Shroom Tolerance | Psilocybin Tolerance Build & How to Avoid It

Magic mushrooms, also known as shrooms or Psychedelic Mushrooms, are starting to dominate the Psychedelic Drug market. Many people are beginning to use them for recreational purposes, and this number will continuously grow. The continuous use of psychedelic mushrooms can cause the user to build up a tolerance as his consumption of shrooms continues to happen. 

How long until the user can feel the effects and how long they last

Magic mushroom in a plate with fork and knifeThe effect of consuming magic mushrooms depends on the way the user ingested them, whether users mixed them in with food or mixed with their hot tea or drinks. Shroom users would usually feel the effect within five to ten minutes after ingestion if it combines with hot drinks, while it can take effect after 30 minutes if the shroomer mixes it with food. 

On the other hand, the trips that users experience can last from four hours to six hours. Trips can vary from an extremely out-of-the-world experience to a terrible trip the user would wish he never experienced. The duration of the shroom trips takes multiple factors, like the amount of dosage, age of the user, use of other substances, way of consumption, and tolerance of the user. The negative trips would usually have after-effects and can continue to give the user a feeling that it can reoccur. 

How fast does psilocybin tolerance build?

The continuous use of psilocybin mushrooms can build tolerance over the user as his body metabolizes the shrooms. This tolerance happens when the user compares the result of a dosage he regularly takes, and the effects of his initial intake and latest intake would give different results. Usually, taking the same dosages, again and again, will make the trip weaker until the user feels the need to increase the dosage.

Higher doses aren’t great since you may not get as much of an experience as before. Some would resolve to using a different drug altogether to give them stronger effects. The problem can escalate when there is a cross tolerance between the two drugs. Cross tolerance between LSD and magic mushrooms, for example, can decrease the potency of both drugs, giving you a weak hit or possibly a bad trip.


magic mushroom preparing micro dosage with laboratory gloves and tweezers

Microdosing is a practice that most shroomers do to minimize the trips they get from the shroom intake. This method can also help prevent shrooms’ tolerance because the large dosage intake of mushrooms can cause the body to increase metabolism to remove the foreign substance from the body. Large amounts of dosage can upset the body, and it will react to protect itself from the unknown chemical the mushroom is introducing.

Microdosing is also known for its mild effects because the user can still function and communicate with other people with the addition of high thinking capacity and the increase in problem-solving capability. It will not give the user hallucinations that will render them ineffective but only absorb what they are tripping on. Some have even recommended shrooms for dealing with painful migraines or as a treatment for social anxiety.

Shroom tolerance can happen quickly when the consumption of magic mushrooms occurs daily. Tolerance to magic mushrooms can also lead to tolerance to LSD and drugs containing mescaline. This is called cross tolerance. If you want to maintain the dosage you’re taking and avoid developing tolerances, you have to avoid taking them often.

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