the “sparkle period”, that is more often than not, experienced by those that ingest the wonder substance, shrooms. It is a gradual comedown from the trip, where the individual can feel the benefits or after effects of the shroom.

The most common afterglows are increased mood, creativity, more power over addictions such as smoking, or alcohol, increased connectedness with others, and overall happiness. so in a sense the afterglow is the space that microdosers are looking to be in. Having the benefits of the afterglow without the intense experience of the trip.
So, if you don’t want to experience the full trip of shrooms for one reason or another, but would like the added benefits that shrooms have to offer, you might be better taking a micro dose.

How long do shrooms stay in your system for a drug test?

Psilocybin and psilocin (the active ingredients) generally wont stay in your system for more than 24 hours and for each person that time will be different as well depending on amount ingested, your age, your metabolism, and overall fitness.

The drug test most commonly used is the standard drug test (5 panel drug test) isn’t designed to detect shrooms (psilocybin/psilocin). The tests themselves are looking for THC, cocaine, PCP, amphetamines, and opioids. So, unless they are specifically looking for shrooms (psilocybin/psilocin), it’s unlikely that the test being used will find any traces of shrooms.

That being said, there are specialized tests that can detect shrooms (psilocybin/psilocin), and even then the detection window for those test kits varies. Most of the test kits are urine-based, due to our bodies metabolizing shrooms too fast for blood and saliva tests to be practical.

Trace amounts of shrooms (psilocybin/psilocin) can show up in a persons urine for up to a week after ingestion. There are very special tests that can detect shrooms within the hair follicle for up to 90 days, however the follicle method is rarely used, as it is expensive.

In Closing

We at Shroom Capital believe it is best to give yourself as much time as possible to enjoy the full experience of shrooms without any distractions, with a minimum of 8 hours unencumbered. For a standard dose, the trip is only going to last for a few hours, but the afterglow effects can last for weeks.

When taking shrooms with intention and preparation, your shroom therapy can be profound and even life changing. Its definitely not something you want to rush into unprepared so give yourself the time to understand how to have a good trip.

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