Shrooms and Orange Juice: Effects and Benefits

Various entheogens and plant medicines are natural psychedelics. An example of such is magic mushrooms.

These types of fungi are well-known as psychedelic mushrooms.

According to studies, these shrooms contain a hallucinogenic substance. These active substances are psilocybin and psilocin.

These magic mushrooms help treat psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The psychoactive substances in these shrooms can help restore balance to the brain.

Thus, they are a valuable tool for self-growth, mind expansion, and mental health. So use them responsibly.

Nutritional Benefits of Orange Juice

Fruit juices like orange and lemon juice are well known for their high vitamin C content. Some claim that the vitamin C in orange juice can help increase serotonin levels. Oranges contain a small amount of acetic acid, but there’s a lot in lemons. Many people ask, “Can Orange Juice Improve a Trip?”

Magic Mushrooms and Orange Juice

Is there truth behind the notion that magic mushrooms and orange juice can enhance a trip or end a bad one?

Because people are posing questions online asking if there is a specific type of orange juice to buy.

The psychedelic community is filled with superstition and rumor. This association between orange juice and psychedelics may have spawned an urban legend.

One claim is that vitamin C in orange juice can increase serotonin levels.

Some even treat orange juice as a cure-all for adverse reactions to psychedelics.

Chris Witowski, Ph.D., co-founder, and CEO of Psilera Biosciences.

They have heard anecdotal reports of orange juice-enriched acid rides. But neither has confirmed this truth.

No article or any scientific explanation confirmed this. So there isn’t any proof in supporting the claim.

Thus, orange juice’s supposed ability to enhance a trip or prevent a bad trip is not actual.

Although, certain fruit juices are likely to influence the course of a trip. But orange juice isn’t one of them

Magic Mushrooms and Lemon Juice

For now, the best explanation is in its citric acid content. The citric acid in lemon juice breaks down psilocybin faster than stomach acid.

Lemon, a citrus fruit, contains acetic acid. This acid helps break down psilocybin into psilocin. This is the compound that gets metabolized by your body.

Acetic acid increases the rate of psilocybin breakdown. Also, it improves the absorption rate. It is compressing your psychedelic trip into a shorter, less intense experience.

So, the faster onset of effects, the more intense the experience.

Precautions in Taking

Usually, most people find eating shrooms an unpleasant experience while others drink them as tea.

Incorporating them into tea is one of the best ways to consume shrooms.

They can be easier on your digestive system and more pleasant for your taste buds.

Some evidence shows that fresh orange juice helps the taste become a little stronger.

The most effective drink-drug pairing is shrooms and lemon juice.

The easiest way to achieve this is to squeeze a few lemons into the water. Then drink it right before you first take the mushrooms.

Other people mix citrus in their mushroom tea brew, which causes psilocin-citrate formation.

According to people, this hits faster and harder. Compared to eating mushrooms alone or drinking them as tea.

So the most practical combination is lemon juice and shrooms.

Some Recipes

cup of tea

You can mix shrooms with lemon juice. People call this concoction lemon tek.

Drinking tea is also an option. You can mix lemon tea with magic mushroom extracts. Doing so can help relieve nausea and change the entire trip experience.

Precautions in Taking Shrooms and Juice Together

One student had a negative experience doing this. He said he drank the juice with friends on the terrace of a hotel in Bali, Indonesia. They were staying on the fifth floor.

After consuming the drink, he wanted to leave their hotel room.

So drinking orange juice to prevent having a bad trip could have a placebo-like effect. Thus increasing the odds of having a smoother experience.

But, to prevent a bad trip, most people prefer taking antipsychotic medication. Examples of such are benzos or an antianxiety medication like phenibut.

Taking mushrooms with other drugs or alcohol increases the risk of health problems.


If you feel like drinking orange juice improves your trips, go ahead. But, it may not improve the effects nor prevent a bad trip.

But it will help you stay hydrated. 

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