How Long do Shrooms Take to Kick In?

So, you’re interested in taking some psychedelic mushrooms. If it’s your first time, it’s important to understand how long shrooms take to kick in so that you can plan accordingly. One of the biggest mistakes that psychonauts make when taking mushrooms is that they take shrooms, feel no effects, and then take more. This can lead to a very uncomfortable situation due to a number of factors that go into digestion and absorption.

In this guide, we discuss the different ways to consume magic mushrooms, and how they all react differently in regards to digestion, absorption, and how to plan ahead.

How Eating Can Affect The Time it Takes Shrooms to Kick In


Because shrooms are typically consumed orally (i.e. eaten, drank), we need to consider the amount of food and the kind of food that you have consumed prior to your trip. Certain foods slow down the digestion and absorption of psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms.

Foods that are higher in fibre and fat have a tendency to slow down digestion, whereas carbohydrates and protein rich foods digest slower. This has to do with the chemical makeup of these foods.

When you are on a magic mushroom trip (or any psychedelic compound for that matter), eating can be quite difficult and not pleasing. It is important to have some food before you take your magic mushrooms, but food selection is key.

One well-received strategy for consuming shrooms is to eat a meal one to two hours before your trip. Try and have a healthy, whole meal that is lower in fat. For example, have some chicken and rice or a healthy burrito, but avoid things such as burgers and fries. Also try and limit the amount of fibrous veggies that you eat if possible.

If you eat one to two hours before you trip, you will already have digested a decent amount of the food, allowing your body to digest the shrooms easier.

One other strategy is to just consume the shrooms on a completely empty stomach. This will significantly decrease the time that it takes to feel an effect from the shrooms since your body is fasted and is ready to absorb nutrients and other compounds much faster.

How Long do Shrooms Take to Kick In on Average?

If you consume shrooms on an empty stomach, they typically can take around 15 – 30 minutes to start feeling effects.

If you have consumed a meal, it can take between 30 – 60 minutes to feel the effects of the psilocybin.

This is important to note, because many people wait a while and don’t feel anything, so they take more. This is a really bad mistake, because usually the cause of the delay is some food that has been consumed or just your body’s natural metabolism and digestive system.

That leads us to another point: everyone is different. For athletes and people that have very fast metabolism, they can expect shrooms to kick in faster than people that are more sedentary. Also, older people may find that it will take a bit longer to feel the effects as well.

The last factor that we will mention is the method in which you are consuming the shrooms. Nowadays, there are a number of different psilocybin edibles and other products. These edibles often will contain psilocybin distillate which can digest a bit faster.

Psilocybin distillate is essentially just isolated psilocybin without any shroom organic matter. Shrooms are fibrous by nature, meaning that their digestion is slower. Many people report getting some stomach issues from ingesting raw dried shrooms. This is most often due to the fibrous nature of shrooms. The filaments that make up dried magic mushrooms are hard to digest and may cause stomach issues in some people.

For people that have a hard time digesting shrooms, we recommend shrooms edibles products such as shroom gummies.

How to Make Shrooms Kick in Faster

There are a number of different ways to make shrooms kick in faster. The first way is to process the shrooms using a blender or food processor. One strategy is to blend the magic mushrooms into a shake like a protein shake or smoothie. Any time you use a food processor, it breaks down the shroom material thus making digestion faster and easier.

As mentioned previously, consuming shrooms on an empty stomach will also speed up the time it takes to absorb and digest the shrooms too.

Shroom edibles with psilocybin distillate also tend to kick in faster as they have no organic material.

Lastly, one very popular method of ingesting shrooms that make them kick in sooner is by brewing shroom tea. Shroom tea basically extracts the psilocybin in the shrooms, removing the need to consume the raw organic material. Also, because the psilocybin is dissolved in the liquid of the tea, liquids digest and absorb much quicker on average. Shroom tea also can help with those that have digestion issues while taking shrooms.

Where to Buy Shrooms Online in Canada

So now you’re ready to have your first trip! Or maybe you’re a seasoned vet and are looking for the best place to conveniently buy shrooms online for mail order in Canada.

The good news is, you’re in the right place!

At Happy Tree Buds, we have a number of high quality shroom products and strains.

One of our most popular products is our dried Golden Teacher Mushrooms. This strain of psilocybin magic mushrooms packs quite the punch, and is one of the most notorious strains in all of Canada.

If you are looking for shroom edibles, we also have a ton of great options ranging from products like shroom gummies, shroom chocolates, shroom tinctures, and shroom beverages.

Last but not least, we also have magic mushroom capsules. These range from microdoses to full shroom doses.

At Happy Tree Buds, our customers can order magic mushrooms all across Canada. We use Canada Post to securely and quickly ship these products right to your doorstep. Payments can be made using Interac eTransfer, right from your bank.

We hope this guide provided you with useful insight on what to expect in regards to how long shrooms take to kick in.

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