By Dennis Blanc,
Last update: January 30, 2019
There are many different kinds of psychedelic magic mushrooms.
The most common and popular kind is the psilocybe cubensis.
This is due to the fact, that the psilocybe cubensis is the easiest to cultivate and it grows in the wild in many parts of the world.
Because of this, many different types originated, each with it's own characteristics.
All elephantos.com mycelium grow kits are based on one of these different types of cubensis.
Therefor the dosage guidelines described on this page are based on the psilocybe cubensis magic mushrooms.
Active substance in the mushrooms
The psychoactive substances in magic mushrooms are psilocybin and psilocine.
Because the mushroom is a natural product, it may very well be that one mushroom contains more active substances than another.
Our recommended dosages, therefore are an average guideline.
Dosage fresh cubensis
You can achieve a good and reasonably strong trip using 30 gram of fresh psilocybe cubensis magic mushrooms.
This dosage is applicable for reasonably experienced users. For beginners, we recommend to start with half of that, so 15 grams of fresh mushrooms to start with.
Dosage dried cubensis
In order to preserve the cultivated magic mushrooms for a longer time, you can dry them.
The active ingredient psilocybin does not decrease in strength, when the mushroom is dried.
To know exactly how many dried magic mushrooms make a good portion, you can best weigh a portion of, for example, 30 grams of fresh mushrooms and let these dry. Once this portion is dry, you weigh it again. The weight of these dry mushrooms equals 30 grams of fresh mushrooms.
The guideline for dried cubensis is approximately 5 grams per strong portion for an experienced user. We recommend a beginner to start with half of this, so 2,5 grams.
How to use
The best effect can be reached by consuming the mushrooms on an empty stomach. You will reach the highest point of the trip after about one hour after ingestion. If the effect after this time is still to light for you, then you can take another 7,5 to 15 grams of fresh mushrooms to achieve the desired effect.
You can wash the mushrooms with water and then eat them fresh.
Unfortunately, fresh cubensis magic mushrooms are big and not very tasty. It tastes better and is much easier to consume, when you make tea out of them.
How to make magic mushroom tea for two
You want to make a strong dose of 30 grams cubensis magic mushrooms per person.
Measure water for 2 cups of tea, including a bit of extra water, that will evaporate while cooking, so in the end you have enough water for 2 full big cups.
Pour the water into a pan.
Put the 60 grams (2 x 30 grams), of magic mushrooms in the water and let them simmer for about 30 minutes on a low fire (after having reached boiling point).
During this process, the active substances from the magic mushrooms will flow into the water.
After 30 minutes, put a teabag of your choice in the water and leave it till the strength of the taste is to your liking.
Then add enough honey to reduce the mushroom flavour and you have a perfect cup of magic mushroom tea.
You can always eat the remains of the mushrooms for maximum effect.
The strength of the effects can vary from person to person. But especially your mood and environment are important.
Choose therefore mainly a relaxed environment, especially if you are not so experienced. For example, go to the park or forest. Or in a place where you know you will not be disturbed.
Take mushrooms for the first time together with someone who has experience.
Don't do it with people who don't support it. Once they start feeling bad, they can turn your trip into a negative experience.
Use the mushrooms when you're in a good mood.
Magic mushrooms enhance your mood. So if you're not comfortable with yourself, the mushrooms will reinforce this bad feeling.
We recommend not to combine mushrooms with alcohol or other drugs.
Consuming magic mushrooms gives a psychedelic effect.
The effect is somewhat similar to an LSD trip but much softer, natural, cleaner and less dangerous.
Duration of the trip
The trip will last for about 3 to 6 hours, before it disappears completely. Once the effect of the trip is gone, you will have virtually no hangover.
After the trip it is possible that you can still feel somewhat unfocused and lethargic.
Characteristics of a magic mushroom trip
Strong experience of colours, space, sounds and feelings.
Space, time, emotions and perceptions are experienced differently.
Music is experienced in a more intense way.
Blissful euphoric feeling.
Lots of laughs and giggles.
With a very heavy dosage: smelling colours, seeing sound and tasting images.
Tips for Beginners
Use magic mushrooms only when you're in a good mood. Mushrooms enhance your mood. When you are in a negative state of mind, using mushrooms will reinforce this negative state of mind.
Choose a relaxed environment. So, not during a pop concert or any other place with a lot of people.
When using mushrooms for the first time, do this together with someone that is experienced.
Do not use mushrooms (or other stimulants) with people who do not support it. They turn your trip into a negative experience.
Always start with half a portion and wait at least an hour before you decide to take more.
Do not combine magic mushrooms with alcohol or other drugs.
Note: Chocolate enhances the effect of mushrooms. It can make the effect to heavy.
Tips for advanced users
Syrian Rue seeds enhance a mushroom trip.
Chocolate enhances the effect of mushrooms. It can create a strong impact.
The use of magic mushrooms is not addictive.
Don't use magic mushrooms more than 1x per month:
After using magic mushrooms, wait one month to get the same effect.
The shorter the duration between two trips, the less effect the mushrooms will have.
Unfortunately, it can also happen that a trip goes wrong, or turns into a "bad trip".
In this case, the trip will be experienced as an unpleasant and fearful experience. In most cases, this depends on the mental state the user is in, when using mushrooms. It may also occur that your "secure and trusted" environment gets compromised by an unexpected intruder. Think, for example, of someone unexpectedly coming home and starting to yell at you. This can be hard to cope with, in which case your trip can turn into fears.
The probability of a bad trip can be greatly minimized if you follow the advice above.
What to do in case of a bad trip
A high dose of vitamin C (1 mg) can help.
Vitamin C pills are better because they contain more vitamins than fruit. If you don't have them at hand, you can always take fruit juice.
Do not take magic mushrooms if you are pregnant.
Do not use if you have psychiatric or severe mental health problems. If you have had a psychosis or depression in the past, there is an increased risk of bad side effects.
One can behave recklessly while under influence.
Even when the effect of the magic mushrooms seems to have disappeared, the user can still feel lethargic and unfocused for up to 5 or 6 hours. So, make sure not to participate in traffic during this time.
People who are in poor health condition and have either asthma, heart, liver or kidney disease or are on medication, should refrain from using mushrooms.
Where can I buy magic mushrooms?
Magic mushroom grow kits
Unfortunately magic mushrooms are prohibited.
But you can still buy super easy mushroom grow kits.
Once you receive this grow kit, you only have to add a bit of water and wait for two
weeks before you can harvest the first mushrooms.
Magic truffles are still for sale, and are practically the same as magic mushrooms.
When a mushrooms grows above the ground, we call it a mushroom. But when it grows under the ground, it grows into a truffle but has the same psychedelic effect as a real magic mushroom.