January 30, 2024

Discover the Wonders of Lemon Tek for Magic Mushrooms

Lemon Tek

Using Lemons for a Quick and Easy Trip

lemon tek for magic mushrooms

You are not alone if you do not enjoy the taste of magic mushrooms. To be fair, they do not taste very good. Chewing them is also difficult and leaves you with bits and pieces in your teeth, furthering the unpleasant taste. Not only that, but it is not uncommon to experience nausea during the “come up” during an experience with psilocybin. It is all worth it to achieve the wonderful effects magic mushrooms produce. But, what if you could avoid the bad taste and the stomach pains and just get straight to the fun part?

That is where Lemon Tek comes into play. Lemon Tek helps users to avoid the taste of raw mushrooms, negates the nausea felt during the come up, provides a quicker onset, and even makes the effects of psilocybin stronger and not last as long. Let’s take a look at how Lemon Tek works and how to properly use the technique.

What is Lemon Tek and How Does it Work?

Lemon Tek utilizes, you guessed it, lemons to break down psilocybin before entering your body. In fact you can use any citrus if you prefer one to another. Oranges, limes, and grapefruits all work just as well. The basic principle is that you soak ground mushrooms in citrus to facilitate the conversion of psilocybin into psilocin which is the compound that actually produces the psychedelic effects. When you ingest raw mushrooms, the conversion of psilocybin to psilocin takes place in the stomach. Your stomach acid breaks down chitin which is basically the outer layer of mushrooms before the conversion can take place. Chitin is also thought to be the main reason for nausea because it is hard to digest. 

Using a citrus like lemon juice allows you to break down chitin and begin the conversion of psilocybin into psilocin outside of the body. The lemon juice mimics your stomach acid. Not only does this allow you to escape the bad taste and the accompanying nausea, it can also allow the effects to begin much quicker, with more strength, and decrease the duration of your trip. That all sounds pretty good to me!

How to Lemon Tek

The process of Lemon Tekking is actually quite simple. All you need is your mushrooms, a way to grind them into a powder, a scale for accurate dosing, citrus juice of your choice, and some tea or juice if you would like. 

To begin, use your scale to weigh out your dose of magic mushrooms. You may want to consider using a lower dose than usual because Lemon Tek boosts the effects of magic mushrooms making them stronger. Some say Lemon Tek doubles the strength of the mushrooms. So if you usually eat 3.5 grams, try half of that (around 1.75-2 grams). 

Now, you must grind the mushrooms up into a powder. This will increase the surface area so the lemon juice can work its magic most efficiently. To grind them, you can use a spice grinder or something similar. 

Pro Tip: Use a separate grinder than one you use for other purposes so you do not accidentally dose yourself in the future

Juice 2 lemons over your mushroom powder in a small glass then allow the mixture to sit and soak for 20 minutes. 

When the 20 minutes are up, you are ready to take those mushies! If you would like, add tea or juice to your citrus mixture to cut through the sour flavor before you drink it. Blast off!

Effects of Lemon Tek

If you decide to use Lemon Tek for your next magic mushroom trip, there are a few differences from a standard trip you should keep in mind. As was mentioned above, using Lemon Tek aids in the conversion of psilocybin to psilocin before entering the body, so you can avoid the bad taste and stomach pains. But more importantly, it also makes the onset much faster. You may feel the effects within 20 minutes. That is something to be prepared for so you are not caught off guard. 

It is also important to note that Lemon Tek may increase the strength of your magic mushrooms. For this reason, you should consider taking a smaller use than you usually would when eating raw mushrooms. 

Typical magic mushroom trips last right around 8 hours. But with Lemon Tek, you might only feel the effects for around 4 hours. Be sure to plan your trip accordingly.


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Lemon Tek for Mushrooms by Mycology Men

Lemon Tek has become a popular method for ingesting magic mushrooms. Lemon or other citrus juice mimics your stomach acid and breaks down the molecules in magic mushrooms before entering your body. This can help you to avoid the bad taste and any uneasy stomach feelings. 

Now that your stomach does not have to do the hard work of breaking down the mushrooms, the effects will be felt much quicker and be more profound. You may begin to feel the effects within 20 minutes. And those effects could be twice as strong as usual. This is why you should consider taking half of the dose you usually take when using Lemon Tek. 

Using Lemon Tek could not be any easier. All you have to do is grind the mushrooms into a powder then soak them in citrus juice for 20 minutes. That’s it! Have fun and be safe.

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