Most people will begin to feel the effects of mushrooms 30 minutes after taking them. The trip can last up to six hours, with the first three to four being the most intense. People with lower tolerances may start feeling the effects much quicker. However, taking them too quickly can lead to a bad experience. Bad trips can cause hallucinations, anxiety, fear, nausea, paranoia, and muscle weakness. Some people can become extremely uncooperative, resulting in the person putting themselves or others at risk.
The amount of mushrooms taken and how full your stomach is will have a significant impact on how long it takes for them to kick in. Other factors include how experienced you are with psychedelics and what your mindset or frame of mind is as you dose. It also matters if you’re in a certain setting (location, situation, etc.).
If you’re a beginner, try to dose on an empty stomach. This will help to speed up the onset and allow you to feel the effects of the mushrooms more effectively. Teas are usually the quickest to take effect, as they can be absorbed more quickly than whole mushrooms. Capsules, which contain powdered mushrooms inside of a gelatin capsule, also take in less time than whole mushrooms.
It’s important to note that if you’re concerned about failing a drug test, drinking water won’t significantly speed up how fast your body processes the mushrooms or reduce their effect. Drug tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, LSD, and MDMA typically detect mushrooms within 24 hours of consumption.