First Time? Advice for Safe Mushroom Use.

Your first time taking psilocybin mushrooms should be considered an important event. As with any important event, you should respect and treat it like one. This means, preparing and getting into a relaxed and open mind. This also means to enter a safe and comforting environment. In the psilocybin psychedelic circle, it is often known as “set and setting.” This is important as to minimize potential stressful and bad trips


No drug use is perfectly safe. This guide has been created strictly in hope to reduce any harm, but is in no way expert health, medical, or legal advice. You should note that the only way to be perfectly safe using shrooms is to not take them at all. The same is true with any activity that involves risk: the only way to be perfectly safe in these activities is to not do them. Psychedelic mushrooms are illegal in almost all countries, and are not-risk free. We do not endorse the acquisition and use of illegal drugs. If you make the choice to use psychedelic drugs, please do your research. If you have a pre-disposition to mental illness, please reconsider using mushrooms as you may induce a psychotic episode.

It is seen, however, that the rate of fear, anxiety and bad trips are surprisingly low at certain dosages. Here is a recommendation that can significantly reduce the incidence of bad trips.


Your dosage is of utmost importance to having a safe and positive experience. It is crucial that you weigh your mushrooms and with a properly sensitive scale.

How Long Does a Trip Last?

The entire experience lasts between 4 and 8 hours, an average six-hour journey for most people but it can vary based on the individual and the dose. It takes an average of 30 to 45 minutes for mushrooms to come into effect, but depending on how you have taken them, it can take from 15 minutes to two hours, so don’t be anxious or take more if you don’t feel they come on as fast as you would like. I strongly recommend you take your dose in advance and use a scale so that you are sure that you want more, so you know how much you are taking.

Generally speaking, the average milestones of an experience are:

The Escalation: Around first 2 hours
Hitting the Peak: 3 to 4 hours after consuming the shrooms.
Gradual decline: Usually from 4 to 6 hours

The mushroom experience typically also comes in waves. Nearing the gradual decline phase, you may feel like your trip is completely over, but then you can get washed over by yet another wave. So be aware of the waves and don’t be hurried or anxious to reach back to normality.